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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 (Privat Villa Baiazinha and Caiman House), 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
1.4. – 30.6. / 1.11. – 31.12.2023


Entire Villa per night in R$
Ganze Villa pro Nacht in R$
Villa entière par nuit en R$
Caiman House
Suite Superior
Suite Master


Per room / per night in R$
Pro Zimmer / pro Nacht in R$
Par chambre / par nuit en R$


 Validity / Gültigkeit / Validité
30.6. – 1.11.2023 


Entire Villa per night in R$
Ganze Villa pro Nacht in R$
Villa entière par nuit en R$
Caiman House
Suite Superior
Suite Master


Per room / per night in R$
Pro Zimmer / pro Nacht in R$
Par chambre / par nuit en R$

Private Villa Baiazinha Pousada: Can only be booked as a complete private Villa. 6 rooms, maximum 12 people
Caiman House: Packages/rooms can be booked individually starting from 1 person

Exceptions: Separate prices for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter and local holidays
Execution: Daily. Except in the high season from May 25th to November 9th,2023 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

• Accommodation of your choice Caiman House or Villa Baiazinha
• 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

Not included:
Personal expenses
• Caiman eco-taxes R$ 500 per person / stay
Wine and other drinks
Car or airplane transfer Price on request. It is also possible to travel one way by car and one way by airplane
• Tips (optional for guides, drivers, etc.)
• Travel insurance (luggage, cancellation, extra return)
• Flights

Caiman Lodge

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 – Private Villa 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:  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.

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).

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

Overland, 250 kilometers, about 4 hours in each direction. Flight transfer about 50 minutes. 

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

To bring:

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

• 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