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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 #19 of 67 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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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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 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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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We took a private tour with Metropolitan Tours during our day in Manta in April 2014. Heike - our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the company is well organized. A great tour which included the Bosque de Pacoche which is well worth visiting during your stay in Manta.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

On a trip to the Galapagos I had a long layover in Guayaquil so I booked a tour through Metropolitan Travel on the advice of my hotel. They did not show up. I found another one of their guides who called the main office for me. There was no record of my tour. I had 10 or more emails with... More

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New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Excellent Trip. We are a family of 5 with kids ages 11 - 15 years. We just completed a 7 day/8 night cruise aboard the La Pinta covering the Western Section of the Galapagos. Initially we wanted to do a National Geograhpic Cruise, but this exceeded our every expectation. In our opinion it was a five star experience with excellent... More

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