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Jungle Fever - Extension
This document contains essential information that you need to prepare for, as well as information you will need during your holiday with us. We ask that you read it carefully and that you take the document with you on your holiday. It contains information on
visas, vaccinations, spending money, etc, as well as a detailed, day by day itinerary of your trip.
Nuts and Bolts
- The trip will be accomplished by Geckos Adventures.
- Return airport transfers to/from Puerto Maldonado airport - Services of Amazonian Jungle guide - Jungle excursions as listed SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORT & MEALS responsibility to stay informed and form a balanced view. We recommend that you visit the websites or contact the departments listed below. Unless otherwise stated, it is not normally the intention of the relevant government travel advice to dissuade you from travelling. Rather, it is to inform you of where and when you should exercise caution to avoid 3 nights Amazon jungle lodge problems. Please also note that, as a responsible tour ope- rator, we maintain constant links with our ground operators and your safety - at all times - is our paramount concern. You can check your government‘s latest travel advice at one of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Not Included
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International International flights and domestic connections to Puerto Maldonado, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other me- U.S. Department of State New Zealand Ministry of Foreign als, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers Affairs and Trade outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regar- Preparing to Travel
ding the appropriate inoculations. In some places anti-ma- VISAS AND PERMITS laria medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The yourself plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you and carry this with you on this trip. A dental check up is also are from and where you are going. As a general rule most highly recommended countries expect that you will have at least 6 months‘ validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. We keep the following information up to date as much A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow as possible, but rules do change - it‘s important that you Fever is required in many countries. You may need to pre- check for yourself. Australians, Americans, Canadians, British sent this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Peru. countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa require- certificate. It‘s also quite common for your home country to ments with your travel agent.
request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in ad- Government travel advice
vance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements Many governments publish up-to-date travel advice for for the countries and regions within you‘ll be visiting.
countries around the world. Information is gleaned from For travellers from Australia and New Zealand, we recom- both local and international sources as well as ‘friendly' mend the Travel Doctor-TMVC clinics (see www.traveldoctor.
governments, and the notices are often on the cautious com.au or phone 1300 658 844 for an appointment in Aust- side. Sometimes there will be conflicting information. For ralia). Travellers from countries other than Australia and New example, the Australian, UK and Canadian governments may Zealand should contact similar organisations or their travel agree on the nature of the advice; however, frequently they doctor for advice. General health and vaccination informati- do not. And sometimes the views expressed by a particular on is available to all travellers at: government can be coloured by political considerations. We www.traveldoctor.com.au/travelreport. Some vaccines requi- will monitor these travel advisories closely and may alter re more than one dose, so arrange for your visit at least 4-6 itineraries or cancel trips as a result. However, it is also your weeks before you travel.
Malaria: There is no vaccination against malaria, which is transmitted by mosquito bites and is a risk in many less-de- Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we sug- veloped tropical areas in Africa and Latin America. Protection gest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide against mosquito bites is essential and where the risk is con- when packing for your holiday.
sidered high, anti-malarial medications are recommended. Anti-malarial medications should be discussed with experts - Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel in- as there are different medications available and not all surance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, final itinerary and this medications suit all people or all destinations. Where malaria is considered prevalent in mountainous regions we prefer - Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel that trekkers to altitude try to avoid the use of mefloquine insurance and air tickets (Lariam) if possible.
- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card - Money belt and small padlocks Copies of key documents
- Small first-aid kit We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy, travel- - Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries) ler's cheques and credit card. Keep one set of photocopies - Electrical adapter plug (view www.kropla.com) with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies - Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes/ tissues at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some - Insect repellent extra passport photos with you in case of additional visas, - Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses permits or other unforeseen paperwork.
- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers) - Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required) - 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of -- For the Amazon -- rain) and dry bags Luggage: It is not necessary to take all of your luggage with - Refillable water bottle you to the Amazon Lodge, in fact, it is rather difficult to do so. Instead, your main luggage will be stored at the local - Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler climates office in Puerto Maldonado during your Amazon visit, so you - Wind and waterproof rain jacket will need to have a day pack available. - Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking On the riverboat: For the ride to the lodge, the boat is cover- ed against sun and rain, but a light jacket can be useful for the wind and spray. Be sure to wear sun protection, even in overcast conditions, as the sun's reflection off the water can sometimes cause significant sunburn.
Weather: In the tropical rainforest it is best to be prepared Medical Kit
for all kinds of weather. A common question we receive is It is a good idea to take a small medical kit with you, and about the "dry and rainy seasons" of the Amazon, but it is you should consider packing the following items: best not to trust such generalisations to plan a trip. At times Antibiotics, Lip-balm, moisturiser, sunscreen, headache it can be hot and sunny, but a cool rainstorm may appear at tablets, antiseptic (e.g. Betadine), anti-diarrhoea tablets (for a moment's notice during any time of the year. Take approp- changes in diet and water), laxatives, band-aids/moleskin/ riate clothing.
dressing strips for blisters, small scissors/tweezers. Note that Clothing: Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts moleskin is particularly good for blisters and can be obtained are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more from any pharmacy. comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed It is also recommended to carry a letter from your doctor skin may need a light dousing with insect repellent. Guests explaining any less common prescribed medications that you should arrive in clothes which they do not mind getting may be carrying. slightly dirty or wet, and should wear footwear that is suita- DIARRHOEA STOMACH upsets are not uncommon when ble to walk on a rain forest trail. Sun cream, insect repellent, travelling through new destinations (usually a 24 - 48 hour hat and waterproof clothing should be carried in hand lugga- ‚bug‘) and this may cause diarrhoea, leading to dehydration. ge and kept accessible for the journey to the lodge. During Should you develop a stomach upset you should eat only the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it in moderation and drink plenty of fluids. It is a good idea often gets wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos to carry a couple of sachets of rehydrants with you (such as are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Rubber boots Gastrolite). We also suggest that you carry one of the com- are supplied for walks in the forest interior and a large seleti- mon anti-diarrhoea tablets such as Imodium. on of sizes are available.
SUNSTROKE It can be quite easy to get sun burnt when you Comfortable shoes (or sandals): are fine for walking on are not accustomed to the sun in new climates. You should boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free take sensible precautions such as wearing a hat and using a time. Power: is available for a few hours each day. Be sure to good UV sunscreen. Finally, drink plenty of fluids - preferably charge your camera batteries before you head to the Ama- zon where possible. WATER In general, water is not safe to drink in the areas through which we travel. Bottled Water is widely available and most travellers prefer to drink this. Your guide can assist What to take
you in regards to the relative safety of tap water and the General Packing List
availability of bottled water on each tour. When walking, or Remember - the lighter you travel the better! A soft-sided in hot conditions, you must make a conscious effort to main- duffel or sausage bag is the ideal form of luggage. It is tain your hydration, drinking as much water/tea as possible recommended that you keep your luggage weight around to offset fluid loss.
15kg and certainly no more than 20kg. A small or medi- um-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option, but preferably one without a frame.
When you pack your clothing, consider the climate at the time of year you are travelling and any specific requirements The unit of currency is the nuevo sol (S/). The sol is divided for your trip as at certain times of the year some of the items into 100 centimos.
suggested in the list that follow may not be necessary. Keep in mind that the weather will vary significantly from place to place. Laundry facilities are available in some destinations.
Check out www.xe.com for current exchange rates.
For any assistance prior to travel, please contact your travel There are ATMs in Lima and Cusco and if you have a Visa card, Mastercard or any card compatible with Cirrus or Plus For assistance whilst you are travelling, please contact the you may be able to draw cash from this service. This service local numbers listed on your travel itinerary or below, as your is not always available so you should not rely solely on this call will be received in the same time zone. Alter method of receiving funds. you have already joined your tour, please direct your enqui- At Lima Airport, there are bureaux de change in the main ries to your local tour leader. hall of the international zone and a post office on the 2nd level. ATMs are available throughout the airport.
PERSONAL EXPENSES Day to Day Itinerary
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You will need to take money with you to cover any additio- nal meals/drinks not included in your tour cost. You will also need to budget for bottled drinking water plus such things as tips, laundry, souvenirs, additional sightseeing, optional Countries Visited activities and excursions, and possible delays. It is much better to come with more than you would expect to spend Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru and to end the trip with a surplus, rather than being caught Puerto Maldonado, Madr short! It is always useful to carry an additional amount for emergencies that can happen en route. If there is a medical emergency you are sometimes required to pay at the source The Amazon is the biggest, baddest jungle there is. Fo' real. and reimbursement is made later by the insurance company. We make its acquaintance in Puerto Maldonado, head up This is a situation where a credit card can be useful.
Tambopata River by boat, stalk into its rainforest under the cover of night (and day) and visit a clay lick. Macaws looove licking clay.
There are no departure taxes to be paid at the majority of Peruvian airports.
In the case of your Jungle guide it is appropriate to leave a tip at the end of each excursion as you will have different guides depending on the activities that you participate in. We recommend approximately US $5 per day as a suitable While you are travelling
Hotel Check In / Check Out
Generally, your room will be available from around midday. Sometimes it may be available mid-morning but this is in no way guaranteed. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the early morning you may have to wait until your room beco- mes available. Alternatively you can book one night‘s pre- tour accommodation that will ensure that your room is ready whenever you arrive. Rooms must generally be vacated by 12 noon unless you have made prior arrangements with the hotel reception. If you want to keep your room for longer you may have to pay an additional charge.
No amount of David Attenborough documentaries can A word on drugs
prepare you for the mind-boggling awesomeness of the In most countries even the smallest quantity of an illegal Amazon Jungle. So switch off your TV, put down your iPad, substance is considered a very serious offence and can carry and channel the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt, one of lengthy jail terms. Avoid any contact with illegal drugs. Don't Darwin's influences. Google him.
put yourself and others at risk and never carry bags or lug- gage for other people. Any person found to be carrying or Day 1-3: Puerto Maldonado - Amazon
using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the trip immediately Jungle Lodge
without the right to any refund.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner See toucans, otters, spider monkeys and hopefully avoid anacondas. Oh, and don‘t pat the poison dart frogs. Got it? Local Prices
Morning arrival transfer from Puerto Maldonado Airport (PEM), in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
Costs in Peru are lower, on average, than those in developed Board a boat for a two hour trip on the Tambopata River to countries, but higher than those in many neighbouring the jungle lodge - this is largest and most bio-diverse tropical countries. Lima and Cusco are the most expensive parts of rainforest on earth the country. 1 litre of water US$1 30cl bottle of soft drink Attend a short briefing US$0.70 50cl bottle of beer US$1.70 Budget meal – US$2 to Head into the jungle with a native guide Walk 20 minutes to a 30 metre high canopy tower, with views of the forest and river Other Important Information
Important Note: Please ensure you are booked on the earliest PEAK South America (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia / flight arriving into Puerto Maldonado or alter Isla Grande de Chiloe
Overland) + 55 21 96940-9208 Or +51 99605 5559 or +51 Tierra Del Fuego
Day 4: Amazon Jungle – Puerto Maldona-
Meals included: 1 breakfast Head back to Puerto Maldonado airport, where the trip ends. If your memory bank isn‘t full of all kinds of Amazon Jungle experiences, you did it wrong. Go back and start again.
Take it easy until your transfer back to Puerto Maldonado airport for your onwards flight.
Important Note: Please do not book a departure flight from Puerto Maldonado airport until after 1145am
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