What to pack for the Mashpi rainforest

Check out our recommended packing list for the Mashpi rainforest and make sure you bring exactly what you need to make the most out of your time with us!

A vibrant snake in its natural habitat at Mashpi The Reserve, Ecuador.
A vibrant Rufous-throated Tanager perched on a branch, indicative of the biodiverse Mashpi Lodge region.


Top 8 essential items

Hat or Cap

Fast-drying Long-sleeve shirts or T-shirts, in dark or earth shades

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Fast-drying Lightweight pants in dark or earth tones

Comfortable walking shoes

The Lodge provides rubber boots for outdoor excursions

Long, breathable sports socks

To use with rubber boots

*Water shoes with non-slippery soles

Ideal for walking into waterfall pools

Bathing suit




Camera and accessories

Light sweater or fleece

Small flashlight

Plastic pouches / Ziploc bags, with a closure, to keep your things dry

*You can find these items in our boutique

The lodge provides: rubber boots,
rain ponchos, walking sticks and refillable water bottles

For evenings in the lodge, we suggest casual attire.

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Available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Don’t leave anything behind!


At Mashpi Lodge’s boutique, you will find a small selection of exploration garments, handicrafts, and essentials to make sure you’ve got everything you need, and then some. Remember to get some of Ecuador’s famous chocolate for your friends and family back home, or a Mashpi exploration shirt as a souvenir for yourself.

Available in Our Boutique

  • Assortment of Books and Illustrated Guides
  • Clothing Items
    • Shirts and Tees
    • Hats and Caps
    • Expedition-style Pants
  • Artisanal Products
  • Batteries
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Face masks
  • Binoculars
  • Raincoats

Keep in mind: some items are subject to availability and prices may vary.

Note: We kindly ask that luggage not exceed 20 kg (45 lb) in weight, with one item per person. Also, due to the Lodge’s wastewater management system, we request guests only use biodegradable soaps and shampoos (the Lodge supplies these as part of its amenities), and to flush only toilet paper in lavatories. In case you have more luggage, please contact your destination expert to arrange a private transfer.


Andean Mouse

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