What To Bring?

As we are located 45.5 km away from Iquitos and then at least a 30 minute walk through the jungle, it’s crucial to be prepared to avoid unnecessary trips back into town.  Also, we strongly urge you to leave your suitcase at home. Don’t bring hard or soft wheeled cases of any kind.  Instead, bring a backpack and daypack or duffle bag that can be carried by shoulder (yours or one of our workers if you aren’t able.)

What to bring:

  • You will need a to bring a journal to keep notes of your ceremony experiences and a separate one to jot down your dreams, thoughts, and jungle experience.
  • Some art supplies to draw, paint, or sketch. You will be more artistic than you think, and this is also a great way to express your visions.
  • Light reading materials, on spirituality. We have books you can borrow from our library, but please bring a couple of books for yourself.
  • Breathable light rain jacket, anorak. Nothing too rubbery or plastic, as this can cause unnecessary perspiration.
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Rubber (wellington) boots. You can purchase these in the Belem market in Iquitos for around 7USD, however please arrive with plenty of time to do so, before departure to CAA
  • Hiking pants, or long lightweight pants that dry quickly
  • Non-Cotton T-shirts / Shirts, they will dry faster
  • Sarongs
  • Light dresses
  • Fast drying shorts for the day time
  • Flip flops/sandals: You can walk throughout most of the property with sandals during the dry season, but during the wet season we recommend boots.
  • Sunglasses, sun protection, hat
  • Socks and underwear
  • Bathing suit
  • Water bottle (essential)
  • Lighter; and if you can bring a gift of a Bic lighter we will greatly appreciate it!
  • Camera
  • Flashlights. We recommend the head lamps with a red light option. This way when walking out of the Maloca (ceremony hut) you do not blind anyone.
  • Extra batteries for flashlight or camera
  • Ziplock bags to protect you belongings from the jungles high humidity
  • Small back pack / rucksack from walks around the jungle
  • Small pocket knife or knife in sheath
  • Quick dry travel towel for bathing
  • Small face towel
  • Lip balm if you plan to be in the sun
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Toiletries – all toiletries must be chemical free, non-scented, and environmentally friendly. We offer natural, non-scented, organic, mushroom based toiletries we shipped from Asia, that we found works best.
  • Natural sun block
  • Natural insect repellent. CAA also has natural bug repellent for sale on site.
  • Ladies please bring something to put your hair up in, so that it will not get in your face during the ceremonies.
  • Sleeping bag or sleeping sheet
  • Pillows. CAA will provide you with a comfortable pillow, but if you have neck problems please bring your own.
  • Long comfortable pants to wear in ceremony, along with a light comfortable sweater. Feeling cold is a common effect of ayahuasca.