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Metropolitan Touring

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We took the 5 day/4 night cruise, starting in Baltra and ending in San Cristobal. The ship is one of the largest in these waters, 80 passengers and 60 crew. We choose this as several of our group experience motion sickness. We also choose the...More

19  Thank adventurelamb
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 May 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...More

12  Thank Oldsmgt
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Reviewed yesterday

There were six of us that connected and took the five-day La Pinta cruise. Without sounding like an echo of everyone else's reviews, the nature and wildlife were incredible - tortoises, iguanas, birds, seals (and their babies)!. We did the eastern islands. The naturalists (Sabina...More

Thank gdneill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing but good things to say about this cruise. I would recommend it to everyone and would love to do it again! Food, guides and crew especially are fantastic.

Thank claudiavdpol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is the best way to explain this. My 11 year old daughter was so disappointed when she heard we were going on a smaller cruise ship. She has probably cruised 15 times in her life and she loves cruising the big ships. She loved...More

Thank Teasdale-Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd like to first state my admiration for the maintenance, condition and operating standards for the Isabela II "luxury yacht" that we used to see the Galapagos Islands with Metropolitan. There are 20, two-person cabins on this vessel to accommodate up to 40 passengers. On...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The organisation of my Galapagos tour by Metropolitan Tours was fantastic. Our boat was luxurious and felt quite spacious with lovely cabins and plenty of room in the public areas. At no time did I feel crowded in. The tours themselves were excellent - quite...More

1  Thank Twinkyliz
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 7 August 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

Thank Richard Z
PedroP5526, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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 31 July 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

1  Thank Julian M
Reviewed 31 July 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 21 July 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
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16 July 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
19 March 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
13 February 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