Bonito, in Mato Grosso do Sul, is one of the main destinations for ecotourism and adventure tourism in Brazil. The name of the place lives up to its name. A true paradise with rivers of crystal-clear water and the colors of the fish that contrast with the intense green of the native forest. Located in the Serra da Bodoquena, the city is 300 km away from the capital Campo Grande and has good access roads.
In Bonito, attractions such as the Lago Azul and Mimoso Caves, the Natural Aquarium and the Sucuri River stand out for their beauty and provide contact with nature and tranquility. Rafting, floating in small natural lakes, hiking trails and diving are some of the numerous leisure options.
The Anhumas Abyss, a cave located 23 km away, is another attraction. For certified divers, the abyss reserves the right to go 18 meters more. Scuba diving reveals new images, luminosity and the full range of one of the most sensational caves on our planet.
The local fauna, rich and expressive, is composed of innumerable species of birds, such as harpy, king vulture, macaws, toucans, curassows, and other animals. Fish are, of course, an important part of gastronomy. Pacu, pintado and dorado are the most popular and served with stews, fried or grilled, accompanied by a delicious banana flour.
Arrival at Bonito. Check in and Free Day. Accommodation.
We start the day with a delicious breakfast. Today we will leave for the tour to the Blue Spring with Floating. The tour starts with a walk on a suspended trail and in the first 300m you are faced with a beautiful waterfall of limestone tuffs. Following the trail, contemplating the source of the Rio Bonito, you reach the Blue Spring where a natural phenomenon called mirroring occurs, a spectacle of nature that reflects in the translucent water in a spectacular turquoise blue tone. After 300m of floating, day use at Aqualokko with structure to enjoy the day. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant. In the morning, we go for a Boat Trip on the Rio Formoso Passing waterfalls and rapids on the main river of Bonito. Held in inflatable boats along one of the main rivers in the region - Rio Formoso, in a 6 km course, passing through three waterfalls and two rapids with a bathing stop of approximately 20 min. During the tour you have the opportunity to contemplate the fauna and flora on the banks of the river. The tour is safe and serves children from 5 years old, blind, quadriplegics and other disabilities. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon. Accommodation.
Breakfast served at the Pousada's restaurant and departure for floating on the Nascente Rio Sucuri, considered the source with the second most crystalline water in the world. Get ready for the true ecotourism tour experience! The tour begins with a light walk through the forest of the Rio Sucuri, a flat trail that allows you to observe various animals in the region. From the trail it is possible to see the springs of the river, due to the extraordinary visibility of its waters.
Then the 1,900 m ﬂ oat descent begins with a support boat, amid the underwater ﬂow and schools of fish in one of the most crystalline rivers in the world.
A world of very rare beauty, and an indescribable setting for those who seek inner peace, where one has the feeling of flying among fish and plants, in a passionate experience.
In the afternoon we continue to visit Buraco das Araras, one of the largest dolines in the world, with approximately 100 meters deep and 500 meters in circumference, a place where several birds have adopted it as a natural habitat. The tour consists of a smooth walk along a 970 meter trail (total) and has two platforms for observation. On site there is a bar and souvenir shop, toilets and living area. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast served in the restaurant of the Pousada. At the designated time, transfer to Airport.
When is the best time to visit Bonito?
Although Bonito is a destination that can be visited throughout the year, we recommend visiting from late autumn to early spring, that is, between the months of May to September. At this time of the year the minimum average temperature is around 15 degrees and the maximum average temperature is around 25 degrees.
How is the accessibility during the trip?
Accessibility in Bonito is very good. Although some tours are not viable, in our itinerary we made a selection of tours that can be done by wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.
Also, the guides and instructors are properly trained to serve people with disabilities and the places visited have an adapted structure.
The center of Bonito is small and has restaurants, bars and shops with good accessibility.
How many days is it advisable to visit Bonito?
We recommend at least visiting Bonito for 5 days and 4 nights. You can also extend your stay by 1 week as we have other tour options.
We are here to help you set up your trip to visit one of the paradises in Brazil with accessibility and comfort.
Aqualokko has accessibility to enter the lake and river with an amphibious chair.
There are no adapted cars available in Bonito. The services are done in vehicles without adaptations and it is necessary to transfer from the wheelchair.
Accessible bathrooms are available on tours.
Rio Sucuri and Nascente azul tour has an accessible suspended trail.
The Buraco das Araras tour has an accessible trail.
All activities are accompanied by guides who are ready to assist in everything that is necessary, from the trails, water activities and other activities.