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From my perspective, a packing list to travel to South America is easy, and practical. After all, I was born in South America and I understand the culture, the history, the good, and “the not so good.”
In my packing list, and here it comes my first tip; I will store items taking into account the weather, altitude, and activities. Whatever I include in my packing list doesn’t have any brand name on it (second tip), no jewelry, no brand shoes, and no fancy bags. I don’t mean that you should sacrifice getting inexpensive items to travel to South America. What I’m saying is that “I wouldn’t take anything that looks expensive or has a brand name on it.” I want to be safe and happy.
This packing list is also the one I would consider for any location in the world classified as cheap. Needless to say, let’s keep going.
My packing list has enough items for 15 days plus two emergency sets.
Packing List to South America
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- Merino Wool base layer shirt – 1 unit
- Shirts – 5
- A fleece sweater
- Windproof Hooded Waterproof Rain Jacket
- Good Jacket
- Sports Bra – 5 units
- Bathing suits – 2 units
- Panties – 15
- Ankle socks – 3 pairs
- Hiking Socks – 2 pairs
- Winter socks – 2 pairs
- Hiking boots
- Flip flops
- Nice sandals
- Toothbrush & charger (if you use electric)
- Face wipes
- Coconut oil (remove makeup, for skin, etc)
- hair brushes
- Flat iron
- Leave-on conditioner
- Prescribed medication (if you have it)
- Nutritional Yeast ( natural source of Vitamin B)
- Camera and Batteries
- Go-Pro and accessories
- Laptop and travel backpack
- Memory cards
- Phone and charger
At this point, you may be thinking that this is not enough for 15 days, but in South America, you’ll find plenty of laundry stores. Also, hotels usually offer excellent laundry services.
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For more information about places in South America, check my latest post here