The Pacaya River, in the heart of the reserve, is one of the most pristine areas in the Upper Amazon. 379 kilometers in length, it is home to such diverse kinds of wildlife as howler monkeys, caimans, and capybaras. To come to the rainforest and have no rain, it is like having not been here! But indeed, we experienced it! Today it rained cats and dogs, and it was a magnificent experience. In addition to seeing wildlife, we had a terrific and fun experience along the river — jungle plunge-swimming, surrounded by pink dolphins in the middle of a blackwater lagoon. The afternoon was very different, as we motored a few hours to visit the Magdalena River; it was sunny, warm, and full of wildlife.