Yacumama Lodge offers these packing guidelines to help our guests prepare for this unique rain forest adventure:

This pink dolphin seems to grin at the cameraWe suggest that you always have a carry-on bag in your possession, containing any necessary prescription drugs or toiletries, one change of clothing and one roll of toilet paper in case of lost luggage.

Also, bring a document holder that attaches around your neck for passport, money, tickets and luggage keys. You could also use a money belt for your cash.

When packing, please be sure to place a name tag on each piece of luggage.

  • Toiletries: shampoo, soap, toothbrush and paste, deodorant and shaving supplies, feminine hygiene items, personal medications.An exotic butterfly
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and extra batteries with lots of film
  • Disposable camera
  • Lightweight rain suit - 2 piece
  • Lightweight hat with a brim
  • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb
  • Alarm clock
  • Zip lock bags for moisture proofing
  • Trash bags for laundry
  • Small first aid kit with band aids, antibiotic ointments, etc.
  • Lip balm
  • We offer a laundry service at Yacumama Lodge
  • Comfortable clothing for travel - lightweight clothing is best.
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Swimming suit
  • Lightweight long sleeved shirts
  • Lightweight pants
  • Windbreaker
  • Cotton underwear
  • Cotton socks
  • Nightshirt or light robe to travel to bathrooms
  • Rubber thong slippers for showers
  • Rubber boots
  • Heavy duty gym shoes or comfortable hiking boots.
A view into the jungle canopy
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper, as most bathrooms in Peru do not have TP. Also, remember that it is customary to put TP in trash basket in the bathroom, for the plumbing in Peru cannot handle paper.
  • Stuff bags
  • Water-resistant watch
  • Binoculars
  • Extra duffel bag for newly purchased items
  • Journal and pen and/or reading materials
  • Sewing kit
  • Bird book

NOTE: Please travel as light as possible. Although we have suggested many things to bring, most of the above can be purchased in lightweight materials and washed at the lodge. One medium sized duffel bag or lightweight suitcase and one carry on should be adequate to house all items necessary. A fold up day pouch or fanny pack with a water bottle is good for excursions. The less you have to keep track of the happier you'll be!

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