A glimpse of Galapagos that will make you want to return for more
This 3N/4D exploration runs from Friday to Monday all year round
DAY 1 - FRIDAY - CHECK IN
AM* Check-in at Guayaquil or Quito international airports.
All flights to Galapagos start in Quito, but with a stopover in Guayaquil to take more passengers. Flight time from Quito to Guayaquil is 40 minutes. There is a 40-minute transit time in Guayaquil. Flight time from Guayaquil to the islands is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Your flight will arrive in the Galapagos at Baltra island airport. Guides meet guests and take them to the Itabaca Channel for a seven-minute ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island, followed by a 50minute scenic trip in private transport to Pikaia Lodge.
Check-in at the lodge.
* Confirm flight departures times with us beforehand.
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.
Take a swim in the Infinity Pool.
Try a workout in our GYM, or visit Sumaq for a massage or whirlpool.
DAY 2 - SATURDAY - LAND EXPLORATION
Each morning we plan exploration options based on satellite weather imagery, wildlife seasons and tides charts. Depending on climactic 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.
7:30AM - 9.30AM breakfast
10AM - 1PM morning exploration program
1:30PM lunch at the hotel
3PM - 5.30PM afternoon exploration program
7:30PM – 10PM dinner
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
6AM continental breakfast at Evolution
6.45AM board lodge transport 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 visitor site, 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.
7PM: 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.