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packing tips for peru

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Spanish phrasebook

Pack a phrasebook or download some common phrases to your smartphone. Learning the language is a great way to connect with the locals and your efforts are always appreciated.

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Walking shoes

From wandering the markets of Lima to walking the ancient streets of Machu Picchu, you’ll definitely need a comfortable pair of shoes on your Peru holiday.

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Versatile clothing

With 28 of the 32 world climates, Peru is famed for its varied weather, so bring a range of layers to take you from the chilly mountains to the sunny lakes.

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how to travel responsibly in peru

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Shop local

Peru has some seriously talented artisans and we’ll take you to the famous Pisac Market where you can buy wares from the locals, like hand-woven clothes and toys.

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Ask before snapping

We’re sure you won’t be able to stop snapping pictures on your Peru sightseeing adventures, but it’s important to ask people if you can take their photo and it's always nice to thank them with a few pesos.

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Say no to plastic

Help reduce plastic waste in Peru and bring reusable items like bags and water bottles to use while you're out exploring the spectacular sights.