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Address: Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito EC170503, Ecuador
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+593 2-298-8312
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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$3,604.00*
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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the 'Santa Cruz II'
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Great voyage

Everything was perfect on the Santa Cruz II. They welcomed us at the airport in Guayaquil, welcomed us again in Baltra, helped us to the pangas (boats) which took us to the ship... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
DianeinBoston
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Boston, Massachusetts, Usa

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Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect on the Santa Cruz II. They welcomed us at the airport in Guayaquil, welcomed us again in Baltra, helped us to the pangas (boats) which took us to the ship, and everything proceeded point perfectly from then on. Our cabin was spacious and comfortable, always clean (crew comes in three times a day!). The food was excellent... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. I am very happy to know that everything was perfect and you enjoyed your trip with us! Please contact us if you decide to come back again, we will be happy to assist you. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Best regards,... More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 5 night cruise on the Santa Cruz 2, and it surpassed our expectations. The crew was extremely friendly, our naturalist guide was highly knowledgeable and interesting, the food was delicious and our cabin was very comfortable. I enjoyed the sun deck as well as the gym on board. We had a variety of outdoor options- snorkeling kayaking,... More 

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Thank Liz B
801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your positive review, we loved to read your thrilling comments about our Santa Cruz II. For all of us at Metropolitan Touring, is a large pleasure to hear about our guestes experiences and being part of your amazing stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future. Best... More 

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Metropolitan Touring was exceptional on our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip started in Quito where we had a wonderful guide for an all day tour that kept all seven of us interested all day. We visited several areas including two of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. We then flew to the Galapagos to board... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your review and for choosing Metropolitan Touring and our La Pinta Yacht. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. I am also very glad to see that you remark La Pinta Yacht, the food offer, and that the activities were perfect. We hope you decide to visit us again... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never heard of Metropolitan Touring before booking with them and were a little nervous but everything about them was first rate! We flew into Quito and were met by a wonderful guide, Cynthia, who was with us to show us around Quito the following day. Accomodations were above expectations at the JW Marriott. We had a full day... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Deat guest, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with us here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you mention that everything was first rate and that you 100% recommend our services means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed the activities, the accommodations, and our service! Because that is what we... More 

Singapore
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128 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Santa Cruz II cruise in early December and had a really memorable time. I'm prone to sea sickness and I was worried about this obviously, despite this being one of the larger ships in Galapagos. On the first day, the waves were choppy and I did feel sick despite the medication I brought. Luckily the ship provided... More 

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801bernardah, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your positive review and for choosing our Santa Cruz II. I'm glad that the medication for sea sickness helped you, I'm sure that our doctor on board was ready to assist you. Naturally, if an expedition ship is chosen then your worries need to lessen since wave action is well taken by our... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the 5 nights 6 days eastern cruise on the Santa Cruz II ship and it was excellent. The animals, vegetation and landscapes we saw were incredible. The logistics for getting off and on the boat, the meals, the service provided by all the crew was simply outstanding. We highly recommend this cruse

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Thank Anibal V
801bernardah, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive review and for recommending the Santa Cruz II to other travelers. I'm sure that our staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Metropolitan Touring More 

West Orange, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Awesome trip. Metropolitan Touring was terrific from start to finish. Recommend them highly. Day tour of Quito was a great start. La Pinta was our yacht to tour the Galapagos. Everything was 5 star. The ship was very nice and comfortable. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The nature guides were very knowledgeable. Food was great; always alot to... More 

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801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review and for recommending La Pinta to other travellers. For all of us at Metropolitan Touring, is a large pleasure to hear about our guest experiences and being part of your amazing stay, we would love to see you come back on a future vacation, always ready to welcome you. Best... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a three night cruise on La Pinta , which we considered the best way to see a reasonable amount of the Galápagos in a limited time, with an excursion ashore each morning and afternoon. We flew into San Cristóbel and you are transferred via bus to the jetty for a boat transfer to La Pinta. Every day it... More 

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801bernardah, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review in Trip Advisor. This is a great community that uses reader’s reviews as great influential factors when deciding how to explore the World. We appreciate your comments on Yacht La Pinta as an opportunity to address and clarify some issues, beginning with our apology for not being assigned to a double bed cabin as... More 

chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

excellent cruise in galapagos expensive but new boat,service ,meals and tours guides worth it service all over trip excellent highly recomended

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive comments and for recommending our Santa Cruz II to other travelers. I am very glad to hear that you had an excellent trip and we will be looking forward to having you again in our country. Best regards, Metropolitan Touring More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We recently travelled to Ecuador and the Galapagos and were met/guided in Quito and on the Santa Cruz II by representatives of Metropolitan Touring. We had a truly memorable visit thanks in no small part to the courtesy, professionalism, knowledge and friendliness of Metropolitan Touring staff. They very much enhanced our experience and made sure we got the best out... More 

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801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and for recommending our company to other travellers. I am very happy to know that your visit was a memorable one! I'm sure our staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Metropolitan Touring More 

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