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TRAVEL TIPS: The Ultimate Packing List

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Travel Documents


Visas required

Travel insurance including insurer details, 24 hr emergency contact # and policy #

Flight tickets, e-ticket

Photocopies of important documents – to be kept separately (we recommend you keep a copy at home as well and email a copy to yourself )

Spare passport photos

Youth/ student card or Seniors card for travel discounts

International driving license (if you plan to hire a car)

Diving license (if you plan to dive)


Soft luggage, backpack or bag with wheels and straps
Padlocks (and keys)

Money Matters

Money (cash/credit cards)
Travelers’ cheques – keep a note of the serial numbers of your traveller’s cheques and also the emergency contact numbers. Keep these details separately from the cheques.
Money belt or pouch

Pocket calculator (useful when exchanging money)

Personal Health

Prescription glasses/ Contact lenses and solution
High protection sunscreen (25+)
Lip balm/  lip salve
After-sun moisturiser
Hat/ wide brim hat
Insect repellent
Sanitary pad/ tampon

First aid kit:
….Personal medication/ prescriptions

….Antihistamine/ insect bite cream
….Antibacterial gel/ wipes
….Travel sickness tablets
….Travel vaccination certificates (especially Yellow Fever if traveling to Yellow Fever zones)
….After-sun moisturiser
….Anti-malaria pills (if recommended by doctor)
….Aspirin and/or paracetamol
….Rehydration powder (salts & glucose)
….Anti-diarrhoea pills (consult your doctor for more detailed advice)


For longer trips we recommend you choose clothing that is easy to wash and fast drying. Women should bring a skirt that covers their knees and a scarf for visiting mosques, churches and other places of worship. If jungle trekking, or on a safari, it is recommend you wear beige, light green or light brown clothing. It’s also a good idea to bring some smarter clothes for nights out.
Warm anorak/sweater/microfleece
Long-sleeved top (for evenings when mosquitoes are out)
Long trousers (zip-off trousers are very versatile)
T-Shirts/cotton shirts
Washing line
Bio-degradable washing detergent


Eye mask
Alarm clock
Ear plugs
Night clothes/sleepwear

Winter or Extreme Weather

Thermal underwear or base layers
Beanie/woolly hat/balaclava
Gloves (inner and outer layers)
Hand warmers (camping shops stocks small packages that create a chemical reaction that generates heat)


Inner sleep sheet
Travel pillow
Thermarest/personal mattress
Ground sheet (or polythene sheet) if you think you’ll be sleeping under the stars.
Warm sleeping bag (3 or 4 seasons)
Head torch/lamp

Wet Weather

Small Umbrella
Waterproof bags for rain protection while walking
Waterproof & windproof jacket
Waterproof trousers

Walking or Hiking

Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
Hiking poles/walking sticks


Camera equipment
Film or memory cards
Spare batteries/charger
Dust proof camera bag
Trekking socks

Personal items

Travel hair dryer
Shaving equipment
Microfibre towel
Mobile phone – check you have international roaming access – and charger
Rubber flip-flops for showers
Small mirror
Small sewing kit & safety pins

Travel Accessories

DVT socks
Scissors/army knife
Comfortable daypack to carry your personal needs during the day
Local language phrase book or download our Language Guides Personal audio player
Portable games/playing cards
Reading material/iPad/Kindle
Water bottle
Travel pillow
Cloth/reusable shopping bag to reduce plastic bags
Water purification method & iodine taste neutraliser if required
Photos or postcards of your home country/family pets to share with locals
Electrical adapter for the country you are travelling to


2 comments on “TRAVEL TIPS: The Ultimate Packing List

  1. me la
    March 20, 2013

    dint even get me the espanyol itnerary…hate u!

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