Packing List - South America

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Packing List - South America Reviews

RainyDayToast RainyDay…
31 reviews
Sep 23, 2007
We will update this once we complete our 4.5 month trip, but this is what we have bought over plus some suggestions:

Chicks Clothing List:

x6 knickers

x2 bras

x4 socks

x1 hiking/walking shoes

x1 flip flops

x1 micro-fleece top

x2 thermal tops

x1 thermal leggings

x5 loose t-shirts/tank tops

x1 long sleeve tops (stops mozzies!)

x1 long pants

x2 shorts

x1 3/4 pants

x1 zip-off pants

x2 bikini tops

Feather Down Jacket (MacPac)

Rain Jacket (K-2 Alpine)


Sun hat


Mineral makeup and "going-out" foundation which I pumped into a small lip-balm style container

Guy´s Clothing List:

x3 boxers

x3 socks

x1 sandals

x1 hiking/walking shoes

x2 thermal tops

x2 thermal leggings

x1 long pants

x1 shorts

x2 t-shirts

x1 micro-fleece top

x1 zip-off pants

Feather Down Jacket (Kathmandu)

Rain jacket (MacPac)





MacPac Cascade 85ltr and 75ltr packs

Kathmandu day packs

Fairydown sleeping bags

x2 snorkels

x2 microfibre towels

x2 inflatable travel pillows

Photo album (pocket size - filled with pics from home/family)

Nail brush

Washing line


Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body spray, moisturiser

Razors, nail clippers, tweezers

Swiss Army knife

Hair ties


Duct tape (small roll)

Peeler (for fruit and veges)

Mini calculator

Pack covers (for when it rains)

Pack liners

Universal plug adapter

Mini tripod

Laundry powder

Mini padlocks + zip tags (not sure what exactly they're called, plastic and would need to be cut off)

Pack travel cover (with zips which we can lock for security reasons)


Canon S3 IS digital camera + 4GB, 1GB, 128MB cards

Canon video camera + 15 DVC tapes (will we use them all I wonder!!??)

Battery charger and batteries (including one whole second set)

Headtorch each

Travel alarm clock

First Aid Kit:

Too much stuff to list here, we took everthing pretty much we were told we may need and it was pretty light anyway! We also took a smaller one which we will pack in our daypack.

Other Considerations:

Sunsreen: We were told and read in the Lonely Planet and Footprints that high SPF sunscreen was difficult to get and expensive which has been crap so far. They have up to 45 SPF that we have seen and it is the same cost as at home.

Repellent: It is true that the mozzie repellent here isn´t that great for the mozzies here, however you will run out and we suggest buying the soap, and lathering it on. Get the one with the most DEET in it. We were told that anything that is below 30% DEET won´t work, and while this is true, it is very hard to find anything that is 20% DEET or more anyway.

Clothing: Unless you want cheesey t-shirts (especially for the girls) bring good lightweight tops, I have found it very hard to find anything I would wear as most clothing is worn tight in Latin America it seems and therefore I swealter in the heat. I am a size 10, however I prefer their size 18 which is like a 10 but still tight! So beware, and pack accordingly!

Happy travels!
kb1008 says:
Good job on keeping the list short!
Posted on: Jun 09, 2010
Jas1313 says:
Thanks alot! Much appreciated
Posted on: Sep 23, 2007
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