Caiman Ecological Refuge


  • Private reserve with few visitors
  • Chance to join the Jaguar Research Team 
  • Air conditioned, en-suite accommodation
  • Watch day-to-day ranching operations
  • 2 lodges each with a swimming pool  

Open:  Caiman Ecological Refuge is open all year.

Location:  Caiman Ecological Refuge is located on a 53, 000 hectare ranch adjoining the small town of Miranda in the Pantanal wetland. Access is via Campo Grande airport followed by a 4 hour drive or 50 minute light aircraft flight.

Rooms:  Accommodation is in 2 separate lodges, both of which operate independently of each other. There are 11 rooms in total, comprising 5 in Baiazinha and 6 suites in Cordilheira. All are air conditioned and have ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water.

Activities:  Walking the trails, wildlife viewing, canoeing, horse riding and night tours are offered. In addition guests may be able to book birdwatching tours, mountain bike rides, motorboat trips and cowboy activities. There are optional nocturnal jaguar safaris and the chance to see a presentation by the Jaguar Research Team. You can also spend an entire day with the team as they go about their daily tasks. These jaguar experiences are offered subject to availablity and at additional cost. You'll also have the chance to get involved in conservation programmes and to observe the ranch operations. All activities are led by experienced, local guides.

Facilities:  The lodges are set 22kms apart and have independent facilities. Each has a living room with TV and DVDs, a dining room, Wi-Fi internet access and a swimming pool with a sundeck. Meals include local and international dishes.

Dining:  Meals are taken communally.

Children:  Children aged 8 years and over are welcome. There is no age limit if booking the lodge for exclusive use.

Health:  The Pantanal is not a high risk malarial area, though prophylactics may be needed in the wet season. We advise visitors check the latest medical advice.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in all lodges.

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Client Rating for Brazil 5/5 from 54 reviews

Beautiful setting, food very good and staff excellent. Shame some of our fellow guests were rude Brits with unreasonable expectations but hey, I guess you can’t do anything about that!

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