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Metropolitan Touring Ecuador

About Metropolitan Touring Ecuador

Metropolitan Touring was founded in 1953 and is Ecuador’s leading Travel Corporation with its own ground and Galápagos cruise-expedition operation. Designed for upscale and demanding guests, Metropolitan Touring offers a fulfilling selection of exciting and innovative experiences in Ecuador’s megadiverse four natural regions: Pacific Coast, Andean highlands, Amazon Rainforest and Galápagos Islands. Metropolitan Touring pioneered responsible tourism and expedition voyages to the Galápagos Islands. Our Galápagos expeditions on board the 90-guest MV SANTA CRUZ, yacht ISABELA II and 32-guest yacht La Pinta are geared toward all aspects of the Galápagos: discovery, adventure, environmental interpretation, acuatic activities, relaxation, superb service and much more. Our 21-room Finch Bay Eco Hotel Resort on Santa Cruz Island offers land and sea packages with our new Sea Finch Yacht designed to bring guests in close contact with the unique wildlife and wondrous nature of the Galápagos National Park and Galápagos Marine Reserve. Metropolitan’s exclusive “Chiva Express” Rail & Road programs offer the unique experience of “riding the roof” along the Andean Highlands and down to the Pacific coast.

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Our Activities

  • Accommodations
  • Anthropological
  • Archaeological
  • Beach & Watersport
  • Bird watching
  • Culinary
  • Cultural
  • Culture-focused
  • Day hiking
  • Eco-focused
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Exploring
  • Family
  • Geotourism
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Historical
  • Horseback/Dude Ranch
  • Nature
  • Rainforest
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Scuba & Snorkeling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife

Our Destinations

  • Ecuador
  • South America
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