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Metropolitan Touring

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Quito, Ecuador
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About Metropolitan Touring
We are Ecuador and South America's leading tour operator, with over 65 years of experience in travel. In Galapagos, we own and operate Yacht La Pinta, Yacht Isabela II, and the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise as well as world-renowned Finch Bay Hotel. We also own Casa Gangotena in Quito's old town and Mashpi Lodge in the cloud forest of El Choco, located close to the capital. Currently, we are implementing our brand new Carbon Neutral program by which we aim to achieve ethical travel. With offices in Peru and Colombia, we cater to all of our guests' wishes and deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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Santa Cruz II 7-Day Eastern Islands Itinerary

With the Eastern Galapagos Itinerary, you get a chance to really connect with the beauty and nature of Galapagos. This tour visits some of the most standout sites like Punta Pitt - the only place where you can see the three species of boobies in one location, and Punta Suárez - where you can see one of the most impressive concentrations of wildlife. These sites are only accessible on a limited number of itineraries. Additionally, the Santa Cruz II offers a better ratio of guests per naturalist guide (12:1), which makes for a more intimate experience and a wider selection of activities offered simultaneously.
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7 days
from $5,600.00

Bartolome island on board of Sea Lion Yacht (daily tour)

Day tours are provided by yachts that do have permission to disembark at iconic islands (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and Santa Fe) and they are done in the company of a professionally-trained Naturalist Guide. It’s an excellent way to experience the Galapagos National Park. Sea Lion Yacht, usually take care of everything for those onboard. Not only are all safety measures considered, but also lunch and snorkeling masks are included. A delicious buffet-style lunch awaits guests that are coming back from swimming, hiking or snorkeling. If you require a special meal or have dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know. The Sea Lion also has an indoor, air-conditioned space where guests can sit comfortably to observe the amazing Galapagos landscapes! A 5-member crew is at your disposal, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times. Our Naturalist Guide briefs the group prior to disembarking at a specific island or before partaking in any activity.
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7 to 8 hours
from $374.00

North Seymour island & Bachas Beach on board of Sea Lion Yacht (daily tour)

Day tours are provided by yachts that do have permission to disembark at iconic islands (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and Santa Fe) and they are done in the company of a professionally-trained Naturalist Guide. It’s an excellent way to experience the Galapagos National Park. Sea Lion Yacht, usually take care of everything for those onboard. Not only are all safety measures considered, but also lunch and snorkeling masks are included. A delicious buffet-style lunch awaits guests that are coming back from swimming, hiking or snorkeling. If you require a special meal or have dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know. The Sea Lion also has an indoor, air-conditioned space where guests can sit comfortably to observe the amazing Galapagos landscapes! A 5-member crew is at your disposal, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times. Our Naturalist Guide briefs the group prior to disembarking at a specific island or before partaking in any activity.
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7 to 8 hours
from $374.00

Santa Fé island on board of Sea Lion Yacht (daily tour)

Day tours are provided by yachts that do have permission to disembark at iconic islands (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and Santa Fe) and they are done in the company of a professionally-trained Naturalist Guide. It’s an excellent way to experience the Galapagos National Park. Sea Lion Yacht, usually take care of everything for those onboard. Not only are all safety measures considered, but also lunch and snorkeling masks are included. A delicious buffet-style lunch awaits guests that are coming back from swimming, hiking or snorkeling. If you require a special meal or have dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know. The Sea Lion also has an indoor, air-conditioned space where guests can sit comfortably to observe the amazing Galapagos landscapes! A 5-member crew is at your disposal, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times. Our Naturalist Guide briefs the group prior to disembarking at a specific island or before partaking in any activity.
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7 to 8 hours
from $374.00

South Plazas island & Carrión Point on board of Sea Lion Yacht (daily tour)

Day tours are provided by yachts that do have permission to disembark at iconic islands (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza and Santa Fe) and they are done in the company of a professionally-trained Naturalist Guide. It’s an excellent way to experience the Galapagos National Park. Sea Lion Yacht, usually take care of everything for those onboard. Not only are all safety measures considered, but also lunch and snorkeling masks are included. A delicious buffet-style lunch awaits guests that are coming back from swimming, hiking or snorkeling. If you require a special meal or have dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know. The Sea Lion also has an indoor, air-conditioned space where guests can sit comfortably to observe the amazing Galapagos landscapes! A 5-member crew is at your disposal, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times. Our Naturalist Guide briefs the group prior to disembarking at a specific island or before partaking in any activity.
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7 to 8 hours
from $374.00
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Reviewer1012014 wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
Ximena from Metropolitan did an amazing job in finding a superb Galapagos cruise for our preferred dates during the very busy December month and finding super luxury accommodation at the oasis in the jungle, the one and only Mashpi Lodge. We even had a surprise upgrade to the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from customerelationshipm, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Metropolitan Touring
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear Reviewer1012014, We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time in Galapagos. Our itineraries are designed to maximize exposure to all the wonderful species and lansdacpes. And at Mashpi, we strive to make the best of your visit, and our staff is a huge part of that. They are really passionate about their work and are constantly finding new ways to make your forays into the cloud forest memorable and unique experiences! Thank you so much for your kind words, Sincerely, Metropolitan Touring
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howardstevenb wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington, DC, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
We were extremely pleased with our tour of the Galapagos Islands aboard Yacht La Pinta. All provisions of our relationship with Metropolitan Touring were excellent ... including reservations with Alexandra, transfers between airports and hotels, accommodations at Hotel del
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from customerelationshipm, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Metropolitan Touring
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hello howardstevenb, Thank you so much for your kind words! As the premier Destination Management Company operating in Galapagos, we feel so proud of the work we do and are absolutely elated when people such as you write back and tell us about their amazing experiences. We look forwards to have you visit again and we feel sure that your next experience will be even more phenomenal. Thanks again! Metropolitan Touring
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Sandra B wrote a review Mar 2020
Sedona11 contributions7 helpful votes
A friend and I recently went on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands on a Metropolitan Tour. The ship was very clean and comfortable, the food was excellent and mostly Ecuadorian, and the staff,was marvelous. I was very impressed by the education and knowledge of the guides.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from customerelationshipm, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Metropolitan Touring
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Hello Z7683JAsandrab, Thank you so much for your kind words! Every member of our team, from the restaurant staff to our naturalist guides, are so proud of their work and the fact they get to show Galapagos to travelers such as yourself. We look forwards to have you visit again and we feel sure that your next experience will be even more phenomenal. Thanks again! Metropolitan Touring
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Billm wrote a review Mar 2020
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We spent a wonderful week on the Yacht La Pinta. We saw all the animals we wanted and more. The crew was helpful and attentive and the guides knowledgeable. The food was great too!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from customerelationshipm, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Metropolitan Touring
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Dear Bill M, We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time in Galapagos. We will pass on your comments regarding our crew, they are very proud of their work and always do their very best to ensure your experience is delightful, so we are sure your comments will bring a smile to their faces. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sincerely, Metropolitan Touring
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Mudgepitt25 wrote a review Mar 2020
Albany, Georgia9 contributions
Excellent tour guide, Monica, took us around Quito as well as outside of town. She was so well organized and made us feel welcome and safe. She was easy-going and so much fun! Her knowledge base was immense. Highly recommend Monica! We also loved the hotel, Casa Gangotena! The
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from customerelationshipm, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Metropolitan Touring
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Dear Gretchen A, It’s great to hear that you had a wonderful tour with Monica! Our greatest pride stems from being able to show our guests the wonders of Ecuador via unforgettable experiences. Our guides are at the heart of what we do, and we're glad to hear they completely delivered when it came to having an enriching experience. We hope to have you travel with us again at some point in the near future! Sincerely, Metropolitan Touring
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