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Metropolitan Touring

Metropolitan Touring has been helping travelers discover Ecuador's wonders for 60+ years... going far beyond sharing the region's beaches, wildlife, and sea life with an adventurous spirit that drives everything they do

Metropolitan Touring
Galápagos Islands

Welcome to Metropolitan Touring

As pioneers of Galápagos islands cruises, Metropolitan Touring has a special place in their hearts for adventurers: people who search for that unforgettable place where travel, nature and culture intersect, helping travelers make that special connection with life in the Galápagos. Their fleet consists of Isabela II and Santa Cruz II... expeditionary-style yachts built for cruising in remote areas, navigating coastal waterways, island channels and narrow inlets with grace and ease. Cruises are enhanced by naturalist guides who are eager to share their knowledge and enrich the cruise experience with perspectives on topics such as botony and geology.

Earth Journeys by Tauck with BBC Earth

Come meet your planet...

Amazing natural history travel experiences are hallmarks of Tauck's Exotics journeys. We've spent years working closely with BBC Earth natural history experts developing Earth Journeys, reflecting our commitment to offer original content appealing to your love of nature. Experience amazing stories told by BBC Earth firsthand in new and innovative ways – and BBC Earth Certified Tauck Directors are your guides. Your Earth Journeys experience includes compelling film vignettes exclusively produced for Tauck by BBC Earth in the same style of their award-winning documentaries – stories, reflections and insights filled with humor and heart. You've seen it on TV. Now, come meet your planet in person.

"Hidden Galápagos & Peru" aboard Silver Galápagos

Exploring Peru plus a week's cruise on Silver Galapagos

Tauck's 16-day "Hidden Galápagos & Peru" combines cultural exploration in Peru with a small-ship cruise in the Galápagos Islands, home to species found nowhere else in the world. A 7-day discovery of Peru's Incan treasures in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu begins in Lima. Then fly to the Galápagos archipelago for a 7-night cruise aboard Silversea's Silver Galapagos. Sail to isolated habitats that inspired Darwin... nesting grounds of rare birds, giant tortoises, iguanas, and sea lions... and beaches frequented by penguins and flamingos. Snorkel in undersea calderas, and kayak on stunning bays and inlets.

Amazing San Cristóbal Island

San Cristóbal Island, home to the rarest of the rare

When you cruise to San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos Archipelago , you'll encounter wildlife you won't find anywhere else on Earth – on shore excursions aboard panga (Zodiac-style rafts) for "wet landings" in shallow water or dry landings on rocky beaches. At Cerro Colorado, the breeding center of giant Galápagos Tortoises, you'll see some of the ongoing conservation efforts underway to save these endangered behemoths... although the elusive tortoises, who nap up to 16 hours a day, are not easy to spot in the wild. Not so with Galápagos sea lions, however; chances are good that you'll find yourself splashing around in the water with some of these sociable, whiskered locals.


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