Your Stay

PLEASE NOTE:

Stays are restricted to Mondays arrivals for 4-Night and 7-Night Exploration Packages and Fridays for 3-Night Exploration Package

RATES

Weekly arrival and departure chart

Exploration Programs

Three-Night Exploration Programs start every Friday. Four-Night and Seven-Night Exploration Programs start each Monday, all year round.

Exploration Packages

Exploration Packages Rates


Rates per person based in double occupancy

Rates 2016 Rates 2017
3 Night 4 Night 7 Night 3 Night 4 Night 7 Night
TERRACE ROOMS
King Bed or Double Queen Beds
US$ 4,057.50 US$ 5,410.00 US$ 9,467.50 US$ 4,372.50 US$ 5,830.00 US$ 10,202.50
BALCONY ROOMS
King Bed or Double Queen Beds
US$ 4,132.50 US$ 5,510.00 US$ 9,642.50 US$ 4,455.00 US$ 5,940.00 US$ 10,395.00
GARDEN SUITE
King Bed
US$ 4,282.50 US$ 5,710.00 US$ 9,992.50 US$ 4,620.00 US$ 6,160.00 US$ 10,780.00
POOL SUITE
King Bed
US$ 4,365.00 US$ 5,820.00 US$ 10,185.00 US$ 4,702.50 US$ 6,270.00 US$ 10,972.50

Taxes and 10% service charge included.

Rates per person based in single occupancy

Rates 2016 Rates 2017
3 Night 4 Night 7 Night 3 Night 4 Night 7 Night
TERRACE ROOMS
King Bed or Double Queen Beds
US$ 6,090.00 US$ 8,120.00 US$ 14,210.00 US$ 6,540.00 US$ 8,720.00 US$ 15,260.00
BALCONY ROOMS
King Bed or Double Queen Beds
US$ 6,150.00 US$ 8,200.00 US$ 14,350.00 US$ 6,660.00 US$ 8,880.00 US$ 15,540.00
GARDEN SUITE
King Bed
US$ 6,360.00 US$ 8,480.00 US$ 14,840.00 US$ 6,900.00 US$ 9,200.00 US$ 16,100.00
POOL SUITE
King Bed
US$ 6,510.00 US$ 8,680.00 US$ 15,190.00 US$ 7,050.00 US$ 9,400.00 US$ 16,450.00

Taxes and 10% service charge included.

Rates per child in double or triple occupancy

Rates 2016 & 2017
3 Night 4 Night 7 Night
Children under 18 US$ 3,000 US$ 4,000 US$ 7,000

Sharing with parents or in Terrace or Balcony rooms only. Taxes and 10% service charge included.

Packages include

  • VIP Lounge at Seymour Airport (Bartra Island), at arrival and departure
  • Transport 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 sport 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
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in the Lodge and in the Yachts during meals
  • Access to our in-house library
Meal Restaurant Time
FULL AMERICAN BREAKFAST Evolution Restaurant or onboard Yacht Pikaia I when on exploration 7:30 am to 10:30 am
LUNCH Evolution Restaurant, Poolside Lounge or onboard Yacht Pikaia I when on exploration 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DINNER Evolution Restaurant 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

**All meals are non-transferable, non-refundable and must be taken during schedule mealtime

Packages Exclude

  • 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 service charges
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone calls and fax
  • Boutique and spa boutique items
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional additional activities
  • Additional private tours or transport services

*Subject to change without prior notice, currently charged one time per visit

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy, Cancellations and Penalties

All reservations require deposit and are subject to payment schedule and cancellation penalties, according to the following tables:

Conditions

AT BOOKING
More than 61 days
DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
91 to 61 60 to 26 25
Reservation Deposit Amount 10% of rate
Max 10 days after booking quotation is issued
100% rate
Cancellation and Penalties Taxes and handling fees will be charged* 10% of rate* 50% of rate* 100% of rate*

*All financial returns are subject to government taxes and handling fees. These charges may add up to 20%.

Special Conditions

During festive seasons

AT BOOKING
More than 121 days
DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
241 to 121 120 to 91 90
Reservation Deposit Amount 25% of rate
Max 5 days after booking quotation is issued
100% rate
Cancellation and Penalties Taxes and handling fees will be charged* 25% of rate* 50% of rate* 100% of rate*

*All financial returns are subject to government taxes and handling fees. These charges may add up to 20%.

  • All reservations have a "tentative" status until the reception of the required deposit payment. With the deposit payment, the reservation(s) will be changed to a “confirmed” status.
  • In addition to our cancellation penalties, all financial returns are subject to government taxes and handling fees. These charges may add up to 20%.
  • Credit card fees, bank transfer fees and other charges incurred in the process of transferring to us will be settled by the paying party.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) does not accept changes in the reservation dates.
  • In case guest(s) change the reservation, we will consider it as a new reservation and it will be subject to all the applicable penalties. Cancellation Refunds are subject to transfer charges such as: credit card commission, exchange rate and bank transfer fee among others.
  • We strongly advise our guests to take vacations cancellation insurance with their local insurance company. If a tour company does not send the total payment to our office or our bank account on the dates and conditions specified by our reservations and cancellation policy, Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) is entitled to cancel the reservation, and will not be held responsible for the cancellation towards the guest.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) reserves the right to cancel a reservation prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including logistical problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all payments received shall release the Lodge from any further liability.
  • If a trip is cancelled due to acts of God, war, labor, strikes, volcanic eruption, earthquake, flooding, tropical storms, etc., Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However, Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advanced payments made, and our use of best efforts to recover these payments will not include the institution and/or cost of any legal proceedings.
  • Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for a cancelled trip (e.g., non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, visa fees, equipment, etc.) or any additional arrangements should the trip member have embarked prior to the scheduled departure date.
  • Exploration packages include a specific itinerary. If the guest is interested in an optional additional activity it is highly recommended to plan such activities in advance. Additional activities are subject to availability.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Pikaia. However, we highly discourage bookings for children under 8 years old.

Accommodation & Logistics:

  • A child can be accommodated on a roll out bed in the parents’ room if they are 18 years of age and under.
  • A maximum of two adults and one child sharing per room is allowed.
  • Children under 15 years of age are not permitted to stay alone in their own room.
  • Parents with two children under 12 years of age will be roomed as follows: one parent and one child per room.
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult during all explorations and activities.
  • Pikaia Lodge does not provide any stroller or car safety equipment for guests with children.
  • Full rate is charged for children for all optional additional activities.

Payments of Galapagos National Park Fee & Transit Card

One time per person payment of the Galapagos National Park Transit Card (US $20.00 per person*) is to be paid in cash by the guest at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil before flying to the Galapagos (unless the tour company has expressly made other arrangements for payment).

Payment of the Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100.00 per adult / US $50 per child*) is to be paid in cash by the guest upon arrival at the airport in the Galapagos, (unless the tour company has expressly made other arrangements for payment).

* Subject to change without prior notice.

Tipping & Gratuities

All of Pikaia’s staff works very hard to make your stay and experience a memorable one.

Prices quoted in packages do not include tipping and gratuities; therefore if you feel our services merit a token, we observe a centralized tipping policy.

In the yacht

The crewmembers do not participate in the 10% service charge of the room rate. Tipping the ship’s crew is customary, but it should reflect your personal level of satisfaction. If you are happy with the service on board, feel free to leave a tip in an envelope and hand it to the captain or a crewmember. Tips are split evenly among the crewmembers.

In the Lodge

Hotel staff benefits from the 10% service charge of the room rate. If you are happy with your stay and service, feel free to leave a tip in an envelope and hand it to a member of the executive team.

Guides

We contract our naturalist guides externally. If you are happy with their service and would like to tip them, please tip them directly.

Reservation of additional activities in advance

When booking a package, it’s highly advisable to reserve your optional additional activities either at the same time or as soon as possible thereafter.

Activities in the Galapagos National Park or Galapagos Marine Reserve, such as day boat trips, dive trips and other excursions can fill up well in advance of your arrival.

Private tours

Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) recognizes that its guests may wish to take part in these optional tours and excursions while staying at Pikaia Lodge (There are local companies that offer these services in the Galapagos Islands).

Therefore Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) may provide information on:

  • Diving tours
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Mountain biking tours
  • Kayaking tours
  • Beach tours

Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) provides solely an informational service to its guests, so that its guests may themselves choose their own company and services suited to the wishes and skill level of the guest.

Any guest at Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.), in arranging any of these above mentioned excursions in the Galapagos Islands, fully acknowledges that they are doing so freely and of their chosen company.

Said guests agree to understand and assume all risks inherent in these activities in the Galapagos Islands and agree to release Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.), its employees and agents from any liability whatsoever for any mishap while in the Galapagos, no matter the circumstances or cause thereof.

Exploration packages include a specific itinerary. If the guest is interested in an optional additional activity it is highly recommended to plan such activities in advance. Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) will not be subject to refunds for services provided by their chosen company.

* Additional activities are subject to availability.

Payment Methods

Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.) accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express.

You may also find it convenient to wire your payment to Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.). When sending us a wire transfer, please include:

  • Full name of each member of the party under which you made your reservation.
  • Dates of your arrival at Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.).
  • Please indicate to us the date and amount of the wire transfer.

Fees charged by your bank for wiring a money transfer must be paid to your bank and should not be deducted from your invoice.

Confirmation of your reservations

Upon confirmation of your payment/deposit Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S. A.) will send you a confirmation e-mail with the reservations we are holding for you, the same applies to your reservations of optional additional activities and pre-trip information designed to prepare you for your visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, including information on visas, clothing, equipment and other relevant information.

Snorkeling and Dietary Restriction forms must be completed and signed by all guests and must be returned to Pikaia Lodge to complete the reservation.

General Guidelines

Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone: + 593 4371 1670

Email: info@pikaialodge.com / reservations@pikaialodge.com

Address: Av. J. Tanca Marengo Km 1.8 y Santiago Castillo Edificio Conauto 5to. piso, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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