Pioneer in Galapagos island cruises
Metropolitan Touring pioneered travel to the Galápagos Islands in the early 1960s. We pride ourselves on the quality of our trio of expedition Galapagos island cruise tours vessels and our eco-hotel, our safety standards, our loyal and outstanding staff and our commitment to giving our guests an incomparable experience of the Islands while preserving their riches for future generations.
There is no place on Earth like the Galápagos Islands. Far out in the Pacific Ocean, this archipelago was formed by titanic geothermic upheavals that created volcanic islands, some of which are still in the throes of creation today.
When Charles Darwin visited in Galapagos in 1835, he observed a pristine, naturally-isolated living laboratory that would inspire and refine his theories, which he would release upon the world – to shattering effect – decades later. The islands have not lost their ability to inspire: the magic Darwin found over 150 years ago is still thriving in this remarkable environment.
While you experience our Galapagos cruises, you can walk among unique species such as marine iguanas basking in the sun and observe the elaborate mating rituals of blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and frigate birds. Unthreatened by predators, Galápagos island cruise creatures are undisturbed by visitors, who, one and all, come away inspired and changed by their experience of nature here.
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Four Reasons to Cruise with Metropolitan Touring
From the relaxing, informal atmosphere of the Santa Cruz II to the flawless service on Isabela II, there really is something for everyone aboard our irresistible ships. What are some of the best reasons to cruise through the Galapagos Islands with us? Discover the perk that suits your personal style here.
A Passionate and Knowledgeable Staff
Our captains, naturalist guides and expedition leaders are all dedicated to one thing: making sure that your trip of a lifetime is surrounded by safety and comfort. Not only do we employ naval-ranked officers, but we also staff our ships with experts in the field so that you can experience the region from an enriching point of view. Whether you're taking in a natural history lecture on the Santa Cruz II or simply enjoying the delicious cuisine aboard the La Pinta, everyone who serves you is passionate about providing the best possible experience.
The Most Unforgettable Galapagos Tours Itineraries
Want to explore the white beaches of Las Bachas? Prefer to get your kicks at the Charles Darwin Research Station? No matter what sort of getaway you're craving, we have an itinerary destined to take your breath away. Escape on a five-day jaunt through Floreana, Española Island and San Cristobal. Spend a full week uncovering the enchanting sights of the northern region. You can even hop aboard an eight-day cruise that introduces you to everything the Galapagos' western area has to offer. The only limit is your sense of adventure in each Galapagos Islands tours.
A Bevy of Luxurious Benefits
You may be channeling your inner wanderer, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a few five-star perks. Our ships are designed to provide varying levels of upscale fun, so you'll always find exactly what you need. The Santa Cruz II service offers the ultimate pampering with luxurious bath products and deluxe bedding, La Pinta's atmosphere is punctuated by sun decks and wraparound windows, and Isabela II dazzles with an outdoor area ideal for al fresco dinners. Getting the royal treatment has never been more exciting.
Options for Every Type of Trip
Whether you're heading out with the entire family or cozying up for a memorable honeymoon, you'll have access to a world of incredible versatility. The Santa Cruz II, for instance, features an array of alternative activities so that everyone in your party can create their ideal adventure. Isabela II, on the other hand, boasts an intimate atmosphere that makes exploration the shining star. Plus, La Pinta offers large suites that can connect to accommodate families. It's everything you've ever wanted right here on the water.
Contact one of our Galapagos cruises and tours experts and Bon voyage!
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