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Metropolitan Touring

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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 60 years experience...

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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Extremely well organized and friendly staff

We spent 5 nights on the new Santa Cruz 2. The ship is well designed with plenty of space. Nothing like a typical cruise ship where you have crowds everywhere. Our cruise was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Astoria, New York

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Astoria, New York
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 nights on the new Santa Cruz 2. The ship is well designed with plenty of space. Nothing like a typical cruise ship where you have crowds everywhere. Our cruise was nearly full and the public spaces were always almost empty. The itinerary was fantastic with 5 nights. It was just the right amount of time and had... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you set foot on the Mv Santa CruzII you know you're in for the trip of a life time.We were lucky to be the first on board after a re-fit the cabin large clean spacious with a large sea view window.We were all given a safety briefing and life jackets at the quayside when we were first... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Quito en route to the Galapagos and were looked after by Henri and Louis. Henri was the most knowledgeable, intelligent and incredibly "laid-back" guide I have every experienced. We chatted throughout our time with him about a range of topics pertaining to Ecuador, from it's position in the international Rose... More 

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rural glos.
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guid in Quito and Otavalo (Patricia) was excellent- courteous, friendly, informal, smiley and really good company as well as being very knowledgable. She tailored our programme according to our energy and interests, was unfailingly punctual and told us here to go to look for good restaurants, where to buy souvenirs and had a wide variety of contacts. As a... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with Vantage Tours coming from Machu Picchu and Cusco. Vantage cannot guide in Ecuador so they contract with Metropolitan Tours for Quito and Galapagos Tour. We visited Quito and surrounding areas and Otavalo Market. The following tour was on the Santa Cruz II ship cruising eastern Galapagos islands. The tour was great and the ship accommodations were very... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We took a 5 day cruise with a group of nine friends and loved the experience. Can't say enough about the islands themselves, and Metropolitan made the experience great! We were totally foreign to Ecuador and the islands and had just the shorter cruise, and the advise from our guides and naturalists were very helpful. Really guided us so we... More 

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Street, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a brilliant tour with Metropolitan Touring. The moment we landed at Lima airport everything was so well organised,the guides and drivers are very knowledgeable and helpful,always arriving to pick us up on time. We would definetly recommend using them and attention to detail is their priority

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This company is very professional. There's staff is 100% bilingual English and Spanish. They polite, accurate and reliable. They play no games with our safety. Their buses, hotels and boats and tours excellent quality. Strongly recommend you to book with them if you are coming to Ecuador .

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I traveled with a group of eight with tours in Quito, Mashpi (cloud/rain forest) and the Galapagos. Coordination was great and with no glitches. Metropolitan staff was great, as were the accommodations, staff and guides along the way. They have been in business for about 50 years and I definitely recommend them for tours in Ecuador (their headquarters), and will... More 

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130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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