World Cup in the Amazon

  • A boat in the Amazon River waits to make the four-day run from the Colombian border to Manaus, Brazil. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERLAD STAFF

  • Travelers and vendors climb aboard a ship in the Amazon River. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat eat lunch in a communal kitchen. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A young man on an Amazon River boat shows off his new World Cup-themed haircut. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pablo Abril, a Colombian, kisses a replica of the World Cup trophy on an Amazon River boat. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat show-off their World Cup-themed nails. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIMI WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hammocks strung up on an Amazon River boat. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat watch the sunset. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat watch a World Cup soccer game. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat watch a World Cup soccer game. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat watch a World Cup soccer game. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers on an Amazon River boat watch a World Cup soccer game. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A boat captain on the Amazon River in Brazil wears his team’s jersey. For World Cup travelers on a budget, the river boats are a gateway to the globe’s most important soccer match. JIM WYSS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF