Galapagos eco-lodge exploration
Destinations Destinations
Santa Cruz
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Luxury, Family, Birdwatching
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Season Season
January - December

Good to know

  • Three-to-seven nights in the eco-luxury Pikia Lodge
  • Day cruises aboard the private yacht, M/Y Pikaia I
  • Land excursions with expert guides
  • Cutomisable itinerary

A new concept in luxury eco-adventure, designed for the discerning, environmentally conscious traveller. This carbon neutral lodge is situated atop an extinct volcano in a private wild giant tortoise reserve. The lodge offers close access to the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, along with the highest level of comfort and services. In contrast to traditional cruises, this land-based programme affords luxury, space, privacy and personalised attention, better food, and flexible arrivals and departures.

Programmes include:

  • Three night Explorer Package: one full-day private yacht sailing to outlying islands and one full-day land exploration on Santa Cruz Island.
  • Four night Explorer Package: two full-day private yacht sailings and one full-day land exploration.
  • Five night Explorer Package: two full-day private yacht sailings, one full-day land exploration, one half-day land exploration.
  • Six night Explorer Package: three full-day private yacht sailings, one half-day boat exploration, one half-day land exploration.
  • Seven night Explorer Package: three full-day private yacht sailing, one half-day boat exploration, and two half-day land explorations.

Contact a Lost World Adventures advisor for more information on all programmes.

Suggested itinerary

All days can be adjusted as required

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Send us your preferences and we'll connect you with a specialist tour operator who will be happy to advise: all days, hotels and activities can be altered.

Arrival and transfer to Pikaia Lodge

After arriving at Balta Airport, you’ll receive access to the VIP Lounge before a Pikaia Lodge representative takes you to Itabaca Channel. Here you’ll board a ferry to Santa Cruz Island before embarking upon a 50-minute scenic transfer to Pikaia Lodge.

After checking in you’ll enjoy a light lunch and have time to relax before going through your full itinerary with your tour guide.

Dinner will be served in the lodge's Evolution restaurant, offering a unique fusion of Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine. You’ll then have the opportunity to experience a 3D David Attenborough documentary in the Explorer’s Lounge to learn more about the Galapagos Islands, or enjoy Pikaia Lodge’s extensive facilities, such as the Sumaq Spa, infinity pool, and more.

Includes: lunch, dinner
Featured Accommodation
Pikia Lodge

Pikia Lodge

Private yacht cruise

After a restful sleep, you’ll board the Pikaia I Yacht for a cruise around the island. You’ll have the option to enjoy breakfast onboard in a private cabin before a morning of activities, including hiking and snorkelling. A traditional Ecuadorian buffet will be served for lunch while the yacht cruises to your next destination for an afternoon of guided excursions. You’ll sail back to Pikaia Lodge in time for sunset.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Land excursions

With so much to see on Santa Cruz Island itself, you will be split into small groups for guided excursions of the island's beaches, volcanic craters, lava tunnels, giant tortoise dwellings, coffee farms and more.

Your sightseeing itinerary will be dependent upon the climate and season, but your guide will ensure that you experience the very best of Santa Cruz. You’ll also have the chance to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and take part in activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving catch-and-release fishing and cycling.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, you will check out of Pikaia Lodge and return to Baltra Island airport for your onward connection.

More time? Speak to a Lost World Adventures advisor for more information on how to extend this trip into mainland Ecuador.

Tour inclusions

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Included Accommodation

Three to seven nights in the luxury Pikaia ecolodge.

Included Guided excursions

All guided land and marine exploration programs onboard M/Y Pikaia I or M/B Pikaia II. Gear and equipment, such as wet suits, snorkelling equipment, mountain bikes and helmets included.

Included All meals

Full board with meals served at the Lodge, onboard the yacht, or as picnic lunches during land excursions. House wine and local beer included.

Included Ground transfers

All transfers and connections in the Galapagos Islands.


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