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Metropolitan Touring

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Closes in 28 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“santa cruz”(90 reviews)
We are Ecuador's leading tour operator, with over 64 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...more
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Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-298-8312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only used this company for a ride from the Quito Airport to our hotel in the old town area. They were professional and on time and would use again!

Thank nikki1232008
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We want to say a big thank you to the team at Metropolitan Touring- Cristian, Carlos, Juan, and xxxxx for a very entertaining and educational time! We had a private tour through our 4 day trip to Cuzco and Machu Piccu at a very reasonable...More

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PedroP5526, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richard, We’re so glad you got to enjoy your journey through this wonderful country! We couldn’t be happier to have shared this amazing family time with you. We take great pride in our guides and crew members! They’re great at what they do, and...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

If your interested in visiting the magnificent Galapagos Islands, the most economical way to do it is to book directly with Metropolitan Touring. Their Web Page gives you all the information that you need and they treat you like royalty. We did a five day...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This was a whirlwind 3 day tour of the southern islands with plenty of activities, ranging from naturalist walks with abundant wildlife at close proximity, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. The guides were extremely knowledgable and were part of the highlight of this trip. The ship is...More

Thank Davidtaft
Reviewed July 21, 2018

My husband and I took a three-week trip with Metropolitan Touring to Peru and Ecuador. They planned a trip for us that including a week in the Sacred Valley of Peru with Machu Pichu, and two weeks in the highlands of Ecuador from Quito to...More

Thank Cathryn B
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This yacht is truly amazing. The cabins are small, but well designed, clean and functional. The public areas are spacious and welcoming. The food and restaurant service is outstanding. One day chef served a whole suckling pig for lunch! But the real gems are the...More

Thank richtinn10
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Our itinerary together began even before departing from Quito- the company rep helped us with boarding. At Baltra airport, we were taken by our guides to the ship and sailed to our wonderful voyage. In 5 days we explored the islands with our professional, knowledgeable...More

Thank Nimrod L
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Arranged with Metropolitan Touring a half-day walking city tour of Colonial & Modern Lima (private) & was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED at every turn. And for the money, this tour was a complete rip-off!!!! According to the itinerary for which we paid, we would be going on...More

Thank Patti D
Pedro P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share your feedback with us. We are deeply saddened to hear about the incident you incurred during your Lima city tour. We have reviewed the case with our Operations Department and are...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

We went on a 5 days Galapagos Island Cruise on the Isabela II Yacht from 15 – 20 April and a 2 day Quito tour organised and arranged by Metropolitan Touring. Metropolitan attended to details in co-ordinating our travel arrangements. The Crew members and rangers...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Our American agent set up some of our transportation through them for our trip to Mashpi Lodge. For the way back they sent a small van and a small suv. We were packed in. The trip was awful, the suv very uncomfortable. The driver and...More

Thank Donald S
Pedro P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Dear Donald, Thank you so much for your feedback. We value criticism as much as we value positive remarks, both of which enable us to improve our services and delivery accordingly. We are deeply saddened to hear that the private transfer service we provided from...More

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July 15, 2017|
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Response from 801bernardah | Property representative |
Dear guest, Red-carpet treatment is waiting for you on board Yacht La Pinta. Glad you can join us at a really good time of the year for exploring Galapagos. Our expedition vessel produces fresh water after desalinating... More
March 18, 2017|
Response from 801bernardah | Property representative |
Dear guest, We have Type A or Type B Outlets on our Santa Cruz II. If you have any further question we would be glad to assist you. Best regards, Metropolitan Touring
February 12, 2017|
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Response from 801bernardah | Property representative |
Dear Nanci, You will always have time after a wer landing to change out of your sandals into a pair of sneakers. Sneakers will always be better to walk during the expeditions. However, our guides will always explain to you... More