SPEEDING ALONG THE AMAZON Manaus, Brazil Boating at sunset on the Amazon River on a hot February summer day. SUNRISE ON THE AMAZON Manaus, Brazil 6:30am. Summer sunrise on the Amazon. CRUISE THE AMAZON MANGROVES Manaus, Brazil Cruise the mangroves of the Amazon on a still summer afternoon. CARNIVAL! Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Join one of Rio's legendary street parties, or blocos, during Carnival.