What Should I Bring?

Photo by Roberto García Roa
  • I.D. (preferably a copy of your passport)

  • Yellow fever vaccination record

  • Rain gear (have it at hand during boat trips)

  • Sweater or jacket (have it at hand during boat trips)

  • Two pairs of long pants, fast drying (preferably not jeans)

  • Long-sleeve shirts

  • Pair of shorts

  • Swim suit

  • Extra towel (if you expect to swim a lot)

  • Rubber boots for hikes (can be loaned by TBS or bought in Quito)

  • Sandals or other shoes for use in camp

  • Sun glasses, sun screen and a hat

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera (spare batteries and all the film or memory you expect to use)

  • Binoculars

  • Flashlight or headlamp (with extra or rechargeable batteries)

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Pocket knife

  • Cigarette lighter (even if you don't smoke, it could be handy)

  • Small day pack or book bag

  • Anti-malarial medication (prior Medical recommendation)

  • Toiletries or pharmaceutical supplies that you need or might need periodically

  • Anti-fungal or baby powder

  • Toilet paper (just enough for traveling)

  • Plastic bags or zip blogs (life savers for cameras in a downpour)

  • Snacks for yourself

  • Alarm clock