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Equipment Ckecking List

IN GENERAL:

  • backpack/suitcase/day backpack
  • rain/wind clothes
  • long pants, shorts
  • warm clothes (warm sweatshirt, fleecejacket for the Highlands trekking and mountain climbing are necessary) 
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • underwear, socks
  • comfortable trekkingboots, rubberboots (Ecuador Galapagos travels provides til Nr. 44 ), good socks for the trekkings, tennisshoes.
  • sunglasses, sunscreen (protectionsfactor 30 or more), hat to protect from the sun
  • personal medicine
  • Swimsuit/
  • passport
  • mosquito repellent
  • film and foto equipment (Highland 200 ASA, Jungle 400 ASA, Galapagos 100 ASA)
  • binoculars
  • a good head lamp or torch, knife
  • enough plastic bags where you should pack all your clothes to protect them from the humidity and rain in the Jungle and during the Trekking Tour. We recommend waterproof bags.

JUNGLE:

  • Shirts and T-Shirts (cotton preferible)
  • Shorts and Long Pants (No Jeans!!!)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Rubberboots (Ecuador Galapagos Travels provide til Nr. 44 )
  • Rain Poncho
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Binoculars
  • Foto Gear, Films (400 ASA)
  • Swimsuit/
  • Bottle for water
  • Personal first aid kit

GALAPAGOS:

  • Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended aboard the Ship.
  • T-Shirts or Shirts, Blouse
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Tennis shoes / Sandals
  • Windbreaker type jacket or light sweater (nights could be coulder)
  • We recommend to bring your own snorkel equipment
  • Swimmsuit, hat, sun cream, sun glasses
  • Camera and plenty of film
  • Personal first aid kit

Travel Luggage: For the Galapagos Islands and the Jungle is one piece of luggage not exceeding 20 kg per person (extra is your hand luggage) allowed. Your extra luggage you can leave in Quito at your Hotel.

TREK/EXPEDITION:

  • Comfortable Day Rucksack, Big Rucksack/Bag for your completly equipment wich will be carried by Horses.
  • Sleepingbag,
  • Isomattress/ f.E. Therm-a-rest
  • Bottle of Water
  • Head Lamp/torch.
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Rain clothes- Goretex jacket and pants.
  • Warm clothes

FOR MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

  • Climbing boots*
  • Grampons*
  • Gaiters
  • Wind/Rain Clothes
  • Warm/Thermal clothes
  • Harness, Carabiners*
  • Head Lamp/Bateries
  • Ice axe*
  • Rope*
  • 2 Pair of gloves
  • Glacier glases
  • Suncream, sunglasses
  • Sleepingbag
  • Rucksack
  • Thermo
  • Helmet, Cap (not necesary for Cotopaxi)

* These items we can provide

HEALTH/VACCINATIONS:

Malaria:
There is Malariarisk in the coastal and jungle parts of Ecuador all year round, but not in Galapagos and in the Andean Highlands. 

We recommend the following vaccines (as appropriate for age):
See your doctor at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for immunizations to take effect.

  • Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG).
  • Hepatitis B, if you might be exposed to blood (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, stay 6 months in the region, or be exposed through medical treatment.
  • Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation.
  • Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries in this region.
  • Yellow fever vaccination, if you will be traveling outside urban areas.
  • As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles. Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11-12 years who did not complete the series as infants.

To Stay Healthy, Do:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes. If this is not possible, make water safer by BOTH filtering through an "absolute 1-micron or less" filter AND adding iodine tablets to the filtered water. "Absolute 1-micron filters" are found in camping/outdoor supply stores.
  • Eat only thoroughly cooked food or fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself. Remember: boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it.
  • If you will be visiting an area where there is risk for malaria, take your malaria prevention medication before, during, and after travel, as directed. (See your doctor for a prescription.)
  • Protect yourself from insects by remaining in well-screened areas, using repellents (applied sparingly at 4-hour intervals) and permethrin-impregnated mosquito nets, and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants from dusk through dawn.
  • To prevent fungal and parasitic infections, keep feet clean and dry, and do not go barefoot.
  • Always use condoms to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

To Avoid Getting Sick:

  • Don't eat food purchased from street vendors.
  • Don't drink beverages with ice.
  • Don't eat dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.
  • Don't share needles with anyone.
  • Don't handle animals (especially monkeys, dogs, and cats), to avoid bites and serious diseases (including rabies and plague).

What You Need To Bring with You:

  • Long-sleeved shirt and long pants to wear while outside whenever possible, to prevent illnesses carried by insects (e.g., malaria, dengue, filariasis, leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis).
  • Insect repellent containing DEET (diethylmethyltoluamide), in 30percent-35percent strength for adults and 6percent-10percent for children, as well as a bed net impregnated with the insecticide permethrin. (Bed nets can be purchased in camping or military supply stores.) Bed nets may also protect against insect bites that transmit Chagas disease.
  • Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicine to take if you have diarrhea.
  • Iodine tablets and water filters to purify water if bottled water is not available. See Do's above for more detailed information about water filters.
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, hat.
  • Prescription medications: make sure you have enough to last during your trip, as well as a copy of the prescription(s).

After You Return Home:
If you have visited an area where there is risk for malaria, continue taking your malaria medication weekly for 4 weeks after you leave the area. If you become ill with a fever--even as long as a year after your trip--tell your doctor that you traveled to a malaria-infected area.

Ecuador Galapagos Travels
Ecuador Galapagos Travels
Veintimilla E10-78 and Av. 12 de Octubre
El Giron Building – Tower E – 2nd Floor – Office 104
fax: (593 2) 2224 628
P.O.BOX: 17-01-43
email: info@ecuadorgalapagostravels.ec
www.ecuadorgalapagostravels.ec
Quito - Ecuador

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