Travelling to several different climates in one trip? Need some packing guidance? Here are some tips on what you will need for your stay at Awasi:

AWASI ATACAMA – Our 10-room lodge in Northern Chile, located in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama

Medications – If you take any medication routinely, please be sure to have it available for you during your trip.

Moisturizing Eye Drops – Keep in mind that you will be in the world’s driest desert and your eyes may dry up more than usual. If you normally utilize contacts, you might want to bring along a pair of glasses as well, for your comfort. 

Clothing – No matter the time of year, you’ll want to have clothes for both warm and cool weather, as the temperature changes dramatically between night and day.

  • Summer clothing for the day: Short sleeve t- shirts, shorts, bathing suit.
  • Winter clothing for the night: Sweater, long sleeve t-shirts, jacket, fleece, long trousers (pants).
  • Hiking Shoes and/or Boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sandals
  • Backpack
  • Wind Breaker and/or Fleece Jacket
  • Restaurant Dress Code: Casual Attire


AWASI PATAGONIA – 14 individual villas set alongside a Main Lodge, situated in a private reserve on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park.

Medications – If you take any medication routinely, please be sure to have it available for you during your trip.

Essentials – Please keep in mind that our Lodge is two hours from the nearest city, so be sure to bring any personal items you feel are necessary (medicines, cosmetics, etc.). Also, the closest ATM is in Puerto Natales.

Clothing – Patagonia can be quite windy, and sometimes one can experience “the four seasons in one day”. We recommend wearing several layers so you will be comfortable in the changeable weather. Having the right clothing can make the difference between a good and a bad trip to Patagonia. For each excursion, you should ideally bring the following:

  • 1st layer: shirt and long underwear of quick-dry, synthetic material
  • 2nd layer: light and warm clothing to protect from the wind
  • 3rd layer (exterior to insulate the body): jackets (e.g. waterproof & wind-breakers) and breathable, water-repellent pants.
  • Gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes for trekking, backpack, water bottle (provided by Awasi on arrival).
  • Restaurant Dress Code: Casual Attire


Pic: Susette Kok

AWASI IGUAZU – 14 stand-alone villas nestled in the Atlantic Rainforest in Northern Argentina, just 20 minutes from the famous Iguazu Falls.

Medications – If you take any medication routinely, please be sure to have it available for you during your trip.

Clothing – The Atlantic Rainforest is known for its hot and humid weather, that can sometimes be interrupted by short, copious showers. Be prepared for those changing weather conditions by dressing lightly, in breathable clothing that can get wet. While dressing in short-sleeved clothing might be tempting because of the high temperatures, long sleeves and closed-toed shoes are always preferred while in the jungle to avoid insect bites, sunburns and scratches.

  • T-shirts (both long-sleeved and short-sleeved)
  • Long trousers (pants) / shorts
  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes and/or boots
  • Sunscreen/ Sunglasses / Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sandals
  • Backpack
  • Rain jacket
  • Warmer clothing for the night, especially during winter months
  • Restaurant Dress Code: Casual Attire

NOTE: We will provide rubber wading boots and gaiters for certain excursions.

Our three lodges are all part of the Relais & Chateaux collection. Each room at all 3 Awasi hotels comes with a dedicated private guide and 4WD vehicle.