Land of the Incas - Peru Family Adventure

Peru, Family, 12 days - from $3,140 (land only)

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The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Please however note that you will experience both extremes of the Peruvian climate, so the hot sunshine and humid heat in the rainforest and the below zero temperatures of the Altiplano. Good quality Alpaca jumpers are easy to purchase in Cusco!

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots/sturdy shoes

Trainers/Sneakers/Sandals

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Shorts

Underwear

Shirts or T-shirts (short & long sleeved - wicking ones are good)

Fleece or warm jumper

Fleece jacket or down jacket

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Sunhat with wide brim

Warm/fleece hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)

Small towel

Swimwear

Daypack 20 - 30 litres (Depending on how much of the kids stuff you will be carrying)

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag/rucksack contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)

Headtorch / headlamp (with spare batteries)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

High factor sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Basic First Aid Kit including the following: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles (note these must have rubber tips)

Wetwipes

Binoculars

Camera, film / memory cards, spare batteries

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Toys / games / books etc.

Note that long sleeved shirts and trousers are good for when in the rainforest to guard against insects and branches

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