4 Days Bonito Pantanal River Snorkel and Waterfall Walks

The town of Bonito, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is one of the most up-and-coming centers for ecotourism anywhere in Brazil, known for its blissful scenery, varied landscapes and countless outdoor activities.

In addition to the thriving wildlife, picture-perfect horizons and action-packed excursions which you will find here, what makes Bonito and its surrounds truly special is the region’s complete commitment to the benefits of sustainable tourism and eco-friendly adventure.

There are few better ways to fully appreciate the natural wonders of Bonito, than by snorkeling and swimming through the crystal-clear rivers and exciting flooded cave systems on the outskirts of the region. Prepare to be amazed, as you dive into an underwater world of color and thriving marine life, all of which will encircle and embrace you as you swim!


DAY 1 – Transfer Campo Grande Airport / Bonito Hotel

Airport arrival at Campo Grande, from where we’ll transfer to Bonito, a small village in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul surrounded by extraordinary nature. Accommodation.


DAY 2 – Bonito, Snorkelling & Handcrafts

In the morning we leave the hotel bound for a fascinating tour that takes place amid various schools of fish in the Recanto Ecológico do Rio da Prata. When we get there we will receive guidance and equipment (mask, snorkel, life jacket, neoprene clothing and rubber sneaker - included). We will be surrounded by piraputangas, dourados, curimbatás, piaus, matogrossinhos and other fish in the area. On the way we will stop at Vulcão Olho d’Água, a place where we can snorkel to feel the water that flows from the bottom of the river until we meet with the Rio da Prata and follow the last stretch floating in water or on a support boat.

On the way back we’ll participate in two workshops, including an experience with clay and a work with cattail straw, understanding the manufacture of coated bottles and other handicrafts. There is also a passage through the garden, where we’ll get to see over 50 different herbs. The tour ends tasting twenty varieties of Taboa cachaça and a visit to the store where we can purchase unique bottles of Taboa with sizes (50ml to 700ml) and varied prices, plus unique handicrafts made at the factory. We return to Bonito.


DAY 3 – Bonito, visit a typical farm

In the morning we visit the fazenda Ceita Corê, in Tupi-Guarani language 'Land of my children.' The farm has one of the most beautiful and traditional headquarters of the region, with a house on the edge of a crystal clear lake, where visitors can take a boat trip to see where River Chapena is born. A trail of approx. 1800m in the riparian forest of Rio Chapeninha will lead us to six waterfalls formed by calcareous tufa, small caves and natural pools. The typical farm lunch is served at the farmhouse which has a bar and restaurant, toilets, sand volleyball court, pool, game table, hammocks and gift shop. A tour full of enchantment and fun for the whole day. Accommodation.


DAY 4– Transfer Bonito / Campo Grande Airport

Transfer to Campo Grande airport for departure to our next destination.

BrazilHåvard Utheim