For better or for worse, Bonito’s tourism is highly organized. Many of the larger hotels have their own tour companies or can organize guides and/or excursions. However, there is no lack of tour agencies in town. Don’t waste your time shopping around—all excursions and activities in Bonito have set prices (although they can be lower across-the-board during off-season).
Among recommended agencies are: Agência Ar (Rua Colonel Pilad Rebuá 1184, tel. 67/3255-1008, www.agenciaar.com.br) which can put you in touch with tour guides if you have your own form of transportation; Ygarapé Tour (Rua Colonel Pilad Rebuá 1956, tel. 67/3255-1733, www.ygarape.com.br), which, aside from excursions and guides, also offers scuba diving for beginners; and Natura Tour (Rua 29 de Maio 1000, tel. 65/3255-1544, www.naturatour.com.br).
During December, January, and June, it’s recommended that you make reservations at least three months in advance.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition