What should I bring?

What should i bring?

Things to Bring to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station:

  • I.D. (preferably a copy of your passport)
  • WHO vaccination record (with yellow fever record)
  • rain gear (have it at hand during boat trips)
  • sweater or jacket (have it at hand during boat trips)
  • 2 pairs of long pants, fast drying - preferably not jeans
  • a long-sleeve shirt or two
  • a pair of shorts
  • a swim suit
  • an extra towel (if you expect to swim a lot)
  • rubber boots for hikes (can be loaned by TBS or bought in Quito)
  • sandals or other shoes for use in camp
  • sun glasses, a hat, sun screen
  • insect repellent
  • a camera (spare batteries and all the film or memory you expect to use)
  • binoculars
  • a flashlight or headlamp (with extra or rechargeable batteries)
  • a water bottle
  • a pocket knife
  • a cigarette lighter (even if you don't smoke, it could be handy)
  • a small day pack or book bag
  • anti-malarial medication (can be bought cheaply in Ecuador)
  • other toiletries or pharmaceutical supplies that you need or might need periodically
  • anti-fungal or baby powder
  • toilet paper (just enough for traveling)
  • plastic bags (life savers for cameras in a downpour)
  • snacks for yourself
  • alarm clock

NOTE: Persons who are flying between Quito and Coca have a checked baggage weight limit of 20 kilos (44 lbs.)

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