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4 Day/3 Night Pikaia Lodge Exploration Package, Galapagos Islands

This Exploration Packages is designed for adventure, variety and comfort, allowing guests to explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos Archipelago in a new land-based way.
The guided day adventures cover the distinct landscapes and marine wildlife of the islands. The Pikaia Lodge is located on the central island of Santa Cruz allowing guests a spectacular way to experience the Galapagos regardless of their length of stay. This 4 day, 3 night package runs Friday through Monday year round.      

DAY 1 - Friday, Check In

  • Check-in then lunch 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 Galápagos. 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 2 - Saturday, Land Exploration

  • After an early breakfast there is a 10:00 - 1:00 exploration program. Exploration options are 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.  
  • Lunch is at 1:30 back at the hotel and then your afternoon exploration runs from 3:00 until 5:30. Dinner is served at the hotel between 7:30 & 10:00 pm.

Day 3 - Sunday, Yacht Exploration

Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island - The yacht cruise is a full day program on board our exclusive PIKAIA I Yacht. Departure is at 6.45AM for a 40 minute ride to port. 7.30AM: sailing departure. 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.
  • 7 PM: Guests return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4 - Monday, Check Out

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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