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Bonito

4 Days / 3 Nights

Bonito is located in the southwest of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the heart of the continent. Until 20 years ago, an unknown hamlet, Bonito is now one of the flagship projects of ecotourism. Since the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1991, various natural conservation measures have been launched: the payment of natural limestone caves and crystal-clear rivers that form hundreds of magnificent waterfalls that characterize the region at the foot of the Serra da Bodoquena (altitude 400-650 m). For all excursions you must be registered, observe the fixed timetables and be accompanied by a guide. The number of visitors is limited in the interest of nature conservation. Fishing and motor boats are prohibited throughout the region.

The local pensions (Pousadas and Fazendas) regularly organize small music and dance performances. If you wish, you can enjoy a Tereré, the regional specialty - a green sailor served with ice water.

Equipment (eg Neoprene suit and diving goggles) is provided by the organizer and is in good hygienic condition.

Climate and travel time:
There is a tropical climate with more moderate temperatures in higher altitudes. From November to February, it rains more often, which affects the excursions of course. In February, March and April generally fall in the rainy season. The winter, however (from June to September), is generally dry and particularly suitable for diving activities. The water is then extremely clear and the view is excellent. However, temperatures can drop to a few degrees above zero! By the end of the year, the water level has fallen so far that various excursions lose their charm

 

Day 1: Transfer Campo Grande - Bonito

 

Day 2: "Rio da Prata" Silver river and Buraco das Araras

09:30 - "Rio da Prata" (silver river)
Snorkeling begins at the origin of the Olho d'Água river; Then we walk through the jungle and look at birds and other wild animals. At the end of the hike, you can "float" in a huge natural aquarium and very quiet translucent water and watch the colorful vegetation and animal world underwater.
Lunch included.

16:40 - Buraco das Araras
Walk along a path around the largest South American depression: 124 meters deep, 500 meters in diameter. You will discover a panoramic view of the lagoon inside, where caimans and parrots live, as well as brightly colored spiders that create their nests.

Day 3: "Gruta do lago Azul" (Blue lake Cave) and light trekking on the Formoso river

08:20 - "Gruta do Lago Azul" (Blue Lake Cave)
After a descent of 100 meters, you reach a lake of deep blue water whose depth is estimated at 90 meters, surrounded by stalactites and stalactites. In 1992, a Franco-Brazilian expedition of divers into this national monument, stone axes and ceramic vases, as well as a series of Pleistocene mammals fossils such as saber-toothed bombs and giant bombs. Two unique modern life forms have been discovered in the cave: a blind crab and a type of worm.

15.30 - light rafting on the Formoso River
The eight-kilometer journey to the "pastoral islands" is a tremendous experience. While traveling in the rubber boat (capacity up to 14 people), you cross five waterfalls. Then you can swim in one of the clearest rivers in the world.

Day 4: Transfer Bonito - Campo Grande Airport

 

Accommodation
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Price per person in USD
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Prix par personne en USD
Validity
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Olho D' Agua Lodge *** 810.00 1.1. - 28.12.2020
Pousada Surucuá *** 866.00 1.1. - 28.12.2020
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Zagaia Eco Resort **** 896.00 1.1. - 28.12.2020

 

Hotel classification: assessment of Brazil Insider. The official classification is generally higher

Price valid: until December 28, 2020

Price based on 2 persons: Another number of people, route guidance and residence time on request

Exceptions: separate prices for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter and local holidays

 

Included:

  • Overnight in a double room, standard category, including breakfast and all taxes
  • Transfer, excursions and all entrances fees
  • English speaking reception at Campo Grande Airport and guide for all excursions in Bonito
  • Transfers by Portuguese speaking driver (English possible with surcharge)
  • All meals mentioned in the program (breakfast)
  • All taxes and service charges

Not included:

  • Personal expenses such as food and beverages, etc.
  • Gratuities (optional for guides, drivers, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (eg, luggage, cancellation, return extra)
  • Flights

Prices and programs subject to change

Bring:

Clothes:
- T-shirts
- Bermuda
- Jeans
- Long-sleeved shirts (light fabric)
- Lightweight pullover
- Rain protection
- Sports socks

Footwear:
- Sneakers
- Light hiking or trekking shoes
- beach sandals

Useful items:
- sunglasses
- Binoculars
- flashlight
- military knife
- headgear
- Sunscreen (at least factor 30, you are very close to the equator!)
- Photo and video camera
- mosquito repellent
- Swimwear