I just booked a 5d/4n Manu Biosphere (land in via cloudforest and fly out) with Panticolla and recieved a 18 page document with all the dangers of the Amazon that was a bit alarming. The items that worried me the most are the botflies and constant mosquitos. They also asked if we had insurance to cover evacuations. They said that most Europeans get it, but only a small percentage of Americans do. I've seen many people on the forum write about their trip to Manu, with their family even, and none of the trips seemed to be that intense. Can someone please tell me if they felt that they were in danger in the Manu on their trip? My husband and I are seasoned travelers and we've been to Torteguero in Costa Rica and I thought it would be similar. Also, can anyone, please give us any recommendations on what we should bring besides DEET?