Deep in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon lies Calluacocha Lake, located in the heart of a 40,000 hectare nature and wildlife sanctuary home to more than 500 species of birds, 13 species of monkeys, 1,000 species of butterflies, and 1,500 species of trees, as well as caimans, jaguars, ocelots, otters, millions of insects, and more. Experience this amazing biodiversity firsthand by kayak, traversing the Amazon’s breathtaking waterways around Calluacocha and Pañacocha Lakes. Pañacocha Lake is home to the endangered freshwater pink dolphin and the equally rare Amazonian manatee. These reserves are located in a wildlife corridor that connects two important larger reserves: Yasuni National Park (982,000 hectares) to the south, and Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve (600,000 hectares) to the north. Our home base for this extraordinary trip is a beautiful lakefront lodge that offers quality accommodations, personalized service, and gourmet meals. The lodge and nature reserves we visit in this wildlife journey are 100% Kichwa-owned ecotourism projects.