One bit of advice that I would give is to make sure you bring 100% deet. When I went shopping for deet, the sporting goods store employee told me that 100% deet was overkill and that 30% deet would be just fine. Well, it was not good enough. I got quite a few bug bites. Other members of our group had 100% deet and did not get a single bite. I highly recommend you bringing only 100% deet. If you travel to the Amazon forest, you will want to stay at the Treehouse Lodge!