Female Packing List For 2 Nights In The Amazon Jungle

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Before travelling to Peru I did a lot of research into what I should pack for my two nights in the Amazon Jungle. Because if you forget to pack anything important, there are no shops in the jungle to grab anything last minute! The climate in the rainforest is hot and humid, but because of the bugs and insects you need to cover up as much as possible whilst trying to stay cool as well.

Here's my minimal packing list for 2 nights in the amazon jungle:



Clothing:
The rainforest is damp and very, very humid so it's impossible to get anything dry. The key here is to pack quick drying clothes! I packed a clean t-shirt for each day, but wore the same long sleeve shirt and trousers for both days. It may sound unappealing to some people, but what's the point in putting on a full new set of clothes for them to get damp again within 30 minutes?

  • 2-3 x quick dry t-shirts (similar here)
  • A long sleeve, light coloured shirt (I wore this one)
  • Convertible, light coloured trousers (similar here, I would wear them as trousers on excursions during the day, and as shorts in the evening within the lodge)
  • Long socks (here, it's important to tuck them into your trousers to avoid bugs climbing up your legs!)
  • Sports bra
  • 3 x underwear
  • Pjs
  • Fleece (it can get chilly on the boats)
  • Rain jacket (similar 3 in 1 jacket here)
  • Waterproof trousers (here, vital if visiting in the rainy season)
  • Waterproof poncho
  • Hiking boots
  • Flip flops (for the evenings when chilling out at the lodge)


Toiletries:
Only pack the essentials. You definitely won't want to wear any makeup in the high humidity!

  • Deodorant 
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Hairbrush and hairbands
  • Sun lotion
  • Bug spray (heavy duty DEET is essential!)
Other:
  • First aid kit (find my DIY first aid kit post here)
  • Phone / camera for taking photos
  • Portable phone charger (there's limited electricity)
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Plastic zip lock bags - (Pack your belongings inside plastic bags within your backpack to keep things dry away from the humidity)
  • Cash - (There are no ATMs in the jungle!)
Are you going elsewhere in Peru? I've also written a packing guide for hiking the Lares Trek here.

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