Galapagos

Galapagos Cruises and Galapagos Tours with Metropolitan Touring

 

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands rank among the world’s most extraordinary wildlife destinations. Although everywhere in the world is ‘unique’, the islands are that much more unique than other places due to the archipelago’s isolation over millennia. Here, species have evolved amid the stark volcanic landscapes into new and apparently strange forms that exist nowhere else on the planet. Not only that, the creatures one encounters are fearless of humans. It’s a truly magical place. The Islands were named after the giant Galapagos tortoises that looked similar to the galapago Spanish saddle to the first explorers in the 16th century. The archipelago began to emerge above a volcanic hotspot in the Pacific Ocean six million years ago.

Best Seller Galapagos cruises

Quito and Galapagos Enchantments

  • 7 Days/6 Nights programme
  • Transfers in Quito
  • 2 nights Hotel JW. Marriot
  • Scenic Tour of Quito (3 hours, private)
  • 4 nights Santa Cruz II

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

  • 10 Days/9 Nights program
  • Transfers in Quito
  • 3 nights Hotel Hilton Colon
  • Scenic Tour of Quito (3 hours, private)
  • 2 nights Mashpi Lodge 4 nights Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Galapagos Special Deals

Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator
Home on the Equator

Quito & Galapagos Islands Tours – Head up into the Andes mountains, walk down the very first UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Historic Centre of Quito and top it off with an eye-opening exploration of the enchanted isles

8 Days / 7 Nights program
  • Regular price: $ 4,551 pp
  • Package price: $ 3,864 pp

Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration
Luxurious Modern Exploration

Luxurious Modern Exploration: Quito, Galapagos, Guayaquil – Quito, Galapagos Islands & Guayaquil Tours – Check out the historic highlands, majestic Galapagos Islands, and the cultural coast of Ecuador in a single journey!

9 Days / 8 Nights program
  • Regular price: $ 6,127 pp
  • Package price: $ 4,450 pp
3 Main Tips to choose the best Galapagos Expeditions
(1) Do I Have to Do the Exact Same Thing my Travel Mates are Doing at All Times While We´re in the Galapagos National Park?
(2) Will I Have Access To Medical Care On Board?
(3) If I Choose A Single-Guided Boat, Will I Get Exclusive Access To Locations In The Galapagos National Park?

Galapagos Cruises & Hotel

Yacht La Pinta Galapagos Cruise

La Pinta accommodates 48 guests, with ample social areas, an observation deck towards the bow, wrap-around windows, Jacuzzi, cardio-gym, kayaks, glass-bottom boat, sun deck, sun loungers… ideal for travellers looking for a sophisticated, upscale experience of the islands. Cruise prices start from $ 2,955 pp.

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Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise

The Santa Cruz II, accommodating 90 guests is our newest expedition ship, and the finest ship in her class to sail the archipelago today. She’s versatile, flexible and fun, with an excellent crew committed to making her guests’ experience truly extraordinary. She has decks and cabins to suit a range of tastes. Cruise prices start from $ 3,196 pp.

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Yacht Isabela II Galapagos Cruise

The Galapagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore this living laboratory of evolution. Our Yacht Isabela II, accommodating 40 guests, promises an intimate experience of this unique world. Cruise prices start from $ 3,236 pp

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Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel + Yacht

The award-winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Guests cherish the hotel´s privacy, natural surroundings, swimming pool, fine dining, private tours aboard its own yachts within the National Park, and superb service.

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Pioneer in Galapagos Island Cruises

Galapagos

Metropolitan Touring pioneered travel to the Galapagos Islands in the early 1960s. We pride ourselves on the quality of our trio of expedition Galapagos island cruise tour 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.

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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 with us? Discover the perk that suits your personal style here.

(1) A Passionate and Knowledgeable Staff
(2) The Most Unforgettable Itineraries
(3) A Bevy of Luxurious Benefits
(4) Options for Every Type of Trip

Your Galapagos Travel Expert Since 1969