Carnival in the Amazon rainforest - Parintins
Parintins is a two day boat ride away from Manaus. One can also fly from Manaus and reach Parintins in a few hours.
I drifted down the Amazon river on a banana boat for days. The boat was the only mode of transporation for the locals. My broken portuguese and my brazilian friend, Claudiomar, ensured that we hang out with the locals. We talked about Washington DC, where I lived and Bombay, where I grew up. I watched in amazement as caboclo families, dressed in their Sunday best, rowed their little canoes to attend mass at the river-side churches. I danced with the local girls, drank the cachaca and ate the feijoadas.
We were on a trip to Parintins to attend the Boi Bumba festival. Details of the Parintins trip are available on a different web pageRelated to:
- Jungle and Rain Forest
see the river
take a cruise or excursion to see the river. keep your hands in the boat, wear long sleeved clothes and never, never pee in the river!
Electric eels, stingrays & piranhas apart, the world's largest snake, the anaconda drags its pray under the water, drowns it and swallows it whole.
visiting the floating village of cataloa
best to visit with a tour operator
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If you fly into Manaus, this...
If you fly into Manaus, this is what you will see below you, the winding Amazon.
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