The small village of Parantins lies onTupinambarana Island, which is part of a large river archipelago in themid-Amazon, 250 miles east of Manaus. In existence for two centuries, Parintins is rich in Indian culture that is represented in the celebrated annual Boi-Bumba festival. It is a ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith that has been held here for over 80 years, inspiredby local legends. A stadium, the Boi-Bumba, was built in 1988 to accommodate the over 40,000 spectators that come and take part in this festival each year.The Boi-Bumba is listed on the official Calendar of Events to be one of the highlights in Amazonas State.
PleaseNote: Other than the Boi Bumba Festival, no other shore excursions are available in Parintins due to a lack of suitable buses and guides.Exploration of the village is on foot. Be sure to wear lightweight clothing and sun protection when going ashore.