No Wonder Brazil is Land of diversity and it is considered as one of the best places on planet for ecotourism. Ecotourism in Brazil is way more different in than other countries, because Brazil is so vivid in itself hence you have so many options in your hands, you can visit mountains, hills, rainforest, wetland and the list Is never ending.
Before we proceed with our destinations let us tell you:
What is Ecotourism?
A form of tourism in which one can rest in the lap of nature, which means one visits exotic natural environment, and see natural formation be it mountains, hills, lake, ocean, flora and fauna closely is known as Ecotourism.
When Ecotourism is concerned, Brazil is the king of world, you know how because other than rainforest and wetland it has crystal cleat water lakes, scenic view and much more to offer its visitors. The major name of ecotourism destination of Brazil is Bonito.
Bonito is a small town and ecotourism hub of Brazil, it is situated in southern region of the country in Mato Grosso do sul state. The are is surrounded by crystal clear water bodies, such as Rio da Prata, it is a great snorkeling destination, the water is full of different species of fishes. This place invites you to dive, float, relax and practice sports while being surrounded by nature and thousands of fish, which can be seen even with naked eyes without any masks and diving equipment.
Note: The place is all lots more organized and, secured than you think so only limit number of tourists are allowed, we recommend you to book your tours in advance, so that you can have an unforgettable experience and enjoy it to the fullest.With all this, the most difficult task will be to decide what to do there. After all, where else can you bathe in rivers and waterfalls, explore grottos and ancient caves, see the flora and fauna of a portion of Brazil which mixes together Cerrado and Atlantic Forest and also enjoy the culinary delights, like the piraputanga fish baked in a wood-fired oven, the surprising alligator pastel and the refreshing guavirapopsicle?
Mesmerized enough, now have a look at Itinerary which is created especially for you.
Day 1: All in blue
Our first destination on first day of the tour is, Gruta do Lago Azul, visit one of the largest flooded pits on the planet. It is Located 20 km from the city of Bonito,Gruta do Lago Azul has several speleothems and typical cave rock formations.After the 100 meters descent, you need to cross a trail with 100 meters slope and go down 300 steps in a rustic staircase to the lakeyou will find a crystal-clear lake which, is completely blue. Its depth is not known, but it is estimated that the place is about 60 million years old. In these waters fossils of prehistoric animals have been found, such as the giant sloth and the saber-toothed cat. Once you reach there you can go on a floating tour to watch the variety of fish and the beauty of the underwater fauna. There are many places that are suitable for the activity, such as the Sucuri River, the Natural Aquarium and Nascent Azul after activities at the end of the day reach back to Bonito.
Day 2: Horseback riding and diving
On second day of tour starts you morning with horseback riding and explore this incredible region. Visit Rio Formoso Ecological Park, there are attractions for all tastes and ages along with floating tours, buoy-cross and many other activities.
In the afternoon, head to beautiful LagoaMisteriosa. The attraction is ideal for diving with a cylinder, both for experienced divers and for beginners, If you are new to diving you can have your first diving experience there. Upon returning to the city, treat your taste buds with regional delicacies at any local restaurants.
Day 3: Scenic landscape
On third day of tour to end the trip we recommend you to visit the most amazing attraction of Bonito. A cave located 23 km from the city, AbismoAnhumas, looks like one of those sceneries taken directly from canvas, it is truly beautiful. You can enter and leave this place through abseiling only, in a descent of more than 70m that leads to a hidden paradise of clear waters. The departure of this remarkable adventure is in a crack in the ground where the landscape is so stunning. Rappelling 72 meters down into the cave is the entrance of the Anhumas Abyss. There is a mandatory drill one day before the tour.The great crater looms under your feet until you reach the base of the caveyou can find a blue and greenish lake, stroked by bundles of light from above.
For better contemplation of this scenery full of immense and beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, you can take a boat trip and fluctuate by the lake. If you have diver certification, it is recommended to wear diving cylinder up to 18 meters, the tour is guided by certified monitors and safe equipment.
Points of attraction in the tour:
- Gruta do Lago Azul (Blue Lake Cave)
- Rio Sucuri (Sucuri River)
- LagaoMistteriosa (Mysterious Lagoon)
- ParaqueEcologico Rio Formoso (Rio Formoso)