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Caiman House Field Station

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Run by local Amerindians, the Caiman house had activities available and included twice a day. We went out in a dug out canoe to see what might be living near and in the river. We were immeshed in the village seeing the adorable kids run for the bell when school started and finished. The food was delicious and we learned... More 

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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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SAINT PETERSBURG
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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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2 Thank Edchowworn
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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3 Thank Adam R
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caiman House Field Station and Guest House, centrally located in the Macushi village of Yupukari, is a nonprofit community-owned and operated social enterprise. Revenues from visitors, including a US-accredited Study Abroad semester, support the internet-enabled Yupukari Public Library and two conservation/research investigations, into the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and the Yellow-Spotted Sidenecked River Turtle (Podocnemis uniphilis). Featuring 6 charming and comfortable, handcrafted rooms with en suite bathrooms (and three additional rooms with shared bathrooms) Caiman House hosts up to 14 and also offers hammock or camping options for larger groups. Guests are invited to explore the nocturnal life of the Rupununi River on our "Creatures of the Night" tour, with the chance to see boat-billed heron, Common Potoo, the Black Caiman, Amazon Tree Boas and other wildlife active at night on the river, or assist the local research team as they capture, mark and release black caiman. Early-morning experiences include the legendary El Dorado savannah and wetlands via 4*4 vehicle to spot giant anteater, or paddling a dugout canoe on our Awarikru Adventure, where one may meet giant river otters, capuchin monkeys and a wide range of local birds, including white-banded swallow and green ibis. Avid birders often visit us to see the Crested Doradito, Agami Heron and Finsch's Euphonia. Additional experiences include hikes in the savannah "bush islands" and gallery forests; sunset floats to watch unfolding giant waterlilies, Wattled Jacana and Purple Gallinule; fishing in the river, ponds and lakes - bring your own gear, or learn local hand-line methods. Guests often choose dry season (September to April) but visitors in rainy season are treated to spectacular flooded-forest excursions, shimmering savannah vistas and the range of seasonal avian visitors. Caiman House is equipped with 100% solar power and internet 24hrs a day, safe drinking water, and a local team of hosts and guides. Caiman House links easily with visits to Karanambu (40 minutes overland from airstrip), Surama, Rewa, Nappi, Dadanawa, or as a start or end to more adventurous tours with Rupununi Trails or Rupununi River Drifters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caiman House Field Station

Address: Main Road, Yupukari Region 9, Guyana
Location: Guyana > Rupununi > Yupukari
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Caiman House Field Station Guyana/Yupukari
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