Clothing and Equipment List

 

The Panda Express

 

The following list of clothing and equipment is intended to be fairly comprehensive and experienced travellers may well take a good deal less luggage than we recommend

Documents

·          Passport - including appropriate visas

·          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

·          Airline tickets

·          Additional passport photos

·          Travel insurance details

·          Emergency contact numbers

·          Trip information and itinerary

·          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch

 

Clothing

·          Walking shoes or trainers

·          Strong sandals (all purpose wear)

·          T-shirts

·          Long sleeved shirt

·          Long casual trousers

·          Shorts/short trousers

·          Fleece or sweatshirt

·          Lightweight waterproof jacket

·          Warm jacket

·          Swimwear

·          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

 

Equipment

·          Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

·          Lightweight daypack

·          Sleeping sheet (optional for overnight train, although these can be purchased cheaply in Hanoi)

·          Sunglasses

·          Camera, memory card(s)

·          Universal travel adaptor

·          Insect repellent (with high DEET content)

·          Personal first aid kit

·          Washing kit (wet wipes and dry anti-bacterial hand wash)

·          Loo kit (toilet paper/tissues)

·          Sunscreen

·          Torch and batteries

·          Towel

·          Water bottle

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

·          Face wipes

·          Moisturising cream

·          Snacks/energy bars

·          Padlock for your bags

·          Small mirror

·          Spare glasses/contact lenses

·          Earplugs (against snorers!)

·          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

·          Penknife/small scissors

·          Safety pins

·          Small sewing/repair kit

·          Nail clippers

 

Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.


Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags.
You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.

 

For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit www.baa.com