Packing for the Andes


  • Long-sleeved shirts and T–shirts
  • Long pants
  • Underwear (we recommend 2 pairs per day)
  • Comfortable walking shoes / sneakers / light hiking boots
  • Sweatshirt, sweater or light jacket
  • Hat or cap

Personal Care:

  • Sunscreen (if possible, all natural)
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra eye glasses / contact lenses
  • Small day pack
  • Personal medication to last for the duration of your trip


  • Camera with additional camera gear (charger, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
  • Additional flash memory
  • Binoculars (one pair can be shared by a small group)
  • Small, packable umbrella (can be useful in light rain)

Money & Security:

  • Passport and colour copy
  • US cash in small denominations in $1s to $20s (do not bring big bills)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommeded)
  • Credit Cards: Visa & MasterCard are widely accepted; American Express hardly ever. We suggest you notify your credit card company of your travel plans.

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