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Metropolitan Touring

Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-298-8312
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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the 'Santa Cruz II'
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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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we came into contact with Metropolitan Touring (as booked through our local travel agent in NZ) to the end of our trip, they were fantastic. Airport transfers, the ship (Santa Cruz II), Finch Bay Lodge - our trip was seamless and effortless....More

Thank Kiwijustme
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your positive comment and for recommending Metropolitan Touring to other travellers. It makes us really proud to read that you had a fantastic trip and everything was seamless and effortless. We definitely hope you will decide to visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well organised adventure! All staff professional and willing to assist in any way. Safety was paramount while on board and exploring the islands. Activities available for all tastes, much information given all questions answered. Food excellent as was the service. Cabins serviced throughout the...More

Thank GiseleReid
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gisele, Thank you for leaving your feedback with us. We are totally delighted to hear you enjoyed the professionalism from our staff who, by the way, has been working exclusively for us through many years of exploration success. Safety is the best friend of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the locations taken on the cruise, with much superb activities for 34 to 36 people ranging in age from 12 yr to 78 yr. We chose activities from at least: hiking, snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, kayaking, zodiac rides, and staying on the...More

Thank Mark R
801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for sharing your comments and views on your Galapagos expedition on board Yacht Isabela II. We are delighted to hear it was a trip full of different and rewarding activities. This is where selecting a multi-guide vessel makes total sense, because...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an excellent time on Isabela II. The whole cruise was high quality, very well organised and left me feeling that I had got everything possible out of the time available – all in all a very rewarding experience. Many thanks for a wonderful...More

Thank Martin P
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your positive review and for recommending Metropolitan Touring to other travellers. We are very glad to know that you had a rewarding experience on the Galapagos Islands, thank you for choosing us! We hope to see you in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four had a wonderful 6-night Western Itinerary cruise on the La Pinta. From booking (Paulina Garces), to requesting additional cabin housekeeping (Oscar, La Pinta's manager), to the exceptional naturalists (Carlos' team) who comprise the soul of the Galápagos trip, to the dining...More

1  Thank MistyAsh
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your valuable review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Pinta Yacht on the Enchanted Islands. We deeply appreciate your kind words and we have shared them with all the staff who will be very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a 2 weeks tour (mostly private) through Peru including Lima, Cuscu, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa through Trailfinder/U.K., who was cooperating with Metropolitan Touring. We only could congratulate them for their excellent choice of METROPOLITAN TOURING! All...More

Thank Johanna H
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Johanna, Thank you very much for your valuable review! For all of us at Metropolitan Touring, it is a large pleasure to hear about our guest experiences and being part of your amazing stay. We are glad to know that you had such a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Galapagos Islands with La Pinta Yacht. From waking up to classical music and breakfast , to the guided hikes and snorkel trips, to the wonderful food and great company. Not too large, not too small. And of course the animals...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth, On behalf of Metropolitan Touring, we would like to thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay with us at La Pinta Yacht. We are glad to know that you spent such a nice vacation in Galapagos and you enjoyed our services....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a sit around and do nothing cruise sort of person and this is not that! something planned every day with advantage of having cruise ship accomadations.The larger vessel and multiple naturalists on board give guests daily choices of activities and a more...More

Thank Jennifer M
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for choosing our Santa Cruz II expedition vessel and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed having multiple naturalists with different types of activities to choose. The goal of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trip of a lifetime on La Pinta visiting Galapagos Islands. We did the combined itineraries so were on board for 14 days. Guides - Carlos, Grace, Dries and Sabina - were outstanding in both their knowledge and passion for the Galapagos. They went out of...More

1  Thank Stephaniecochrane
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your amazing review, we loved to read your thrilling comments about your trip to Ecuador and Galapagos. Be assured we will share your motivating words with our staff and they will certainly be proud to know they assisted...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Having just returned from a cruise in the Galapagos Islands on the Santa Cruz II, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Metropolitan Touring. From the beginning Paulina Garcés was incredibly helpful in planning my first solo vacation. The ship was extremely well run, the food uniformly...More

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Thank Nancy M
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear Nancy, Thank you very much for your positive review and for recommending Metropolitan Touring and our Santa Cruz II. For us, it was a pleasure to serve you and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed the ship, the food and specially...More

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Wolch
16 July 2017|
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Response from Charles2006 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. There are plenty of water stations on board and water bottles are provided for all passengers. No-one got sick on our trip from drinking the water. Lucky you - you'll have a wonderful time on board.
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Nanci40
19 March 2017|
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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
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Nanci40
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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
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