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Caiman House Field Station

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Main Road, Yupukari Region 9, Guyana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We spent to lovely days here, which included village and school tour, River trips to see the giant river otters Paddle trips on a lake The highlight was the caiman tagging at night The rooms were basic with mosquito nets and ensuite and electricity (generator) The food was super

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I spent one night here as part of tour with Wilderness Explorers. Two tours were included as well as all the meals. The lodge is right next to the Indian village of Yupukari. I stayed in one of the three attached rooms away from the main lodge. The room had a double bed/mosquito net, a bunk bed, table and chair... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been working and living in the Rupununi Region for much of the last five years and I always base my stays at Caiman House. It is a place that I knew next to nothing about when I planned my first visit, but has quickly become like a second home to me. In terms of accomodations, the guest house... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Caiman House is a great place, with wonderful people, good food, and comfortable rooms. We stayed in a double room with ensuite on the ground floor (there are 2 doubles + spare bed on the ground floor, and 2 rooms on the top floor with 2 bunk beds + bathroom each). We had the opportunity to wander around the village,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

The place is really cool. Nice staff and great food. The meals were always delicious. Cold beers and coffee available. We slept in hammocks but it was perfect for out brief visit. The village had an annual get together with stories songs and dancing. This was a real treat.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was lucky enough to stay at the Caiman House Field Station in the Summer of 2013 for about two months! I wasn't sure what to expect for living accommodations, as this was my first trip outside of the U.S. My time at Caiman House was nothing short of spectacular! I was surprised at the level of comfort the staff... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Caiman House is an incredibly welcoming and friendly place. The staff are polite and knowledgeable, the food is consistently excellent, and it's a major hub of village activity so by staying there you get to observe and participate in village life. Definitely take the opportunity to go catch caiman with the caiman research team! I can certify that the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed at the Caiman House Field Research Station for 2 months during the summer of 2013. I can not express how grateful I am for the staff at the Caiman House, they provided me with many up close and personal experiences with an extensive list of wildlife that I would have never seen on my own. I always felt... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have visited Caiman House several times as a tour leader, naturalist, scientist, and educator, and I have never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly, highly skilled, and most knowledgeable, the accommodations are very comfortable, and the food is excellent (never in short supply even for me or for my students who are known to compete for the delicious... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You don't expect luxury in the wilds of Guyana but you do expect a nice friendly welcome, basic but comfortable and clean accommodation and enough food. This place offered none of these. We stayed in a room in the main lodge and it wasn't much better than the guest cottages. The food was the worst we tasted in Guyana and... More 

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