Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata
Other activities offered:
- Associated with certified activities in Management of Safety System and Adventure Tourism (ABNT NBR 15331)
- It offers leaders / adventure tourism conductors or bilingual tour guides
The Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata is a ranch that conciliates ecotourism with social and environmental actions. It offers snorkeling in crystal clear waters, an unique experience for the visitors. Besides this activity, the options are trails, scuba diving, horseback riding and birdwatching.
Snorkeling happens inside the Private Reserve of the Natural Heritage – RPPN, Fazenda Cabeceira do Prata.
The snorkeling tour at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata begins in the main spring of Olho d’Água River, where you arrive after a trail through the gallery forest, surrounded by centenary trees, orchid, bromeliad amongst other species and wild life.
You will get rewarded after walking with the sight of crystal clear waters. Equipped with neoprene suits, mask and life vests the visitor floats downstream and sees different species of fish such as Dorado, Piraputangas, Curimbatas until the meeting of Olho D’Água with Prata River. A true expedition in an immense aquarium of crystalline waters.
Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata has a Safety Management System certified by ABNT and INMETRO, from ABETA in partnership with SEBRAE and the Ministry of Tourism. Therefore, it is a part of a selected group of companies in Brazil that offer ecotourism and adventure travel with safety certification.
The attraction offers lunch with typical dishes and salads made with fresh products from our organic garden. For dessert one of the main dishes is the famous homemade “doce de leite”.
During your stay, it is a good idea to walk around the trails and get to know the environmental projects developed, such as native seedlings, earthworm and organic garden.
Afterwards, to relax, nothing better than lying in a hammock and enjoying nature.
For more information, visit our website: http://riodaprata.com.br/
Itineraries and destinations offered
Trail and Snorkeling* – A trail through the gallery forest and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Olho d’Agua river and Rio da Prata. For those that don’t go snorkeling downstream, afterwards can taking a small boat ride down Rio da Prata. The groups are limited to 09 visitors and are always accompanied by a local guide.
Scuba Diving – At depths of up to 7 meters. Diving certificate is not required.
Horseback riding – Tour through the ranch fields.
Birdwatching – With 229 species registered, a region of great environmental diversity.
More information on our website: http://www.riodaprata.com.br/preliminary-information
- Our tours have a limit of visitors per day. It’s necessary to make reservations ahead at a tourism agency;
- In our tours there are rules of safety procedures and minimal-impact practices during tourism activities, that will be informed by the guide during the tour;
- If there are bad climate conditions, your tour may be cancelled or postponed;
- Sunscreens and/or mosquito repellents cannot be used in most of the tours, to avoid the springs contamination;
- In Rio da Prata there is a rental service of underwater cameras;
- Transportation to the attraction is not included;
- The ranch offers restaurant, bar and a souvenir shop with handmade products. Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted.
- What to bring: swimsuit, bath towel and money for expenses.