This inspiring Ecuadorian based company offers a range of exciting adventures on board its trio of vessels in the Galapagos, as well as owning hotels, and operating a specialist South American tour programme. Four and five night itineraries in the Western, Eastern and Northern Galapagos give you lots of options.
To operate cruises in the Galapagos, you have to be an Ecuadorian company. We think that Metropolitan's long history in the country, and the significant contribution it has made to developing tourism to Ecuador, including such initiatives as creating the first training programme for guides in the region, mean that their knowledge and passion shine through in everything they do. It has also put them on the world stage, as one of the few Ecuadorian multinationals.
They speak proudly of a company 'founded on respectful contact with the natural world, in interpretation, understanding and sharing - and in fun!' We love the fact that they include 'fun' in the line-up, alongside their impressive eco-credentials. In addition, they take as read that they will create experiences with high levels of comfort, cuisine and service.
They continue to innovate and to expand, and now have regional operations in Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, as well as operating the trio of vessels in the Galapagos, and owning the Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the islands, the award winning Casa Gangotena in the heart of old Quito, and the contemporary Mashpi Lodge set high in Ecuador's Cloud Forest.