The Galapagos and its surrounding marine reserve, part of the Republic of Ecuador, is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. The marine reserve is one of the seven underwater wonders of the world and the second largest protected marine reserve, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Pikaia Lodge in the highlands of the island of Santa Cruz is a unique environmentally conscious way to experience the Galapagos Islands, offering adventurous land-based tours that are the last word in luxury while preserving the unique eco-system of the archipelago that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution! Hidden in a secluded giant tortoise reserve on an extinct volcano crater, Pikaia Lodge is a spectacular new alternative to cruises, enabling guests to explore Galapagos in a sustainable, yet luxurious way.

Pikaia Lodge guests can enjoy high quality small group tours. During land excursions and day-cruises on private yacht M/Y Pikaia I, guests observe wildlife, go hiking, swimming, kayaking and snorkelling.

Pikaia Lodge offers comfortable, spacious accommodations, fine gastronomy and unique scientific lectures. The quiet surroundings command stunning views of savannah, verdant mist-covered volcanic cones and other islands of the archipelago amidst the Pacific Ocean.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience, offering relaxation and stimulation of the mind, body and spirit.

The Exploration packages designed for adventure, variety and comfort and allowing guests  to explore the unique natural wonder, start from 3 nights/4nights or even 7 nights adventurous taste!

Keeping the whole family happy on vacation is a challenge that is easily met in the Galapagos. This vast archipelago offers a wealth of opportunities for children and adults alike – from beautiful beaches and dramatic volcanic landscapes to unique wildlife above and below water. Whether you are viewing sea lions resting under the scorching afternoon sun, marveling at the giant tortoises or simply playing catch on the beach, the family will unquestionably have a holiday of a lifetime in the Galapagos.

Children over 8 years old and teenagers are best suited to our expeditions because they need to be confident hikers and swimmers to get the best out of the islands. To ensure families enjoy their holiday to the maximum, we have thus taken care of all the operational details: spacious rooms, delicious food, fascinating excursions and itineraries which balance action with relaxation.

Pikaia Lodge is conceived as a center for adventurous and educational experiences. Pikaia takes pride in enabling guests to escape and be mesmerized by the islands’ sights and sounds, but also educate them on the archipelago’s unique ecosystem. Guests return home re-energized and with a deeper understanding of nature, science and sustainability.

Who knows? A holiday in the Galapagos islands could inspire your children to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps!

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