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

Features Animals
Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent Tour company in Ecuador

We stayed in Quito for 3 days and were with Metropolitan Touring for all of that time. Every guide... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Aisling M
via mobile
La Pinta, Western itinerary 6 sdays

Overall, a great trip - it is the Galapagos after all. The nature is why you go - and that was all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlanofLondon
,
Greater London, United Kingdom
Read all 304 reviews
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 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 northwest of the capital. We are also a regional company with offices in Peru and Colombia.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“la pinta” (80 reviews)
“santa cruz” (92 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Avenue De las Palmeras N 45-74 | De las Orquideas, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Write a ReviewReviews (304)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"la pinta"
in 80 reviews
"santa cruz"
in 92 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 21 reviews
"sea lions"
in 25 reviews
"galapagos islands"
in 50 reviews
"finch bay hotel"
in 8 reviews
"isabela ii"
in 7 reviews
"night cruise"
in 16 reviews
"dining staff"
in 4 reviews
"breakfast and lunch"
in 14 reviews
"western islands"
in 9 reviews
"entire cruise"
in 3 reviews
"dry landings"
in 6 reviews
"hotel manager"
in 4 reviews
"deep water"
in 6 reviews
"every respect"
in 4 reviews
"casa gangotena"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Quito for 3 days and were with Metropolitan Touring for all of that time. Every guide and driver we met were friendly, knowledgable and professional. The service was seamless and they were very flexible - allowing us to change our itinerary at...More

Thank Aisling M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pedro P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Aisling M! We are very happy to hear about how perfectly it all went during your time in Quito with us! We make sure to offer the best-in-class services available, so as to provide our guests with a highly memorable experience that caters to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, a great trip - it is the Galapagos after all. The nature is why you go - and that was all we expected. The boat - fine, but we had been led to expect more. No complaints about the cabins themselves - they were...More

Thank AlanofLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pedro P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alan, We are supremely glad to hear that you received what you expected while in the Galapagos aboard our cherished Yacht La Pinta. She is one of our most highly-regarded expedition vessels, and we always try our hardest to meet and even surpass our...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most amazing experience of our lives and exceeded all our expectations. We booked a total of 9 days (first Eastern then Northern) with a couple days at Finch Bay (also owned by Metropolitan Touring). The yacht is the perfect size, beautifully operated,...More

Thank Mary Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked five day Northern island cruise on Santa Cruz ii. To sum up our experience is WOW! I expected the ship to be spartan, more like a dive boat but the Santa Cruz II is a mini luxury cruise ship. Our stateroom, a regular Explorer...More

Thank alolewis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked our adventure in Ecuador with the Metropolitan Touring online. The agent who helped me arranged all our tours was Carolina Witt, who I pestered with so many questions before the trip that my husband said she must have a patience...More

1  Thank AvgMom2Travel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pedro P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Metropolitan Touring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We can’t even begin to express how delighted we are to hear about what a wonderful time you had in Ecuador with us. Once again, at Metropolitan Touring we are committed to sharing the wonders of Ecuador (and South America) with our explorers through unforgettable...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SUMMARY: Although there were some good points, the negatives outweighed the positives and in hindsight we regretted booking the trip. I will point out both the good and the bad. Arrival and tour of Quito went very well; excellent guide and service. Unfortunately things went...More

1  Thank facelessdrone2005
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We just returned from a 5D-4N Central Island tour on the Isabella II (chosen for its mid-size at just 20 cabins). We simply could not have had a better time. All aspects of the excursion were handled flawlessly by the crew and guides. The cabins...More

Thank X C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I imagine there are many ways to see the Galapagos Islands as there are hotels on several islands and ships of various sizes and styles that offer "cruises" of the islands. Our experience was limited to the Santa Cruz II, which is owned and operated...More

1  Thank BruceDenise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 118 hotels in Quito
Koronado Hotel
5 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel Capital Inn
36 reviews
.60 km away
Hotel Tiwintza
12 reviews
1.13 km away
Hotel Zumag
1 review
1.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hamburguesas de Rusty
142 reviews
.76 km away
Salnes Gastro-Picanteria
20 reviews
1.05 km away
Parame Bolon
26 reviews
.89 km away
Island Crab Seafood
42 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
1,393 reviews
1.91 km away
Quicentro Shopping
78 reviews
2.17 km away
Avenida Amazonas
78 reviews
1.86 km away
Parque La Alameda
34 reviews
1.73 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wolch
16 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
19 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
13 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