The tour starts with a trail through the gallery forest of the Rio da Prata (Prata river). Along the way, amidst the rich flora, it is possible to observe exotic birds, monkeys, tapir and other wild animals.
The trail leads to the main spring of Olho d'Água River where the snorkeling tour begins and where you will experience the sensation of floating in an immense aquarium of crystalline waters.
You will float downstream until the meeting of Olho D'Água with Rio da Prata while you enjoy the sight of dozens of different species of fish and aquatic plants.
At this point, you can choose to either continue floating or embark on a small boat with an electric motor until the end of the tour. The visitor also has the option to not descend the river, and instead float around the main spring; afterwards taking a small boat ride down Rio da Prata.
To ensure quality, safety and respect for nature, the groups are limited to a maximum of nine visitors and are always accompanied by a specialized, local guide. The tour lasts approximately 3 hous and 30 minutes.
The proper equipment for the snorkeling is provided and constitutes of neoprene wetsuits and shoes, mask and snorkel. Equipment is included in the tour price, as well as accident insurance and the tour guide. For your comfort and convenience the ranch offers a bar and a souvenir shop with exclusive products.
Those who stroll through the roads of the region of Bonito, even if they are good observers, will never imagine the treasures hidden by the thick woods of thr "cerrado" vegetation. The true treasures of nature! Rivers of crystal clear water rich with life in all is variety of forms and sizes, where you can practice snorkeling or scuba diving. In some of these rivers more than forty species of fishes and countless species of plants are found. In others, there are beautiful waterfalls, formed by the combination of the deposition of plants and wood over rock and the high concentration of calcium carbonates in the water, in an interesting natural process.If all the beauty of the rivers is not enough, in the region of Bonito there are many caves. They were formed millions of years ago. Some are underwater, totally or partially, adding even more beauty to their naturally decorated interior. For this reason, Bonito is a paradise for cave divers and those seeking adventure.The geological and climatic characteristics of the region of Bonito are the biggest reason for the efforts to the conservation of this area. The calcareous rock that form all the Bodoquena Sierra (Plateau) are easily dissolved in water, forming caves, waterfalls, and also generating rivers of crystal clear water. Bonito is set on Brazil national scene as one of its best Ecotourism destinations, not only for its beauty, bu also for the city organization and good quality of service. Among the main activities offered to the visitants are: snorkeling, trekking, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, rafting, rappelling and scuba diving in rivers, lagoons and caves. The main ecotourism and adventure tours in Bonito are: Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata, Gruta do Lago Azul, Abismo Anhumas, Estância Mimosa, Rio sucuri, Boca da Onça, Buraco das Araras, Rio do Peixe, Bonito Aventura, Ceita Cure. But there are many others!! Schedule a week stay in Bonito, and enjoy each day a new landscape! Extend your trip with a visit of the Pantanal, another must see ecotourism destination in Brazil! http://www.bonitobrazil.com.br