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Parintins Brazil Cruise Port

Location:

Cruise ships dock right in downtown Parintins. It is an easy walk off the ship and into town. Most cruise ships are met by Bumba dancers! Large cruise ships will anchor and use their tenders to bring you ashore.

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Sightseeing:

Parintins is at the tip of an island on the Amazon River and though one of the deepest spots in the river is before you get there, the channel gets very narrow and shallow prior to the tip of the island and confluence of rivers.

Parintins is a small town of about 80,000 people on the Amazon River in Brazil, about 350 miles from Manaus. The village is 200 years old and has a rich Indian heritage. Each June, Parintins hosts the famous Boi Bumba Festival, and tens of thousands of visitors pour into the town for the week-long party. Many festival-goers even sleep in hammocks on the boats that carried them to Parintins

Most times a cruise arrival will include a show, which resembles the Boi Bumba Festival.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

You can try a pedicab tour of the town of Parintins. Inexpensive and laid back.

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Shopping and Food:

The best shopping for tourists is located right outside the port. Simply walk off the ship and off of the pier and you will see a flea market selling everything under the sun.

Currency:

Brazilian Real

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Communication:

Portuguese spoken.

Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are sparse.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Basic hours for most stores and businesses are from 9am to 6pm, with an extended lunch hour from around noon to 2pm.

Many museums are closed on monday.

National holidays:

January 1
Carnival - the five days leading up to Ash Wednesday
Good Friday
April 21 - Remembrance of Tiradentes
May 1 - Labour Day
Corpus Christi
September 7 - Independence Day
October 12 - Nossa Senhora Aparecida
November 2 - Dia dos Finados (the Day of the Dead)
November 15 - Proclamation of the Republic
December 2

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