WHAT SHOULD I TAKE ON MY TRIP TO BRAZIL? FOLLOW OUR QUICK TIPS AND YOU’LL BE PERFECTLY EQUIPPED FOR YOUR ADVENTURE IN THE MATA ATLÂNTICA.
Even when you’re away from home you can keep plastic bottles to a minimum. You might be deep in the Brazilian rainforest, but an Ocean Bottle combined with a UV water purifier means you always have clean water to hand. And when you buy an Ocean Bottle you are supporting the manufacturer’s mission of actively combating marine pollution: every bottle purchased funds the collection of 1,000 plastic bottles in Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Contaminated drinking water can ruin your trip. The SteriPEN® Adventurer Opti UV water purifier eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses from a liter of water in just 90 seconds.
Backpacks from the MAVERICK COLLECTION are ideal for shorter expeditions to the Atlantic Rainforest. They are made by Millican, who make their robust packs from organic cotton tightly woven with recycled polyester then waxed to ensure they are totally watertight. You can be sure your camera equipment, phone, and other valuables will stay dry as a bone.
When you visit Minas Gerais during Brazil’s summer (November to February) be prepared for heavy rain. A waterproof, breathable, lightweight rain jacket like the Stretch Rainshadow by Patagonia is a must. The outer shell of this compact, packable rain jacket is made of 100% recycled nylon (including upcycled fishing nets).
Brazil is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Before you set off, pick up a copy of Wildlife Conservation Society, Birds of Brazil. It contains a huge number of illustrations and accurate maps describing the enormous biodiversity in the region.
Wildlife Conservation Society, Birds of Brazil: The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, including São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro
Robert S. Ridgely, John A. Gwynne, Guy Tudor, Michael DiGiorgio
Comstock Publishing Associates, 2016
Find out what #mywildlife experience await you at the Santuário do Caraça, learn more about this island of biodiversity or browse through our travel tips for Brazil to get you even more excited about your next trip to the Mata Atlântica.