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Metropolitan Touring

Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-298-8300
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Ranked #19 of 70 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with 60 years experience in travel. We own and operate three boats in the Galapagos Islands as well as one... more » Owner description: We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with 60 years experience in travel. We own and operate three boats in the Galapagos Islands as well as one hotel. Our holding group also owns Casa Gangotena in Quito and Mashpi Lodge in the cloudforests northwest of the capital. We are also a regional company with offices in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Colombia. « less
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Galapagos is such a fantastic destination it would be very difficult not to enjoy it, and La Pinta was a great way to make the most of this, see the islands, and experience the richness and diversity there. Although not cheap, the cabins were large and very comfortable, and the food was very good. To see everything the day... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a great experience. The Galapagos Islands are amazing. The ship's crew and the naturalist guides were excellent. Everyone did everything possible to make the trip stress free. We only had one slight problem and it was fixed immediately. This ship had a maximum load of 90 passengers - one of the larger ships in the Galapagos, though only... More

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We booked our Galapagos trip with Metropolitan Touring and they were excellent. Xavier Andrade was the person that patiently helped me through all my questions and provided all the recommendations for the Galapagos trip. Everything went great! We had previously used Metropolitan Touring for our Chile trip as well and they are extremely professional and came through with helping us... More

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Japan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Definitely a very good experience, without spot for my 5 star grade to La Pinta yacht managed by Metropolitan Touring. From the airport in Quito the service is 10/10. (1) Reception in Galapagos perfect, and so all the service during our 8 days trip. (2) Food on board is excellent, and I could say that this yacht has one of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We used Metropolitan Touring Peru for our trip to Peru. They worked with Go Travel in the US and designed a fun and active tour for us and the other two familes that joined us. our ages ranged from 6 years old to 46 and they made sure we all had things to do to keep us busy. Our Guides... More

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoyed a short trip on La Pinta with my 9 year old daughter and we truly enjoyed it. Needless to say that the Galápagos Islands are definitively worth a trip, specially with children who this way discover amazing islands, nature, animals, evolution. La Pinta is a well managed ship, the manager Javier a wonderful person with a professional and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I did the 5day/4night cruise and wish we did the full 8day. Was the best experience on our Galapagos adventure. Javier and his team are so professional and so ready for anything you throw at them. It isn't going to get any more luxurious than this. We also have quite difficult allergies, but the chef made it... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did the 4d/3n Galapagos cruise. We visited Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, as well as Espanola. While onboard there were 6 excursions. The first and the last were excursions to tortoise breeding centers where you could see these magnificent animals. In the last one there were land iguanas as well. Seeing the tortoises is truly spectacular. The second day we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A highlight of our trip to South America was our 4 night Galapagos cruise on the MV Santa Cruz (owned by Metropolitan Touring). Very well run and great staff. Island stops were amazing. Our 10 y.o. had a great time with the other kids on the ship.

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Bedford, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The highlight of our two week trip to Ecuador and Peru was our 5 day expedition around some of the Galapagos Islands on the M/V Santa Cruz. She is a converted expedition/research ship so she is not a classic cruiser, but comfortable throughout with a large top deck and well sized dining and bar area. She carries a maximum of... More

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