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Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito EC170503, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 18885720166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 60 years experience in...
We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 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.
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An exceptional tour, beyond our expectations!

We were part of a small tour group (40 people) to the Galapagos Islands arranged through Metropolitan Touring. This eco-friendly company is absolutely first class! We started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Philadelphia
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were part of a small tour group (40 people) to the Galapagos Islands arranged through Metropolitan Touring. This eco-friendly company is absolutely first class! We started our tour with a 2 night stay at the lovely Casa Gangotena in the Old City section of Quito (see our hotel review) and had a wonderful walking tour of Quito led by... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've been touring with Guillermo for three days. He is such a great and caring guide. Traveling with our three boys (7, 10 and 14) can be a challenge, but he was awesome with us and with them. He took us up Wayna Picchu this morning and it was perfect. The company was great meeting our messed up flight from... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took a day-long Quito as a Local and really enjoyed it. Highlights included meeting some local merchants and artisans, including a visit to the fascinating indoor market, and a first-class lunch at a top hotel. Both the main and Old Town guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. A particular good introduction to the town for people (like us) who... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We just completed 15 days on Yacht La Pinta (their three itineraries back to back to back) and had a most wonderful journey. We chose La Pinta because on one of our previous trips to Galapagos we had traveled on La Pinta and found it marvelous. Nothing has changed. The accommodations are very generous in size for a boat in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Spent four nights on La Pinta. The 48 passenger ship was a fine size for where we were. Cabins were small, but this is not a trip to stay in your room. The ship was clean and very green. The naturalist staff were amazingly knowledgeable and went out of the way to ensure everyone could participate in the activities if... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Four nights aboard La Pinta with our family of 10 was an amazing journey; however, it was the daytime excursions that were fantastic. The crew was absolutely the best---very helpful in all ways (and unfortunately for us, six of our 10 members had to visit with the doctor aboard the ship). The food was excellent. Two people besides the doctor... More 

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Glenbrook, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed our time in the Galapagos aboard the Isabela II but they could be so much more. We landed in the airport then spent 2 hours on a bus to get to the ship. We stopped at a "turtle ranch" which was nice but it would have been so much nicer after a long flight to get to the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Trip was booked through Alexander and Roberts. Their representatives were helpful and knowledgeable. Very helpful in navigating the airports. The boutique hotel in Quito was fantastic; Casa Gangotena. The yacht we were on was the La Pinta; accommodations and food were great. The Naturalists were helpful and very familiar with the animals on the Islands. The trip was educational and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First of all let me thank Paulina Garces of Metropolitan Touring for helping me plan this amazing vacation with my granddaughter who is 14 years old. M/V Santa Cruz is the perfect sized ship which had 87 passengers on the Northern Galapagos Islands cruise. By the end of the 5 day/4 night cruise we had met and became friends with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

La Pinta was an ideal size boat for us with 48 guests. We were lucky that we had one of the largest cabins which was huge but the standard cabins were excellent and spacious. Excellent meals on board. Very friendly, helpful staff and the guides were extremely knowledgeable. We were pleased we had opted for the seven day cruise as... More 

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