Mayan Immersion is a light weight tour. Remember that we will all be traveling in a van that, however big it is, space is not infinite. We ask you not to pack a bag bigger in size than hose allowed as hand-luggage in airplanes (this will save you money when buying a plane ticket!). Don’t worry about not having enough space on the way back if you decide to buy souvenirs, you can always get an empty backpack too and fill it up with your newly acquired items.
Here below is a list of things we suggest you bring. You can print this page and tick off the boxes once you have packed them. Remember, pack lightly.
For your feet:
1. Having traveled all around Mexico I can give you several tips that will make your trip much more comfortable. You want to be concentrating in having fun rather than the 20 mosquito bite that decorate your legs. During the day there will be two main mosquito-happy-hour, dawn and dusk. At these times you want to either cover yourself with mosquito repellent OR (and this is my recommended option) wear long, light trousers. You know those called Aladdin or MC Hammer pants? If you don’t, google them and get a pair. They are excellent for traveling through tropical countries where mosquitoes and other insects are abundant and it’s hot. These will cover your leg (delicatessen for mosquitoes), won’t suffocate you and barely take any space in your suitcase! If you live in Toronto you will find them all around Kensington Market, specially where all the Indian and Tibetan shops are.
2. We will spend a bit of time in the van transitioning from one place to another. Some will be short others long (specially day 6). For those transition periods I recommend you bring a book, MP3 player if you’re hearing or a really talkative friend!