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Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 1-888-572-0166
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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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La Pinta 7 day cruise in Galapogos islands

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... read more

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

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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We booked a 2-week trip to Machu Picchu & Galapagos thru Smartours. Had an excellent vacation. For the Galapagos portion, we sailed on the Santa Cruz (ship operated by Metropolitan Touring). While the ship is old (it's being replaced by a new ship in the fall), it did not take away from an amazing experience. The staff, crew & naturalists... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

La Pinta is a spacious boat. Capacity 48, our cruise had 36 people. Great experience! The crew were friendly, helpful and genuinely seemed to enjoy working on the boat . The cabins were excellent, meals consistently high standard. The three environmentalists on board provided expert knowledgede on the history, the environment, fauna and flora and the conservationist efforts . They... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Let me first start off by saying our guide in Quito, Giovanny, was excellent. He was with us for 4 days beginning with the airport pick up. Very knowledgeable, calm, prompt, and genteel. Request him if you are planning a vacation here!! My 1 star rating is for the ship Santa Cruz, owned by Metropolitan Touring. This vessel is being... More 

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I recently completed a 5 day Galapagos cruise on the ship Santa Cruise from 13-18 May 2015.. It was one of the best vacations I've ever had!!! Every aspect of the experience was nearly perfect! My cabin was very comfortable with plenty of hot water. The food was very good - much better than I expected. The service was outstanding... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After doing Urban Adventures in Quito and Galapagos we decided to continue our adventure in Ecuador with Metropolitan touring. The tour to Cuenca was incredible, our guide was amazing and the setting was unreal, great food. Indian markets, train, Inca ruins and the best of this tour: Cuenca!!! We had the time to walk around this city, smell the flowers... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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.

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wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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!

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Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 1-888-572-0166
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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