with common sense...
American tourists that visit the rainforest invariably overpack.
And what they do take is often hilariously wrong for the climate.
If you're heading for
the hot, wet jungles of the South American or Asian rain forests,
you need to pack wisely.
Plan on carrying your
own luggage, so leave heavy items at home. Irons, hot curlers
and electric shavers are definitely out, as are fancy jewelry,
high heels and expensive suits. Take your oldest luggage and
relaxed, even grungy clothes.
A soft-sided suitcase
turns into a good cushion on long boat rides. A stand-alone
backpack is not only easy to carry, but turns into an instant
Do plan on taking along
a few extra items for gifts or exchange items. Just as you
won't be able to buy items you forgot to pack, the natives
don't have local drugstores or K-Marts to shop in. They'll
appreciate your extra gear.