Recommended packing list for your trip to the Amazon

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The weather is usually hot, with temperatures ranging from 24ºC to 33ºC (75ºF to 92ºF). Expect to be a long way from stores, pharmacies and ATMs for most of your time in the jungle, and pack accordingly.


  • Dry-fit shirts are a great choice.
  • A lightweight daypack for excursions.
  • Comfortable, lightweight hiking shoes (ideally waterproof) and sandals.
  • Camera, waterproof camera case and spare batteries.
  • A sarong is quite handy as a beach towel and for sun protection as well.
  • At least one fleece or warm sweater for cooler evenings and air conditioned rooms.
  • Protective clothing with sun protection for children.
  • At least a couple of changes of swimwear – lots of swimming opportunities!
  • Several changes of layerable clothes, including lightweight trousers and long-sleeved shirts to prevent insect bites.
  • At least one smart outfit for dining out/nightlife.
  • Bug spray or repellent wrist bands for babies and young children (even though it´s a mosquito free area, better be safe than sorry).
  • Several pairs of cotton socks and underwear.
  • Sunglasses, hat and LOTS of sunblock.
  • Cash for local souvenirs and tips for the crew.
  • Post-bite cream.
  • Any medications needed, plus surplus if possible.
  • First aid kit, including essentials such as diarrhoea tablets, paracetamol, band-aids, bandages, antiseptic, blister plasters and antihistamine cream.
  • Waterproof bags for wet clothes

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