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Pikaia Lodge Galapagos: 4, 5 & 8 Day

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,007

A Galapagos trip is one of the world’s great vacations, and Pikaia Lodge offers 4, 5, or 8 day programs to suit a variety of timeframes, interests, and budgets. The Lodge also boasts its own vessel for exploring the islands in detail.


These Galapagos trips are available to suit a range of timeframes and budgets, basing you at luxurious, yet eco-friendly Pikaia Lodge. Itineraries are carefully designed to maximise your enjoyment of the wildlife, while minimising your impact on the environment and natural behaviour of the animals. The exact program may change according to the climate, tides, and seasons, to ensure guests have the best experience possible. Check the length of itinerary that interests you for specific details, but included islands are typically as follows, subject to trip length.

Santa Cruz Island is particularly known for its Giant Tortoises that have become synonymous with the Galapagos. You’ll also find some spectacular lava tunnels and volcanic craters. Its other big claim to fame is the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center, which does valuable work in increasing our understanding of this unique ecosystem.

Bartoleme Island is a wildlife treasure trove that is home to Galapagos Penguins, sharks, rays, sea lions, Green Sea Turtles, Galapagos Hawks, herons and many others. Plus, you can take in a bird’s eye view from the summit, with views of Santiago Island behind. A nearby highlight is Sullivan Bay, which supports some fascinating plant life in addition to some unique lava flow formations.

Neighbouring North Seymour and Mosquera Islands are often paired together, and despite their small size, support some of the healthiest bird and sea life populations in the Galapagos. See Hammerhead Sharks, marine turtles, iguanas, and sea lions. And of course, you’ll inevitably come face to face with the famous Blue-footed Boobies of the Galapagos.

If you’re visiting South Plaza and Santa Fe Islands, keep an eye out for Red-billed Tropicbirds, and Galapagos Snakes, which join the familiar cast of boobies, seals and sea lions, iguanas, and others. Santa Fe is also known for its Prickly Pear forest, and the charming Cactus finch.

A special treat awaits if your itinerary includes Bachas Beach. Wild Flamingos bring a splash of pink to an already colourful island known otherwise for its Lava Gulls, Sea Turtles, white sand beaches, and small sharks that swim close to the shore’s edge.

Check your preferred trip length for a specific itinerary. Since many of the Islands share a variety of wildlife, guests can be assured of an unforgettable trip, no matter which they choose.


 

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    Duration
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,007

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive Pikaia Lodge

    On arrival into the Galapagos Islands you will be met and transferred to the Pikaia Lodge. Guest will have access to the VIP Lounge at Baltra Airport. On arrival at the lodge you enjoy lunch at the Evolution Restaurant or on the Pool Terrace. You can then relax and familiarize themselves with The Lodge environment and facilities. We recommend walking, jogging or cycling the 3.5 km of trails within the boundaries, or a swim in the pool. There is a good chance of encountering the resident Tortoise within the Property. It is then a briefing with a complementary welcome cocktail at the DNA Bar before enjoying dinner.

    Meal Plan Dinner
    Duration3 Nights
    Accommodation

    Pikaia Lodge Galapagos

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      Pikaia Lodge Galapagos



      The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active eco-adventure traveler, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos with the highest level of comfort and services that could be reasonably provided within the limitations of such a ...

      The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active eco-adventure traveler, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos with the highest level of comfort and services that could be reasonably provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location. No lack of privacy, seasickness nor confined spaces of the typical yachts or cruises. As a Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups. At night you'll rest in spacious and quiet accommodations.

      Facilities

      • Bar/Lounge
      • Gym/Fitness Centre
      • Pool (s)
      • Restaurant
      • Spa

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    Day 2

    Santa Cruz Island

    Today you have a half day land exploration at Santa Cruz Island. Each morning activity is planned according to satellite weather imagery and tides charts. You will join groups of a maximum of 16 people for a land tour.

    LAND ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

    Los Gemelos Sinkholes and Scalesia Forest
    Giant tortoises farm in Rancho Las Primicias
    Volcanic craters and giant tortoises at Cerro Mesa
    Lava tunnels
    Tortuga Bay Beach
    Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center
    Garrapatero Beach
    Land iguanas breeding in Cerro Dragon
    Beautiful white-sand beaches in Playa de los Alemanes and Las Grietas (The Grottos)
    Snorkeling on-board Pikaia II

    ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED

    Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Catch and Release Fishing (additional cost)

    You can relax and enjoy you days at The Lodge independently as well. Mountain bikes, helmets, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available without charge at the front desk or onboard the yacht.

    It is recommended to pre-book early to take advantage of any optional third-party activities not included in the package. All extras, such as mountain biking, kayaking, catch and release fishing and diving, will incur extra cost (e.g. taxis, equipment, guides, depending on activity and time) paid locally. Please note that these optional programs are not carried out by the hotel.

    APPROXIMATE TIMING OF ACTIVITIES
    7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Full American breakfast
    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Morning exploration program
    1:30 p.m. Lunch at The Lodge
    7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dinner

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Day 3

    Yacht exploration to South Plaza and Santa Fe Island

    APPROXIMATE TIMING OF ACTIVITIES
    5:20 a.m. Coffee station at Pikaia Lodge reception
    6:30 a.m. Board Lodge transport for a 50-minute ride to port
    7:30 a.m. Sailing departure
    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast onboard Pikaia I Yacht
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Morning visit to South Plaza Island / Dry Landing
    12:00 p.m. Buffet lunch onboard Pikaia I Yacht
    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Afternoon visit to Santa Fe Island / Wet Landing
    6:30 p.m. Guests arrive at Pikaia Lodge
    7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dinner at Evolution Restaurant

    The yacht cruise is a full-day program onboard Pikaia I Yacht. Private cabins are assigned and guests have the option to have breakfast onboard Pikaia I. On arrival on the island, the morning offers hiking or snorkeling activities until midday. Lunch buffet with typical Ecuadorian food is served while the yacht sails to another island for an afternoon exploration. Two hours before sunset the yacht sets sail for Pikaia Lodge. While sailing, guests can rest, shower, or freshen up in their air-conditioned private cabins, soak in the Jacuzzi, watch a Galapagos documentary, join a discussion with guides, sunbathe or watch for dolphins.

    South Plaza Island
    Interesting flora and fauna
    Gordon Rocks
    Hordes of sea lions and fur seals
    Red-billed tropicbirds
    Swallows-tailed gulls
    Blue-footed Boobies
    Land iguanas
    Opuntia (Prickly Pear) trees
    Sesuvium plants
    Green portulaca

    Santa Fe Island
    Interesting flora and fauna
    White sand beach
    Opuntia (Prickly Pear) forest
    Hordes of sea lions
    Galapagos hawk
    Cactus finch
    Marine and Barrington land iguanas
    Galapagos snake
    Fantastic snorkeling

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Day 4

    Departure

    After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your return flights to the mainland.

    Meal Plan Breakfast

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    DEPARTURES:

    4 Days: Fridays - Year Round

    5 & 8 Days: Mondays

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Return airfare from the mainland to the Galapagos Islands
    • Park entry fee of $100USD
    • Visitors ticket $20USD
    • Local taxes and 10% gratuities
    • VIP Lounge at Seymour Airport (Baltra Island), at arrival and departure
    • Transport to and from the airport in the Islands
    • Accommodation
    • All guided English land and marine exploration programs onboard M/Y Pikaia I, M/B Pikaia II and Lodge, according to schedule and subject to availability
    • Exploration programs are non-transferable, non-refundable
    • The use of sport equipment, such as wet suits, snorkeling equipment, mountain bikes and helmets
    • Full board with meals served at the Lodge, onboard M/Y Pikaia I, or as picnic lunch on the M/B Pikaia II, according to exploration activities. All meals must be taken during schedule mealtime

    PRICE EXCLUDES:

    • Quito or Guayaquil hotel to airport transfers
    • In-room services charges
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Spa treatments
    • Laundry services
    • Telephone calls and fax
    • Boutique and spa boutique items
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional additional activities
    • Additional private tours or transport services

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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