Caiman is a pioneer project of ecological-tourism in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Situated on a cattle farm of approximately 53,000 hectares, adjacent to a 17,300 acre private ecological reserve, the Pousada is made up of one main Lodge and tree additional Lodges situated at strategic points of the ranch, each with is own infrastructure and architectural style, blending in with its distinctive surroundings.
Staying at Casa Caiman, the main lodge, means having the chance to immerse yourself in some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. After all, our main inn occupies a magical corner of the Pantanal: a plot overlooking a cinematic Bay and surrounded by an immense area of nature.
Casa Caiman has 18 rooms, swimming pool, deck with view of the bay, living room and restaurant. The rooms are categorized as Suite, Superior Suite and Master Suite.
Suite: 45m2, king size bed, spacious bathroom and private porch
Superior Suite: 52m2, king size bed, spacious bathroom, coffee machine, mini bar and private porch
Master Suite: 80m2, king size bed, living room, bay view, spacious bathroom, coffee machine, mini bar and private porch
A little further from thecentral lodge, they have two lodges that work as private villas: Baiazinha and Cordilheira.
The Baiazinha Lodge was built over a bay of crystal-clear water and is totally independent fro the Sede located 9km (5.6mi.) away. From the living room, there is a wide view of the bay that the lodge is named after. On the deck or from the pool, guests can see a natural aquarium with various fish and alligators while from the observation tower, a view of Pantanal can be appreciated.
The Cordilheira Lodge is a house with sophisticated and cozy architecture and is located in a circular shape circling the forest. It is independent and 14km (8.7mi.) away from the Sede. From the living room, the pool or the observation tower, it is possible to see the movement of the animals in their natural activity during the whole day.
The know-how in developing special tours, together with the services rendered by the Caimaners, bi-lingual university-level guides specialized in the flora and fauna of the Pantanal, are important assets in the Caiman region.
Different program activities such as 4x4 safari´s, nature hikes, night safari´s and canoe trips are included in the package and each activity is accompanied by ecological guides, graduates in Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and Biology. Optional excursions (booked in advance and paid separately) include horse back riding, onçafari jaguar project and hyacinth macaw project.
Caiman Ecological Refuge offers its visitors the key to all of the Pantanal’s secrets. A simple visit to the refuge offers a truly unique Pantaneiro experience, taking guests on a journey through the local culture and environment. Caiman has become an important local reference for scientific research regarding flora and fauna. It is the headquarters of the “Arara Azul” (Blue Macaw) Project, dedicated to preserve this bird, which is threatened with extinction.