Bonito Aquatic Tours
If you are craving an adventure, then Bonito Aquatic Tours is the right experience for you. This small town, 290 km away from the capital Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is an aquatic playground, known as the top eco-tourism destination in Brazil and part of the 76 km² of the Serra da Bodoquena National Park.
The name does not disappoint, Bonito in English means beautiful. This natural beauty is rich in rivers with crystalline blue water, cave sites, and lots of waterfalls. The area is a habitat for fish of the Pirapatunga species, which jump out of the water to catch low figs and create an outdoor observatory for snorkelers. It’s also known for Abismo Anhumas cave, an ancient shrine 72 meters below the ground that you can only enter by rappelling and which has an underground lake over 80 meters deep, transparent waters, and a forest of submerged cones.
Bonito is where nature and man are in perfect harmony. The region offers dozens of attractions that offer in the midst of nature and more than 40 tour options, for all ages. Here it is possible to appreciate and enjoy the natural beauties, supporting the environment in a sustainable way. Actually, it is not possible to explore the area’s attractions alone and there is a limit on the number of daily visitors to the many attractions in the area, resulting in a well-protected area, where you are sure that you will be able to enjoy nature without encountering a crowd of tourists.
Day by day
Day 1 – Arrival in Bonito
Pick-up at the airport in Bonito and regular transfer to Hotel in Bonito. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 2 - São Miguel Cave and Barra do Sucuri snorkeling and paddling
After breakfast, we are going to Anhumas Valley Ecological Park. The tour starts with short a video presentation followed by an exciting tree canopy walk through a 180 m suspension bridge continuing on a 150 m trail until the entrance of one of the most ancient cavities on the planet. São Miguel is a dry cave with different geological formations where unspoiled nature shows off its corals and limestone nests. All gear necessary for the tour is included.
In the afternoon we will go to Barra do Sucuri for snorkeling. This tour is also operated at Sucuri River, where visitors will be met at the Main House to try and test the necessary gear and then start a 400 meters light hike up to the river where the tour starts. At the river, visitors will help paddle the boat 1.300 meters up the river while enjoying all the beauty of the gallery forest and the transparency of the river from the boat. At the end of this ride, visitors will then put on their masks and snorkels, jump out of the boat and finally see all the beauty of one of the most transparent rivers in the world. After the end of the tour, we will come back to the Main House, where visitors can relax at the hammocks or at the Formoso River which is just a few steps from the house. A transfer will be waiting for us to take us back to the hotel in Bonito.
Day 3 - Optional Bonito Activities
This day is for optional tours not included in this proposal, even so, you shouldn't think twice before exploring the optional natural beauties of this paradise known as Bonito. The transfer is not included.
Abyss of Anhumas
The descent and ascent of the 72 meters are carried out using a winch. It will require little physical effort to carry out the activity. All belongings of visitors, such as handbags and backpacks, will be transported in the same way. The arrival will be on a floating platform, where tourists will be able to prepare for the tour by boat, carried out in the lake of crystalline waters and for them to know the formations geological, back on deck they prepare for the floating or diving activity, using neoprene clothing and shoes in addition to the mask and snorkel already included in the tour. Visitors must attend the checkpoint of the tour held the day before, at the Abismo office, in the city center always from 17:30.
In Waterfalls Park, there are seven beautiful waterfalls, then we must go to the Mimoso River for contemplation and a bath. It is a full-day tour. In the morning the trail leads you to seven waterfalls to the east and a swing, spa, and swimming pool. In the afternoon we will go to five waterfalls also with a spring, spa, and swimming pool.
Structure, comfort, and safety for all ages. During the 1,700m interpretive walk in the riparian forest, the visitor will be able to observe the local fauna and flora and enjoy invigorating points of bath, providing rest for body and mind in the midst of an exuberant landscape. Besides, discover the limestone tufa formations and natural pools.
Mysterious Lagoon Flotation
It starts with a small trail of 600m in the middle of the forest that surrounds the sinkhole, leading visitors to the lookout point, from where possible to contemplate all the beauty of the Lagoon. Access is done through a staircase of 179 steps. In floating the view of the two blue chasms that form the bottom of the lagoon is impressive. It is a seasonal tour (normally open from April to early October, with no set date for opening and closing).
The 300m self-guided trail will begin. The group will receive instructions about the equipment used in the flotation and practical training as well, as where you will carry out the activity. After training, the group will descend a staircase with 78 steps, heading to the inner area of the cave and will start floating where you can contemplate the Mimoso Cave and its beautiful geological formations.
Land Quad Bike
Trilha da Serra is a ride to the attractive Serra da Bodoquena waterfalls, located 2km from the center of Bodoquena and 70km from Bonito. The 4x4 vehicle will take you to unbelievable places inside the Farm Betaine, an area of Natural Heritage Private Reserve, that is completely preserved and lush. Get ready to climb mountains, go through holes, and go through trails in the middle of the cerrado vegetation that lead to lookouts with waterfalls and beautiful views. The total route is just over 8km and lasts about 90 minutes, and can be done in individual quadricycles or in pairs (with two people on the same quad bike).
Porto da Ilha
Buoy Cross: Performed in inflatable buoys with a capacity for 1 person per buoy, the descent of 300m passing by two waterfalls and a rapid. Duration: 40 minutes.
Rio Formoso Boat: Carried out in inflatable boats along a 5 km route, it passes through three waterfalls and two rapids with a stop for a bath of approx. 20 min. You will have the opportunity to contemplate the local fauna and flora until disembarking. Duration: 2 hours.
Duck Rio Formoso: Performed in an inflatable kayak, with a capacity for 02 people. The visitor goes up the river Formoso approximately 02 km until a bathing stop, the return passes by two waterfalls and a rapid. Duration: 2 hours.
Bike boat: The bike boat does not require balance. It has two catamaran-type floats. The seat and handlebars will be adjusted specially for you, it also has a child seat allowed for children. Duration: 40 minutes.
Stand Up: Performed on individual boards accompanied by monitors, lasting 40 minutes.
Electric Boat Sail: Accompanied by our environmental monitors along the Formoso River on an unforgettable tour, rich in beautiful natural landscapes and exuberant fauna. Ideal for children under 5 years old. Duration: 40 minutes.
Day 4 - Check out
Breakfast and check out and transfer to the Airport in Bonito.
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What is included?
- Private air-conditioned transport;
- Three nights in a Hotel or Inn according to the chosen option with breakfast;
- Regular tours in the São Miguel Cave and Floating in Barra do Sucuri;
- Bilingual local guide on the tours mentioned
What is not included?
- Services not mentioned;
- Optional Activities
- Additional transport
- Personal expenses
- It will be in accordance with the policy of the chosen accommodation, our operative will inform you at the time of booking confirmation.
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Punctuality and professionalism.
I hired and was delighted with the service. Punctuality and professionalism. Even better was the organization of the company that even offered service support throughout the period. It is worth leaving a big thank you to the guide who is amazing!
Best experience!!! I want more 😭❤️
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We were very well taken care of in Bonito. The guide took care of us in a special way. Highly recommend!
My experience was the best! I was afraid to do certain types of tours and they guided me through everything, reassured me and I had the best experiences in Bonito. Now, on the next trip to the Pantanal, it will definitely go with them again. They know the smallest details to transform our trip into a unique experience!
Amazing place, with great quality service, and impeccable.. I highly recommend ❤️
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Best ecotourism company in the state of Mato Grosso. Excellence service.
Everything amazing! From the purchase of the itinerary, the choice of tours, and the hotel, and also assistance to the airport. Everything perfect!
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