What Are The Best Hacks For a Real Jungle Experience?

Unlocking Nature’s Secrets: Essential Hacks for Thriving in the Jungle

Exploring the Amazon jungle is undoubtedly an immersive adventure, and ensuring comfort in such a rugged environment is crucial.

Most travelers asking for the best tourism company in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, or the best jungle survival guide for the Amazon usually gets to us moved for our over 20-year background exploring the rainforest. Amazon Explorer is specialized on extreme jungle expeditions and survival trainings.

Thanks to our experience, we can offer you some travel hacks to improve your comfort during your jungle expedition. Please, take your time to read all our travel hacks before to arrive in Iquitos and the Amazon in order to arrive well prepared and without doubts.

Embracing Discomfort in the Amazon: A Journey Beyond Luxury

Amazon Explorer distinguishes itself by steering clear of luxury tours or jungle lodges. Our expeditions prioritize fostering a harmonious coexistence with local communities and establishing a profound connection with nature.

While our adventures may present discomforts like bathing in rivers, humidity, heat, and insects; nevertheless, each discomfort becomes an authentic testimony of the rainforest experience that remembers its origins.

The gratification derived from overcoming these challenges transforms your trip into an unforgettable exploration, immersing you in the pure essence of the Amazon jungle.

Travel hack:

  • Light backpack: Remember that the more compactly you pack, the lighter the load will be during your long treks through the jungle.
  • Jungle Attire: Pack lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for the humid jungle environment. Opt for long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect yourself from both the sun and insects. Quick-drying fabrics are a bonus, as they help manage the inevitable sweat and humidity. Don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat for added sun protection.
  • Footwear Wisdom: While sturdy hiking boots are essential for trekking, consider bringing a pair of rubber boots and sandals lightweight.
  • Enhancing Jungle Comfort: If you want to be a little more of comfort, you could bring some things as: pillow, wet towel, repellent and sunblock.

Water to Drink

Ensuring a reliable water source is crucial for a successful jungle expedition. Here’s how we manage hydration in our trips:

For journeys to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, we carry 20-liter bottles of purified water, sufficient to cover the entire expedition.

During Amazon Tribes and Extreme Expeditions, we start with a week’s supply of purified water. Subsequently, we prioritize safety by boiling the river water. Additionally, for greater security, we have military grade filters to deal with possible eventualities that may arise during these expeditions.

In jungle Challenges, participants are equipped with personal filters. Purified water is initially provided, then personal filters become the primary means of ensuring safe water consumption.

In Survival trainings, we distribute purified water on the first day. Subsequently, participants rely on resourcefulness, extracting water from lianas or boiling river water.

Travel hack:

  • Avoid dehydration, drink a lot of water.
  • Water Bottles: Always carry a refillable bottle to stay hydrated during jungle hikes.
  • Electrolyte Boosters: In addition to water, consider carrying electrolyte powders or tablets, to maintain energy levels and prevent dehydration.
  • Natural sources of hydration: Familiarize yourself with local plants or vines that offer natural sources of drinking water.
  • Remember, staying hydrated is key to a successful and enjoyable jungle expedition.


Protect yourself from mosquito bites, the primary vectors of malaria, yellow fever and dengue. Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.

Travel hacks:

  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Loose-fitting clothing and light colors are more suitable for added protection.
  • Prevent insects from entering your mosquito net or tent by keeping it closed. Before entering, spray the entrance area with repellent, give it a shake, and enter quickly.
  • Ensure to apply insect repellent to exposed areas of your body for comprehensive protection.

Keep in Touch with Your Tour Leader

Your Tour Leader is dedicated to ensuring the best experience for you. They are readily available to address any concerns or suggestions you may have throughout the journey. Your Tour Leader is here to make sure you enjoy yourself and take unforgettable memories.
Remember: You are the protagonist of your trip!

Why choose Amazon Explorer?

  • With more than 20 years of experience organizing trips to remote regions of the Amazon rainforest, we are pioneers in organizing unconventional expeditions and jungle survival challenges.
  • Our team is comprised of experienced naturalists, and indigenous experts skilled in wildlife tracking and possessing a deep understanding of Amazon local traditions.
  • Recognized in numerous publications worldwide, we take pride in our proven experience in leading expeditions with maximum security for a diverse range of individuals, from adventurers and explorers to students, researchers, documentary filmmakers, and producers, including NatGeo and Discovery Channel.

Join Amazon Explorer in creating moments of wonder and excitement, transforming every step into an unparalleled exploration into the heart of adventure.

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