Refugio Ecologico Caiman

The Pantanal


  • Nr Campo Grande, Southern Pantanal
  • Full Board with activities

Refúgio Ecológico Caiman is a 53,000 hectare private reserve in Mato Grosso do Sul state, 4 hours by car or 40 mins by plane from Campo Grande. Caiman’s core activities are cattle ranching, pioneering conservation & ecotourism.

There are 2 lodges in the reserve - Baiazinha which has 6 rooms, and Cordilheira which has 5 suites. All of the rooms and suites have fans and air-conditioning as well as en-suite facilities.

The lodges are located 22kms apart and run as separate operations, each with a pool, restaurant, bar and own guides.

Stays here include 3 daily excursions, such as walks, canoeing and jeep tours with expert local wildlife guides; all meals are included too.

In the High Season, stays must be of 3 or 4 nights with arrivals on a Thursday and Sunday. At other times of the year, daily arrivals are permitted.

Oncafari jaguar and hyacinth macaw conservation projects can be included as optional