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Floating in the Ecological Retreat Rio da Prata

Tour Details

Imagine being able to relax every muscle in your body, forget all the rush of everyday life and just float in fresh water for hours. That's what you will do in the Flutuação no Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata (Bonito ? MS).

This tour is the most famous in Bonito, and this is due to the unique combination between that "sertão" feeling and the spectacular scenery of the clear blue waters of the Prata and Olho d'Água rivers.

The Rio da Prata area is in a Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN) of about 2207 meters in length. This gives the region a 100% conserved wilderness, therefore, of unparalleled beauty.

There, fish species and small wild animals live in peace. The beauty of the birds calls so much attention that there is a tour destined only to observe them, which is also offered at Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata.

The Rio da Prata Flotation activity consists of literally letting yourself be carried away by the current of the Rio da Prata while appreciating the natural beauty that lives below and above the waters of Bonito.

The neoprene clothes and shoes help the tourist to float, so even those who do not know how to swim can do this tour without fear. The current is weak and the Olho d'Água stream is not very deep. Just have fun without any fear!

It is like taking a trip to a new world, blue and floating, inhabited by little fish, water plants, and a lot of tranquility, which the visitor has the chance to observe very closely.

The diving equipment is provided to the tourist at the beginning of the tour. In the end, an abundant lunch is served, full of typical dishes from the Mato Grosso do Sul cuisine, which provides the visitor with a complete gastronomic experience.

The farm at Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata offers other tour options for those who, after the flotation, still want to enjoy a little more time there.

Most important of all, they have adopted preventive measures in relation to COVID-19, so they comply with the Bonito Seguro and Responsible Tourism programs, making the tour even more attractive.

?? Attention, tourist!

Due to the conservation of Bonito's many natural wonders, there are a limited number of places to access the city's tours.

Knowing this, do not waste time: it is essential to prepare the itinerary of your trip as soon as possible.

? The incomparable beauty of the waters of the River Plate

One of the most impressive things about the Rio de la Plata is the unparalleled transparency of its water, home to countless species of aquatic plants and fish that swim happily alongside the tourists who take this tour.

Another unique feature of this tour is the underwater "volcano" of the Olho d'Água River: it is the very source of the river, where the pressure of the outgoing water stirs up the sand at the bottom of the river, which in turn is as white as the sand on the beach.

The Prata River is one of the longest rivers in the region and acts as a natural boundary between the cities of Bonito-MS, and Jardim.


? What to do in Río de la Plata ?

The Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata offers, besides its famous floating tour on the river, other activities for those who want to feel the desire for more.

The visitor can enjoy a horseback ride through the farm, go scuba diving in the Rio da Prata or the Misteriosa Lagoon, as well as take advantage of another flotation option: the Flotation in the Misteriosa Lagoon.

The visitor still has the chance to enjoy good food, buy souvenirs, and rest in the hammock. A relaxing trip, to leave the stress of big cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro behind.

In other words, all this is not just online advertising from a tourism agency that loves what it does, but the unquestionable beauties of one of the most beautiful places in our country.

? How does the tour happen?

Before starting the river float experience, one must walk a few meters on dry land. After arriving at the farm, visitors are taken on a 600-meter ride in an open truck to the beginning of the trail. This part of the tour lasts about 20 minutes.

The trail takes about an hour's walk through the riparian forest, where the region's fauna can be seen, such as monkeys, agoutis, peccaries, and several exuberant species of birds, as well as centennial trees of the local flora.

The guide who leads the group gives several explanations and tells interesting facts about the nature of the place, making the tour also a learning experience.

This pleasant walk ends in an enormous natural pool of crystalline water and incomparable beauty: it is the spring of the Olho d'Água Stream, which flows into the Rio da Prata. It is at this moment that the guide responsible for the tour teaches the tourist flotation techniques and all the necessary safety items are provided: snorkel, neoprene suit, mask, and life vest for those who do not know how to swim.

Most of the Rio da Prata Flotation takes place in the Olho d'Água River, where the tourist has the chance to swim with a countless number of incredible fish of all species, colors, and sizes: while some fit in the palm of your hand, others reach up to a meter in length.

From there, the tourist is taken by the gentle stream of the Olho D'água Stream for a stretch of approximately 2000 meters, until it meets the Rio da Prata.

The flotation tour on the river has stops to contemplate nature and take pictures. The Olho d'Água stream is the ideal scenery for taking incredible underwater pictures!

Arriving at the Rio da Prata, the tourist can choose between finishing the tour with a boat ride (powered by solar energy) for 600 meters, or continuing the flotation until the end of the path.

At the end of the Rio da Prata fluctuation, the tourists are taken back to the ranch's headquarters, where they have a lunch with typical dishes from mid-western Brazilian cuisine.

The fluctuation in the Rio da Prata lasts four hours, and groups of up to 9 people are always accompanied by an experienced, accredited tour guide.

Curiosities about the Rio de la Plata

You are not allowed to bring food and drinks on this tour for environmental preservation reasons. But you don't have to be afraid of going hungry.

At the end of the activity, the farm offers a true South Mato Grosso banquet to its visitors the dishes are varied and there are irresistible savory and sweet options.

The milk cream, especially, is very famous. The only thing better than that is knowing that all these delights are already included in the price of the tour.


Tours to combine with the Rio da Prata

anhumas abyss

Float trip and abseiling into a giant underwater cave. We don't know what is more impressive: the unique rock formation or the glistening blue water.

blue lake cave

A million-year-old cave that holds all the beauties of a blue paradise of tranquility.

fish river waterfalls

Crystalline water rivers and natural pools await you for many adventures.

ceita corê farm

How about visiting a beautiful farm with traditional architecture and incomparable beauty? This is the tour!

balneario refugio da barra

Dive into the beautiful and transparent waters of the Formoso River and enjoy all the biodiversity of the place.

? Where to eat in Rio de la Plata?

You are not allowed to bring food and drinks on this tour for environmental preservation reasons. But you don't have to be afraid of going hungry.

At the end of the activity, the farm offers a true South Mato Grosso banquet to its visitors the dishes are varied and there are irresistible savory and sweet options.

The milk cream, especially, is very famous. The only thing better than that is knowing that all these delights are already included in the price of the tour.

Where is it?

The farm is in the town of Jardim, 56 km away from the center of Bonito. Most of the road to the site is paved.

For more information about tickets and reservations, contact us by email or WhatsApp and speak to one of Roteiro Bonito MS's experts.


What to bring?

See our recommendation of what to bring!

Waterproof camera (or cell phone bag)



Cap or Hat




Pay attention to these recommendations

The tour lasts 4 hours

Distance: The venue is located 56 km away from the center of Bonito

Transportation not included

Patients with risk conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, pacemakers, with a history of anaphylactic shock or who have recently undergone surgery cannot take the tour

Ride prohibited for pregnant women over 24 weeks

Ride prohibited for children under 6 years old

A well trimmed beard and mustache is recommended for better adhesion of the diving mask and snorkel

People over 120 kg need to bring their own neoprene clothes, for size reasons



See the structure that the tour offers





Baggage Locker



Included Items

These items are included


Guide accompaniment

Life vest

Neoprene Suit

Floatation shoes

Accident insurance

Snorkel and mask

Float Training


On this tour, there is no differentiation in the entrance fee for adults and children.

It is important to emphasize that the tour is only allowed for children over six years old. For children under five years old, the Rio da Prata flotation is forbidden, but lunch is free.

Low Season

Adults and children over 6 years old R$300

High Season

Adults and children over 6 years old R$390

What they are saying about

Floating in the Ecological Retreat Rio da Prata


We loved the tour, everything was perfect! Amazing lunch, we loved talking with Silmara, she explained to us that all the sweets are made by her and with milk from the farm itself. I highly recommend the tour, very safe. Our guide was very attentive and extremely didactic. It was an incredible 2.5km flotation. Everyone has to go through this experience.

Angela Sabiona


Best flotation in Bonito, without a doubt! The dive in the Lagoa Misteriosa is also a must! Do both, you won't regret it! The lunch is a show apart, the best food in the whole region, no doubt about it! It's even worth going just to have lunch? doce de leite made in the pan with the right to scrape it off at the end!

Marcelo Julio


Incredible! The transparency of the water is sensational and should be experienced by everyone. The farm is super organized, full of birds, quietness and good food. There is a delicious doce de leite (milk candy), with a scraping from the pan at the end of the day that leaves a taste of wanting more. The flotation is super organized, the Olho d'água River is stunning.

Laila Real


Wonderful flotation tour through the Olho d'água and Prata rivers, with crystal clear water and lots of fish. The end includes this great lunch with food from the farm and doce de leite with cheese for dessert. Enjoy the ride!

Valda Marisa

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