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Thailand multi-sport adventure packing list

A full breakdown of what to pack for your Thailand multi-sport trip with MEC Adventures. Remember to come prepared for your time in the cities and for evenings eating and relaxing, too.

Travel essentials

Make sure to bring these documents and must-haves:

  • Passport (should be valid for at least six months from start of trip, with photocopies)
  • Travel visa (for all countries visited that require them, with photocopies)
  • Vaccination certificates (with photocopies)
  • Airline tickets (printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
  • Sufficient medical and travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Critical medication
  • Credit and debit cards
  • The local currency in various denominations
  • Itinerary, ticket and reservation info

Luggage and organization

A well-packed bag sets you up for a great trip, especially when you’re on the move a lot. We recommend that you try to pack as light as you can because you’ll be carrying your own luggage, though it won’t be too far each time. Since everyone has a different idea of “packing lightly,” here’s a good guideline: keep the weight of your bags under 10kg (22lb.). Suitcases are not recommended.

Cycling gear

Bikes will be provided on the trip, so no need to worry about packing along your ride.

Clothing

Choose quick-drying synthetic or merino wool clothing that is lightweight, wicks moisture and won’t wrinkle in your pack. Leave the cotton at home, and pack clothes for the season you’re travelling. From May to October, it’s the wet season in Thailand, so make sure you’ve got your waterproof layers. From November to February, the weather can be cold, so bring warm clothing.

Footwear

Personal care and travel gear

Optional travel items