Pikaia Lodge - Facts and Information

Description

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 reazonably provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.

Room Amenities

Packages Include:
Access to VIP Lounge at Seymour Airport (Baltra Island), at arrival and departure
Transfer to and from the airport in the Islands
Room accommodation
All guided English and Spanish 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 sports 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 are non-transferable, non-refundable, must be taken during scheduled mealtime
Scientific conferences and lectures, subject to availability
Non-alcoholic beverages in the Lodge and on the Yachts
Access to our in-house library

NOT Included in the Package:

Transport to and from the Galapagos Islands
International departure airport taxes (if not included in the airfare)
Galapagos National Park fees, such as:
Galapagos National Park taxes US$ 100.00* per adult / US$ 50.00* per child
Galapagos Visitors Transit Card US$ 20.00*
In-room dining delivery and service charges
Alcoholic beverages
Spa treatments
Laundry services
Telephone calls and fax
Boutique and spa boutique items
Tips and gratuities
Optional additional activities

Spa

"Sumaq" is decorated with peruvian travertine marble in a minimalistic Japanese Zen style to soothe the mind. It is a serene place to spend well deserved time releasing muscular tension and stress while travelling, or to pamper and purify the body with a massage after a “hard day’s” explorations. There is a massage room for parallel massage sessions for couples. Massage sessions can also be done in the guest rooms if requested.

High Speed Internet Access

Wifi is available.

Business Services

Business service is available.

Activities

Diving
Galapagos offers some of the most challenging and spectacular dive experiences where divers encounter many large pelagic species including whale sharks, schools of hammerhead sharks, sea lions, tuna, dolphins, manta rays, marine iguanas, as well as dense schools of tropical fish and many endemic species found nowhere else in the world. It is the ultimate diver paradise and an underwater photographer’s dream.

Scuba Diving Day tours
One of the seven underwater wonders of the world, the Galapagos is the second largest protected Marine Reserve in the world and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It is ranked almost every year as the “best place for scuba diving with big animals in the world” by the international diving community.

Sea Kayaking
Nearby Garrapatero Beach Bay is perfect for kayaking, while Tortuga Bay and Puerto Ayora’s Academy Bay are also highly recommended. Kayakers can encounter sea lions, marine iguanas, sea birds, golden rays, sea turtles or juvenile sharks.

Guests can book prior to arrival, or with the assistance of our Concierge, sea kayak day trips with selected and National Park authorized local operators.

Mountain-Biking
At Pikaia Lodge we have quality mountain bikes and helmets, free of charge for the unlimited use of our guests. At the front desk, we provide a detailed map of roads and trails inside and outside the lodge.

Hiking & Jogging
The property has more than 3.5km of internal private roads and paths for walking and jogging. Our paths boast incredible views and pass through reforested endemic forests full of birdsong, where guest will likely cross paths with wild giant tortoises. At the front desk, we provide a detailed map of roads and trails inside and outside the lodge. Spots to visit include volcanic craters, lava tunnels, small villages with organic coffee farms and cattle ranches. Guests can also rent transport to take them to different roads and paths around the island.

Restaurants

Evolution Restaurant

The "Evolution" Restaurant is situated in our main building on top of the edge of the crater. It offers an unrivalled view from the pristine Galapagos National Park with its mist covered volcanic cones, to other islands in the Archipelago and our infinity edge pool. It is furnished in a contemporary style decorated with casual elegance, with a subtle artistic touch inspired by the evolution of mankind. A candle lit dinner under the stars can be arranged upon request.

Dress Code:

“Casual” at all times. We will kindly request our guests, not to use Beachwear or sleeveless shirts for men inside the Restaurant at any time.

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Lunch from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Dinner from 7:00 PM to 10 PM.

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