Surrounded by floodplains, and with outstanding views, Caiman Ecological Refuge is a 53 thousand hectare ranch in the Pantanal which offers luxury accommodation in this unique part of the world.

This extraordinary wetland in Brazil offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Latin America. Caiman Ecological Refuge provides 2 stunning properties within its ranch which provide a fabulous mix of comfort and nature.

Both Baiazinha Lodge and the Cordilheira Lodge have all the amenities thats guests could need including a small restaurant, swimming pool, guides, excursions and vehicles. They are 22km apart and accessible by road or light aircraft from Campo Grande.

Cordilheira Lodge has 5 double suites, decorated in contemporary style. Each of these has a separate bedroom and living room, bathroom, powder room and balcony. There is also a pool on a deck, surrounded by the vast expanse of the Pantanal landscape.

Baiazinha Lodge is a bird-shaped house, located on the shores of a lake, with 6 standard rooms decorated in traditional ranch style.

Caiman Ecological Refuge is involved in a variety of important conservation programmes (including 2 successful projects focusing on hyacinth macaws and jaguars). A presentation by the Onçafari team (jaguar tracking) is included in the high season. If you are particularly interested in viewing wild jaguar, an optional specific jaguar spotting day can be organised and we would highly recommend it.

To experience a safari style holiday in Latin America, this is the place to stay.


Below are 3 sample itineraries of what you could do on holiday in Brazil. 
Contact us to create your own luxury holiday.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro


A 16-day trip featuring luxury accommodation and the highlights of Brazil.

Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil


A 3-week luxury itinerary that allows you to really get under the skin of this wonderful country.

Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Beach Resort, Brazil


A 20-day trip featuring luxury accommodation with some exclusive and exciting experiences, including Rio Carnival.


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Barra Mansa Lodge - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Barra Mansa Lodge

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Fazenda Barranco Alto - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Fazenda Barranco Alto

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Pousada Rio Mutum - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Pousada Rio Mutum

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Araras Eco-Lodge - Wildlife holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Araras Ecolodge

This stunning lodge the place to stay in the northern Pantanal offering fabulous accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Araras is a haven for wildlife photographers and birders and a place you are guaranteed to want to return to.

Baiazinha Lodge - luxury holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Baiazinha Lodge

A remote lodge in the Pantanal, sister to Araras Eco Lodge and one of the best places in the world to see the elusive jaguar along with other wildlife.