Put your contact info on both the INSIDE and OUTSIDE of your luggage.

Pack light: you will be moving from place to place and will need to carry whatever you bring. Depending on group size, space for luggage on our bus can also be limited.

  • Passport and other important documents and copies
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Shirts to work in
  • Pants to get dirty
  • Bug spray (mosquitoes and ants)
  • Good walking shoes with tread (OK to get muddy/wet)
  • Socks
  • Flashlight
  • Layers (tank, shirt, hoodie)
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack (something to bring to job site or on day trips)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snacks (easy to pack: granola bars or similar)
  • Walking sandals or flip-flops
  • 2-3 outfits to walk around in (e.g., tank and jeans, shorts and nice shirt)
  • Camera or other way to document adventures!
  • Toiletries (e.g., wet wipes, hand sanitizer, shampoo/conditioner, hairbrush, lotion, soap)
  • Undergarments (bring extra; sports bras are useful for women)
  • NOTE re: jewelry: keep to a minimum, nothing fancy

NOTE: Your hotels WILL provide the following:

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • WiFi

MEDICATIONS you might need:

  • loperamide (Imodium)
  • bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol)
  • ibuprofen or other pain reliever
  • ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • acetaminophen/diphenhydramine/phenylephrine (Benadryl) or
  • ranitidine (Zantac)
  • calcium carbonate (Tums)
  • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
  • Sufficient supply of other medications you are taking


  • Make sure your Tetanus is up to date.
  • The CDC recommends Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines.
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