Metropolitan Touring, a proudly regional Destination Management Company, has offices and operations in Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Starting in 1953, the company transformed a traditional outbound travel agency into a high-end operation for inbound tourism. The company’s DNA is built on a passion for showcasing South America’s beauty and protecting unique ecosystems.
Each local office has the inside knowledge to design programs featuring extraordinary service, world-class lodging, and top-notch travel adventures. As six-decade long Galapagos pioneers, we offer the best curated itineraries on the islands, whether it is on one of our expedition vessels–the contemporary Santa Cruz II, upscale, sophisticated Yacht La Pinta, or the newly revamped, intimate Yacht Isabela II–or relax by the pool at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. In Quito, we have made bold incursions as owner-operators so that our guests can experience the Old Town’s cultural wonders while staying at Casa Gangotena or immerse themselves in the pristine nature of Mashpi Lodge. Metropolitan Touring is currently building another world-class expedition lodge in the Colombian Orinoquia region.
Fundación Futuro is an Ecuadorian NGO that has managed the corporate responsibility programs of holding company Grupo Futuro since 2002.
It got its start developing innovative community service projects, working for decades in rural communities in the Ecuadorean Andes facilitating access to health services and providing microloans to small entrepreneurs. Today, it has shifted its focus to the urgency of preserving unique and threatened ecosystems through various mechanisms of shared responsibility that have the potential to be replicated in other parts of the world. The pledge to protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change working hand-in-hand with communities and businesses is the essence of the foundation.
Who is SAMBITO?
SAMBITO (Soluciones Ambientales Totales) is an Ecuadorian consulting firm that specializes in providing environmental solutions using a comprehensive approach.
It provides a range of quality services, such as environmental studies, eco-solutions, and the organization of green events, to both public and private sector entities, with the understanding that a business must be financially as well as environmentally sustainable. Its goal is to preserve natural resources, implement the best environmental practices, and promote the sustainable development of our society. SAMBITO’s valuable contributions have been recognized at the national and international level, with two Cannes Lion awards to its name.
Fundación Jocotoco is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection of endangered ecosystems and species in Ecuador, with an emphasis on the safeguarding of birdlife.
Fundación Jocotoco manages over ten nature reserves in Ecuador. It operates by acquiring lands under threat from unsustainable activities and restoring ecosystems in the affected areas. The organization boasts experts in a number of relevant fields and is overseen by a Board of Directors that meets twice a year.
TÜV Rheinland is a leading international provider of technical services. Its goal is to be the world’s best sustainable and independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation, and training.
Since 1872, the company has been developing solutions to ensure the safety and quality of the interaction between man, technology, and the environment. It firmly believes that social and technological progress are intrinsically tied together. TÜV Rheinland supports innovation and new developments in technology and business. With 140 years of experience, and an environmental-protection branch that has existed since 1957, it may be the world’s top auditor of ecologically-sustainable practices.