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1. Posted by galaktyka (Full Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I am going to Peru for 4 weeks in September and have a little problem deciding what to take with me. I will be doing the "usual" tour: Lima, Nazca, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Machu Picchu....

I read other threads about essential stuff to pack and all have been great help, but is there anything in particular that I should take with me to Peru?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated as this is my first trip to South America..... Did I mention that I can't wait....? :)

2. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Nothing valuable! The risk of getting robbed is high. And you will need all sorts of clothes - both really warm clothes for the mountains, and shorts and swimsuit for the coastal area. But why don't you post in the South America forum instead?


3. Posted by galaktyka (Full Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot for the advice :)

It has been moved now.... thanks a lot.... I am not that familiar with posting process yet, but learning...

4. Posted by gier (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you have space, bring some warm kid's clothing & books. I make some room for these items and donate them to local organizations. There are several agencies in Cusco that assist street children as well as families in the highlands.

5. Posted by Sparlita (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would focus on whatever clothes you need and less on toilettries and medication ect. I brought so much of that extra little stuff and it is quite easy to find here. I have been in South America 4 months now and am still lugging around 1/3 of a pack full of toilettries and pills. You can find it here!

Any suggestions maybe on what people haven't been able to find here that they would suggest bringing?