An Island Town on the Amazon
Perched on an island 700 miles down the Amazon from the Atlantic Ocean lies a town that’s home to one of the world’s largest festivals—even though you may never have heard of it. For three days each June, Parintins plays host to Boi Bumba, a spectacular celebration of Indigenous culture and storytelling. Akin to Rio’s Carnival, elaborate floats parade the streets and impressive performances from the red Garantido team and the blue Caprichoso teams take place in an enormous stadium called the Bumbodromo—easily spotted from the deck of your Azamara ship. Also standing out on the skyline of Parintins is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmo with its bell tower and sleek design.
As you cruise past Parintins, you’ll be treated to lush views of the Amazon rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for abundant wildlife both along the shore and in the air. Caiman crocodiles, playful pink river dolphins, otters, anacondas, harpy eagles and colorful macaws all call the Amazon home.