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Metropolitan Touring

Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #12 of 79 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 60 years experience in travel. We own and operate...
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Owner description: 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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Just returned home from a 6-night/7 day expedition to The Galapagos on Isabela11 (25 November - 1 December). We visited 6 of the more northern islands and had a quite wonderful time that far exceeded our expectations. The guides Socrates, Jose and Walter, who accompanied us on all our island visits and snorkeling, worked exceptionally hard to ensure we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had the best experience of touring Galapagos aboard La Pinta yacht. 48 guests, all on the main deck with 33 crews. The expert guided walks and the service were excellent in every way. It offered delicious cuisine and plenty of comfort on board. La Pinta is the ideal yacht for families travelling together, couples by themselves, or friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our guide, Aldo, was superb. He spoke excellent English which made our experience so much more full. He explained local history and landmarks as we drove along. We stopped at the equator for a while to listen to a local historian. We reached our destination of Otovalo to enjoy the local market, which was amazing. I wish we had had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The boat holds 90 guests. We had 80 on our trip. We were broke down unto groups of approx 15 with a guide for all excursions and this worked very well. You do not have to sit together as a group for meals. The dining room has a no reservation policy. Most tables are set up for 4 - 6.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

From the beginning it was clear that this was an expedition not a cruise ...but a very luxurious one. we did the 7N/8D cruise of the Northern Galapagos.The naturalists were knowledgeable ,spoke english well and fun. Getting from the ship to the various islands everyday was an experience in itself with the pangas dashing through heavy swell and surf with... More 

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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We booked our 5 day Galapagos cruise with a little trepidation as neither of us is a good sailor. We chose M.V. Santa Cruz because we thought it would be a more "stable" sailing experience and we were delighted with our choice. We did not have a moment's sea-sickness and were able to really enjoy the great activities and the... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Most of the time I do not use tours or travel agents. I do my own research on Trip Advisor. For my first trip to the Galápagos Islands, I felt that I needed to use a travel agency and guides. I was so happy that I used Metropolitan and would recommend them to anyone traveling to the Galápagos. They have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I had a fantastic tour of Ecuador that included Quito, Mashpi, and the Galapagos Islands. From beginning to end, we were greeted, assisted, treated, and fed like royalty. Maria planned everything with me over the long-distance 800 phone calls, and we paid in advance, so we were free from worries. I highly recommend this company!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have just returned from a 6 days/5 nights expedition on M/V Santa Cruz. The whole crew - from the management, the panga drivers, the cabin staff, the naturalists, were all so professional, knowledgeable, smartly turned out, polite and enthusiastic about everything. The food was outstanding, beautifully displayed, very varied and fresh and there was plenty of it - we... More 

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have recently returned from a 3-week holiday to Peru and Ecuador, organised through Trailfinders in the UK through Metropolitan Touring. We had a truly amazing time and found Metropolitan a great company. All of our guides were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We ate in a number of restaurants in Metropolitan's recommended list and found all to be first class.... More 

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