LUGGAGE : we recommend bringing a small backpack to carry everything you need for your stay in the lodges. Your bigger suitcases can be stored in Puerto Maldonado office.
CLOTHES : you will need some light cotton clothes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, a hat or baseball cap, regular or hiking boots.
Short-sleeved shirts in light colors, shorts and sandals with thin socks are recommended for walking around the lodges. You should bring a windbreaker for the boat rides on the river as well as a raincoat, rain pants or a poncho and a bathing suit.
TOILETRIES : sun cream, torch with spare batteries and light bulbs, a flask, a bottle of water, medication, sunglasses, binoculars, passport and mosquito repellent.
Those who plan on visiting the Colorado and Chuncho Plan to bring some additional clothing: towel and bathing suit, as well as a plastic bag to protect your clothes and video camera from getting wet.
TIPS : Tipping is up to you. If you want to tip the staff and guides there is a tip container in the dining room.
CLIMATE : We have a very unpredictable climate. We never know when it is going to rain but the rain forest becomes very animated after a shower.
The driest season is from June to November and the wettest season is from December to May. You may observe the animals all year long. They come to eat and drink regularly on the banks of the Tambopata river.
INSURANCE : You must absolutely have insurance covering accidents, repatriation, for your flights and lost luggage. We recommend that you give us a copy of your insurance policy upon arrival, your policy number and insurance company telephone numbers. If you have an accident or catch a disease that is not covered by your insurance the expenses generated by it will be your responsibility.
even though we have some equipment available for you to use,
you must have the following for hikes and walks in the forest:
- backpack, canteen, plastic bags, flashlight, etc.
- medication and mosquito repellent,
- toiletries :
- long cotton pants,
- long-sleeved shirts,
- hat, baseball cap or other head covering,
- thin socks (high or low),
- walking shoes,
- raincoat and warm jacket to protect yourself against the constantly changing weather and for outings on the river or lake.
- sun cream and sunglasses.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: To obtain authorization to navigate on the Tambopata River and to get into the Tambopata National Reserve, we need detailed information about the passengers: first and last names, citizenship, passport number and age. This information must be provided 24 hours before departure. We ask you to provide us with this information as soon as you receive confirmation of your reservation.
PICTURES : we recommend using 400 ASA or higher film to take photos in the forest since the light in the forest is very dim at the end of the day. Regular 100 ASA film may be used outside the forest, on the rivers and lakes. Please use waterproof sacks to protect your equipment.
At specific hours of the day, there is electricity at the lodges so that you’ll be able to charge your cameras batteries.