Prepare For Your Trip to the Amazon

Climate

The climate is tropical and humid due to our location at the equator in the Amazon Lowland. The annual temperature averages 25°C (77°F) with a daily minimum temperature of 20°C (68°F) and a maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F). Night temperatures are pleasant and fresh at around 18°C (64.4°F). Humidity ranges from 80 to 100% with an average of 3000 mm of rainfall a year. The area experiences a drier season from December to March and a wetter season from April to July.

Health precautions

We recommend the basic vaccinations such as tetanus and hepatitis A. Cholera, typhoid and yellow fever are unknown in the region. Malaria prevention is a matter of choice. In this specific area, there is a moderate incidence of malaria. While the more serious form of “malaria tropicana” is very uncommon, all other strains of malaria do exist and are treatable with chloroquin or equivalents.

Clothing

We suggest that you wear light cotton, linen or silk clothes. Normally, you just need shorts and a shirt during the day and long trousers and a long sleeved shirt (which also provide very good mosquito protection) for the late evenings. Nights can be cool, especially when it rains, so you should bring a warm sweater. For sun protection, you will need a hat, sunglasses and a high protection sunscreen. Sandals for the canoe and tennis shoes are perfect for the lodge area and at night. You will not need trekking boots. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear.

What to bring
  • Several T-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts for mosquito protection
  • Shorts and long trousers for jungle hikes
  • 1 warm sweater or jacket for colder rainy days
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes, 1 pair of sandals
  • Swimwear
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 flashlight per person and some spare batteries
  • Sun protection (hat, glasses, sunscreen)
  • 1 day backpack
  • Small amounts of money for handicraft purchases
  • Passport
  • Camera, binoculars
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