WHAT TO BRING

Clothing

The weather can range from ~82°F (28°C) during the day and go down to ~59°F (15°C) at night. We recommend bringing layers so you can take things on and off as needed.

  

  • Long pants and shorts if you wish. Pants are more necessary sometimes because of the  bugs. 

  • Shirts - Long and short sleeve

  • Swimsuit for the Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) and we have a swimming hole as well. Women  may wish to wear a light dress for the Temazcal.  

  • Light rain coat (there is some rain at times)  

  • Boots or light hiking shoes  

  • Flip flops  

Other
  • Sun protection

  • Bug spray/repellent (natural sprays are best or DEET if you prefer)  

  • Flashlight  

  • Binoculars for bird watching  

  • Vitamins and supplements to support your immunity  

  • Notebook/journal/pens (it is important to keep a journal of your ceremonies and  experiences)

  • Earplugs and/or sleep mask (this ensures you rest well in shared rooms)

  • Ceremonial offerings. These can be given as gifts to the Shaman. This is not required though. (Rolling tobacco, sage, sweet herb, rosemary, essential oils, precious stones etc)  

  • Spending money if you want to stop in Mindo or Quito for some shopping. There are  ATM's that you can use as well. (Note: Bills larger than $20 notes are difficult to change,  especially at the markets)