What To Pack for Peru & Machu Picchu

Jen Morilla
January 16, 2024

The Social Girl Traveler is adventuring with us to Machu Picchu and created this handy guide on what to pack.  Since the weather can be shifty, it's important to get the essentials just right.

So without further ado, here is The Social Girl Traveler's article on what to pack for Machu Picchu.

What To Pack For Peru & Machu Picchu

Okay, so you’ve bought your flights to Lima for your trip to Machu Picchu. Curious to know where to start, how to pack, or what to pack? No worries, just check out the quick list I’ve created and watch my short video on what to pack and how to pack.

With only a few hours left before I depart on a summer of epic experiences with Under30Experiences. I thought I’d share some insight to packing for my first

What To Pack:

*NOTE: Make sure to always check a weather app for the local weather forecast. This will help you decided how many items to bring of each.  Because I am going in June-July, it’s winter in Peru, so the weather is usually chilly (but not too cold) during the day, but really cold at night. 

  1. T-shirts
  2. Long sleeved shirt
  3. Hooded sweatshirt
  4. Windbreaker
  5. Warm socks
  6. Underwear
  7. Bathing suit
  8. Yoga or athletic pants
  9. Winter hat and gloves/cap
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Clothes to go out to casual dinner...not too fancy: One casual shirt or nice blouse, one long sleeve dress
  12. Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, cleanser, moisturizer (travel size)
  13. Razor
  14. Chapstick or lip balm
  15. Sunscreen
  16. Sunscreen gloss
  17. Makeup
  18. Shoes: Hiking/Trekking sneakers or boots (suggest waterproof), sneakers or shoes to wear all day when you’re walking in the town, one pair of light flip-flops, one pair of nice boots for going out (don’t have to be heels)
  19. A day bag or side bag for sightseeing
  20. Passport (and a photocopy of your passport)
  21. Camera gear (Camera, GroPro, tripod, etc. )
  22. *WATER FILTERS (3)

Also, check out the video below and get insider info on one of the best travel essentials.


Also, be sure to check out all of Under30Experiences' affordable Peru group trips. We hike the inca trail, visit Machu Picchu by train, and even explore the Amazon!

Jen Morilla
Jen is a travel blogger and founder of, The Social Girl Traveler. She quit her New York City corporate job in February of 2015 for a budget and backpack and hasn’t looked back since. She aims to travel with a purpose and inspire people to do the same! Jen travels with clean water filters in backpack. She’s been to 33 countries on 6 continents and isn’t stopping anytime soon!


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