What to pack
We are happy to supply you with rubber boots for your explorations of the forest. Please ensure you send us your size in advance. The lodge also supplies trekking poles, but you may want to bring your own.
The following is a list of the items you will need to fully enjoy your experience.
- 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. Two pairs per day are ideal.
- Light-weight, earth- or dark-coloured, long-sleeved T-shirts and shirts
- Earth- or dark-coloured, light-weight trousers
- Light fleece/sweater
- Gore-Tex jacket – guests will also be supplied with waterproof ponchos
- Insect repellent (natural, not chemical like DEET)
- Good binoculars
- 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)
- Camera and/or video recorder and extra memory
- Extra batteries
- Appliance chargers. Plugs in Ecuador are US-style, 2 flat pins 110 volts. 220 volt 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.).
We kindly ask that luggage not exceed 20 kg (45 lb) in weight, with one item per person.
Due to the Lodge’s waste water management system, we request guests only use biodegradable soaps and shampoos (the Lodge supplies these as part of its amenities), and only flush toilet paper in lavatories.