You will board the skiffs at 6:30am just as the giant sun rises above the jungle. As you move down the Ucalyali River, the Amazons largest tributary, your naturalist guides will point out an amazing variety of wildlife, particularly active in the early hours of the day. Keep your eyes out for three-toed sloth hanging from tree limbs, for prehistoric-looking iguanas, and for a multitude of birds . . . orioles, horned screams, the list is long and varied. Then its back to the vessel, for a sumptuous breakfast.After breakfast you will stroll through the village of Madgalena, a small community of just ten families. After you meet the people, including lots of lively and curious children, your naturalist guides will lead you through the jungle to a beautiful lake that is home to the world famous Victoria Regia giant water lily. Have your cameras ready to capture this once-in-a-lifetime sight.Return to the M/V Aqua at approximately midday. Cool towels and chilled fruit juice await you, as you step out of the skiffs.After lunch, why not enjoy a siesta in the air-conditioned comfort of your suite? In the afternoon, you will enjoy a Ucayali exploration and Puinahua and discovery tour. You will continue along the majestic Ucayali River by skiff, enjoying the opportunity to see and meet native balseros, or fishermen. They will demonstrate their skill and let you see their catchincluding a type of armored catfish with a shell-like skin. You will have at least one chance to sample this delicious local fish at dinner aboard the M/V Aqua. you will also be likely to spot, and have the opportunity to photograph, the banana balsero rafts, loaded with hundreds of clusters of bananas en route to market. Keep your binoculars ready to get an up-close look at woodpeckers, parrots, macaws, and toucans.Return to the M/V Aqua in the evening, and enjoy dinner at approximately 8:00 pm. Afterwards, why not sit out on the upper deck to study the vast canopy of stars, shining so brightly, because there is virtually no electric light to compete with them.