There are different ways for you to visit the Amazon Jungle, depending on what country you are in and what you want to see from the Rainforest. I chose to see the amazon from the Peruvian side, as I flew out of Cuzco to the Amazon. I stayed at the Muyuna Lodge in the Amazon Jungle, which is about a 1 hour boat ride from Pucallpa. This inner jungle lodge is utterly amazing and I would recommend for everyone to stay here. Although going to the Amazon Jungle can be very expensive, it is honestly worth every cent.
The Amazon Jungle experience was filled with canoe rides through the rivers of the Rainforest, handling tarantulas and learning about their habitat, witnessing vultures fly over head, approaching alligators, feeding monkey’s and of course being close to creatures that you only read about in books. Regardless on whether you believe this is your thing or not, you will realise that it is your thing once you are there.
Wear layers - We were there in January and there were mosquitos everywhere, and by everywhere I mean there is a constant black cloud swarming around you as you walk through the jungle. The nasty things with bite through anything. I made the mistake of just wearing one pair of pants (because it was so hot and humid), but bite through my exercise pants and I had mosquito bites all over my legs.
Deet up - any ordinary mosquito or bug repellent simply won’t do the trick, and unfortunately ‘Deet’ is probably the only thing to keep the mosquito’s away. If you are like me and a little weary of such a harsh chemical on the skin, you can opt for the natural remedies like lavender oil, cinnamon oil or eucalyptus oil. Although I quickly realised that ‘natural’ just doesn’t cut it in these extreme conditions.
Rain Jacket - I think this speaks for itself, it’s wet. Like really really really wet.