Metropolitan Touring Ecuador, founded in 1953, is Ecuador’s leading Travel Corporation: pioneer of responsible tourism and expedition voyages to the Galapagos Islands. In many ways, our company’s origins as the pioneers of travel in the Galapagos Islands have set our course over the last decades. The fragility, the specialness, the singularity of the islands and their wildlife have formed our belief in a travel experience that is founded on respectful contact with the natural world, filled with interpretation, understanding and a long-term vision – and, of course, fun! Here, in our home country of Ecuador, we constantly innovate and invest to make sure your experience is top-notch from start to finish. In our beloved Galapagos, we now offer numerous options designed to enhance every experience exactly to what our passengers want. We own and operate a trio of vessels: the brand-new Santa Cruz II, offering contemporary style and flexible travel arrangements for 90 guests, including solo travelers; yacht Isabela II, the perfect, intimate space for 40 guests to explore the islands in relaxed comfort; and Yacht La Pinta, a sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests. And for those who prefer the conveniences of a hotel and want to experience Galapagos on their own terms, we offer our newly renovated Finch Bay Eco Hotel, the only beachfront hotel on Santa Cruz Island, with activities and relaxation for everyone. All of our expeditions offer carefully designed itineraries to help you see the most of the BIG15GALAPAGOS wildlife and world-class service and gastronomy that take your expedition to another level. The revelations continue in Quito, with two award-winning properties that open the senses: urban cultural joy at Casa Gangotena, right on historic Plaza San Francisco and Mashpi Lodge, a contemporary lodge set in a world biodiversity hotspot in the undiscovered natural side of Quito. Combine stays at these landmark properties with a visit to Galapagos or let us show you the beauty of our entire country with trips to charming Cuenca, the highlands and the coast. The land services are specially designed for our clients, most of our services are quoted under request as Taylor Made Programs. Please remember that we are fully operative with our products since July 2020 testing our biosecurity protocols.