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When trying to decide what to take away with you we advise soft bags over hard covered suitcases. A soft bag is much easier to store while travelling.


  • Tickets
  • Passport
  • Money/Currency (Travellers Cheques, Credit cards, Local cash, Bank/debit card)
  • Money belt/neck pouch
  • Travel insurance - leave one copy of your policy at home and take one copy with you
  • International Driver's Licence
  • Address book and phone numbers - for relatives/friends back home and new friends you meet here
  • Spare Plastic Bags
  • Electrical Adaptor

Day Pack

  • Water bottle (this can be filled from the tap in many of our destinations, your travel pack will contain more details)
  • Warm Sweatshirt
  • Snacks (packaged not fresh)
  • Camera, film, extra batteries, spare memory stick
  • iPod
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch


  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/hairbrush
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Moisturiser
  • Cosmetics
  • Mini-sewing kit


  • Contact lens/glasses prescriptions - if you have a spare pair of glasses, bring them with you
  • Prescriptions for any medications you may need - always carry medicines in correctly labelled (original) containers
  • Cold/flu medications
  • Doctor's certificates/vaccination certificates
  • First aid kit - this does not need to be too large
    • Bandages - Band-aids, compression bandages, etc.
    • Travel sickness tablets
    • Aspirin
    • Antihistamine
    • Calamine lotion
    • Antiseptic
    • Scissors (Remember these must be packed in your hold luggage as you will not be allowed to take these on your flight)
    • Tweezers
    • Safety pins


  • Water/wind proof raincoat
  • Warm jacket
  • Light jersey/sweatshirt
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Smart casual items (dress pants, shirts, shoes)
  • Casual evening wear (dress, skirts, slacks, shirt, jacket, dress shoes)
  • Nightwear
  • Swimming gear
  • Light durable footwear
  • Good/comfortable walking shoes/hiking boots
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • Beanie and/or sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch with alarm