Your Travel Preparations

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Before making your reservation confirm the tourist visa requirements of the Peruvian Consulate website as this varies with your country of origin. USA and Canadian citizens are not required to apply for a visa to visit Peru.

Once in Pucallpa, the night before departure to Munay Camp you will divide your belongings in the ones you are taking to Munay Camp and the ones you will leave in Pucallpa (under safe custody, you can leave electronics, etc.)

Packing List

You will divide your belongings in the ones you are taking to Munay Camp and the ones you will leave in Pucallpa (under safe custody, you can leave electronics, etc.)

  • julioOne backpack, sturdy duffel bag, or easily managed suitcase.
  • Daypack
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots comfortable for walking
  • Sandals or shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Money belt or pouch. Leave your wallet at the hotel
  • Personal medications
  • Camera
  • Photocopy of your passport in plastic sleeve
  • Clothing - Generally, the Amazon is quite hot, but during the evenings if it rains, it can cool down quite a bit. Fast drying clothes that can be layered work best. The following is a suggested list of clothing:
    • Light, water-resistant jacket that will keep you warm on a cool evening or during a sudden downpour, yet can be stuffed away or worn loosely on a warm day
    • Cheap rain poncho - you can buy them in Pucallpa for $2
    • Fleece or wool sweater
    • Two pair of shorts and/or swimming trunks
    • Bathing suit
    • Two pairs of pants rugged for hiking in the rainforest
    • long sleeve shirts or blouse and 5-6 Tshirts
    • Cotton socks
    • Underwear
    • One towel and wash cloth
  • mariposaExtra pair of eye-glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Toothbrush
  • Sun/ rain hat
  • Plastic bags (zip lock bags and a larger trash bag)
  • Personal Water bottle
  • Small padlock to lock your bag shut
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Writing materials, blank Journal, pens, etc.
  • If you have a thin camping hammock, bring it
  • Your small musical instruments
  • First Aid Kit that might include: (i) Pepto-bismol or other diarrhea remedies, (ii) Aspirin, Tylenol or other pain killer, (iii) Bring Prescription medications already in your possession (Antibiotics and Stomach aids, Bentyl, etc.)