We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Metropolitan Touring

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 1-888-572-0166
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 114 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
awesome cruise of the galapagos

We took the MV Santa Cruz on the 6 day 5 night Western Islands tour from April 1st through 6th. It was one of the BEST vacations we have ever experienced. We found every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
psuchicago
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We took the MV Santa Cruz on the 6 day 5 night Western Islands tour from April 1st through 6th. It was one of the BEST vacations we have ever experienced. We found every aspect to be top notch. We booked the cruise directly through Metropolitan touring. Our internet contact was Paulina Garces. She was outstanding to work with and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We were on the La Pinta 4 days and 3 nights. We visited 3 islands. The sip and crew were fabulous. The food was excellent. The service was great. Our accomodations were much more roomier than expected. The guided expecitions were enjoyable. We saw lots of birds and reptiles. In addition to 3 kinds of boobies, we saw lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We toured Ecuador for over two weeks including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rain Forest. The arrangements made for us were just great. Someone popped up at all the correct times and shepherded us along. The guides were friendly and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The La Pinta was wonderful. Our accommodations were clean, nice, and spacious. The food was delicious! The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Sabina, Ramiro, and Gabriel were all wonderful. They have a true passion for the wildlife and magic of these islands! I highly recommend taking the La Pinta for your visit to the Galápagos Islands!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Normally we would arrange our own independent schedule but this trip we had limited time due to the kids school and we needed everything to be arranged. We used Metropolitan Touring to coordinate an 8 day tour through Quito and out to the Galapagos for our family of 4 (kids 12 and 14). They did a great job for us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We (two adults, two children in two rooms, 313 and 315) stayed aboard La Pinta for four days as part of our Adventures by Disney vacation. This was one of the best travel experiences we ever had. Here's why: 1) The naturalists who take groups to the islands and snorkeling are truly passionate and knowledgeable about the Galapagos and make... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Buffalo
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In February, my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel for two weeks to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu through a tour organized by Monograms. When we arrived at Quito, Ecuador, at 11PM, we were promptly greeted at the airport by a young lady named Hayde who gave us our itinerary for the next day which we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
75 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I’m not sure that I really need to review our trip through the Galapagos other than to say that Metropolitan Tours, the ship owner, does a first class job in every way imaginable. The ship, on the other hand, could use some help which is coming in the form of a new ship. The Santa Cruz, originally put into service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I took a smart Tour to Peru and Ecuador with a 5 day 4 night cruise of the Galapagos islands on the MV Santa Cruz. The Cruise was far beyond our expectations. We took the upgrade to the boat deck. We had floor to ceiling windows in our cabin. The room was serviced 3x during the day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rome
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was unsure of all aspects of this trip but it worked out perfectly. The crew, schedule, people you meet, quality of the experience all excellent. My wife has some issues with salt and peppers, here we had a single person ( Pablo) looking after her every meal. A salad would come and he quickly replaced it in seconds, everyone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Metropolitan Touring also viewed

Quito, Pichincha Province
Quito, Pichincha Province
 
Quito, Pichincha Province
 

Been to Metropolitan Touring? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Metropolitan Touring staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?