Don't be a bad boi!
On the last three days of June, a unique kind of folkloric pantomime, boi-bumbá or Bumba-meu-Boi plays out around Brazil. There are many variations but the basic version is the story of a farm hand who kills an ox to satisfy his wife's craving for ox's tongue. An indigenous shaman then brings the ox back to life. The farm hand is forgiven and everyone celebrates. In Parintins the city is divided in support for two bois, or "oxen" Caprichoso (blue) and Garantido (red). People even paint their houses in blue or red to express their passion. The only place in the world you can get Coca Cola in blue cans!
Don’t just be a sun worshipper, worship the Sun!
While Peru celebrates a staggering 3,000 plus festivals a year the most significant is Inti Raymi, a reenactment of the Inca Festival of the Sun held inside the ruins of Cusco's Sacsayhuamán fortress. The celebrations give an insight into the Andes continuing culture as well as its Inca heritage. There are an abundance of Incan ruins to explore around Cusco not least of course the celebrated Machu Picchu and each has their own unique selling points and tours can be arranged to visit several of the most noteworthy.
Head to the Tortugeuro National Park which protect the nesting sites of the green and leatherback turtles. In June witness green turtles laying their eggs on the beach at night. Like most wildlife phenomenon’s, timing is crucial as well as knowing the best places to look. Our locals guides will help you get as close as possible without disturbing the creatures