Manu Explorer - Cusco, Peru

Manu Explorer - Cusco, Peru
- What to bring and how to prepare -

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Equipment and Preparation Checklist

  • Binoculars (an absolute must unless you hate wildlife)
  • Valid vaccination certificate for Yellow Fever
  • Anti-Malaria protection-optional (Peruvian Amazon is a low-level risk area, we don’t take anything ourselves but the decision is up to you)
  • Sunblock (high UV protection factor 30+)
  • Sunhat (do not come without one)
  • Insect Repellent (recommended is 50% DEET, but many people now prefer to use natural applications such as lemon and eucalyptus)
  • Afterbite cream for those with reactions to bites
  • Any personal hygiene and medical supplies
  • Personal water container (we provide the contents)
  • Day pack
  • Light sleeping bag and mat (if camping)
  • Rain clothing (simple Poncho is sufficient)
  • Warm clothes for early mornings and mountain passes
  • Trekking boots
  • Wellington boots in rainy season are beneficial (November to January)
  • Sandals
  • Long sleeve shirts and close fitting trousers for maximum protection (lightweight manmade, easy dry materials are recommended)
  • Bathing suit and towel (for supervised river dips)
  • Changes of shirt and personal garments for each day in the jungle
  • ‘ Travelwash’ if your visit is an extended one
  • Flashlight (Headtorch is the most useful)
  • Camera and films (recommended is ASA 400)
  • A Telephoto lens is recommended to maximise wildlife trips
  • Silica Gel to keep cameras dry and batteries functional (not important for short trips)
  • Spare Batteries (it may be possible to recharge camera batteries at some lodges but this cannot be guaranteed)
  • Plastic bags to keep possessions in
  • Money for beverages, and other purchases

NB. If travelling by plane the luggage allowance is 10 kilos, after which a there is a surcharge.


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