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What to pack for 2 weeks travel in Latin America

A woman is overlooking a village in South America.

Travelling to South America and don’t know what to pack? We hear ya – with so many diverse climates to plan for and so many different activities to dress for, it can seem like a logistical nightmare at first attempt. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – check out our essential packing guide for your next trip to South America.


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To start off, remember these three things:

  1. Comfort is key. Yes, you wanna look good in your vacation photos, but if you’re trying to mountain bike in skinny jeans when it’s 30 degrees out you’re gonna be miserable. Sporty chic is ideal.
  2. The first tip applies to shoes especially. Make sure they’re comfy, durable, and you’ve broken them in before flying out for your trip.
  3. Layers are your new bestie – it can be cold in the morning, boiling hot at lunchtime, and raining in the evening. Dress in layers and adjust during the day as needed.

The Flight Essentials

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Think lightweight, quick dry, comfy and layers.

Why? Humidity, different altitudes, quick-changing weather and lots of water/adventure activities.


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