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!

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Top 8 Essential Items

  • Hat or Cap
  • Dark- or Earth-toned Long-sleeve Tees or Expedition Shirts
  • Lightweight Rain Jacket
  • Dark- or Earth-toned Lightweight Pants
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Long, breathable sports socks (that won’t slide down in boots)
  • Water shoes with non-slippery soles
  • Bathing suit

Useful items*

  • Sunblock
  • Camera and Accessories
  • Lightweight Sweater or Jacket
  • Headlamp
  • Binoculars
  • Ziploc-style Baggies in which to Keep Your Items Dry

We’ve got you covered

  • Natural Insect Repellent
  • Rubber Boots
  • Rain Poncho
  • Hiking Sticks
  • Reusable Water Bottle (yours to keep) and Purified Drinking Water
  • Small Day Pack

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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.