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Packing for Peru in February

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My husband and I will be traveling in Peru for about two and a half weeks beginning in mid February - we will be in Lima, Cusco and Sacred Valley (Machu Picchu), as well as a visit to Lake Titicaca and a brief homestay on Amantani Island.

I realize we will be experiencing various weather conditions, and am trying to figure out how to pack as efficiently as possible. I know it will be hot and dry in Lima (we have about four days there), but wet and perhaps chilly in Cusco and Puno.

If anyone else has traveled there at this time of year ... should be bring rain-pants? Obviously we will have rain jackets, and I plan to bring clothing that can be layered. I am wondering about pants, though. Jeans seem to be comfortable and rugged enough for the hiking and climbing we will be doing, but I have been outdoors in the rain in jeans, and it's not so great when they are soaked. How cold will it be at night? Will we need extra coats? What about sun protection?

Sorry if this is too many questions ... I am at a loss as to exactly what I need to bring along, and hate the idea of overpacking and ending up lugging unnecessary weight along.

Thanks!

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