Cautions for trips to the Jungle
Only drink bottled water.
If you will go into the forest, take waterproof clothes, of long sleeves, made of fresh and slight material such as cotton, and do not forget a hat. Take several change of clothing, because you will probably get wet by the rains.
STING OF INSECTS
Advisable the permanent use of repellent to avoid the sting of insects, especially the mosquito.
Against the yellow fever. In the International Airport "Jorge Chávez" in Lima, there is a medical center in which you can vaccinate before taking a flight to the forest. It is also possible to be vaccinated to the arrival in the airports of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado.
Depending on the time that you expect to be interned in the jungle, if this will be for a long period of time, better consult with your doctor the possibility to be vaccinated against hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus and an anti malaria treatment.
Do not enter to the jungle without the company of experienced guides.
Do not acquire, buy or accept in donation tame or wild animals.
The Peruvian Foundation for the Conservation of Nature (FPCN), recommends thath all visitors bear in mind the following:
- Avoid eye to eye contact with any animal, otherwise their normal habitat could be disturbed.
- Never harass or change wildlife.
- When taking photographs try keep quiet.
- Refrain from shouting and making unnecessary noise when in wildlife areas.
- It is important remember that Peruvian law for the Conservation of Nature also forbirds the hunting, capture or commercialisation of any of the species of wild animals found in the jungle regions, whether they be mammals, bird or reptile. The only exception to this concerns those spices traditionally consumed by the Amazonian populations, such as the Red Deer, Sajino (Boar), etc.
- Litter should be disposed off properly.
- Observe any timetables pertaining to the use of vaious paths or tracks.
- Respect the native populations and the natural environment in which they live.