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.
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 horseback riding, nocturnal outings, trekking, boat trips, truck and pickup rides are included in the package and each activity is accompanied by ecological guides, graduates in Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and Biology.
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.