- Original passport or color copy
- Lightweight quick
- Drying short sleeve shirts
- Quick-drying long sleeve t-shirts
- Long pants made of quick-drying material
- Sandals or comfortable shoes
- Swimsuit and personal towel
- Hat or cap with strap
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Backpack with water protection
- Insect repellent preferably citronella
- Sun block
- Water refill bottle for your personal use
- Hand flashlight with spare batteries or recommended rechargeable flashlight LED light 500 lumens
- Binoculars (10×42) if you can carry them will help a lot for observation
- Annotation notebook to make each day our check list
- Small blade may be useful in some cases
- Reading material for your free time
The area we visit has a minimum percentage to be affected by malaria or yellow fever or other tropical diseases however before organizing your trip we recommend visiting your doctor to obtain the most appropriate information about tropical diseases and if it is important to take medication against them.
As a recommendation use the mosquito net during the night so that you do not have contact with mosquito bites or other insects during your rest.
Our Amazon has a marked dry season from November to February and the rainiest season runs from May to July. The temperature in the Amazon rainforest most of the year ranges from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day, there’s a change during the night when temperatures could go as high as 15 degrees Celsius.
For this type of activities it is very important to work with small groups, with a maximum of 10 passengers to guarantee our visitors a unique experience in the jungle with all its splendor, and thus help reduce our impact with an overload of groups that directly or indirectly affect the unique ecosystems we visit.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS – When you travel into the Amazon Region you don’t forget to bring your passport.
THE RAINFOREST – The area that we visit has a very marked dry season starting from December until March. The temperature in the Amazon rainforest is stable most of the year and typically ranges from 25 Centidegrees to 28 Centidegrees during the day. At night, temperatures can drop to 15 Centidegrees.
HEALTH ADVICE – Precaution against Malaria is recommended specially for the adventures and long tours. Before departure visit your doctor to get the most up to date health information. Doesn’t sleep with the mosquito net open or in an accommodation that allows entry of mosquitoes. Always close your tent. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. If you have significant allergies or chronic medical problems, wear a medical alert bracelet.
GROUP SIZE – We realize the extreme importance of small groups, not only because we want to ensure our visitors experience the jungle and all its splendor without being overcrowded, but also to reduce our impact on the unique ecosystems.
TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN – There is no restriction for the age, but we recommend that children be over five years. For the expeditions with children we suggest you schedule private tours because it will be more comfortable and enjoyable. They will definitely get more out of the Amazon Rainforest experience with us because our guides are very careful and knowledgable about this location. During the activities, don’t forget the jungle trails are hard to rate for everyone. The difficult level of each excursion depends on terrain and weather conditions and the fitness of the passenger. Children under 12 must be accompanied by their parents or an adult.
“When is the best time to go to the Amazon?”
To visit the Amazon Rainforest, you can do it any time of the year: We have dry season from December to February, and because of that, the Cuyabeno River ( Our main River for navigation ) decreases in level of water. From 3 to 5 meters deep decreases to 1 meter deep. It is a variable occurrence, so there is no guarantee.
“Do I have electricity for charging batteries at Waita Amazon Lodge?”
We have electricity provided by solar panels and by a generator which is on from 18:00 p.m. until 22:00 p.m.
“How bad are insects during my stay at Waita Amazon Lodge?”
We recommend to take some deet for the night and day walks, and to the Laguna Grande in the afternoon. When you are on the bus/pick up, canoe, lodge it is not necessary to use it.
“What vaccinations are required?”
Precaution against yellow fever is recommended especially for the adventures and long tours. Before departure visit your doctor to get the most up to date health information. Don’t sleep with the mosquito net open or in an accommodation that allows entry of mosquitoes, close your mosquito nets. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. If you have significant allergies or chronic medical problems, wear a medical alert bracelet and bring your own medicines.