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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata

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Address: Rodovia BR 267 Km 518 | Rural Area, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79290000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(67)8403-5204
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Snorkeling in crystal clear waters! The ecotourism operation at Recanto...

Snorkeling in crystal clear waters! The ecotourism operation at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata follows the principles for sustainability. The tour is developed within a RPPN - Private Reserve of Natural Heritage. Elected the Best Tourist Attraction of Brazil in 2008 and 2009 by readers of Brazil's most respected Travel Guide - Guia 4 Rodas, the ranch also received awards for its environmental projects and social responsibility. Main tour: Trail and Snorkeling. After the tour a regional lunch is served. Optional tours: Horseback riding, Birdwatching and Scuba Diving.

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what a fantastic visit

this place is like being in the paradise on earth, swimming together with a lot of different colorful fish is the once in a life experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
gerson s
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is like being in the paradise on earth, swimming together with a lot of different colorful fish is the once in a life experience

Thank gerson s
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were really fascinated with the temperature of the waters and the transparent condition which made us see all the fish so near and enjoy their colorful bright tones.

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Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to provide you this incredible experience! We are expecting your return! Take care! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Amazing experience snorkeling in the rivers with lots of marvelous fish. The place is very well organized and provide all equipment. A good local meal is also served and if you're early there is a nice area to rest. Be prepared for a great experience and stay around for 3+ hours since you get there. Only be careful driving there.... More 

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Cavalese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I liked walking in the jungle to reach the starting point and of course snorkeling itself was nice! The weather was cloudy with small showers but this didn't interfere with our activity since fishes didn't hide (I was worried this would have happened). Guide was helpful and the final lunch very tasty!!

Thank TizB2015
Hokkaido, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This experience is absolutely fantastic: a great walk through mixed Cerrado and Mata Atlantica forest followed by an easy drift snorkel downstream in crystal clear waters. There were so many fish to watch, but also howler monkeys roaring from the trees above the river and lots of birds too. The river guides were excellent, and the buffet lunch afterwards was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I was so astonished by the river snorkeling. An incredible experience floating along a river for hours looking at HUGE fish. I kept my fingers crossed for a huge snake or a caiman but to no avail. Next time! I also rented an underwater go pro and I am really glad that I did. Fantastic memories.

Thank Dave R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

So this is the essencial trip to do in Bonito. If you were to spend only one day in Bonito, I would recommend Rio da Prata. Not the cheapest, but well, what is cheap in Bonito anyway? The water has a visibility like nothing I've ever seen before, the fish, the nature, it's like you are in another planet, in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

You cannot got to Brazil, let alone Bonito and not do this! We travelled South America for 2mts and this is one of the highlights we still talk about a year on! I have never seen clearer water in my life!!! The guide swims with you the whole way, the fish swim in front of your goggles and the water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the experience - floating down a crystal clear river surrounded by fish, but that's about it. Applaud the environmental and sustainable principles of the operation but for the price it's pretty expensive.

Thank MF_NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Very well organised, magnificient views of fresh water fish, easy snorkeling (in fact you are looking at the river system when you are gently floating down the river), excellent visibility (more than 20 meters)

Thank Stijn N

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