Luxury stay at Pikaia Lodge in Galapagos

5 days in an exclusive lodge in the Galapagos Islands

5 days in the Galapagos Islands in the most luxurious Lodge of islands, ideal to discover the archipelago with comfort and attentions to the program. Day trips with exclusive cruise.

Length of stay: 5 days

Kind: Galapagos

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: Ecuador

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Day 1 : Quito Airport

Welcome to Ecuador !

A proverb says *Traveling leaves you speechless at first, before turning you into a storyteller*

… Let the adventure start in the country of the middle of the world ! Chulla vida ! You will take a flight of about 2 hours from Quito to Baltra. Morning check-in at Guayaquil or Quito international airports. The flight time from Quito to Guayaquil is 40 minutes. There is a 40-minute transit in Guayaquil Airport. Flight time from Guayaquil to the Islands is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

You will have access to the VIP Lounge at Baltra Airport. Our guides meet you and take you from the Itabaca Channel for a seven-minute ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island, followed by a 40-minute scenic trip in private transport to Pikaia Lodge.

– Check-in at The Lodge.

– Light lunch at Evolution Restaurant or on the Pool Terrace.

– Briefing with a complementary welcome cocktail is offered at DNA Bar.

– Guests are given a 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, or a swim in the pool.

– Guests may participate in a land exploration on Santa Cruz Island.

– Dinner at Evolution Restaurant.

Night at Pikaïa Lodge.

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Day 2 : North Seymour

The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive PIKAIA Yacht. Private 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.

Return to the hotel for dinner.

NIght at Pikaïa Lodge.

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Day 3 : Santa Cruz

Each morning activity is planned according to satellite weather imagery and tide charts. Guest will join groups of maximum 16 people for a land tour.

LAND ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE : Gemelos & Scalesia Forest, Giant tortoise farm, Volcanic craters and giant tortoises at Cerro Mesa

Lava tunnels, Tortuga Bay Beach, Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center, Garrapatero Beach, Snorkeling at Pikaia II

ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking , Mountain Biking , Catch & Release Fishing

Guests can relax and enjoy their days at The Lodge independently as well. Mountain bikes, helmets, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available without charge at the front desk or onboard our yacht. It is recommended to pre-book early to take advantage of any optional third-party activities not included in the package. All extra activities might have an extra cost (e.g. taxis, equipment, guides, depending on activity and time.) Please note that these optional programs are not carried out by the hotel. While we work with wellknown and specialized local tour operators, we cannot accept any responsibility for their activities or services.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. : Full American breakfast

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. : Morning exploration program

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. : Lunch at The Lodge

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. : Afternoon excursion

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. : Dinner

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Day 4 : Bartolomé

Morning: departure early in the morning to transfer in 40 minutes the port of Itabaca to with your boat. Breakfast on board.

The Bartolomé Island could have served as a backdrop to the novel Mysterious Island of Jules Verne. The landscape is indeed lunar, with a universe with a strange atmosphere, composed of frozen lava and black volcanic sand.

It’s a small island located across from Sullivan Bay. It also offers a beautiful beach in a bay with calm and transparent waters. After a short climb (the summit is only 115 m), you reach the top of the island: the view is amazing.

To the east, we can see a series of small ejection cones giving the impression of a ravaged red desert.

In the West, stands Pinnacle rock , a rocky needle that gives all its character to the island. The only trace of vegetation is represented by coldenia, a small white plant and brachycereus, the lava cactus.

The underwater fauna is very rich there, especially around the walls of Pinnacle frequented by schools of multicolored fish and penguin colonies. A path through the mangroves and thorn bushes leads in a few minutes to the south beach where swimming is prohibited: dozens of small white-finned sharks patrol a few meters from the shore.

Buffet lunch served on the boat at 13:00. When sailing to Sullivan Bay, guests will have access to a shower, cabins with air conditioning and jacuzzi.

Afternoon: visit Santiago, one of the largest islands of the archipelago. The volcanic landscape is amazing.

You will dock in Sullivan Bay, where you can swim and snorkel.

Back to the lodge for the sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Pikaya Lodge.

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Day 5 : Santa Cruz

Hotel check-out time according to flights. Transport to Baltra Island Airport and check-in for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito, assisted by our guides in private service. You will take a flight from Baltra to Guayaquil. Free connection with your international flight.

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