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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 #26 of 68 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

On our trip to Ecuador, Lindblad contracted out the touring of Quito to Metropolitan Touring. We visited the "Old Town" the first day and went to Otavalo the next day to have a cultural experience. Both the tours were amazing with just I and my wife. We actually lucked out as the other couple who were supposed to join us... More

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San Francisco
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44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Metropolitan Touring was our operator in Ecuador. First thing, we arrived from Peru, having used Condor Travel, and Condor IS a 5 star operator; Metropolitan is not! Metropolitan is 4 star sometimes and 3 star others. Peruvians are open, friendly, interested, kind and wonderful. Ecuadorians are not all tourism-welcoming and it shows. The HIGH points of our time with Metropolitan:... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I just got back from a family trip to the Galapagos islands for 8 days on board the La Pinta and had one of the most memorable trips of my life. The tour keeps you pretty busy all day long with different excursions throughout the day. I would have skipped one or two on days that I was tired but... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On a recent trip to Quito we used Metropolitan Touring. What an excellent company. They were always on time. They had courteous and knowledgeable drivers and guides. Excellent vehicles. And the tours were well organized. When I return to Ecuador I will definitely use them again.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I could not have been more pleased with the three days I spent with Gonzolo and Oscar from Metropolitan. Day one was a trip through the avenue of the volcanos to the Cotapaxi volcano. Beautiful landscape, knowledgeably commented on by Gonzolo who was ever interesting and helpful. A stop for Coca tea on the way, to deal with the altitude,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Review of Avalon’s “Discover the Galapagos and Peru” Tour WGG Pros: Machu Picchu is spectacular; the Metropolitan Tour Directors in Peru and Ecuador were outstanding. Cons: High Altitude, Early Mornings, Poor Galapagos Cruise arrival and departure arrangements General Matters: Avalon uses Metropolitan Touring to manage this tour. Avalon also procures rooms on a third-party ship (for us the Isabela II),... More

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Walnut Creek
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We did a 7 day cruise of the Galapagos on La Pinta in April and could not have been more pleased with the experience (except perhaps if I hadn't caught a cold the day before we left). The service was excellent, and guides were very knowledgeable and professional, and the food was outstanding. This is a very-well oiled machine. The... More

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