Carnival may be the highlight of the Brazilian festival season, but the Amazonian Boi Bumbá deserves just as much attention — if not more. Paul Sullivan shows us why.
Landing in Parintins
1. The small Amazonian town of Parintins is reached from Manaus via a 20-30 hour boat trip...or a one hour plane ride.
View of Parintins
2. The population of Parintins is 100,000. During the 3-day Boi BumbÃ¡ festival the population doubles as visitors arrive from all over Brazil, creating a colourful mix of local culture and burgeoning tourism.