My Tentative Packing List for 16 Days in Ecuador and Panama
I'm traveling to Ecuador and Panama in early 2014. In Ecuador, we'll be staying at between 4-9k feet in the cloud forest for 6 days, in the tropical jungle on the Rio Napo for 5 days, and 5 days in Panama at Gamboa Preserve at sea level.
It may seem early to generate a draft of packing list, but if we need more super lightweight clothing, now is the time to buy.
So, my main carryon includes:
Teva Sandals and trail shoes (also wearing a pair of trail shoes on plane)
2 pr. Smart wool socks (plus wearing a pair on plane)
4 ex oficio undies (plus wearing another pair)
2 bras (plus wearing one)
2 convertible pants REI (plus wearing one)
Smart wool long sleeved base layer, microweight (wearing)
Long underwear bottoms
Lightweight wind breaker (wearing)
1 breathable, waterproof rain poncho
3 long sleeve shirts, breathable, qwik dry from REI
1 qwik dry capris from REI
1 fancier short sleeve shirt qwik dry
1 nightshirt qwik dry
Please bear in mind that qwik dry takes more than a day to dry in tropical jungle and I'm not excited about wearing wet or super damp clothes, hence one more long sleeved shirt and one more pair of convertible pants than I would normally take. Ditto on the trail shoes.
First aid and medical kit
Clothing care kit
Bug and sun kit
Mini ipad OR Kindle
Noise cancelling headphones
Personal (wallet, passport, travel docs, glasses and extras, meds, blah, blah, blah)
If you have travelled in this area of world, I would really appreciate your feedback and comments. Also, comments on how you packed, in what bags, and how this worked for you.
Off on another adventure...and this planning part, for me, is just as much fun as the travel.