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Pikaia Lodge

Pikaia Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge set in a secluded giant tortoise reserve, nestled on top of an extinct volcano crater on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. Pikaia Lodge is a superb alternative to a traditional cruise and is carbon neutral.

Santa Cruz Island Galapagos, Ecuador
Pikaia Lodge
  • The most luxurious hotel within the Galapagos islands, Pikaia Lodge is ultra-contemporary in style with light, bright décor and clean-line furniture.

  • Each of the spacious guest rooms are furnished to a high standard with many special, luxurious touches including an ipod dock, hypoallergenic pillows and high threadcount sheets

  • With eco-travel at the heart of what they do, the hotel is extremely green, with an underground rainwater tank, solar & wind generators, LED lights and furniture made from recycled materials.

  • Offering the best of both worlds for any guests who don’t fancy a multi-night stay on a boat, during your stay at Pikaia Lodge you will be able to enjoy both land based and sea bound excursions

The eco-friendly Pikaia Lodge provides guests with the unique opportunity to explore the fascinating natural heritage of the Galapagos Islands while staying on dry land and with all the creature comforts.

Pikaia Lodge is named after the archipelago's Pikaia Gracilens, an extinct species which evolved more than 500million years ago and was a precursor of modern vertebrates, including humans. The lodge is located at 1,300 feet above sea level in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the archipelago and is close to some of the best land and sea visitor sites of the Galapagos National Park. The lodge affords 14 spacious and comfortable guest rooms with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and private shaded terraces with breathtaking views.

Pikaia Lodge operates a varied schedule of daily land and boat excursions in small groups on their private yacht, M/Y Pikaia I. There is so much to see, do and explore in the Galapagos - observe wildlife, go hiking, swimming, sea kayaking and snorkelling. Scuba diving, fishing and mountain biking can also be arranged. The lodge also hosts fascinating scientific talks on the local flora and fauna.

Pikaia Lodge has implemented a comprehensive social responsibility program with the local community and every aspect of the lodge's construction and operation minimises environmental impact.

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Pikaia is the only lodge to have its own motor yacht with cabins for each set of guests and is one of the few that can visit the beautiful island of Mosquera with its friendly sea lion population.

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Santa Cruz Island Galapagos, Ecuador

The Galapagos consist of 19 volcanic islands and 40 islets, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The Galapagos and its surrounding marine reserve are Natural World Heritage sites of UNESCO. The marine reserve is one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the world and the second largest protected marine reserve, after the great Australian Barrier Reef. Pikaia Lodge is located on Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago.

3-hour domestic flight to the Galapagos Islands from Quito or 1.5-hour domestic flight from Guayaquil and a 40 -minute short boat and road transfer from Baltra airport.

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