By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
We’re headed back down the river from Manaus, a 930-mile trip to the Atlantic.
Silver Cloud stopped this afternoon in Parintins, a hot spot in a hot place. This town is probably best known for its summertime party, the Boi-Bumba, which is held over a four-night period in June at a large stadium in town.
I don’t want to even think about June in Parintins; today, in February, the thermometer passed 91 degrees on its way to who-knows-where, and it somehow seemed as if the humidity was beyond 100 percent.
About half of the ship’s guests went ashore to see a scaled-down version of Boi-Bumba, presented in a slightly cooler than outside temperature theater.
A PARINTINS ALBUM. Photos by Corey Sandler
ALTER DO CHAO
Our last port of call in the Amazon River was the town of Alter do Chao, a bit off the visited path for tourists but quite popular as a beach resort for locals. From here, we have another full day on the river until we reach the outlet of the Amazon at Macapa, and then we turn north toward Bridgetown, Barbados and the end of this amazing cruise.
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