If your next travel destination is Peru, HOLR has you covered on what to pack- from necessities to fashion and beauty must-haves and more. 

After traveling to Peru earlier this year with Air Transat and PROMPERU, HOLR has nailed down the latest go-to essentials when it comes to packing for your next getaway. 

Air Transat Peru

Air Transat now offers direct flights to Lima, Peru from Toronto and Montréal. As well, Air Transat has added package and hotel options for guests to explore when planning their visit to Peru. For a more comfortable experience, guests can also choose to fly Air Transat’s exclusive Club Class, which features an array of advantages. Passengers who fly Club Class can relax in a dedicated cabin featuring extended legroom and reclining seats. It also comes with a selection of gourmet meals, wine, and snacks.


Lightweight Layers

Layers are an absolute must for Peru since the weather can change depending on your itinerary- especially if you’re traveling from places like Lima to Cusco. In Lima, the weather can vary between 60-80 degrees on average all year round, in which you may see little to no rain. However, once you venture to Cusco- where rain may be more frequent on some occasions- the days are still fairly warm. However, nights can be cooler in Machu Picchu. 

Since I was doing a lot of walking and hiking on this particular trip to Peru, I chose to bring along some comfortable layers to change into throughout our journey from Lima to Cusco. My favorite place to shop for athletic layers? Alo yoga, of course! Alo Yoga features products that are wear-tested by yogis for the best fit and are perfect for traveling or working out. These are my top fave pieces from the brand that I would highly recommend checking out, as they’re designed to ensure all-around comfort and breathability. Plus, they’re super stylish!

Accolade Crew Neck Pullover

This is the ultimate travel day essential because it’s ultra comfortable! It was my go-to to wear on the plane because it features a relaxed silhouette and is fleecy on the inside, offering a cozy fit.

Accolade Sweatpant

These sweats make for the perfect pairing alongside the Accolade Pullover. Designed with performance and comfort in mind, these are cozy yet fashion-forward. What’s not to love? 

Airlift Intrigue Bra

I love this piece as an undergarment or to wear with my favorite pair of biker shorts or leggings. Made from the brand’s signature Airlift fabric this piece is supportive and comfortable for all-day wear. It also features a stylish scoop-neck design with adjustable straps for a customizable fit.

High Waist Airlift Short

I love these 3” shorts because they offer a performance-driven, sculpted fit. They also pair perfectly with the Airlift Intrigue Bra and are great to sport during hotter temperatures when you have an activity-packed day. 

Renown Heavy Weight Full Zip Hoodie

This is the ultimate layering piece because it’s the perfect hoodie to throw in your luggage and pop out for those cooler days/nights in Peru. I love the oversized fit! 

Thermal Layers

Thermal layers are essential for higher altitudes as you may need to remove/add pieces if the temperature fluctuates. I brought along a set (base layer top and bottoms) from Baffin that offers breathability and support in which both pieces feature fast, high-wicking fabrics crafted to keep you dry and comfortable.

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are a great option to consider for hiking or visiting places such as Machu Picchu. This is because they offer better grip and protection. I love this pair of Women’s Hiking Boots from Baffin because they’re breathable and feature integrated technology that makes them functional and fashionable. For instance, they include an EVA midsole for lightweight insulation and cushioning; a breathable soft shell upper; and a Form-fitting B-Tek™ Foam lining for comfort. 

Comfy Sneakers

The only sneakers I wore throughout the duration of my trip were my New Balance sneakers. This is because they are hands down the most comfortable shoes I own- and I evidently made the right decision because they were the perfect choice to explore Peru.


A raincoat or poncho is a must if you’re traveling to Machu Picchu, as you can expect to see rain sometimes. I actually used- and loved- this boxy Cropped Engage Cargo Parka from Alo Yoga during my trip because it features a flattering cropped fit and is made with comfortable stretchy, springy scuba material. There may be more water-resistant options on the market but this was perfect for my trip because it offered short-term protection from the rain and was a stylish option to sport throughout the duration of my trip for extra warmth.


A daypack equipped to carry all of your must-haves and essentials for easy access is a must for traveling. I personally love this Micro Backpack from Lululemon because it’s compact yet versatile, featuring adjustable straps and compartments for storing valuables. Plus, it’s made using water-repellent fabric.  



My favorite sunscreen to pack is Blue Lizard because of its mineral and mineral-based products that offer protection from the sun’s UV rays. Sunscreen is obviously a must-pack when it comes to traveling to Peru, especially since the UV rays can be stronger in Cusco than along the coastline. I especially love the brand’s sensitive skin range as my skin can be extremely delicate when exposed to the sun.  

Insect Repellent

Insect repellent is a good item to pack if you are going to partake in more nature-based activities while in Peru. 



A must for any type of travel. Ensure you know where it is or keep it on you at all times using a secure money belt. Some attractions or activities may need to ensure passport identification for entry so always ensure you look up if/when you may need it while traveling.  

Travel Insurance

Ensure you have or purchase travel insurance before traveling. 

Cash/Credit Cards

Be sure to look up the local currency and bring along some cash along with any credit cards for purchases. It’s always safe to have both options on hand in any instance. Peruvian Soles and US Dollars are widely accepted in Peru.


Water Bottle

A water bottle is always great to keep on hand for a boost of hydration when traveling or partaking in different activities throughout the day. 


Sunglasses and/or a hat is a must since you’re likely to experience a lot of sun while in Peru. I love this hat from Alo Yoga as it’s stylish and functional. 

Check out HOLR’s most recent trip to Peru here for what to do, where to stay, and what to eat!

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Published by HOLR Magazine

Image Credits: Alo Yoga, Baffin, Lululemon, Samantha Vecchiarelli

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