WHAT TO PACK

We suggest you consider 2 very important things in relation to the following list. The first; bring everything recommended and required below, since this is a list that was meticulously analyzed with the most important things that a trip of this caliber will require. The second; have a lot of criteria in the quantity and size of the products that you obtain considering the days that your trip will last. Remember that the more compact you pack, the lighter your load will be during your long treks through the jungle. In few words "PACK LIGHT AND SMART".
 

PACKING LIST RECOMMENDATION

Personal Gear:

  • Head torch or flashlight with extra batteries

  • Waterproof bags for clothes and backpack

  • Light sleeping bag or blanket

  • Personal whistle

  • Sun/rain hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Binoculars

  • Light water-resistant jacket for cold nights or sudden downpour

  • Easy drying trousers

  • Long sleeve shirts

  • T-shirts

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Bathing suit

  • Waterproof hiking shoes

  • Sandals

  • Microfiber or regular towel

 

 

Personal Hygiene and Care Kit:

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Toiletries

  • Foot Powder

  • Antibacterial soap, toilettes, or gel such as Purell

  • Sunblock of at least 15 SPF - the tropical sun is strong

  • Insect repellent with DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide)

  • Anti-itch cream for insect bites

  • Small padlock to lock your bag shut

  • Permethrin 1% Application: spray clothes

 

Personal First-aid kit:

  • Antidiarrheal medication

  • Throat lozenges

  • Motion sickness medication

  • Sunburn salve such as aloe vera gel

  • Aspirin or other painkillers

  • Antibiotics

  • Antacid tablets

  • Flu medications

  • Band-aids

  • Ace bandage

  • Moleskin for blisters

  • Personal medications in case of knowing conditions.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GEAR ISSUED BY AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

  • Tents or mosquito nets

  • Sleeping Mat

  • Machetes, axes, carving knives, fishing poles, spears, bows and arrows

  • Stainless steel personal eating utensils

 

ESSENTIAL GEAR NOT ISSUED BY AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

  • Personal rucksack 55L to 65L "Required".

  • Personal hydration bottle with incorporated water filter "Required".

  • Personal rubber waterproof jungle boots "Required" this is one very important gear used for your safety when trekking in primary jungle and not available for purchase in Iquitos when it comes to big sizes (11, 12, 13, etc.) so we suggest you to bring one from your place of origin. For small sizes 10 and below, they can be found in local markets in Iquitos for about 10 to 12 US dollars.

  • Hammock with net and tarp "Highly Recommended" in cases where dry land its not found during our usual nomadic explorations this gear is very essential.