Bonito is a charming Brazilian village which features adventure in several forms. The area is famed for its crystal-clear river, Rio de Prata, which delights travelers with its tropical aquatic wildlife. There are also unique cave formations and rappelling sites. Known as the "Caribbean of the Central-West," Bonito is sure to delight travelers as they tour Brazil. This is a great Brazil trip extension for travelers going to a Pantanal lodge.
Float the river, your guide will point out flora and fauna along the way
Rappel into stunning cave formations
Swim through the unusually blue waters and spot tropical fish
Arrive at Campo Grande for your bus transfer (4 hours) to Bonito, a small Brazilian village which is becoming known as "Caribe do Centro-Oeste" (Caribbean of the Central-West) due to its magnificent blue waters. Check in to Pousada Aguas de Bonito and spend the remainder of your day exploring Bonito and acquainting yourself with its magnificent landscapes.
Begin your morning by transferring to Rio da Prata to visit some of Brazil's most pristine rivers. Meet your guide at the river and embark on a hike while learning about the area's flora and fauna. After the hike is completed, return to the Rio de Prata for a tropical snorkeling experience! This float carries you through a unique sub-aquatic habitat for plants and animals. The unusual bright blue color of the river and its vibrant aquatic life give you the illusion of floating in an open aquarium. Your guide accompanies you to help you identify flora and fauna in the area. Return to your hotel and spend the evening relaxing or walking around Bonito.
Today is free to arrange optional activities locally. Bonito is an oasis of natural landscapes, crystalline rivers, and partially flooded caverns. Should you choose to visit Gruta Azul, a lake with intense blue waters and thousands of antiqued cave formations, make sure you bring your camera. This area is known for producing postcard-worthy photographs. You may also rappel in the Abismo Anhumas, a cave 23km from the city of Bonito which invokes the feeling of exploring Earth's inner sanctums. The Rio Salobra Canyon, which is considered to be the highest platform in Brazil, is another rappelling site. Alternatively, you can return to Rio de Prata and snorkel its clear blue waters. Return to Pousada Aguas de Bonito for evening activities in town.
Day 4: Depart Bonito
Transfer by vehicle back to Campo Grande and depart for your next destination on your Brazil vacation.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.