August 2014

We would like to thank you

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We would like to thank you very much for organizing our recent holiday in Quito, the Galapagos and Peru. Everything worked out perfectly and we had a wonderful time – quite beyond our expectations. We loved your country! Yacht La Pinta is indeed a beautiful boat and we can highly recommend her. The naturalists were all good, particularly the expedition leader, Vanessa, who organized all activities with skill and good humour. (We have already received the postcard which we posted in Post Office Bay!) The food was excellent and everyone was friendly and helpful.

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Peru and Ecuador

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Peru and Ecuador

Hi, Veronica: Our trip was FABULOUS!!! We couldn’t have had a better time. You, and Metropolitan Touring, did a wonderful job meeting our needs. We were met at every stop, transported everywhere, and had great guides. The food and the hotels were great, too. (We even avoided illnesses, including altitude sickness.) Visiting the Inca ruins, the surrounding cities and countryside in Peru was quite a learning experience for us. And the week in the Galapagos on the La Pinta was simply terrific. This trip exceeded our expectations. We thank you for enabling us to have had just the best trip to Peru and Ecuador.

Donald/Eda Cornish

Peru and Ecuador

Holiday

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Holiday

Holiday

Hello, We have just spent two weeks in Ecuador and the Galapagos, organised through Original Travel in London. I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the entire holiday – it went very smoothly, everything was extremely efficient, guides were on time, all spoke excellent English and were very knowledgeable. I would like to particularly single out Gustavo Jiminez in Cuenca who was fantastic – we really thought he was great. Also the driver who navigated difficult road conditions very well (I am afraid I forget his name). All our drivers were good – we also had a good guide in Quito (Edison). The boat La Pinta was fantastic – brilliantly well run – great food, great attentive staff. Faultless. The naturalists were also excellent. In fact I have no complaints at all! Congratulations on a job well done. Many thanks for everything, it was a holiday we will remember for ever. The Fetherstonhaugh Family

Galapagos cruise

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Dear Mr. Sevilla, My husband and I recently had the great pleasure to visit your country October 18 to 30th . Our tour was arranged by Lewie Gonsalves at Worldwide Quest in Toronto, Canada and organized through your company, Metropolitan Touring. We have to congratulate you on your excellent staff and services. Our guide on the mainland was Dolores Romero and she was outstanding. We cannot say enough good things about her and the total effort she put into making our trip so very special. The pride she has in her country and her job was impressive and her generosity of spirit such a pleasure. The rest of the team were also excellent and made everything so memorable for us. Included in our trip was a Galapagos cruise on La Pinta starting October 22. Once again we can’t say enough great things about that part of the trip – a brilliant boat and a superb captain and crew. They couldn’t do enough for us and everything was of the highest quality – we had a fabulous time. Please accept our congratulations on your excellent Company and wonderful staff – you must be so pleased to have such great ambassadors for Ecuador.

Lynly Hatton and Trevor Bailie

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Yacht La Pinta

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Yacht La Pinta

Paulina, We returned from our trip and we had a wonderful experience. We loved Yacht La Pinta, its excellent service and amazing schedule. We loved visiting all the islands and seeing its natural inhabitants. Thank you for organizing our trip and accommodating our needs.

R & J from Seattle

Yacht La Pinta

We are now home and adjusting back to life in Melbourne.

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Hi Gissela We are now home and adjusting back to life in Melbourne. Although it was a very busy itinerary we loved everything. Casa Gangotena is beautiful and a wonderful place to stay in the old town but we were glad we stayed at the Hilton Colon in the newer part of the city, as well, on the nights when we really were only there overnight. We loved catching up with our friends on la Pinta. The Galapagos Islands and the wildlife were even more wonderful than I expected and the naturalists and staff on the boat were very professional and enthusiastic. The drive to Mashpi and back to Quito, although long and tiring was made up for by the fabulous accommodation and food at the Lodge. We loved the birds, butterflies and the environs of the Lodge too. The cruise train trip was fun and we were looked after very well. Read More

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