Central-West Region Brazil

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  • Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

    1. Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

    See over a hundred houses floating on a lake, built on logs of a local tree that lasts for over 50 years in the water. Visit a "Pirarucu" fish farm, navigate through the flooded forest, known as "Igapó" and discover the phenomenon of two rivers meeting together. Enjoy beautiful scenery, while passing by boat at the same level of the canopy of some trees, with rivers reaching over 15 meters high. Visit a "Pirarucu" fish farm of the largest fish, reaching over two meters long and as heavy 250 kilos. Play with these river monsters with a fishing rod (without hook, so you don't harm them) and have fun, while feeling the power of their bite. Marvel at one of the most impressive and intriguing world phenomenons, when two rivers, so different in color, velocity, temperature and density run side by side without mixing their waters. Be invited to touch the waters, while passing from one river t...

  • Bonito: Prata River Snorkeling

    2. Bonito: Prata River Snorkeling

    Begin your tour with a pleasant walk through the riparian forest of the Olho d'Água and Prata rivers. Set off down an interpretative trail protected by an RPPN: Private Natural Heritage Reserve. Pass through centenary trees, orchids, and bromeliads, and keep your eyes peeled for several species of birds and many mammals, such as coati, capuchin monkeys, and anteaters. Upon arrival at the source of the Olho d'Água River, a huge natural pool of crystal clear waters, the guide will help everyone to equip themselves with a mask and snorkel. Practice floating to explore the surroundings before beginning your descent of the river. Then, let the soft current take you down the river and peek at an underwater world inhabited by dozens of species of fish and aquatic plants. Shoals of piraputangas, dourados, curimbatás, piaus, matogrossinhos, and other Pantanal fish are some of your likely compan...

  • Bonito: Boca da Onça Waterfalls & Trails Tour

    3. Bonito: Boca da Onça Waterfalls & Trails Tour

    Discover waterfalls and one of the most amazing views in the region as you relax, disconnect and take great photos in the Boca da Onça park. Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only. Start the tour by following a 4 km trail alongside a network of waterfalls and pools. Along the way, stop for well-deserved breaks to take in views of the stunning cascades of water and enjoy a relaxing swim in the natural pools. Visit the waterfalls of Buraco do Macaco and Cachoeira do Fantasma. Then, arrive at the highest waterfall in the state, the imposing Boca da Onça Waterfall, which reaches 156 m. As you explore the area, admire the paradisiacal scenery of Rio Salobra which is simply unforgettable. One of the highlights of the tour is the breathtaking panoramic view of the Salobra River Canyon and the Serra da Bodoquena. Finally, savor a d...

  • Bonito: Estância Mimosa Waterfalls and Trails

    4. Bonito: Estância Mimosa Waterfalls and Trails

    Get in contact with nature and the Pantanal culture with a trip to the Estancia Mimosa Waterfalls. Take an immersive and contemplative walk through the riparian forest of the Mimoso River, where the fauna and flora of the region make for wonderful photogaphs. Discover beautiful waterfalls, small caves, and cliffs, and make stops for bathing in the natural pools. Jump from a 6-meter (19.7-feet) platform, if you like, and hop in a rowing boat for lookouts over the Serra da Bodoquena. Also, enjoy a visit to the vegetable garden and the alligator lake, where you can call some of them by name and they come for a photo. Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English, or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only.

  • Bonito: Snorkeling, Waterfalls, & Grotto at Ceita Corê Farm

    5. Bonito: Snorkeling, Waterfalls, & Grotto at Ceita Corê Farm

    You will start your day taking a delightful walk through the Ceita Corê Farm, which contains a trail of 1,800 meters through the ciliary forest of the Chapeninha River. Throughout the trail, you will see beautiful waterfalls, small caves, and natural pools where it is possible to take a break for a refreshing swim. The main attraction of the tour is the incredible snorkeling at the headwaters of the Chapena River. Whilst at this location, you will be able to explore a cave of 155-meter depth. In addition to the natural beauties, a typical farm-style lunch is included. Following lunch, you will be free to enjoy the farm amenities, such as the swimming pool, running water, hammocks, and mattresses.

  • Bonito: Nascente Azul Lake Snorkeling & Activities

    6. Bonito: Nascente Azul Lake Snorkeling & Activities

    Choose a guided tour in Spanish, English or Portuguese, or simply purchase the admission ticket only.   Start the tour with a hike along a suspended trail. Within the first 300m, come across a beautiful waterfall of limestone tufts. Walk along the trail until you reach the Blue Spring where there is a natural phenomenon called mirroring, a spectacle of nature that reflects in the translucent water with a spectacular turquoise tone. After 300 m, arrive at a section where you can snorkel through the Nascente Azul complex. Enjoy numerous attractions including a circuit of suspended bridges over the water, zip lines, a beach with kiosks, a waterfall, swimming pool, changing rooms, bar service, and restaurant. Have fun at Aqualokko, a sensational ride consisting of suspension bridges, floating rafts, climbing poles and a fun zip line over the lake.

  • Bonito: Sucuri River Snorkeling Tour

    7. Bonito: Sucuri River Snorkeling Tour

    Start with a short walk through the riparian forest of the Sucuri River, a flat trail that allows you to observe various animals of the region. From the trail, you can see the springs of the river, due to the extraordinary visibility of its waters. Next, begin the river descent of 1,900 meters with a support boat, amidst the underwater flowering and shoals of fish in one of the most crystalline rivers in the world. Experience a world of very rare beauty, and an indescribable setting, where you might experience the sensation of flying between fish and plants. The famous transparency of this river is due to open vegetation where sun makes the water more crystalline. After your activity finishes, relax with an easy return to your hotel in Bonito.

  • Bonito: São Mateus Grotto Tour

    8. Bonito: São Mateus Grotto Tour

    Located 4 kilometers from Bonito, the São Mateus Grotto is a contemplative activity which will help you get in touch with nature. Your visit starts with an exciting walk inside through a 320-meter-long suspended trail amidst nature and centenary trees. Following this, you will reach the entrance to the cave, which is also known by the name "cathedral" due to its unique rock formations. You will be able to see several stalactites, stalagmites, corals, curtains, and columns, with a full view of the city from the viewpoint also included. Following the cave, you can enjoy a visit to the Kadiwéu Cultural Museum, which shows the great history of the emergence of the city of Bonito from materials collected by the residents. Here you will also discover a collection of historical objects, as well as a variety of stuffed animals.

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What people are saying about Central-West Region Brazil

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

It was wonderful and very amazing. Swim with the fish and into the forest. Our guide was very professional and helpfull.

Beautiful experience in the midst of fabulous nature. Trip organized flawlessly.