Amazon rainforest travel tips

20 October 2023 (362 visits)

For a jungle tour in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, like those we offer at Tambopata Ecolodge, it is important to pack light and take along only the necessary clothing and gear, while also making sure you have everything you’ll need. Remember, space on the river boat to the jungle lodge is limited, and you won’t want to be weighed down with too much stuff during your eco-lodge stay.



  • Shirts and pants made of light, breathable material.
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirts to keep insects away from your skin (made of light and quick-drying material).
  • Swimsuit (at Tambopata Ecolodge, we have a swimming hole close to our lodge buildings).
  • Casual wear for the lodge during your downtime, when you’re not out on the river or in the forest with your naturalist guide (it’s important to have a second set of dry clothing you won’t be using on forest trails).  


  • Comfortable, closed shoes (slippery, sometimes muddy and sticky rainforest trails make sandals and heels impractical). At our eco-lodge, we make rubber boots available to our guests in a range of sizes. 


  • Water resistant shoes (particularly during the wet season, although of course it can rain at any time in tropical forests).
  • A waterproof jacket or rain poncho.

Other important items

  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses).
  • Reusable water bottle (during your stay with us, we’ll guide you in Tambopata National Reserve, where no single use plastics are allowed).


  • Camera.
  • Cell phone (service at our eco-lodge is limited, but you should have your cell phone handy at the airport in Lima, Cusco or Puerto Maldonado, so you can stay in touch with the Tambopata Ecolodge team who will be meeting you from your flight, via WhatsApp). We have charging points at our lodge for electronic devices.

Documents and money

  • Passport (make copies of your passport and store them separately from the original document).
  • Make sure you have some local currency in small bills, for small purchases and tips.

Other items to consider packing

  • A head lamp (and extra batteries, just in case), is great for nighttime jungle excursions, and when out on the river at night caiman spotting.
  • Water-resistant binoculars are an added plus if you are keen to get good sightings of some of Tambopata’s more than 600 bird species, or follow more closely the progress of troops of monkeys as they move through the rainforest canopy.



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Check out the itineraries we offer:

rainforest EXPERIENCE

3 days (USD 494.00)

rainforest EXPLORER

4 days (USD 677.00)

rainforest ENCOUNTER

4 days (USD 761.00)

rainforest ADVENTURE

4 days (USD 932.00)

rainforest JOURNEY

4 days (USD 1148.00)

rainforest EXPEDITION

5 days (USD 1370.00)

What your rainforest visit means

In Peru ecotourism has helped make it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By implementing our ecotourism-based conservation model (see our video), we are ensuring the forests will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, serve as a conservation model, by showing how responsible ecotourism can support conservation initiatives.
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