Internet, Telephones & Electricity in the Amazon
Internet, Telephones & Electricity
Internet and phones
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest in the world. With options to visit by cruises or by staying in lodges, it is an amazing way to disconnect for a few days. That said, for those who have to stay connected, here are our tips:
Some lodges in the Amazon provide internet access (sometimes at a cost) but won’t usually have international telephones. You can make emergency calls through the front desk. Do not expect good WiFi access if at all.
If you enjoy watching TV or listening to music before you go to bed, we recommend bringing your computer or phone and downloading movies or music before you go to the Amazon.
When traveling to Amazon, we recommend taking an electrical adapter on your trip. Before using adapters make sure to check the voltage of your electronic device to ensure that you have a charger equipped to handle a higher voltage. If not, you will need to use a voltage converter.
In the Amazon they focus on conservation, so electricity may not be provided all day, this varies from lodge to lodge. You should bring portable chargers for cameras and phones and a digital watch for an alarm. Flashlights can also be a good idea at night. Leave the hairdryer or other high voltage appliances at home.
You can visit the Amazon through visiting a lodge or a cruise. If you will take a cruise, you should speak with the cruise operator or your Travel Consultant to see which type of socket they have. If you are visiting a lodge, find the country that you will visit below:
Brazil uses plug type and socket type A and C But, an E and F type plug will also work with a C socket. The standard voltage is 127 V and 220 V and frequency 60 Hz.
Peru uses plug type and socket type A and C But, an E and F type plug will also work with a C socket. The standard voltage is 220 V and frequency 60 Hz.
Bolivia uses plug type and socket type A and C. The standard voltage is 115 / 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
Colombia uses plug type and socket type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. Type B works with type A but not the other way around.
Ecuador uses plug type and socket type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. Type B works with type A but not the other way around.