Backpack or Luggage?
Backpacks work best. Luggage will work, but you must be able to carry all of your possessions and you will probably regret not having a good backpack. Travel light; be a minimalist! Please contact us if you need advice.
Below you will find a printable list of both required and suggested items to bring. On all trips there are a few things we want to doubly remind you to bring and are listed as required.
Printable Packing Lists
Always Remember to Pack:
- Passport and a color copy of it
- Plane tickets
- Daily medications you require with prescriptions to match
- Debit and/or credit cards
- Driver’s license or secondary ID
- Vaccination certification
- Small amount of cash
We often find ourselves in small villages and communities that don’t have access to the things they need, even if they had the money. They greatly appreciate any gifts you might be able to leave behind. These might be items you have sitting in your basement or garage that you think are trash, but that might be very useful to people in a remote village. Here is a short list of suggestions:
- Clothing for adults & children: t-shirts, shorts, swim suits, rain ponchos, etc.
- Sandals for adults & children; waterproof types like “Tevas”
- School packs & backpacks
- Rubber Boots
- Camera equipment
- Medical Kits
- Translation Books
- Art Supplies
- Sports equipment
- Fishing gear
- Flashlights & Batteries
- Music CDs
What Not to Bring
- A closed mind and bad attitude. (Be open to new ideas)
- Insect repellents containing pesticides. (See packing list for suggestions)
- Expensive jewelry and watches.
- Keepsakes and possessions which are irreplaceable to you.
- Money in excess (ATMs are available along the way in most areas)
We expect that you will abide by all local, state, federal and international laws regarding individual possession and behavior. We will not delay the trip or wait for you if you contradict those laws and create problems for yourself.
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