Take a look at our Health & Safety protocols and the travel requirements for Ecuador and Galapagos!

If wanderlust is starting to pile up, it’s time to start planning a trip! Watch the following video, and check out the protocols we’ve developed or enhanced to make your journey with us as safe as possible. Then, read about the requirements for travelers coming to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, so you can be fully prepared.

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We haven't taken the trip yet -- I'll write another review afterward -- but planning the trip with Metrojourneys and Melissa Altamirano as our point-of-contact has been a breeze. We are a family of five and will go to the Galapagos over Christmas break, 2020. Melissa has provided expert guidance on what we need to do to travel to Ecuador in the age of Covid. More importantly, she has helped us put together a dream trip and helped us customize it exactly to our tastes. Thank you, Melissa!


Review by Doug, taken from Tripadvisor.

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Hi Raul. We had a wonderful trip. The accommodations were amazing. Especially the first night at Casa Gangotena. That was like heaven! Both stays at Casa Gangotena and Mashpi were so enjoyable! Just went by way too fast! Really enjoyed the sparkling wine. Thank you so much for all your help and for making our vacation a memorable and enjoyable one. Hope to get back to Quito sometime again and will definitely try to book again at Casa Gangotena.


Review by Alette Saylor.

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Hello Maria. John and I had the most amazing vacation. You did a tremendous job and everything was so well organized and completely stress free. It really showed us the true Ecuador and made us fall in love with your country. Galapagos and Mashpi were also both incredible. What was even more incredible was the service we had everywhere. People we encountered were genuine and truly modest and very, very sweet. Thank you for all your hard work in making this vacation happen for us. You, above all, were the most amazing.


Review by Wendy Ospina.

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David took care of every small detail (trip logistics, daily excursions, lodging, etc.). Everything went very smoothly. The Finch Bay Hotel was truly top notch, unlike anything we've seen before, and is truly something out of the ordinary and out of the way. The hotel has a gorgeous pool, delicious drinks menu and offers amazing daily yacht excursions. The guides are knowledgeable, formally trained and know how to make the best of your time there. A definite FIVE STAR resort!


Review by Rich Jerbi.

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Dear María: Early this week we´ve returned from our trip to Quito and Galapagos. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the excellent organizing and coordinating of this trip. All the services of the company, the ship, the crew, the guides, were excellent and gave us great pleasure.


Review by Dr Yigal Arbel.

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The Best of the Mashpi Rainforest and Galapagos

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Time icon 10 Days
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Begin this journey in one of the first cities to be given the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site –Quito, Ecuador! Afterward, just a few hours away, you’ll head down into the lush cloud forests that surround Quito to experience Mashpi Lodge. Following that, you’ll finish this journey with the magnificent, finishing touch that is the Galapagos Islands aboard the fantastic Yacht La Pinta!

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