WHAT TO BRING?
The Napo Wildlife Center provides rubber boots (up to US men’s size 13) and nylon rain ponchos free of charge to those guests who request them. You may choose to use your own boots or sneakers for forest hikes depending upon the conditions. Likewise, you may bring your own raingear. Of course soap, shampoo, towels, and other such items are provided just as they are at any luxury hotel.
There is a 44-pound (20kg) per person baggage limit on the flights from Quito to Coca, and overweight will be charged directly by the airline. This limit should not pose a problem to most Napo Wildlife Center travelers; also most hotels in Quito will store your dress clothes and heavy jackets for you while you are with us.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
- Good binoculars for wildlife viewing 8×35 mm*
- Camera/video gear (if using film, lower ASA for open areas (50 or 100), higher ASA for forest (400 and up).
[24 hour electricity (110v) is available for charging batteries and digital equipment.]
- Clothing: Two or three pairs of lightweight long pants. Two or three long-sleeved lightweight shirts. Two or three T-shirts. One or two pairs of shorts (mostly for around the lodge). Lightweight sweater or jacket. Raingear (if you prefer not to use the ponchos provided). Three or four pairs of long cotton socks (long)*. One pair of sneakers and/or hiking boots. Sandals (Teva type or similar for around the lodge). A hat for sun protection (and that will stay on during windy boat rides). Take in consideration that bright colors might scare the animals.
- Small day pack for excursions. Zip lock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear. • Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration). No inflammable sprays as they are not allowed by the airline. Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF factor.
- Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
- Personal toiletries and medications (carry medications with you when arriving and leaving the lodge). • Extra batteries/film/video tapes as appropriate.
- Original passport (always good to have while traveling).
- Credit card Visa, MasterCard and Diners for bar bills and cash (US$) for handicraft purchases.
* Make a significant difference on your experiences
PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 20 kilograms to check in per person in the aircraft plus carry on. If you are checking in more weight then the excess baggage will be charged to you directly by airline. Rain poncho and rubber boots (from size 3 to 14) provided when needed for excursions. Contact information: Miguel Pinza, 099-2-750069.