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
When renting a car, inspect the vehicle with the sales rep and document with photos any dents, dings, or damages prior to leaving the rental company to avoid any back and forth on its return.
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