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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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Best way to explore the Galapagos

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Seattle, WA
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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 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 

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Buffalo
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

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Colorado
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146 reviews 146 reviews
75 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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 

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