Lost World Adventures Packing Suggestions

Packing suggestions

A rule of thumb - if you cannot carry all of your luggage by yourself with ease, then you have probably packed too much. It is best to fit everything into a single piece of checked luggage and a carry-on.

Luggage:

  •  Hard-sided roller luggage works best as your primary piece of baggage.
  •  A large backpack can work but straps can be annoying if you're not going to use it as a backpack.
  •  A carry-on that can fit in an overhead compartment is ideal for essential items (and for short trips to places like Machu Picchu and Amazon jungle lodges).
  •  Smaller packing organizers, stuff sacks or plastic ziplock bags help keep your items separated and easy to find.

General packing ideas and checklist for all trips:

Shoes - unless you are on a specialized trekking trip it is best to wear sturdy but comfortable and broken-in shoes that are good for walking. 

Cold weather - layer your clothing with a lightweight, quick-dry, moisture-wicking bottom layer, a warm mid-layer, an outer layer (jacket or coat) that is wind/rain-proof. 

Formal wear - unless you plan to dine at upscale, fine-dining restaurants, dressy attire should not be necessary. You're on vacation so dress casually. 

General packing suggestions:

  •  Clothing appropriate to your trip
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Personal toiletries and medications
  •  Insect repellent (depending on your destination)
  •  Water bottle
  •  Small flashlight or headlamp
  •  Chargers for your electronic devices
  •  A daypack for camera, extra clothing layers, water and snacks

Trip-specific lists:

 

Travel Tips
Have small bills in your cash supply for tipping. Some vendors are reluctant to give change on larger bills.
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