Watching caimans, especially in the night, have become a unique and exciting experience for those tourists that spend their Amazon vacation in Heliconia nature reserve; we have a native guide who helps the tourists during this activity.
There are two caiman species living on the Amazon River, the black lizard, gigantic specie that reaches 6 meters of length. And the white caiman, that reaches a maximum length of 3 meters and is more abundant on Amazonian waters.
The black caiman lives on the lakes and marshes of the flooded plain, most of all, in protected or isolated zones. The white lizard uses different types of habitats.
Generally, caimans prefer warm water and spend the day warming themselves on the shores.