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Luggage and bags: Although the Amazon is usually hot, I encountered a very cold spell while I was there. So, whilst the majority of your packing should be t-shirts, pants, boots with socks, hats etc you should also bring a warm jumper and a pair of jeans. Trust me, if the “freo” hits, you won’t regret it!!
Shorts are not a good idea as you will be told to tuck your pants into your socks in order to keep any creepy crawlies away from your bare legs whilst walking in the jungle – just a quick safety tip!!
Written Aug 31, 2006
Luggage and bags: Back-pack or dufflebag or carry-all whatever suits you best.
I had a carry-all with wheels fitting into overhead locker in planes and a day pack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light long clothes covering skin, MOSQITOES!
Bathing suit, Lake Sandoval etc.
Sun glasses and hat.
Sun block and insect repellent.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take all your prescrition stuff and what you deem necessary for comforts sake.
Photo Equipment: Photo camera and rolls of film.
Spare chip power adapter and cable for camera and transfer cable as you can have your pics burned onto CD in Cusco and most anywhere.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flashlight.
Updated Sep 14, 2004
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: because of the mosquitoes I strongly recommend that you wear blouses or something. I am not a big supporter of insect-repellent because it's ***ing agressive and when you are in the forest with a burning eye because you forgot that you shouldn't wipe your eyes with your hands that just touched the repellent, you have a big problem, being 5 hours away from a hospital.
The mosquito's are most serious around sunset so stay inside or just run around or put your blouse tightly around you.
There isn't a lot of malaria around Maldonado but people suffer regularly from a disease (I think it is called Uta, but I am not sure) that is caused by sandflies and it results in wounds in the vulnerable parts of the body.
Also wear a cap or hat.
Photo Equipment: A very sensible lense, since it is dark in the forest but you probably want to make pictures of the animals in the trees, like the monkeys.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good flashlight.
A whistle - so when something happens you can whistle.
Miscellaneous: Batteries for you flashlight. The ones they sell in Maldonado only last for a few hours or so.
Written Feb 25, 2003
1 Review and 9 Opinions bad hotel, no view, horrible design and dirty swim pool, no charming,