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Refugio Ecologico Caiman

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.

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
Baiazinha 1890,00 2330,00
Cordilheira 2190,00 2630,00



Cordilheira Lodge: This Lodge is only open between May 31st - November 15th, 2020.
Price basis: 2 people sharing a double room (other number of person on  request)
Price valid: until December 23rd, 2020
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, 2020, 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, top season between May and November
Accommodation: Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Services included in the price:

      • 3 or 4 nights in a double room according to the travel program
      • All meals mentioned in the program (full board)
      • Drinks such as juices, beer, caipirinha, mineral water
      • The excursions described above are carried out together with other guests in small groups. Private tours possible for a surcharge. Price on request
      • Local English speaking guides / biologists. German-speaking tour guides possible for a surcharge. Price on request
      • Arrival service at Campo Grande Airport and assistance
      • Land transfer by Portuguese speaking drivers
      • All taxes, taxes and Caiman eco-taxes

Services not included in the price:

      • Wine
      • Airplane transfer. Price on request. It is also possible to travel by car and by plane
      • Tips for employees, tour guides, drivers, etc. (voluntary)
      • Travel insurance (e.g. luggage, cancellation, separate return trip)

Caiman Lodge

The lodge is located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, about 250 km from Campo Grande, towards Corumbá. Driving time of Campo Grande about 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.

6 bedrooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, balcony.

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).

5 suites with air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom with hot water, separate toilet, living room.

Full board

Our advice:
Probably 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 Jaguar safaris with jeeps during the night (please book in advance).

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

Overland, 250 kilometers, about 3.5 to 4 hours in each direction. Included in Package price. Flight transfer about 50 minutes. Surcharge on request

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

good shoes (light hiking shoes), long jeans or hiking pants, long-sleeved shirts or blouses, T-shirts and shorts for sleeping, hat, cap or scarf, sun and mosquito repellent, flashlight, knife pocket, binoculars. No black clothes or screaming, because these colors attract mosquitoes. Sweatshirt, sweater or fleece from June to September, because it can be very cold at night.