Galapagos eco-lodge exploration

Luxury ecotravel at its finest

Galapagos eco-lodge exploration
Destinations Destinations
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Luxury, Family Friendly, Birdwatching
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Accommodation Standard Accommodation
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

Choose your direction

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Lost World Adventures travel expert will be happy to advise.

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
Pikia Lodge
Example accommodation

Pikia Lodge

A secluded, sustainability-focused hotel nestled on top of an extinct volcano crater, offering luxurious accommodation with an on-site restaurant, infinity pool, spa and lounge bar.

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.

What people are saying

Uma N.

Great planning and service. Love the custom tours, everything is planned and reliable service. 5 stars and recommend Lost World for future adventures. Thanks a lot !!!

Glenn Smith

I highly recommend Lost World Adventures as they have created amazing experiences for me throughout Central America and South America. Excellent guides, great drivers and really nice places to stay are a given when you travel with Lost World Adventures.

Galapagos eco-lodge exploration

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Three to seven nights in the luxury Pikaia ecolodge.

Included Guide

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 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 Transport

All transfers and connections in the Galapagos Islands.



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$4,680 pp

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A US-based tour operator with over 30 years' experience, Lost World Adventures offer a huge range of Galapagos cruises and land-based tours.

Glenn Smith

I have almost ten years of travel experience with Lost World Adventures in Latin America. Exciting and interesting itineraries as well as great partners and properties throughout Latin America have made every trip, a wonderful trip.

Alan G

The trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos was spectacular. The trip to the Galapagos went extremely well. The service in Quito and aboard the Eclipse was exceptional. The care and service on the boat were exemplary. Lost World Adventures was very attentive and professional in all communications. Your attention and consideration are appreciated.

Lisa L

Thank you Lost World Adventures for being so patient and putting so much time and effort into creating a trip for us...You have gone above and beyond to accommodate us and hopefully we will do this trip (or another one) in the future. I am so glad that we connected and we will hopefully be in touch in the future!


We just got back from the most amazing family vacation in Ecuador. 14 of us, including 2 children and 2 teens, went to Quito and the Galapagos Islands. The trip went off without a hitch, and everything was so well planned. The Galapagos ship was beautiful, and all the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our room and huge windows looking out to the beautiful islands. The rooms also had a lot of storage for all of our stuff. We had a wonderful time and Lost World Adventures put together and fantastic trip!