Chile – what should I pack?

What you need to bring, tailored to your destination in Chile

What should I bring with me?

Atacama

For outdoor activities, dressing in layers is recommended. This generally means three basic layers, each with a separate purpose: one interior layer, one insulating layer and one exterior layer to protect against inclement weather. Combining these three layers effectively controls heat transmission and keeps you warm and protected from the elements.

Clothing and equipment will vary depending upon the season, but it is always a good idea to bring a bit extra:

  • Base layer/inner layer: inner and outer layer of socks
  • Intermediate/insulating layer: fleece or thermal jacket
  • Outer/protective layer: windbreaker or raincoat, wind or rain pants
  • Hiking shoes, ideally water-resistant and with ankle support
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses with UV filter
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Small/medium-sized backpack

Patagonia / Lake District

Temperatures in these destinations vary dramatically, often within the same day. We recommend that you dress in layers, so for maximum comfort be sure to bring the following:

  • A warm and windproof jacket, preferably made of goretex or other “mountain” material, trekking pants, several warm sweaters, polar fleece, long sleeved t-shirts and thermal underwear.
  • Hiking boots, ideally water-resistant with ankle support and several pairs of comfortable walking socks are recommended, as well as gloves, a hat or earmuffs to protect your ears from the wind, sunblock and sunglasses as well as lip balm.
  • We also suggest you bring a swimsuit for use in the heated pool and spa (if available). Some items will be available in lodge shops, however it is best to be prepared as you may be far from “civilization” and we cannot guarantee to have all items in stock at the time of your visit.
  • Bring binoculars to watch the birds and animals and camera equipment to capture the local culture and landscapes.
  • A small day-pack is a good idea to carry some personal items during the excursions.
  • Please note that if you wish to participate in any of the more extreme mountain adventures you will need the appropriate clothing and equipment. Do let us know if you have any specific questions.
  • Dress code is neat casual for dinner and casual at all other times.

Easter Island

Rapa Nui has a warm, moderately humid climate, and is ideal to visit at any time of the year.

Clothing and equipment will vary depending upon the season, but it is always a good idea to bring a bit extra:

  • Base layer/inner layer: inner and outer layer of socks
  • Intermediate/insulating layer: fleece or thermal jacket
  • Outer/protective layer: windbreaker or raincoat, wind or rain pants
  • Hiking shoes, ideally water-resistant and with ankle support
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses with UV filter
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Small/medium-sized backpack
  • Swimwear
  • Flip flops/sandals

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