Visiting a tropical rainforest promises to be a memorable experience. Rainforests house around half the world’s plant and animal species and are home to indigenous people who live in ways quite unlike those in the western world. Further, rainforests are found in a variety of landscapes: some are situated on scenic mountain ranges, others hug giant lowland rivers, while more still are found near beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Rainforests offer opportunities for cultural exchange, photography, adventure, fishing, hiking, relaxation, birding and wildlife spotting.
Pack list for your rain forest trip
It’s a good idea to pack light. That said, there are a fair number of items you probably want to bring to the jungle. Below is a full list, although you may not need all this stuff.
Health and comfort related items
- Insect repellent
- Ant-inch / insect bite relief products
- Lip balm
- Sunburn relief products
- Pre-moistened towelettes or baby wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Medication (altitude sickness, colds, fever, bites)
- Basic first aid kit (band-aids, aspirin, disinfectant / antiseptic, tweezers
- Instructions on medications if you have special requirements for attending doctor
- Spare contact lenses and glasses
- Ear plugs if you are a light sleeper
- Clothes-washing soap
- Raincoat / poncho
- Wide brim hat
- Flip flops / sandals
- Walking shoes/old athletic shoes/hiking boots. Be sure they are comfortable — blisters are not fun in the tropics where they are likely to get infected. 2 pairs are a good idea since one pair will usually be wet and muddy from hiking.
- Socks. Your socks will likely be thrashed by the end of the trip. Be prepared to wash them daily.
- Bathing / swimming attire
- Shorts, although long pants are a better bet for hiking
- Long pants. I prefer cotton or quick drying material to the high-tech synthetic stuff that tends to be hot. Breathable is good. Quick drying is good — jeans are not fun when wet and hot.
- Light cotton shirts can be preferable to T-shirts, though T-shirts are easy
- Lightweight long-sleeved shirts for protection against sun and insects
- Bandanas can be useful for all sorts of purposes
- Lightweight jacket — it can get cold especially at elevation
- Sleeping attire
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