What Should I Pack?

You can download and printout our recommended Packing List below.

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Peru Packing List

Luggage and Beyond

A large suitcase with wheels or a backpacker’s knapsack (economy passengers areallowed two suit cases, weighing up to 50 pounds (22 kg) each, one carry on and one personal item; economy plus and business passengers are allowed three suit cases, weighing up to 50 pounds (22 kg) each, one carry on and one personal item)

A daypack, backpack or cross body bag (for hiking and to hold snacks, water, jackets, etc...)

A money belt or passport holder (to safeguard your cash, credit cards and ID)

Clothes and Shoes

  • Short and long sleeve shirts made of wicking fabric
  • Thermals - 2 x long sleeved jerseys/longjohns x 1
  • Jeans, long pants and shorts
  • Quick drying convertible trekking pants (convert from pants to shorts via a zipper)
  • Sweatshirts, hoodies and sweaters
  • A bathing suit
  • Rain jacket, slicker or poncho
  • Knit scarf, hat and gloves
  • SPF hat with neck covering or baseball cap
  • Tennis shoes with rubber soles
  • Hiking boots with traction
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • A dressy outfit and shoes (for a nice restaurant or for a night out)

From Tech to Toiletries

  • Cell phone (unlocked or with an international calling and data plan)
  • eBook (or old school book for reading during long journeys)
  • Camera and accessories (including extra batteries)
  • Electronics chargers
  • Bug spray (can be purchased in Peru, but it is pricier)
  • Sunscreen (can be purchased in Peru, but it is pricier)


  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Credit cards and cash
  • Umbrella
  • Guidebooks
  • A list of emergency contacts, along with phone numbers and email addresses
  • Copies of your passports, driver’s license and credit cards (keep them stashed separately from the originals)

Packing Tips and Tricks

  • Read over LAN’s baggage information, which includes weigh and measurement guidelines, prohibited items and a list of potential fees
  • Roll clothes to save space and prevent wrinkling
  • Stuff socks inside shoes to save on space
  • Bag shampoos, gels, liquids and lotions to prevent spillage
  • Never keep all valuables (IDs, cash and credit cards) in the same place in case of theft
  • Keep valuables in a money belt or passport holder to prevent theft
  • Consider buying small toiletries when you get here to save on space
  • Wear bulkier items on the plane
  • Weigh and measure your bags before getting to the airport
  • Consider living out of your bags for at least three days before your trip – it will help you realize what you forgot to pack
  • Pack necessities (prescriptions, glasses, guidebooks, electronics and chargers) and atleast one outfit (including underwear and socks) in your carry on in case your suitcase gets lost
  • Leave space for souvenirs!!!