There are many ways to experience Peru. The most common (at least according to Instagram & Pinterest) would be the kind of adventure that consists of few showers, hiking several miles a day, and carrying everything in a backpack. Berty and I didn’t do that. While that’s one way to visit, we actually went to Peru on a pre-planned family-style itinerary. It was choc-full of Incan site visits, artisan restaurants, and gorgeous hotels and landscapes. In this post, we wanted to share with you what to bring for this kind of adventure! So, in case you skip this paragraph altogether, I wanted to remind you that…
THIS IS NOT A BACKPACKING LIST
If you are interested in planning a backpacking specific trip, I would encourage you to seek out some travel bloggers who have experience in this. Pinterest is the best place to look, in my opinion!
However, if you’d like to plan a trip similar to our recent experience, consider checking out OARS adventures, as well as our Peru packing list below. This revised list includes mostly our original belongings, as well as some items I wish we brought!
1 WEEK PERU PACKING LIST: FOR NON-BACKPACKERS
(Common practice when traveling light is to pack clothes in the same color scheme so that you can mix and match outfits without packing separate ones for each day)
See Post: How To Avoid Overpacking
- 2 pairs of LONG pants
- 1 pair of shorts
- 1 skirt or dress (for nicer dinners)
- 3 plain colored short-sleeve shirts
- 2 layering items
- 1 lightweight coat
- Walking shoes
- Socks + underwear
- Crazy-strong bug spray
- Day Pack (Personal favorites from Pacsafe)
- Packing Cubes
- Luggage Lock
- Laptop (one your group can collectively use)
- Universal converter (for the traveler with lots of gear…. a.k.a. us.)
Read More: How To Keep Tech Safe Abroad
- Toothbrush + toothpaste
- Metal water bottle (Sustainable one here)
- Shampoo + Conditioner
- Ibuprofen (for altitude sickness headaches)
Did we forget anything? What did you bring to Peru that you didn’t see on this list? Comment below!
Thanks for reading!
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