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Refugio Ecologico Caiman

4 days/3 nights or 5 days/4 nights

The breeding is still practiced on the farm of 53 000 ha. Opened in 1985, Caiman Lodge was the first certified eco-tourism property in the south of Pantanal. The ultimate goal is to introduce visitors to the nature and culture of the region. On the site, conservation projects are being conducted to conserve the hyacinth macaw and the jaguar. In addition, the focus is on comfort, hospitality and the quality of catering. The lodge area consists of two different types of accommodation (Baiazinha and Cordilheira), 22 km apart and operating independently of each other. Another special feature of the institution is social commitment. The farm has a permanent population of 180 inhabitants, all of whom have access to education, medical and dental care and are also educated on the social and environmental projects of Refúgio Ecológico Caiman.

Day 1 – Airport or Hotel Campo Grande – Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Transfer by car or plane. Afternoon Jeep Safari: With the jeep specially prepared for safaris, we get even closer to the wildlife of the Pantanal. We will continue to explore remote areas and enjoy this excursion. Night Activity: During the night, the area is vivified by other animals, and one of our strengths will be when you look into the bright red eyes of an alligator. Overnight at Caiman Eco Lodge.

Day 2 – Excursions Caiman

Our activities start very early in the morning when you have the best opportunity to observe wildlife in the wild. Then you will return to the lodge and fortify yourself with a delicious lunch. At the end of the afternoon, when the temperatures are more pleasant, we walk. Each moment offers you a different side of nature and later we experience a beautiful sunset. The team will discuss its activities with you because, depending on the weather, not all activities can be done. Hiking: Hiking on the Pantanal trail: On different trails, you have the best opportunity to know the flora and fauna. Overnight at Caiman Eco Lodge.

Day 3 – Excursions Caiman

Caiman Tour: Discover our environmental conservation projects during this visit. Our destination is the Daddy Bridge, one of the most impressive places. Here you can watch the alligators. These are fascinating moments when you get closer to these primordial animals. Photo Safari: During the visit, you will experience the contrasts of vegetation and observe a multitude of animals. You can combine this tour with other tours. Canoe Tour: Discover the area on the water and explore beautiful places with our canoes. This is another way to hear the typical sounds and finally, the spectacular sunset will inspire you. Overnight at Caiman Eco Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4 – Transfer Refugio Ecologico Caiman – Airport or Hotel Campo Grande or extension and back on day 5

Breakfast at the lodge. Excursions. Lunch. Then transfer to the airport or extension in Bonito.

Validity – Gültigkeit – Validité: 1.5. – 31.12.2021

Price per person in USD
Preis pro Person in USD
Prix par personne en USD
4 days/3 nights
4 Tage/3 Nächte
4 jours/3 nuits
5 days/4 nights
5 Tage/4 Nächte
5 jours/4 nuits
Baiazinhaon request on request 
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Baiazinha Lodge: Can only be booked as a complete pousada. 6 rooms, maximum 12 people
Cordillera Lodge:
This Lodge is closed for renovation work until December 31, 2021
Caiman House: Packages/rooms can be booked individually starting from 1 person

Price basis: 2 people sharing a double room (another number of persons on  request)
Exceptions: Separate prices for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter and local holidays
Execution: Daily. Except in the high season from May 31 to November 15, 2021, stays are only possible from Thursday to Sunday (4 days /3 nights package) and from Sunday to Thursday (5 days /4 nights package)
Best travel time: All year round, the top season between May and November
Accommodation: Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Included:
• Accommodation in a double room
• English speaking guide/biologists for all excursions
• All meals (full board)
Drinks such as juices, beer, caipirinha, mineral water
The excursions are carried out together with other guests in small groups. Private Tours are possible on request
Arrival service and assistance by English speaking coordinator at Campo Grande Airport 
Land transfers by Portugues speaking drivers. English speaking driver/guide possible on request.
• All taxes (including Caiman eco-taxes) and service charges

Not included:
Personal expenses
Wine and other drinks
Airplane transfer. Price on request. It is also possible to travel one way by car and one way by airplane
• Gratuities (optional for guides, drivers, etc.)
• Travel insurance (luggage, cancellation, extra return)
• Flights

Caiman Lodge

Place:
The lodge is located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, about 250 km from Campo Grande, towards Corumbá. The driving time of Campo Grande about is 4 hours.

What your lodge offers – Baiazinha:
Living room with TV, DVD and telephone, restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, hammocks. The lodge is located on a lake with beautiful sunsets over the floodplain. Bedrooms: 6 rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, balcony.  

What your lodge offers – Caiman House:
 The Main Lodge Complex is formed by two houses: the Owner’s House and the Old Farmer’s House. The Main Lodge is near Caiman’s head office and provides close contact with the Pantanal lifestyle, offering a chance of knowing the region’s culture with a bit of familiarity. The Owner’s house was built on a spot with a privileged view of the lake. The panoramic deck provides breathtaking scenery. Bedrooms: 7 rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, balcony. The price is based on the category “Suite”. Category “Suite Superior” and “Suite Master” on request.

What your lodge offers – Cordilheira:
Living room with TV, DVD and games room, telephone, restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. The lodge is beautifully nestled in a hilly landscape, surrounded by forest galleries and a lake (depending on the water level). Bedrooms: 5 rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, separate toilet, living room.

Our opinion / special tours:
The best accommodation in the south of Pantanal in terms of comfort and wildlife viewing. Here you have the best chance to observe animals in the wild. In addition, the lodge also offers special tours such as “Onçafari” Jaguar Safari and the observation of Hyacinth Macaw. Unique in the world! (please book extra tours in advance).

Excursions:
The tour schedule may vary depending on the arrival/departure time and weather conditions.

Transfers:
Overland, 250 kilometers, about 4 hours in each direction. Flight transfer about 50 minutes. Surcharge on request

Private assistance on excursions:
Private tour guides/biologists (English speaking). All excursions then take guests privately with one of these tour guides.

To bring:

Clothes:
• Tshirts
• Bermuda
• Jeans
• Long-sleeved shirts (light fabric)
• Lightweight pullover
• Rain protection
• Sports socks

Footwear:
• Sneakers
• Light hiking or trekking shoes
• Beach sandals

Useful items:
• Sunglasses
• Binoculars
• Flashlight
• Headgear
• Sunscreen (at least factor 30, you are very close to the equator!)
• Photo and video camera
• Mosquito repellent
• Swimwear