South America What to Pack

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South America What to Pack

  • Cloths in general

    Buenos Aires What to Pack

    I found traveling in Argentina was much easier because the cost of having laundry done is minimal, hence you can travel much lighter than you would in other places! a good windbreaker, there is a lot of wind, especially in Patagonia. a roll of toilet paper good sunscreen filters

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  • Weather Protection

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Machu Picchu is a place of incomparable beauty. You will want to stay longer after your guided tour finished. Be prepared in case you got wet for rain or too much effort. An extra t-shirt and fresh socks will give you some comfort for relaxing at MP.

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  • Mosquitos and Humitity

    Manaus What to Pack

    a strong Backpack with lining or sealed Suitcase would be appropriate, learn some portugues travel lite, wash or let wash in the Hotel laundry...good footwear is essential many articles you will find in Manaus to suit, ask you GP when on Medication and get your shots beforehand. protect your Equipment, high Humidity, Rain and Watersplashes when...

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  • Health and body care

    Buenos Aires What to Pack

    I always forget to bring meds with me. I have been very very sick the first two times down here and have had trouble finding the meds I want, even with a local who is fluent in both Spanish and English to help me.

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  • Hiking Stick / Shoes

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    If you are hiking the Inca trail, definitely bring an emergency rain poncho. We hiked during the "dry season" and on day 3 it poured. My backpack and everything in it would've been soaked without the poncho. A light rain jacket to put over a thin fleece is perfect for hiking during the day so you can peel the layers off and stuff them in your...

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  • Packing List

    Manaus What to Pack

    For the jungle,, the best way to carry your luggage is of course a big satchel. In the jungle: Comfortable clothes, cotton best, and swimming clothes, sunglasses, cap, and soap to wash clothes, if you find it necessary. Mosquito net is not really necesary. Though they are quite big, there are not so many (in the Black River. If you go to Solimooes...

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  • Pack Light

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Unless you have come straight from the Inca Trail you won't need to bring a whole lot of stuff with you. There is a bag storage room (with security) that you can leave your bags at if you like - perfect if you've just come off the Inca Trail. Just a small bag with film, camera and water should suffice. Suncreen and a hat are a must as you are much...

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  • Trail Supplies

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Definitely pack light, but dont leave out necessities! A smart tip would be to put all your clothes into sealable baggies it keeps bugs out and also moisture... at night it is a good idea espically if it rained that day to take the soles out of your shoes and open them as much as possible to allow the moisture to dry as much as possible. Your feet...

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  • Photo Equipment / Film

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Zoom is good for llama pics but you will have to carry it so remember weight. Bring lots of film, it's an amazing walk with varied scenery. Also, the llamas at Machu Picchu are very photogenic but you will take lots waiting for that perfect shot.

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  • SURVIVAL KNIFE

    Travel in South America can be highly dangerous, even fatal. You could be attacked by some wild animals or starve to death. Therefore it is essential that you carry the original Swiss Army knife manufactured by Victorinox. Just look at my pictures when I had to utilise my knife in order to survive in my hotel room. It was a close call, but I...

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  • to bring or not to bring a sleeping bag?

    buses don't provide blankets, that i have experienced. usually hostels don't have heating. i wouldn't bring a sleeping bag. it will add weight to your bag and take up too much space. just bring a warm jacket or a really thin blanket if you're worried about getting chilly at night or on buses.

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  • packing for three months in s. america

    a guide book would be helpful for each area. i would tear out the pages that interest you and leave the book at home since it's extra weight. i think that is the key to being on the road. EVERYTHING COUNTS AS EXTRA WEIGHT. the best advice i ever got is to have twice as much money and half as many clothes. a small camera, a couple of ziplock bags...

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  • Bring a warm jacket to Brazil

    a warm jacket The weather is totally dependent on where you are, and I agree with the poster about elevation. I have lived in and traveled all around Brazil and it's significantly cooler in the south from May to November. Bring a heavy jacket!

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  • South America Packing List

    waterproof boots and umbrella or raincoat To abate duration and symptoms of a bad diarrhea, take Ciprofloxacin (unless you are allergic) which you can have prescribed for you before you leave your country. If Visiting Cusco (Peru) or La Paz (Bolivia) which are at higher elevations, you might consider taking Diamox. The prophylactic dose for...

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  • just be prepared

    good strong Backpack, lookable or strong Suitcase, the choice is yours....I like to travel lite depense where you travel, beaware, cold nites in the Andes, hot days in Brazil....little rainy in the south...plan well* travel lite, most articles can be bought in Brazil, Argentina etc....Paraquay is counterbande terretory, know what ya buyask your...

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  • Packing List

    Resort Be prepared. A good idea is to see your doctor prior to travel to arm yourself with an anti-biotic in case of 'traveler's diarrhea'. Watch your gear.... As always when traveling...bring an open mind.

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  • Packing List

    light clothing, it is very humd in Maracaibo, and long pants are recommended to ptotect against mosquitos. Also, hotels and malls as well as restaurants in tourist areas are overly air-conditioned, bring a warm sweater/jacket. mosquito repellant, strong sun protection, toilettries are easily accessible in tourist areas.

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  • Packing List

    A backpack is handy for carrying camera, water, snacks, guide book, etc. The weather was perfect, but you should use sunscreen and sunglasses. A sweater is good for the evenings and shaded areas. For contact lens wearers--take a plastic cup to use as a basin. The sink may not have a stopper, ro there may not be a counter area. Washcloths not...

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  • Packing List

    I would highly recommend that anyone from North America considering moving to Colombia invest in a reasonable laptop computer. The benefits far outweigh the costs to people accustomed to internet and other convenient applications.

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    A fanny pack is incredible useful for carrying your panpipes. When trekking in the Andes I recommend going au naturel to appreciate the full effect of frostbite. butt plugs for those occasions when you have had too many jalapeno peppers. Oh you crazy cat. A flasher's mac for cocacabana beach.

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