Peru – What to Bring

Plan with peace of mind

Our list of what to bring to Peru. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge. We advise bringing a photocopy of your passport and carrying it with you, as it is a legal requirement in Latin America and you may need it when using credit cards.

Andean Highlands

  • Layers – often in the day it is warm but temperatures drop at night-time, particularly when you are at high altitudes (Cusco, Machu Picchu) so it is good to be able to add/take off a layer.
  • Camera and charger (with extra batteries if necessary)
  • Convertible pants: Light, fast drying, the legs zip off to form shorts
  • Fleece sweater and light rain jacket
  • Hat to block the sun (the sun is strong in the Andes)
  • A small backpack to take with you when you go on day trips
  • Money belt, for important documents, passport and money
  • Toilet tissue in small, handy-pack size and a small personal towel

There are many arts and crafts in these countries that can be bought and it is always great to return with lots of souvenirs from your trip, so remember to leave some space for these!

Amazon Cruises & Jungle Tours

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for excursions
  • Wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen
  • Extra socks
  • Mosquito repellent with DEET
  • You may also wish to include some items that you can give away to the locals (t-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized).

During meals in the dining room guests are asked to wear casual clothing and shoes. Rubber boots and waterproof ponchos are provided for wetland excursions. There will be hairdryers available in every suite.

The use of soft suitcases/bags is suggested for easy storage in your cabin.