Most travelers prefer a cruise to explore the Galapagos Islands, but for those who prefer land accommodations the 5 star Pikaia Lodge is the perfect answer. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the lives of the blue footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, turtles, penguins and more while staying at the eco-friendly 77 acre Pikaia Lodge.
From their web site:
“The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active and adventurous traveler, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, with the highest level of comfort and services that can be provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.
In contrast to other cruises, our yachts offer more privacy, space and comfort. As our Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups with up to 16 guests. At night, you will rest in spacious and quiet accommodations.
Due to its central location in the archipelago, Santa Cruz Island has provided us with the perfect opportunity to develop our unique land-based day tour concept. Just by taking a stroll, you can come face to face with a wild giant tortoise. Pikaia Lodge has its own private Tortoise Reserve on the property.
You will also discover some of the finest beaches of the Galapagos on Santa Cruz. Many of the most interesting islands are nearby, with secluded white sand beaches and fascinating wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park.
All these can be reached within relatively short navigation times on board our large, comfortable, stable oceangoing yacht M/Y Pikaia I.
Pikaia Lodge is one of the most advanced green lodges built in the world. It operates with alternative energy resources and has a comprehensive social responsibility program.
PIKAIA LODGE IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED GREEN LODGES BUILT IN THE WORLD. IT OPERATES WITH ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES AND HAS A COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM.
THE PIKAIA LODGE NAME
Since the Galapagos Islands famously inspired Charles Darwin’s Evolution Theory and remain living proof of it, evolution is the theme of our lodge. With the lodge’s name, we honor our oldest known ancestors from which all modern mammals, fish and reptiles are descendant. The Pikaia Gracilens is believed to be the first creature to have evolved into a vertebrate during the Cambrian period some 500 million years ago.”
The Pikaia Lodge is perfect for a family vacation, honeymoon, singles vacation, couples vacation, group trip or anyone who enjoys an active adventuresome time!