The small village of Parintins lies on Tupinambarana Island, which is part of a large river archipelago in the mid-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, inspired by local legends. View more
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Experience a taste of Amazonian folklore and festivity during this exclusive exhibit of the Boi-Bumba celebration. The people of Parintins exude a vibrant glow of beauty, happiness and pride in their culture as they carry on a part of their rich tradition that is rooted in a 19th-century fable.
Tender from the ship to the floating port and a short walk across the floating bridge will take you to the modern and full air-conditioned Parintins Convention Center, where a festive atmosphere awaits and delicious caipirinha drink welcome you as the air of excitement and anticipation rises.
Boi Bumba Show
You will then be escorted to the seating area to enjoy this very special presentation. With song and dance, the performers will celebrate the joy of life in a mesmerizing display of revelry. The captivating story of the Boi-Bumba will unfold before you, with the " Sinhazinha da Fazenda" and "Cunha-Poranga", two of the most beautiful performers; intriguing man-made bull - the "Paje" the medicine man of the tribe and many others actors of this enchanting tale - with colorful costumes and "Bumba" sounds this is truly a feast for eyes and ears. The show duration is approximately 60 minutes.
At the conclusion of this exclusive presentation, take advantage of the opportunity to appreciate the lavishly designed costumes, and possibly meet some of the performers.
Still energized by the show's exhilarating theatrics, take the return walk to the pier or explore independently on your own the numerous souvenir stalls of local handcrafts located in the pier area.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.