Packing for the 46 Day Contiki Camping Trip | TRAVEL





From June 12th- July 27th I'm going on The Original Contiki Tour! This tour is a camping tour, with a few nights in hostels/cabins. It is 46 days long and visits 21 countries! I've been planning for this trip for over a year and am very excited to be embarking on it soon! While researching about this trip, I found that there was hardly any information online about Contiki's Camping tours. Which makes sense since they only offer 3. So I decided to write down my packing list to help others who may be looking for help of what to pack! In 2015, did a 26-day camping tour across America with a company called Trek America and learnt a lot from that so that's helped me a lot this time around!

I've also done a blog called "The Ulitmate Contiki Survival Guide" which goes into more details about all things Contiki and some tips/advice! If you want to read that blog just click HERE!


The Orginal Contiki





Tops-
  • 2-5x Casual T-shirts
  • 2x Nice shirts
  • 1x Long sleeve t-shirt
  • 1-3x Casual dress
  • 1x Maxi dress and
Bottoms-
  • 1x Demin Shorts
  • 1x Black Skirt
  • 1x Black sports shorts
  • 1x Track pants
  • 1x Jeans
  • 1x Leggings
Outerwear-
  • 1x Demin jacket
  • 1x Fleece jumper
  • 1x Cardigan
  • 1x Zip Up Hoodie
  • 1x Compact Rainjacket
Underwear-
  • 15-30 pairs of Knickers (this is one thing I always overpack & never regret doing so)
  • 3-7 Bras (PRO TIP- try packing bralettes or soft sports bras, they're lighter and easier to pack!)
  • 1x Black Bandeau
  • 5x Long socks
  • 10x Short socks
  • 1-2x Bathers
  • 1x Thermal Top
  • 1x Thermal Bottoms
  • 1x pair of PJ'S 



Shoes-

  • 1x pair of Flip Flops or Thongs or Slides
  • 1x pair of Sandals
  • 1x pair of Sneakers
  • 1x pair of Nicer shoes (not heels)
Accessories/ Sun Safety-
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin Scarf
  • Beanie
  • Belt
Bags-
  • Rucksack- I've done trips with a rucksack before and also with a suitcase. There is deff pros and cons to using one over the other however because this is camping tour where we'll be moving around a lot between countries I have decided to go with a rucksack this time. This rucksack is awesome because it opens up like a suitcase, instead of being a top loading rucksack like normal. I've travelled with a top loading rucksack before and it was so bloody frustrating. Never again!
  • Carry on Bag- I'm just going to be using a normal backpack for this!
  • Daypack/ Shoulder Bag
  • Purse/Wallet
  • Travel Wallet- I use my Contiki travel wallet because It was free and does everything it needs too in regards to keeping all my tickets, passport etc safe!
Day bag from http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0451734001.html

The Traveller 60 + 20 Litre Rucksack from Mountain Warehouse



Toilettes-
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Face wash/ Cleanser 
  • Face Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Mini perfume or solid perfume
  • Hairlackies
  • Hairbrush
  • Razor
  • Sanitary products & fem wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional- nail clippers / tweezers
  • Optional- baby wipes
  • Optional- dry shampoo
Makeup-
  • BB cream
  • Powder
  • Blush/bronzer
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyebrow kit
  • Mascara
  • Red Lipstick
  • Lip balm (such as carmex)
  • Makeup wipes
  • Ziplock bags
  • Necessary Brushes
NOTE:
If you're on contraception, REMEMBER TO PACK YOUR CONTRACEPTION. If you're single, REMEMBER TO PACK CONDOMS. 




Medicine-
  • Cold and flu tablets ( you will get sick, it's unavoidable) 
  • Painkillers (panadol, ibrophen or aspirin)
  • Imodium (for diarrhoea )
  • Hydralite (for hangover & dehydration) 
  • Gaviscon (for heartburn)
  • Ural- (for UTI'S)
  • No doz (these are caffeine tablets)

First Aid-

  • Bandaids 
  • Vicks
  • Vaseline
  • First aid cream



Camping Related Stuff-

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Travel towel
  • Insect repellent 
  • Eyemask
  • Earplugs
  • Laundry bag
  • Pocket washing powder strips
  • Hanging toilettes bag
  • Reusable water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Optional- travel washing line
  • Optional- sleeping mat
NOTE:
Contiki provides you with tents & blow up mattress so no need to byo those!


Electronics-
  • iPhone, cord and charger
  • Spare SD Cards
  • Camera and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Headphones and charger (my headphones are wireless hence the charger)
  • Portable power bank and charger
  • Wallplug adaptors (AUS to EURO and AUS to UK)
  • Double adaptor or small powerboard
NOTE-
I don't advise travelling with your laptop. However, I do choose to travel with my laptop because I like to be able to do my photos as I go while I'm travelling so I don't end up with hours of work and 137845 photos at the end of my trip!


I have done a blog previously about what I pack in my carry on/hand luggage bag and also on that blog are some tips to help make long-haul flights easier! 

That blog is called 'Carry On For Long Haul Fights' and you can read it by clicking HERE!




Other-
  • Passport
  • Money Card (I use the Velocity Global Wallet)
  • ID (such as drivers license or ISIC card)
  • Copy of your Travel Intinery (physical & backed up in dropbox/google drive)
  • Copy of your Travel Insurance (physical & backed up in dropbox/google drive)
  • Travel Tripod
  • Neck Pillow
  • Padlocks for your bags & tent
  • Long padlock for hostel lockers 
  • Small purse of spare coins (some campsites you have to pay for to use the showers)
  • Packing cubes (makes life so much easier)


HOPEFULLY, THIS HELPS!


Until next time,
Chels x

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