Caiman Lodge is situated on a 53,000 ha cattle ranch in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, near the city of Miranda, 236 km west from the State Capital, Campo Grande.
The refuge has different options of lodges, each with its own unique characteristics. Casa Caiman, the Baiazinha Lodge and the Cordilheira Lodge are located in different regions, but they all share Caiman’s excellency in ecotourism, hospitality and gastronomical services. The Baiazinha Lodge is 9 km away from Casa Caiman and the Cordilheira Lodge is 13 km away.
The Baiazinha lodge is built on stilts and is structured like a bird with opened wings. Located at the banks of a clear-water lake, it provides a magical and cozy ambiance for its guests It receives guests all year round. The Cordilheira Lodge is built with bricks and mounted on stilts, it is located at the margins of a Cordilheira forest, perfectly integrated with the surrounding natural scene. It also receives guests all year round. Casa Caiman is composed of the Owner’s House and the Old Farmer’s House, this complex has the easiest access to the main safari roads. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, a bathroom with hot water and a balcony. They combine the privacy and exclusivity of a home with the comfort and convenience of a hotel
The Brazilian wetlands of the Pantanal is where you need to be for up-close encounters with giant anteaters, big and little cats, armadillos, the most vibrant bird life and all manner of creatures we are very unfamiliar with in Europe. Life in the wild certainly isn’t quiet! Getting to spend time with the local cowboys is a real treat as their levels of horsemanship are astounding. And they know how to produce the most incredible barbeques….
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If you are an active family, loving nature and fun activities such as horse riding, canoeing, wildlife walks – this 8-day trip would take you on an adventure to the Pantanal and Bonito. In the Pantanal you will have a chance to meet many unique species of animals, reptiles and birds as well as discover freshwater diving and snorkelling – fantastic holiday with the whole family. Some of the wildlife species found in the Pantanal are the marsh and pampas deer, the capybara, caimans, howler monkey, the tapir, anteater, peccaries, toucans, jabiru stork, the hyacinth, yellow and red macaws and a hundred of other birds. You will probably see most of them. Best time to visit is during the dry season (July-September) or the transition seasons (March-June and September-November). You can also start in Bonito and finish at a ranch lodge, depending on your preference. Tell us how you would like it to be and we will find a way to put everything together!View full itinerary