We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Metropolitan Touring

#7 of 119 Tours in Quito Features Animals
Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-298-8312
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$3,604.00*
and up
Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the 'Santa Cruz II'
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“la pinta” (66 reviews)
“santa cruz” (81 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
CONTACT
Website
+593 2-298-8312

Similar Things to Do in Quito

Write a Review
Reviews (255)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is really too much to say about this experience so I will break it down into parts regarding the yacht and excursions and also provided hotels, tours, etc. Flying into Quito Ecuador was easy enough from Miami. Although weather caused a delay, a Metropolitan...More

Thank CJB46
801bernardah, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review about your Ecuador & Galapagos journey. We are delighted to hear you had a great time with us and your feedback will certainly guide future travelers to a great experience as well. As a local DMC-Destination Management...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to go to the Galapagos as a family. Our trip was organised by TrailFinders and we were met by staff at the airport in Quito who helped us through every stage. Flying to Galapagos was seamless and we were met again by the...More

Thank Creditspree
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback and give us the highest rating in our profile. We are happy to know that you had a lovely trip and that you were satisfied with our services. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tour a few years ago with Metropolitan tours and it was outstanding! We did a tour of Ecuador, Peru, Galapagos cruise and Eco resort in an Amazon rainforest. It was an experience we will never forget! All transfers were smooth and the...More

Thank charris12017
801bernardah, Public Relations Manager at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to know that you had an outstanding trip with us! It makes us really proud to read that the itinerary, the cabins and the food offer along with the amazing crew made...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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 July 2017

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 27 June 2017 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 29 June 2017

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 25 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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 24 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
De La Llama
24 reviews
.88 km away
Hamburguesas de Rusty
133 reviews
.76 km away
Parame Bolon
20 reviews
.95 km away
Island Crab Seafood
41 reviews
.92 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vivarium
30 reviews
1.08 km away
Andeanface - Day Tours
58 reviews
1.08 km away
Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa
24 reviews
1.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wolch
15 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
0
Votes
Nanci40
18 March 2017|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Nanci40
12 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes