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Bonito: Prata River Snorkeling

1. Bonito: Prata River Snorkeling

Begin your tour with a pleasant walk through the riparian forest of the Olho d'Água and Prata rivers. Set off down an interpretative trail protected by an RPPN: Private Natural Heritage Reserve. Pass through centenary trees, orchids, and bromeliads, and keep your eyes peeled for several species of birds and many mammals, such as coati, capuchin monkeys, and anteaters. Upon arrival at the source of the Olho d'Água River, a huge natural pool of crystal clear waters, the guide will help everyone to equip themselves with a mask and snorkel. Practice floating to explore the surroundings before beginning your descent of the river. Then, let the soft current take you down the river and peek at an underwater world inhabited by dozens of species of fish and aquatic plants. Shoals of piraputangas, dourados, curimbatás, piaus, matogrossinhos, and other Pantanal fish are some of your likely companions. Drift for about 2 kilometers until the meeting of the Olho D'Água and Rio da Prata rivers. When you return to the farmhouse, savor a delicious lunch, typical from the Mato Grosso region. Sample homemade jams and the famous local sweet doce de leite. To relax after the adventure, take a stroll in the farmhouse and contemplate nature.

Bonito: Estância Mimosa Waterfalls and Trails

2. Bonito: Estância Mimosa Waterfalls and Trails

Get in contact with nature and the Pantanal culture with a trip to the Estancia Mimosa Waterfalls. Take an immersive and contemplative walk through the riparian forest of the Mimoso River, where the fauna and flora of the region make for wonderful photogaphs. Discover beautiful waterfalls, small caves, and cliffs, and make stops for bathing in the natural pools. Jump from a 6-meter (19.7-feet) platform, if you like, and hop in a rowing boat for lookouts over the Serra da Bodoquena. Also, enjoy a visit to the vegetable garden and the alligator lake, where you can call some of them by name and they come for a photo. Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English, or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only.

Bonito: Nascente Azul Lake Snorkeling & Activities

3. Bonito: Nascente Azul Lake Snorkeling & Activities

Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only.   Start the tour with a hike along a suspended trail. Within the first 300m, come across a beautiful waterfall of limestone tufts. Walk along the trail until you reach the Blue Spring where there is a natural phenomenon called mirroring, a spectacle of nature that reflects in the translucent water with a spectacular turquoise tone. After 300 m, arrive at a section where you can snorkel through the Nascente Azul complex. Enjoy numerous attractions including a circuit of suspended bridges over the water, zip lines, a beach with kiosks, a waterfall, swimming pool, changing rooms, bar service, and restaurant. Have fun at Aqualokko, a sensational ride consisting of suspension bridges, floating rafts, climbing poles and a fun zip line over the lake.

Bonito: Boca da Onça Waterfalls & Trails Tour

4. Bonito: Boca da Onça Waterfalls & Trails Tour

Discover waterfalls and one of the most amazing views in the region as you relax, disconnect and take great photos in the Boca da Onça park. Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only. Start the tour by following a 4 km trail alongside a network of waterfalls and pools. Along the way, stop for well-deserved breaks to take in views of the stunning cascades of water and enjoy a relaxing swim in the natural pools. Visit the waterfalls of Buraco do Macaco and Cachoeira do Fantasma. Then, arrive at the highest waterfall in the state, the imposing Boca da Onça Waterfall, which reaches 156 m. As you explore the area, admire the paradisiacal scenery of Rio Salobra which is simply unforgettable. One of the highlights of the tour is the breathtaking panoramic view of the Salobra River Canyon and the Serra da Bodoquena. Finally, savor a delicious regional lunch served in a local restaurant. Other facilities in this area include 2 pools of running water filled with typical fish that you can swim with, a relaxing whirlpool, natural shower, a bar and restaurant, toilets, changing rooms, a games room, souvenir shop, and hammocks.

Bonito: Lago Azul Cave Tour

5. Bonito: Lago Azul Cave Tour

Contemplate The Lago Azul Cave, one of the most beautiful places in the city of Bonito. Learn about the site's historical importance, which makes the experience even more impressive. Begin the tour with a 300m walk to the entrance of the cave. After descending the staircase, see an enchanting lake with intensely bluish tones and beautiful framed speleothems which are thousands of years old. Find out why the Lago Azul Cave is one of the most important caves in the national speleological heritage. It was listed as a Natural Monument in 1978 by IPHAN-National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute.  At the end of the tour, visit the snack bar and gift shop.

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What people are saying about Bonito

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was wonderful and very amazing. Swim with the fish and into the forest. Our guide was very professional and helpfull.

Beautiful experience in the midst of fabulous nature. Trip organized flawlessly.