Bonito Brazil Tours
Bonito is in the middle of a region which is being discovered as "Caribe do Centro-Oeste" due to the unbelievable blue colour of its rivers and springs. Owing to the enormous quantity of limestone in the ground, the water of these rivers passes through a real natural filter where impurities are deposited at the bottom of the river bed and the result is the absolute transparency of the water.
The Bonito Brazil region stands out due to the conscious exploration of tourism and has developed an infra-structure which receives and directs the tourists, at the same time as it cares for the preservation of every visited site, maintaining its. greatest riches, the environment. Bonito is a region rich in caverns and waterfalls and presents countless attractions for travelers of all tastes and ages.
1ST. day: Arrival at Campo Grande airport and group transfer to Bonito, leaving at 09:30am/ 11:30am/ 02:30pm / 04:30pm / 07:00pm / 11:30pm (about 5.5 hours)Accommodation at Hotel.
2nd day: breakfast, then full day Rio da Prata + Buraco das Araras (Macaws´ Hole). One-hour walk along a jungle trail as far as the Olho d'Água wellspring. A one-hour and a half snorkeling in the springs and down the Olho d'Água River without a support boat. Mask, snorkel, neoprene clothing and boots included.The Buraco das Araras is a 124-meter deep doline (a cave whose roof caved in) with a circumference of 500 meters. In its interior there is a very special ecosystem made up by a forest and a lake complete with microalgae and fish. In this environment there is a fauna represented by fruit-eating bats, insect-eating bats, some species of reptiles, little rodents and birds, among them, the bright and wonderful red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera)- This tour takes place in the city of Jardim, 50 km from Bonito - Duration: full day. Lunch included.
3rd day: Right after breakfast we shall visit one of the most famous places of Bonito, the Lago Azul grotto. Blue Lake Cave is doubtless the most beautiful and imposing cave of the region. It is approximately 400 million years old. The access is by stairway with 292 steps that descends to the level where we see the lake rich in water with calcium carbonate and magnesium that gives its blue color of hypnotic intensity. It’s the largest submerged gallery in the world. Divers have reached depths of 57 meters and found fossils of pre-historic animals, such as the giant sloth, saber-tooth tiger and others.
In the afternoon, after a cozy reception at the reception of Estancia Mimosa, visitors go on a pleasant stroll through the gallery forest of Mimoso River, passing by eight waterfalls of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, you can swim 11 under waterfalls or in natural pools, explore small caves, enjoy spectacular lookouts and (for the more daring visitors) jump from a 6-meter high diving board into a natural water hole. On part of the river you can ride a small boat through paths and passageways, relaxing while you enjoy the sights. Lunch included.
or, with a US$30 per person supplement:
Visit the Sucuri River. This is some of the clearest river water in the world, with a visibility and transparency of 100%, due to the calcareous composition of the soil. Visit to the headwaters were we see the water come out the sand in a phosphorescent blue and green color. Afterwards, floating snorkeling for 2 km down in the main current to observe flora and fauna of the river. Unforgettable! Included equipment: snorkel, mask, life-vest and back up boat. Lunch included.
4th day: Breakfast. Transfer from Bonito to Campo Grande (airport), leaving at 05:00am / 07:30am / 08:00am / 10:00am / 10:30am / 12:00pm / 06:30pm , arriving about 5.5 hours later..
2020 price per person in US$: (prices are valid till June 30 and are subject to currency exchange fluctuations and January & holidays)
High Season in 2020: Jan. 1-31, April 10-12, July 11-31, Oct. 11-13,
Rates can change for dates after June 30 and for Carnival (Feb. 21-26)
roundtrip airport transfers, above mentioned tours, lodging in Bonito in a hotel, breakfasts and other meals mentioned, specialized English-speaking local guides
beverages, meals during transfers, other meals not mentioned, phone calls.
"We have been back from Brazil for a couple of weeks now and wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had. We were very well looked after all the time. The tour company was terrific our guide Leandro was wonderful, attentive and kind. The airport shuttle was great and prompt. Thank you so much for your service - we simply can’t say enough!" Julie and Dana
Notes about the tours:
Other Tour Options
Boca da Onca (Jaguar's Mouth)
There are tens of waterfalls with transparent waters at the Boca da Onça ecological paradise. It has translucent water streams, full of uncountable deposits of beautiful, delicate “calcareous tufa” that form the waterfalls and natural pools.
There are many activities to do at the Boca da Onça. Visitors can be directly in touch with wild nature while walking around the ranch. They can, walk along two main trails which provide unforgettable views, or bathe in transparent waters. Another activity of interest is rappelling from the highest platform in Brazil.
The Anhumas Abyss with snorkeling or diving (requirement for diving: open water diver)
An opening in the ground, a vertical abyss of 72 meters, a true trip to the center of the Earth. The descent is made by rappel as far down as a lake with crystal waters with a surface of 7.000 square meters. Under the surface, divers will be confronted by enormous conical structures of up to 16 meters high. Visibility of up to 60 meters. In the dry area there are several speleothemes, real nature-carved sculptures. The night before the tour there is a hands-on rappel training sessions. All necessary equipment included. Because this is a small group tour with specialized guides, it is much more expensive than other tours.