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The Pantanal Hop

The Pantanal Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu via Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo, Pantanal, Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Suggested ...

US$720.00

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Pantanal and Bonito Hop

Pantanal and Bonito Hop

Travel Pass from Campo Grande to Campo Grande (via Pantanal & Bonito). - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Minimum Duration: 6 days - Rou...

US$480.00

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Piranha Hop

Piranha Hop

Travel Pass from Foz do Iguacu to Rio via Campo Grande, Pantanal & Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Minimum Duration: 9 days -...

US$610.00

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Capybara Hop

Capybara Hop

Travel Pass from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro via Pantanal, Bonito, Sao Paulo, Paraty, Ilha Grande. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No....

US$690.00

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Foz to Pantanal Hop

Foz to Pantanal Hop

Travel Pass from Foz do Iguacu to Campo Grande via Pantanal & Bonito - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1 - Recommended Min...

US$480.00

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Jaguar Hop

Jaguar Hop

Travel Pass from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu via Campo Grande, Pantanal & Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Duration: 09 Days - ...

US$600.00

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Caiman Hop

Caiman Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu via Campo Grande, Pantanal & Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Minimum Duration...

US$630.00

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Pantanal to Foz Hop

Pantanal to Foz Hop

Travel Pass from Campo Grande to Foz do Iguacu via Pantanal & Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Minimum Duration: 7 days - Rout...

US$560.00

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Bonito River | ,31 2012

Snorkelling Rio da Prata

Snorkelling Rio da Prata

Located about 250 km from Campo Grande, in Brazil's Serra do Bodoquena, 'Bonito' is a freindly town situated close to incredible caves and river systems."Bonito" means "beautiful" in Portuguese, and the natural attractions of the area certainly help it live up to it's name - none are more popular than the 'Rio da Prata'.

The Rio da Prata (river of silver) is by far the best and clearest of the rivers in Bonito, and also where you will find the largest concentration of fish. The river is 1 hour 10mins from downtown Bonito and provides an unbelievable aquatic environment to swim in. Water springs from underneath the limestone river bed causing calcium carbonate to be released into the water. The calcium carbonate then calcifies all impurities in the water, and causes them to sink down to the river bed creating crystal clear water in the process.

As a result of this process, teems of fish make this area their habitat due to the nutrients in the river beds. Species such as Dourado, Pacu and metre long catfish can be found in these water's in their thousands and it's a truly unforgettable experience to snorkel with them all in their natural environment. 

 

ABOUT THE EXCURSION

When you arrive to the river you will be given your wetsuits and snorkels, there are change rooms and showers for your use. You then drive to the drop off point from where you will walk through a wooded area for 30 minutes to the bank of the Rio da Prata. Along the way, amidst the rich flora, it is possible to observe birds and other wild animals.

After a briefing from your guide you then hop into the water and start the tour by seeing the natural springs where the river begins while getting used to your snorkel's. After this you will float down the river for 2 km's, seeing all of the fish and other springs along the way. The wetsuits will keep you afloat and the rivers current will take you down stream, so it is not important to be a strong swimmer, but life vests are available on request. You will float downstream until you reach the meeting of Olho D'Įgua and Prata rivers while you enjoy the sight of dozens of different species of fish and aquatic plants. At this point, you can choose to either continue floating or embark on a small boat with electric motor until the end of tour. The visitor also has the option to not descend the river, and float around the main spring, and afterwards take a small boat ride on the Prata River.

You will be in the water for approx 1 hour 45 mins and after the tour you will be taken back to the farm, where you will be given time to get changed and relax in hammocks. There is a fantastic buffet lunch on offer.

Please note that on this excursion it is forbidden to touch or disrupt the river beds as this will only make the water murky and impair the vision of other people. Also you should not use sun screen or insect repellant as this will taint the water.

To ensure quality, safety and respect for nature, the groups are limited to a maximum of nine visitors and are always accompanied by a specialized, local guide. The whole tour lasts approximately 3h30min.

The proper equipment for the snorkeling is provided and includes neoprene wetsuits and shoes, mask and snorkel. Equipment is included in the tour, as well as accident insurance and the tour guide (not always the greatest English speaker but the scenery speaks for itself). For your comfort and convenience the ranch offers a bar and a shop, and there is the opportunity to rent under-water camera's for the trip.

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You have the opportunity to add the Rio Prata tour onto any of the Green Toad Bus trips which pass through the town of Bonito. Just click on the Activity Add-on button while in the Bonito sector during the reservation stage.

Transport to the river is not included and you can make arrangments for this on arrival to Bonito at your accommodation or local taxis. It is an extremely popular activity and it is wise to book in advance as places are snapped up quickly.

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