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Caiman House Field Station

Main Road, Yupukari Region 9, Guyana
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very special experience. You feel as though you are part of the community here from the moment you arrive. The accommodation is great and the food brilliant. To be part of the Caiman project is something that we will never forget. The...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sue V
Reviewed November 21, 2018

A good place to come to, in a small Amerindian village. Saw the giant anteaters here, and also the otters. Also South American agoutis in a large group when we went out on a lake in a dug out canoe. Nice rooms and nice staff.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I have given this lodge 5 because the stay was great but unfortunately the pump from the bore had given up the week before our arrival and there was no running water. In fact we managed well because the staff constantly filled tubs in the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank travellerX49
Reviewed April 9, 2018

A real treat to stay here. The staff, including the guides, were friendly and keen to share their community. The accommodation was basic but fine. The food was very good and served brilliantly. The manager always ate with us and was keen to share information...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank TansyNewton
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Rustic small lodge & gathering space. Great hammocks perfectly located under an eve, rocked by the warm breeze! Lovely staff & workers, working hard to improve a community gathering spot. Wonderful intro to Guyana!

Date of stay: April 2017
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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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
9
Also Known As
Caiman House Field Station Guyana/Yupukari
Location
Guyana > Rupununi > Yupukari
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
9
Also Known As
Caiman House Field Station Guyana/Yupukari
Location
Guyana > Rupununi > Yupukari
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Traveler (28)
Room & Suite (13)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Rai R
June 19, 2017|
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I have an email for the asst mgr but can't get it til next week. Will keep this note & respond (hope I can find the e address)!
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"Ask to be downstairs if you can until they have re-thatched the roof!"
TansyNewton
Apr 9, 2018
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"All rooms seem to have good views with access to porch or patio."
447debraf
Mar 22, 2017
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"Anywhere is perfect!"
tomt859
May 29, 2014
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"Try to get the second floor room in the main lodge that looks north toward the Pakariama Mountains. You..."
Morimo2
May 23, 2014
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