Clothes to Pack and Wear, San Pedro de Atacama

During the summer months (December to end of February) the days in San Pedro will be dry and hot, whereas the evenings will be cool, going into cold later at night. And believe it or not, in January and February it is common for there to be sporadic rain showers. Therefore, your clothes wardrobe needs to cater for these, changeable situations.

Suggested San Pedro de Atacama Clothing
Travel light, but pack sturdy, outdoor hiking boots. Take comfortable, layered clothing such as fleeces, t-shirts, swimming gear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Include an outdoor warm top for cold nights and cold altitudes as well as a warm hat and gloves (especially if you go to the Geysers). Lip balm, sun-screen cream and sun glasses. And, for the rain showers, if you can, bring a light waterproof top with hood. Also bring a small back pack to carry water bottle(s), snacks, extra top, sun cream and so on.

Clothing Check List

Fleece and windbreaker or parka.
Short- and long-sleeved cotton shirts.
Trekking pants (preferably ones that can be unzipped into shorts). We suggest thermal underwear for high ascents or to visit the geysers, especially during winter.
Comfortable hiking boots with anti-slip rubber soles and sturdy ankle support to avoid possible sprains.
Sneakers or sports shoes.
Flip-flops for use at the Termas de Puritama hot springs or at lakes.
Hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Hat or headband to protect your ears from the wind or the cold when at the geysers.
Sunscreen and lip protection.
Backpack to carry sunscreen, camera, water, etc.
For inside your hotel: light, informal clothing.
Light waterproof top with hood (for rain showers).
Binoculars and camera.

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