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What to pack for your travels in Peru
- Cereal bars/snacks (remove the cardboard packaging to save space). If you’re camping watch out for pesky possums who will chew through your pack if they can smell food! They are particularly fond of Jordans Frusili bars…
- 2 baseball caps (these really helped with the sun glare).
- 2 pairs of walking trousers (1 pair were zip offs to turn into shorts – watch out for the mozzies though!).
- 3 Craghopper walking tops (with a collar which can be popped up to protect your neck from burning in the sun in the jungle or at high altitudes).
- Walking shoes and casual boots.
- A main wallet/money belt and a wallet for everyday small denominations (just in case you are robbed).
- Binoculars (these were actually really useful and used most days, especially in the jungle and on the sea lion boat tour in Paracas).
- Sun block stick, factor 50
- Insect repellant spray or roll-on (the sprays often smell quite pungent, so it is best to use these in the open air. They are also great for using on your clothes).
- Washing power tablets (we washed a few tops in the Cuzco hotel after the jungle tour).
- Itinerary folder containing all of all your paperwork / tickets in chronological order. We also prepared a simple word document which contained basic flight information, train times, hotel directions etc.
- Large backpack and smaller day sack.
- Swimwear (we were lucky enough to be staying at a hotel in Nazca that had a swimming pool).
- Medicine supplies for bites, upset stomach, headache etc.
- American power adapter (for camera / phone charging etc).