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PERU AMAZON JUNGLE: 10 IMPORTANT THINGS TO PACK

PERU AMAZON JUNGLE: 10 IMPORTANT THINGS TO PACK

Here you will find a list of the most important things you have to keep in your backpack for the Peru Amazon jungle to reach one of the best adventures in the world.

The phenomenal jungle is home to countless animals and plants, which protect Peru Amazon jungle. Therefore, you need to be respectful to pure rainforest and thus you will be able to enjoy at the most this unforgettable experience.

In addition, the following equipment will guarantees you a safe journey throughout the exuberant rainforest in Peru. Even if it is raining or getting dark, you enjoy the Tambopata eco tours.

Bring them with you and do not forget them at the lodge!

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1. Insect repellent:

Due to warm weather in the Peru amazon jungle, there are fearsome animals such as piranhas, snakes and other wild species. Although peru rainforest is also home of aggressive mosquitoes.

Protect yourself by using an insect repellent within day and night!

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2. Sun protection:

This includes hats, sunscreen and sunglasses, which allow you to explore the Peru Amazon jungle widely. By the way, keep in mind that you’ll be exposed to the Semi tropical sun when you get a boat ride on the river, or when you hang out for a while around Peru rainforest.

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3. A flashlight:

Without a doubt the night walk inside the Peru Amazon jungle is an incomparable experience. Because you could hear the natural noise of the animals as well as have the opportunity to see imposing caimans or otters, but you wouldn’t do it in the darkness.

In addition, many lodges in Tambopata do not boast electricity; therefore you must pack a flashlight to see even the smallest species throughout the pure rainforest.

flashlight

4. Cotton clothing:

This item will help you to keep your body temperature during hot and humid days. Also, try to wear light-colored clothing due to dark colors attract mosquitoes.

Do not persuade them to bite you!

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5. Plastic bags:

This is a great recommendation to keep your passport, tickets and phone dry and safe, especially when kayaking through our Tambopata jungle tours.

Remember, plastic bags should be disposed of in trash baskets.

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6. A raincoat:

Never forget to pack a raincoat to avoid many long hours of adventuring with wet clothes throughout the exuberant rainforest. By the way, you can buy plastic rain ponchos in Cusco or Puerto Maldonado too.

raincoat

7. Malaria pills:

The jungle of Peru, including Tambopata and Manu, is a malaria zone. Therefore you need to take malaria prophylaxis in order to protect yourself. This is only a suggestion to enjoy the 4-days eco tour widely.

doxycycline

8. Local money and coins:

It is especially difficult to find money exchange in the Peru Amazon jungle. Even it’s worse if you plan to visit remote areas. Therefore, consider having coins instead of bills.

This is a recommendation for tours in Cusco too.

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9. Long pants:

The jungle in peru is too hot during the day, and most people wear shorts to feel cool. But if you are doing a tour in peruvian forest, it is advisable to wear long pants, because mosquitoes will get a harder time biting you.

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10. Be brave:

You must possess guts to visit the jungle of Peru, because there are different eco tours that will test your bravery and courage.

For example, a night walk in search of snakes and caimans will challenge your temperament.

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PERU AMAZON JUNGLE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

There is no mandatory requirement of vaccination for travels to peru jungle. However, you should be vaccinated against yellow fever. At least that is the recommendation of the Ministry of Health. Furthermore, the yellow fever vaccine must be administered 10 days prior to Tambopata jungle tours to be most effective.

So, if you are planning your next vacation towards the jungle of peru, we can help you, only get in contact with us!