It can be difficult knowing what to bring on an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been.
But, you’ve got to start somewhere.
First, you will need a wetsuit. The Galapagos are notorious for the swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. In order to stay in the water for longer, this is a great idea.
In Ecuador, it has been raining a lot in the evening. A rain jacket will allow you to enjoy the all the amazon has to offer while keeping dry. Plus, they are light-weight so you can bring them anywhere.
One tip Scott Taylor gave us was to bring protein bars. Already I am extremely grateful that I followed his advice. You just never know when you’ll need an inconvenient bite!
Long pants are a must for Quito. The city is very conservative so walking around in shorts will call a lot of attention. I brought linen pants because they are still very light and comfortable.
Hiking boots for scaling basaltic lava.
Lots of great notebooks because you will need to take note of everything happening around you.
-Sarah G. out