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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I did a 4-night Northern Galapagos Islands aboard Yacht La Pinta, organized by Melissa Altamirano. The entire experience was unbelievable, truly a once-in-a-lifetime unforgettable trip. The service provided is 5-star, with complete attention to service and to making your experience unforgettable. The food was great. The crew was super knowledgeable and friendly. All the activities were punctual. We saw things we didn't think we would have the chance on a non-diving trip, like swimming with sharks, penguins, sea lions. We also learned a lot about the ecosystem! I highly recommend the place (Galapagos) and the tour company. Throughout the entire process, I was constantly in contact with Melissa, who helped with any needs we had.


Review by Bella S.

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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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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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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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World-Heritage Quito, Cotopaxi Volcano, and Expedition Cruise in the Galapagos Islands: Cultural and natural exploration

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The Galapagos Islands, one of South America’s most coveted destinations, are the perfect scenario for your next adventure! This fantastic journey will take you from learning about Quito’s fascinating history, architecture, and traditions to exploring a National Park where one of the most beautiful active volcanoes in South America sits. To end this trip with a bang, after all the adventures you’ll live in the Andes, we’ll take you to a one-of-a-kind destination: The Galapagos Islands. During your 7-day itinerary, you’ll get to meet unique endemic species and marvel at impressive volcanic landscapes.

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Galapagos marine iguana at Punta Suarez, Española Island

How long should I go to the Galapagos Islands for?

How much time should I spend in the Galapagos? The minimum recommend number of days for visiting the Galapagos Islands is 5 days. The primary reason for this has to do with a.) the time and money it takes to...
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Which is the best Galapagos cruise itinerary for my package?

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