Guests will be supplied with rubber boots. Please ensure you send us your size. The Lodge also supplies wooden walking sticks to facilitate the hikes on irregular terrain. Guests may want to bring their own walking poles. The Lodge also provides waterproof rain ponchos but again, you are welcome to bring your own. Other essentials to pack for a more comfortable exploration are:
- Sun block
- Walking shoes/sneakers
- Socks: we recommend “joggers” socks that don’t slip easily inside rubber boots. Asics Tegan Knee-High or Kayano Classic Quarter are both good options. 2 pairs per day are ideal.
- Long-sleeved shirts and T-shirts, preferably of neutral colors
- Light-weight trousers, preferably of neutral colors (not jeans)
- Light fleece/sweater
- Goretex jacket – guests will also be supplied with waterproof ponchos
- Insect repellent (natural, not chemical like DEET)
- Good binoculars (Guides will have pairs to share)
- Small backpack for trails
- 6 Ziploc bags of different sizes for keeping things dry
- Sealable bag for packing dirty laundry in luggage
- Headlamp (or Flashlight)
- Extra batteries
- Appliance chargers. Plugs in Ecuador are US-style, 2 flat pins 110 V. 220V adaptors can be supplied upon request.
The small boutique at the lodge sells a range of books, guides, clothing (T-shirts, shirts, hats, buffs), crafts, as well as essentials (batteries, health care products, etc.).Due to the Lodge's waste water management system we request guests to only use biodegradable soaps and shampoos (the Lodge supplies these as part of its amenities).