Pack with confidence and avoid baggage fees - clothing tips and packing checklists for your vacation

What to Wear in South America

Quito in September

Ecuador - Quito in September

Hiking in the Galapagos

Galapagos - Hiking in the Galapagos

Tulum in February

Mexico - Tulum in February

Village tour in February

Panama - Village tour in February

Cool early mornings at Machu Picchu

Peru - Cool early mornings at Machu Picchu

For advice on what to pack for your vacation in South America, choose your destination country from the list below:

Argentina

What you pack really does depend on whether you are spending time in Buenos Aires or the countryside. There is so much to do here from ski ing to riding gaucho style, to beaches that as much as anything else you need to pack for the area and the activities you plan to enjoy.

Bolivia

Casual clothes are going to work best here.

Brazil

When packing, keep in mind that cities like Rio and São Paulo are big, fashionable, cosmopolitan cities and you will more at home if you leave baggy jeans at home in favour of a smarter casual look.

Chile

Chile extends 2,600 miles but has an average breadth of between 100 and 200 miles, so what you pack really does depend on where you are planning to visit. There is something here to suit everyone from ski ing in the Andes, to beaches, to the amazing Easter Islands.

Colombia

Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing and fairly lightweight but sturdy walking shoes.

Costa Rica

A lot of what you are likely to do in Costa Rica is related to conservation and the rainforest, so lightweight, but rainproof clothing is essential.

Ecuador

When you're traveling around in Ecuador, it's best to dress in layers that can be shed as the day really heats up.

Galapagos

A trip to The Galapagos is likely to involve at least a short cruise by boat, stopping off to enjoy the different islands during the day and sailing to your next site overnight. The boats are all small and have limited space to accommodate luggage, so our advice is to pack light. A soft-sided rucksack will be more practical than a hard suitcase.

Guatemala

Guatemala, whilst a small country, is amazingly diverse. If you're travelling, it's best to dress in layers that can be shed as the day really heats up.

Mexico

There is so much to see and do in Mexico; whether you are trekking and plan to see a good deal of the country and its archeological sites, or enjoying a beach/water sports vacation, your clothing checklist will depend to a large degree on what you are planning to do.

Nicaragua

Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing and fairly lightweight but sturdy walking shoes.

Panama

What you pack really does depend on whether you are spending time in Panama City or the countryside.

Paraguay

Casual clothes are the normal attire.

Peru

When you're traveling around in Peru, it's best to dress in layers that can be shed as the day really heats up.

Uruguay

What you pack really does depend on whether you are spending time at the beach or in the countryside.

Venezuela

Venezuelans love to dress up, and accentuate their best features - this is not a modest country but it is very stylish.

Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

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