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Eco-Adventure’s Next Step



Pikaia Lodge, a new concept in land-based luxury eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands, is set to open this April, perched on a small plateau atop two extinct volcanic craters.
 
Imagined and developed with strict environmental standards, Pikaia Lodge offers a new alternative to the traditional Galapagos sea-based experience, allowing guests to explore the Galapagos by land in a sustainable, yet luxurious way. The 14-room lodge is nestled in a secluded giant tortoise reserve, featuring sweeping views of the Galapagos Islands and the Pacific Ocean from every public space, guestroom and suite.
 
Designed as a model of eco-tourism, Pikaia Lodge rests on a degraded former cattle ranch, which is now revitalized with restored grazing areas and more than 12,000 newly-planted endemic trees, which will foster the return of giant tortoises and endemic birds to their ancestral habitat. The Lodge is constructed from recyclable steel, glass and natural stone and decorated with sustainably-cultivated Ecuadorian teak wood furniture and bamboo wood floors, all without the use of harmful oils and chemicals.
 
Each of the 14 guestrooms and suites are designed in a modern but cozy contemporary style, with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and private shaded terraces offering breathtaking views. The accommodations include 12 superior and deluxe rooms spanning approximately 460 square feet, two 550-square-foot suites including The Pool Suite - the only accommodation in the Galapagos archipelago to offer a private plunge pool.
 
The lodge will also have its own private luxury yacht for day tours of the Galapagos.  The 100-foot M/Y Pikaia I will offer a luxurious and relaxing tour experience to some of the best National Park visitor sites and beaches.
 
Pikaia Lodge will offer 3-, 4-, and 7-night packages starting at US$3,230 per person, based on double occupancy.  For further information, please visit www.pikaialodgalapagos.com.






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