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Pikaia Lodge's Exploration Packages

... are designed for adventure, variety and comfort, allowing guests to explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos Archipelago in a new land-based way. 

Pikaia offers guided day adventures that cover the distinct landscapes and marine wildlife of the islands, under fixed three, four or seven-night programs.  Its location on the central island of Santa Cruz allows easy access to some of the best National Park's visitor sites on our private Yacht Pikaia I, and our hotel-yacht day cruise combinations offer guests a spectacular way to experience the Galapagos regardless of their length of stay. 

The National Park regulations require every vessel in the Galapagos to have an approved fixed-week itinerary, and as our explorations packages are combined with programmed yacht sailings, we have set arrival dates: Mondays for our 4 and 7 night packages, and Fridays for our 3 night packages. 


Pikaia Lodge 7-Night Exploration Package

Pikaia and Galapagos deluxe.  Perfect combination of intense activity and relaxation time.  This 7N/8D exploration runs from Monday to Monday all year round

7-Night Package Map - Pikaia Lodge

Day-01 Monday - Check In

AM* Check-in at Guayaquil or Quito international Airports. 

All flights to Galapagos start in Quito, but with an in between landing in Guayaquil to take more passengers.  Flight time from Quito to Guayaquil is 40 minutes.  There is a 40 minute transit time in Guayaquil.  Flight time from Guayaquil to the islands is 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

* Confirm flight departures times with us beforehand. 

Your flight will arrive in the Galapagos at Baltra island Airport.  Guides meet guests and take them to the Itabaca Channel for a seven minute ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island, followed by a 50 minute scenic trip in private transport to Pikaia Lodge.
Check-in at the lodge. 

Lobby-Lounge - Pikaia Lodge, GalapagosLunch at Evolution Restaurant or on the Pool Terrace. Guests are given the chance to relax and familiarize themselves with the lodge environment and facilities. We recommend walking, jogging or cycling the 3.5km of trails within the boundaries. 

During the afternoon, a briefing will be held to review the weeks activities and special features about Pikaia Lodge and Galįpagos.  Additionally, after dinner a 3D HD documentary on Galapagos filmed by Sir David Attenborough will be shown in our Explorers Lounge for those interested in gathering some additional information about this unique place. 

Day-02 Tuesday - Half Day Land Exploration

Giant Galapagos TortoisesEach morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts.  Depending on climate conditions and the season, programs are designed to visit various beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; look for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center at the National Park; or visit organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how settlers live. 
 

7:30AM - 9:30AM breakfast
10AM - 1PM morning exploration program
1PM lunch at the Lodge
 

Afternoon relax at Pikaia or enjoy an extra experience
Please note that some optional extra experiences programs are not carried out by the hotel nor included in the package price.  While we work with well-known and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services. 
 

While we work with well-known and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services.
 

Day-03 Wednesday - Bartolome and Chinese Hat

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht
 

6AM Continental Breakfast at Evolution
6:45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7:30AM sailing departure. 

Double Cabin - Yacht Pakaia I - GalapagosPrivate cabins are assigned and full American breakfast served.  On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon. A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins. 

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-04 Thursday - Half Day Land Excursion

SnorkelingEach morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts. 

Depending on climate conditions and the season, programs are designed to visit various beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; look for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center at the National Park; or visit organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how settlers live. 
 

7:30AM - 9:30AM breakfast
10AM - 1PM morning exploration program
1PM lunch at the Lodge

Afternoon - Relax at Pikaia or enjoy an extra experience
Please note that some optional extra experiences programs are not carried out by the hotel nor included in the package price. While we work with well-known and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services. 
 

Day-05 Friday - Yacht Exploration - Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht. 

6AM Continental Breakfast at Evolution
6:45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7:30AM sailing departure. 

Galapagos Land IguanaPrivate cabins are assigned and full English breakfast served. On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon.  A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins. 

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-06 Saturday - Yacht Exploration - North Seymour and Mosquera Island

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht

6AM Continental Breakfast at Evolution
6:45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7:30AM sailing departure.

Blue-Footed BoobiesPrivate cabins are assigned and full English breakfast served. On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon.  A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

Two hours before sunset the yacht sets sail for home. While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins. 

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-07 Sunday - Half Day Land Excursion

Lava CaveEach morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts.  Depending on climate conditions and the season, programs are designed to visit various beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; look for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center at the National Park; or visit organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how settlers live.
 

7:30AM - 9:30AM breakfast

Guests can relax and enjoy their final afternoon at the lodge independently.  Mountain bikes, helmets, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are available without charge at the front desk. 

Afternoon relax at Pikaia or enjoy an extra experience. 

Please note that some optional extra experiences programs are not carried out by the hotel nor included in the package price. While we work with well-known and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services.
 

Day-08 Monday - Checkout

10 AM. Hotel check-out, but departure from hotel will be arranged according to flight information.  Transport to Baltra Island Airport and check-in for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito, assisted by Pikaia Lodge Guides.


 
Pikaia Lodge 4-Night Exploration Package

Intense Galapagos. You will be very active, cover great terrain and some time to relax
This 4N/5D exploration runs from Monday to Friday all year round.

4-Night Package Map - Pikaia Lodge

Day-01 Monday - Check In

Evolution Restaurant - Pakaia Lodge, GalapagosArrival at Baltra Island Airport, ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island, 50-minute scenic trip in
private transport to Pikaia Lodge, Lunch at Evolution Restaurant or on the Pool Terrace, free time, briefing about the weeks activities. 
 

 

Day-02 Tuesday - North Seymour and Bachas Beach

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht

6AM Continental Breakfast at Evolution
6:45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7:30AM sailing departure. 

Private Cabin - Yacht Pikaia I - GalapagosPrivate cabins are assigned and full American breakfast served.  On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon.  A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins.

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-03 Wednesday - Land Exploration

Galapagos TortoiseEach morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts.  Depending on climate conditions and the season, programs are designed to visit various beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; look for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center at the National Park; or visit organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how settlers live. 

7:30AM - 9.30AM breakfast
10AM - 1PM morning exploration program
1:30PM lunch at the hotel
3PM - 5.30PM afternoon exploration program
7:30PM - 10PM dinner
 

Day-04 Thursday - Yacht exploration via Pikaia I Yacht - Bartolome and Sullivan Bay

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht.

6:45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7:30AM sailing departure. 

Lounge Area - Yacht Pikaia IPrivate cabins are assigned and full American breakfast served. On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon.  A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins. 

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-05 Friday - Checkout

10 AM. Hotel check-out, but departure from hotel will be arranged according to flight information.  Transport to Baltra Island Airport and check-in for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito, assisted by Pikaia Lodge Guides. 
 


 
Pikaia Lodge 3-Night Exploration Package

3-Night Package Map - Pikaia Lodge

Day-01 Friday - Check In

Arrival at Baltra Island Airport, ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island, 50-minute scenic trip in
private transport to Pikaia Lodge, Lunch at Evolution Restaurant or on the Pool Terrace, free time, briefing about the weeks activities. 
 

Day-02 Saturday - Land Exploration

Galapagos ExplorationEach morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts.  Depending on climate conditions and the season, programs are designed to visit various beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; look for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center at the National Park; or visit organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how settlers live. 
 

7:30AM - 9.30AM breakfast,
10AM - 1PM morning exploration program
1:30PM lunch at the hotel,
3PM - 5.30PM afternoon exploration program,
7:30PM - 10PM dinner
 

Day-03 Sunday - Yacht exploration

Yacht exploration via Pikaia I Yacht - Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island
The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive Pikaia I Yacht

6AM Continental Breakfast at Evolution
6.45AM board lodge transport for a 40 minute ride to port.
7.30AM: sailing departure.

Marine Iguanas and Blue-Footed BoobiePrivate cabins are assigned and full American breakfast served.  On arrival at the island, the morning offers hiking, or snorkeling activities, until early afternoon.  A lunch buffet is served while the yacht sails to the next point of visit, for an afternoon of hiking, or snorkeling. 

While sailing, our 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 on the sundeck or look out for dolphins. 

7PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
 

Day-04 Monday - Checkout

10 AM. Hotel check-out, but departure from hotel will be arranged according to flight information.  Transport to Baltra Island Airport and check-in for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito, assisted by Pikaia Lodge Guides. 
 

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