Packing List

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Packing List

In Oaxaca, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 87°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 93°F.

Suggested Packing List:

Must - Haves:

  • Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from Peru.
  • Comfortable shoes for hiking/walking
  • One refillable water bottle


  • Rain jacket / wind breaker (waterproof)
  • Warm sweatshirt / fleece (nice to wear fleece under rain jacket on colder days, remember layers!)
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Gym / sportswear (for hiking / working)
  • Under garments
  • Socks (very warm, thick socks and hiking socks)
  • Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh)
  • Jeans / long pants
  • Warm pajamas
  • Swim suit and one pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes (for 14-day hot springs visit)

Bath / Personal:

  • Personal medication
  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution / retainer, if applicable
  • Personal toiletries (If you have certain items that you absolutely need, bring enough to last until you return home. Don't forget to bring gender specific products)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent


  • Books and/or magazines
  • Watch or small alarm clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars). We provide 3 full meals a day, however, some have particular dietary/health needs.
  • Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera

Recommended luggage:

  • One day pack back to carry your water, etc
  • One suitcase (wheels, backpack, whatever you prefer).
  • Make sure you consider airline weight and baggage restrictions when packing

Discover Corps Provides:

  • Linens / blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Hand soap