Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata
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Preliminary information
Corporation name: Japacanim Ecoturismo Ltda. 

Address: Rodovia BR 267, km 518, Zona Rural, 79240-000 - Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul 

Location: 36 km from the city of Jardim / MS and 50 km from Bonito / MS 

Access from Bonito: through highway MS 178,  giving access to the BR 267 Km 518. 18 km unpaved. There are signs. 

Registration in the Ministry of Tourism: 12.002133.75.0001-0

Hours: daily from 7:30 to 17:30. 

Note: 

- The tours have a limit of visitors per day and scheduled hours. It's necessary to make reservations ahead at a tourism agency (see Where to buy section). 

- Transport to the attraction is not included, and can also be arranged with the tour agency. 

- The ranch offers restaurant, bar and a souvenir shop with handmade products. Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted.

- In our tours there are safety procedures and rules for minimal-environmental-impact during tourism activities, these practices will be informed by the guide during the tour;

- Sunscreens and/or mosquito repellents cannot be used in most of the tours, to avoid the springs and water contamination;

- If there are bad climate conditions, your tour may be cancelled or postponed.

See the preliminary information for the visitor below: 
 Click to view  Trail and Snorkeling
Description of activities involved: Interpretive trail (length 2207 meters - approximately 50 minutes) and snorkeling (length 2600 meters - about 2 hours) in groups of up to 09 people accompanied by accredited guide. Total duration of the tour: around 04 (four) hours.

Included: accident insurance, mask and snorkel, neoprene boots and suit and lifejacket.

Note: Tour offers typical lunch, which can be purchased in conjunction with the tour agency. 

Not-included: Lease of underwater digital camera Go Pro, expenses at the bar and gift shop. Credit-cards 

No prior experience is necessary. Bring swimsuit and bath towel.

Minimum age for the snorkeling: 
  • Children under 03 years cannot do the tour, but are courtesy of the lunch;
  • Between 04 full years to 07 can do the *special tour;
  • From 08 years can do the full trail and snorkeling tour;
  • Under 12, all children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Restrictions: During the tour it is not allowed: alcohol consumption, smoking and snacking. The use of sunscreen and insect repellent is prohibited. 

Medical restrictions: Women over 20 weeks pregnancy, people with heart conditions or pacemaker can only do the *special tour. Visitors should report extreme health problems (diabetes, high blood pressure or low, severe allergies and heart problems) to the guide for extra care and attention. When necessary, visitors must have their own medication.

*Special tour: If you did not adapt with the snorkelinq equipment or have medical restrictions, instead of going down the river you have the option of snorkeling in the main spring with our staff and afterwards doing a boat tour at Prata river, where you will meet your group and end the tour.

The tour has a Safety Management System with available emergency care.

Data required for completion of insurance: Full name, phone contact, date of birth, city / state, emergency contact, health problem, signature.
 Click to view  Horseback Riding
Date and time can be scheduled in the local tourism agencies (see section Where to buy), or if there is a vacancy in the reception desk directly at Rio da Prata.

Descripition: Horseback riding through the fields of Fazenda Cabeceira do Prata amid the cattle and the cerrado vegetation. Groups of up to 8 guests accompanied by tourism guide.

Total course: 6,306 meters.

Duration: 1:30 (one hour and a half)

What to bring: long pants, closed shoes (sneakers or boots), hat or cap, camera, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Included in the price of the tour: Tour guide, horse equipped for the tour, personal accident insurance valid only during the tour.

Does not include: consumption at the bar and souvenir shop. 

Note: Typical lunch optional, can be purchased in conjunction with the tour at the agency, or directly in the receptive of the Rio da Prata.

Data required to complete the accident insurance: full name, contact phone number, date of birth, city/state, contact in case of need, health problem, signature.

Minimum age: 04 years (on the horse with an adult). From 07 years, the child must go alone in the horse. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents or guardians.

Note: It will only be allowed to take the child in the adult horse, if the adult has previous experience in horseback riding, and the sum of the total weight is less than 100 kg;

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Fitness required: Conditioning for light effort

Medical Restrictions: Pregnant women and people with heart problems and/or pacemaker cannot do the tour. Visitors should communicate health problems (diabetes, hypoglycemia, high or low blood pressure, severe allergies, respiratory problems, heart and blood) to the guide for extra care and attention. When necessary, visitors must carry their own medication.

Rules:

• Maximum weight: 100 kg.

• Do not run or gallop the horse;

• Do not shout or make jokes to scare the horses;

•  Obey guide's instructions;

• The guide may not take the child on his horse;

• Mandatory use of closed shoes and long trousers during the ride;

• During the tour it is not permitted drinking alcohol and smoking;

• In case of heavy rain, which could compromise the quality and safety on the way, the tour may be canceled or interrupted.
 Click to view  Scuba Diving
Description: Scuba Diving in Rio da Prata, at depths of up to 7 meters. Groups of up to 4 visitors dive accompanied by guide.

Note: You do not need previous experience or diving certification.

Duration: 1 hour.

Included in the price of the tour: Scuba instructor, neoprene suit and boots, mask, diving equipment, personal accident insurance valid only during the tour.

Note: Typical lunch, which can be purchased in conjunction with the tour at the agency, or directly in the receptive of the Rio da Prata.

What to bring:  bathing suit and towel, money or credit card for extra consumption. 

Minimum age: 10 years (acompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

Medical Restrictions:  Pregnant women and people with heart problems and/or pacemaker cannot do the tour. Visitors should communicate health problems (diabetes, hypoglycemia, high or low blood pressure, severe allergies, respiratory problems, heart and blood) to scuba instructor for extra care and attention. When necessary, visitors must carry their own medication.

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Fitness necessary conditions in order to moderate effort.
 Click to view  Birdwatching
Day Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - Transportation in to the Private Reserve, where the trail begins to observe birds.

12:00 - Lunch at the farmhouse.

13:30 - Optional: trail and snorkeling tours for those that have already scheduled in advance or Birdwatching in the vicinity of the headquarters.

17h30 - Return to Bonito.

Note: The trail and snorkeling is optional and not included in the value of birdwatching, it also has to be scheduled with the agency.

Groups of up to 10 visitors accompanied by specialized guides.

Included in the value: Lunch, List of birds, personal accident insurance valid only during the tour.

What to bring: long pants, closed shoes (sneakers or boots), hat or cap, camera, binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Not included: Specialized Birdwatching Guide

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Fitness necessary conditions in order to moderate effort.