Caiman House Field Station, Rupununi

At the very heart of the regional centre of ecological and educational research, the Caiman House Field Station is unrivalled in its ability to offer you a fascinating holiday at the same time as teaching you about the local nature.

Yes, there will be plenty of relaxing, eyelids-closed-against-the-sun moments. There will be dozing-in-a-hammock time. There will be very comfortable guest rooms with romantic, tented, four poster beds, and great food.

But Caiman House is a real field station. So you can expect adventure. You will be participating in an on-going research programme into the world’s largest alligator – the black caiman. You’ll watch these magnificent beasts being caught, and you’ll help weigh, measure,  determine their sex and tag them.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit genuine Amerindian communities and meet local craftspeople like the furniture builders of Yupukari. And you’ll have the inner satisfaction that while you’re revelling in your visit – and learning from it – you’re actually contributing to development projects like classroom libraries for schools, in three local villages.

Caiman House, at a glance

  • A thatched, rustic guest house for travellers
  • Set in the bio-diverse area of Rupununi
  • Guest House with four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, tented beds and verandas
  • Rustic but comfortable décor
  • Field Station with three double rooms (two sharing a bathroom)
  • Good cuisine served in two tier, thatched lodge

For leisure and pleasure

  • Be involved in the black caiman research project
  • Study expeditions to catch and record black caimans
  • Exploration of untouched, riverside habitat
  • Wildlife and birding adventure
  • Meet indigenous peoples and learn about local village projects 
  • Thank you for making it everything we had hoped it would be. The holiday of a lifetime.

    JD, India, 2014


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  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


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