Ecuador and the Galapagos

Ecuador, Discovery, 13 days - from $3,950 (land only)

DiscoveryWildlife & Safari

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Sandals or shoes which are comfortable when wet*(1)

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Gloves or mittens

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Swimwear (for thermal pools and on the boat)

Towel (for swimming)

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Second (fold-away) bag for storing trekking equipment*(2)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Daypack 25 - 30 litres

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for camp use

Spare laces

Shorts

Gaiters

Scarf or buff

Nailbrush

Wet wipes

Travel clothes

Camera, film/memory cards, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Notes

*(1) Some of the island stops on the Galapagos cruise may involve ‘wet landings’ where there is no jetty and you step directly onto the beach.

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*(2) Trekking clothes and equipment not required for the Galapagos section of the holiday can be stored at the hotel in Quito

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