From the Tapir Lodge and the Cuyabeno Reserve teams:
The temperatures in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve are rather stable meaning that throughout the year you can expect very hot and dry weather. This does not mean that it’s not going to rain, it is after all, a Rain-forest. Bring a small to medium seized waterproof backpack, big carry-on bags are not recommended. Bear in mind that you are going to the jungle so your luggage might get dirty during the journey.
Cotton t-shirts or shirts with long sleeves are ideal, not only will you be protected from the sun but also from mosquito bites. 2 to 4 long pants, jeans are not recommended then it can be pretty humid and hot remember that wearing comfortable cloths during the jungle hikes is a bless. 2 pair of shorts and a cap to protect you from the sun. For those with sensible skin make sure to pack sunblock too much exposure to the sun can be dangerous for your skin.
Please do bring enough cotton socks, you will need them for when you wear rubber boots. A light raincoat is advised. Don’t forget your insect repellent, medicines if you need to take them and a personal first aid kit. Bathing suits are important you will feel like jumping into the water. Bring your camera/video camera as well as binoculars a torch, your original passport, a refillable bottle for the excursions, it is important to keep yourself hydrated all the time.
Bring enough money with you, (our currency is American dollars) in case you decide to purchase handcrafts made by the family of the Shaman or souvenirs from the tapir lodge. Try not to bring credit cards, travel checks and big notes ($50, $100) then you will not be able to use them in Cuyabeno National Park. Small notes and coins will be a better option. We encourage our guests to tip our staff the last day of their journey however you should not feel obliged to do it.