One of South America’s best known and most well respected travel companies. Regarded as the heritage brand of the Galapagos Islands, Metropolitan Touring pioneered travel and tours to these fabled isles over 60 years ago and lay the foundation for sustainable tourism in the region. The islands’ fragility and unique landscape has formed their belief in Galapagos cruises and a travel experience that is founded on respectful contact with the natural world.
This legacy lives on through their trio of expedition vessels, Yacht Isabella II, Yacht La Pinta and the Santa Cruz II. On land, guests can explore the culture of the Galapagos Islands at the award-winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel, the only beach-facing hotel on Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.
The company also own the award-winning former mansion house hotel, Casa Gangotena in Quito old town and the strikingly contemporary cocoon in the clouds, Mashpi Lodge, around three hours’ drive from the capital.
Metropolitan Touring also has regional offices in Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
National Geographic Traveller
Whether you’re beneath the waves, in the sky or on dry land, and whichever angle you view the Galapagos Islands from, it brings into sharp focus the marvels of the natural world – and your place within it.
Extraordinary creatures, remote islands, living aboard a boat, expert guides and an all in all unlikely but uncompromising degree of comfort: a trip to Ecuador and Galapagos proves to be a life-changing experience.
BA High Life
Nature lovers’ ultimate paradise.