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Bonito Ecological Tours

#22 of 40 Tours in Bonito
Bonito, Brazil
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atsoe l wrote a review Jan 2014
Leicester, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Bonito Ecological Tours is the unbelievable place in Bonito offering beautiful contact with nature. This place provides peace and relaxed mind as it is surrounded by greenery and water. The air is pure and you can smell the fragrance of greenery all over. Amazingly this place is blessed by the God in terms of nature and greenery. Apart from natural and serene beauty, this place has so much in the store. You can enjoy water activities in the crystal clear water. If you do not want to enjoy water activities, you can sit and relax. We took ride on boat, which takes us to Jiboia Project. Moreover, we enjoyed snorkeling, swimming and more water activities. Mark my words; once you visit this place, you madly fall in love with this place. This place worth your visit, despite your age group.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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chi5026 wrote a review Nov 2013
Salta, Argentina11 contributions17 helpful votes
The Abiss is a underground Grotto which you repel down 150 feet to the undergound lake. If you bring you tanks you can dive another 130 feet amoung the Stalagmite to the bottom. You think as your floating in the lake and looking up that you are truly part of a National Geographic story.Getting back up the ropes again is another story all of its own. You have rivers in the area that are crystal clear with hugh fish swiming with you in the cold waters. If your in luck a Acconda my be swimming along as well or the occastional Tapire my muddy up the waters as he looks for some juicy plants to eat. The area has horseback riding and the town has great hotels and many many resturants to suite any pocket. It is a must see for Matto Grosso.
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Date of experience: December 2012
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Chris Simmons wrote a review Sep 2013
Sao Paulo, SP26 contributions6 helpful votes
We were reasonably excited to go on this trip, Eco-tourists as we are. It was about a 40 minute trip from our hotel on a mini-bus there through Bonito town out for a while and the left through, what was once forest and now farm land with very few animals on it when we went there, July 2013. The area is quite flat so you can see horizon to horizon, and it looks like a big bomb went off and destroyed the trees and left a baron waste land. The centre where we selected out snorkeling gear was well organized and comprehensive equipment was provided for all group. Due to the number of attendees to this experience the organizers staggered the departure to the river which was a short ride away from the centre, by about 30 minutes or so. At the river, booted suited goggles on we started in our group to "just float" in the centre of the river which was about 10 to 30 meters wide in some places, it wasn't too cold once we got under way as the half body suits did there thing. It wasn't a particularly sunny day so, I was told some of the famed luminescence of the river was not evident, however it was quite a nice experience with about 5 species of fish to see, in crystal clear water. At one point my girlfriend swam back to me and said there was a jacaré, a crocodile lounging at the bottom of the river, about 3- 4 meters deep a little way from me. Searching around, there it was, a sort of grey stone like stature it looked to me. My partner assured me that it was real, so I approached it and it was completely motionless, about 2.5 meters long, it still looked like a stone model thrown into the river for that touch of realism by the tour operators. When I was about 2 meters from it I could see it's very white teeth, which made me stop and reverse as I realized...it was real alright and, well, I was in his river and maybe a little to much in his comfort zone. The rest of the "flotation" was un-eventful but pleasant, although,...I was getting cold and want out soon. Which, a few bends in the river we were at our exit point and got out and were ferried back to the centre for a hearty luch, as much as you can eat. Everybody had a nice time. However, on reflection a jacaré, is a more dangerous animal than a croc, the same size, it could tear an arm off of me if I upset it to much or I strayed too close to it. My point is those who have small children might want to keep a very tight rein on them as little legs splashing away at tea time for a jacaré might just be a little too tempting for him. I am not sure this would be classified as Eco tourism, perhaps more of a group of farmers who have found a way to make a little extra cash and doing it with some respect to the river which they didn't do to the land.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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Stijnvdv wrote a review Jul 2013
Wetteren, Belgium54 contributions19 helpful votes
On our way to the river we saw some monkeys rushing trough the trees, the begining of a nice day trip. It's the ideal activity to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature and the fishes, you can barely touch them and there are a lot of them!
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Date of experience: August 2012
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teamflames wrote a review Nov 2012
Hong Kong, China1321 contributions543 helpful votes
We did not stay at this hostel but did the Rio Prata tour with them. Our hostel arranged for us to visit Rio Prata through their service - we agreed to pay 138rs for the tour and 40rs for the transfer - they were to pick us up from our hostel at 10am. They were 1/2 an hour late but it was not a problem we still made the tour on time. We were told to pay them direct rather than through our hostel and were given the impression we would pay on arrival. When we arrived at Rio Prata the guide told us to take a towel, our swimming gear and some dry clothes to change into after the snorkelling trip. He specifically said leave your bags, money, cameras and all other things on the bus which would be locked up. As we are permanent travellers (12 months in south america without incident) we asked if we could pay at that point as we had the exact money and were not comfortable leaving it in the van. They told us no we couldn't we would pay when we returned to Bonito. We went on the tour which was good. When we returned to Bonito and went to pay we realised we were 50rs short - we knew we had the exact money as we had both counted it before departure. The manager, the guide and the driver showed no reaction to this (you would think they would question it?!) and said we must have left it at our hostel so we agreed to go and check, we have only been in Brazil for 1 week and keep an exact tally of what we spend (have to when you have no job!). We went to our room checked everything 3 times and were 100% sure 50rs was missing. Our hostel called them to make them aware of the situation and the manager said he would come and see us. He did not come, instead he called our hostel and said he was not responsible for things left in the van! This after they gave us no choice but to leave things in the van. Our hostel (Catarinos - awesome) were shocked by this response, they themselves do a lot of tours (especially transporting people from the pantanal) and were under the impression that all companies are responsible for what occurs in their vans. It was not a lot of money but it is very poor service and I believe that people should be aware before choosing who to use in Bonito. I find it very strange that the company has not even tried to suggest that the money was not taken but simply said they would not take responsibility. I will be writing another review of Catarino's but cannot stress enough how professional, friendly they are and have offered to reimburse us as they feel responsible for organising the transport with this company. I should stress Catarinos has nothing to do with me writing this review (apparantly they have used hi before with no problem), it is the first time in over 100 reviews I have written that I have had to be this negative :(
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