Amazon rainforest trip: Jungle vacation guide

30 December 2022 (217 visits)

In the Peruvian jungle, you will experience unspoiled tropical forests and hear sounds that are completely new to you, made by the animals that live in the Amazon basin. Travel to the Amazon means the trip of a lifetime for most people, a chance to immerse themselves in a world they have never seen before. But all travelers need to come prepared! Below are some tips on how best to prepare for your Amazon rainforest trip.


Book a jungle eco-lodge stay: Most of us love to discover things for ourselves, but in the Amazon rainforest you can’t go off exploring by yourself. The Amazon is simply too vast and too dense, and it’s too easy to get lost. And, anyway, it really is much more fun to explore the jungle with someone who really knows their way around, knows how to stay safe, and knows where to find all the wildlife!


Pack what you need for the jungle: It is easy to minimize the clothing you take for your eco-lodge stay if you pack carefully. Make sure you have a set of dry clothes for evenings at the lodge, which you can change into when you get back from the day’s ecotourism activities. During the daytime, you’ll need lightweight clothing that breathes well. And be sure to wear long sleeves and long pants to protect your skin against insects. Remember, too, that it can get cool in the rainforest and on rivers at night and in the early mornings, so make sure you have a lightweight jacket for keeping warm, in addition to the essential raingear. While you’ll also need hiking boots, at our Tambopata Ecolodge we provide rubber boots in a range of sizes for use by guests.


Stay hydrated: The jungle is hot and humid, and you’ll sweat constantly during the day. So make sure that you drink plenty of fluids.


Stay healthy: No matter how clear, cool and inviting a rainforest stream may look, only drink bottled water or the purified water provided by the eco-lodge.


Vaccines: Ask your physician or local clinic about the vaccinations you’ll need before traveling to any tropical destination. These may include tetanus and yellow fever jabs. Also, consider taking malaria pills, and make sure you use plenty of insect repellent! You can spray insect repellent on your whole body before getting dressed, and then spray some more over your clothes and any exposed areas. At our eco-lodge, you’ll be protected from insects at night while you sleep, in our fully screened rooms and beneath the mosquito net that covers your bed.



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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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