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Caiman Ecological Refuge

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Lodge Highlights

  • Outdoor excursions promote direct contact with the fauna, flora, and the pantanal itself
  • Each day, the lodge will present two new activities from which to choose including an evening activity
  • The Pantaneiros are very experienced guides with natural science diplomas and bilingual in Portuguese and English
  • Popular tours include jeep safari, caiman tours, walking safaris, and bird watching
  • Visit during the high season and have the opportunity to visit the Oncafari Jaguar Project
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Lodge Overview

Guests have the option to chose from three different buildings, all having unique natural characteristics.
The Cordilheira Lodge: On one side, a wooded hillside to observe local fauna throughout the day. On the other, a branch of the lake, either dry or full, depending on the season, demonstrates the flood-water cycle to visitors. Recently renovated, Cordilheira has 5 suites, decorated in contemporary style. Each of these has a separate bedroom and living room, bathroom and balcony.
Baiazinha Lodge: Baiazinha Lodge is a bird-shaped house, located on the shores of a lake, permanently flooded with crystal-clear water. It has six standard superior rooms, situated on the wings of the bird. Its balconies, overlooking a west-facing inlet of the lake, are an irresistible haven for watching the wetland sunset. Decorated in traditional ranch style, apartments welcome our guests pampering them with pure cotton sheets, down-filled pillows and hot showers.
The Main Lodge: Divided into two buildings the main lodge offers two options. The Main Lodge I is close to the central offices of the hotel, allowing greater contact with the daily activity of the pantaneiro. Very charming, the Main Lodge II offers a wonderful view of the Bay from the rooftop deck. It is just 100 meters away from Main Lodge I.

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This Yampu recommended trip add-on may only be booked in conjunction with any of our personalized trips. Your Yampu Tour Consultant will design an itinerary for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Places You'll See

  • Pantanal

    Home to the world’s largest tropical wetland area, the Pantanal provides excellent opportunities to view a wide array of wildlife and plant life. Unlike with the dense vegetation of the Amazon, the openness of the Pantanal makes it easy to observe the animals in their habitat. Catch a glimpse of some of the more endangered species in the Pantanal, like the Maned Wolf.

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