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Refugio Caiman

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Refugio Caiman is a top quality first class ecolodge in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil. 

It’s always been one of the best ecolodges to stay in the Pantanal, with a prestigious reputation, excellent facilities and much admired service. The Refugio Caiman is now even better.


The beautiful Pantanal itself, an enormous wetland throbbing with wildlife, is an attraction in itself: in addition to clouds of soaring birds from egrets to parakeets, lumbering cabybara blocking the tracks, abundant caiman dozing on the riverbanks and giant tuyuyu (stork) nesting in the flowering trees, giant anteater and howler monkey are spotted on a regular basis.

You can be a spectator to this wildlife theatre at this ecolodge, where you stay in either of two outpost lodges elevated on stilts. Each has just 5 or 6 well furnished guest rooms and is situated in isolation, surrounded by marshes, lagoons and pastures. Customised meals, top quality guides and swimming pools to cool off in enhance your experience.

The enterprising lodge is well known for its conservation work with macaws and jaguars (up to 70 live on the estate; jaguar-tracking activities can be pre-booked there).

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Absolutely wonderful hotel.Fantastic location and totally relaxing. Beautifully warm swimming pool. Stunning views from our sea view suite. All staff very courteous and helpful. Just what we needed after a full on 3 weeks itinerary...They have their own private water taxi too which was absolutely marvellous we were given a mobile and just rang it when we wanted picking up. We ate in the restaurant in the evenings lovely food and service.

VH, Bristol

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Evie Oswald
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.