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This is the premier Galapagos Tour company selling luxury yacht cruising to the Galapagos plus adventures in Ecuador, Peru and Amazon river basin. Expore the natural wonders and wildlife that so …

This is the premier Galapagos Tour company selling luxury yacht cruising to the Galapagos plus adventures in Ecuador, Peru and Amazon river basin. Expore the natural wonders and wildlife that so amazed Darwin. This is a top-rated, eco-focused tour company that is perfect for all ages.

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    • 1.  
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    • 4. ATLANTA
    • 5. ECUADOR’s Basics
      • Area: 110,000 mi2
      • Pop: 13,100,000
      • Four natural regions
      • Andes Mountains
      • 60,000 mi 2 of rain forest
      • 10 National Parks
      • 26 Protected areas
      • 18% of Ecuador is protected (32,000 mi 2 )
      • 4 World Heritage Sites (2 natural, 2 cultural)
      • Highways: 27,000 mi; Driving on the right
      • Currency: US $ Dollar; 110v; No DST; GMT -6
      • People: Always Happy!
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    • 14. Q U I T O
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    • 22. Sacha Lodge
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    • 34. Amazon
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    • 36. Straddling the Equator, 1,000 km (600 mi) due west of the Ecuadorian coastline The Galapagos Archipelago ...
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    • 39. GEOGRAPHIC SET UP Myths & Realities
        • Location:
          • 620 miles (1,000 Km) West off Ecuador
          • Longitude 90°W; Latitude 0° 00’’
        • Area
          • 7,882 km 2 land; 45,000 km 2 water (30,000 mi 2 )
          • 53,000 km 2 total; Length: 430 Km
        • Island Distribution
          • 13 major, 6 minor, 42 islets, 256 rocks
        • National Park since 1959
        • Marine Reserve since 1986
        • Populated Islands: Baltra, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela and Floreana (approx. 23,000 inhabitants)
    • 40. Galápagos is not that small
    • 41. GEOLOGICAL ORIGIN Plate Tectonics Hot Spot Theory Latest Eruption: May 2007
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    • 46. OCEANOGRAPHIC SET UP
      • Galapagos are islands called a “tropical desert”
      • Weather oddities are set by a complex system of currents:
        • South Equatorial Current
        • Cromwell Current
        • Peruvian (Humboldt) Current
        • El Niño Current
      • Prevailing winds are the South-east trade winds
      • Galapagos lies at a “storm-free belt” in the tropics
    • 47. February July March August
    • 48. GALAPAGOS CLIMATE
        • Hot Season (Warm-Rainy)
          • December-May
          • Air Temp: Dec 78°F (25.4°C)--May 80°F (26.8°C)
            • Peak March 85°F (29.1°C)
          • Water Temp: Dec 73°F (23.2°C)--May 76°F (24.5°C)
            • Peak March 79°F (25.5°C)
          • Precipitation: Dec 1.6 in-May 2.5 in
            • Peak March 3.5 in
          • Winds from the North
          • El Fenómeno ENSO (El Niño)
          • Low Marine Productivity
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        • Dry Season (Windy-Dry)
          • June-November
          • Air Temp: Jun 77°F (25.2°C)--Nov 75°F (24.4°C)
            • Peak September 72°F (23.1°C)
          • Water Temp: Jun 72°F (23.3°C)--Nov 72°F (22.8°C)
            • Peak September 70°F (21.6°C)
          • Precipitation: Jun 1.4in--Nov 0.53in
            • Peak September 0.39in
          • Winds from the S.East (trade winds)
          • El Fenómeno La Niña (LNNO)
          • High Marine Productivity
      GALAPAGOS CLIMATE
    • 50. TROPICAL WEATHER ODDITIES March September Location: Isabela Island
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    • 53. But, why is Galápagos so special to the World?
    • 54. Darwin’s Route to the Galapagos
    • 55. Think Big in Ecuador for 2009 and beyond…
      • Charles Darwin’s Bicentennial (1809-2009)
      • 150th Anniversary of Origin of Species (1859-2009)
      • 50th Anniversary of Galápagos declaration as a National Park (1959-2009)
      • Ecuador’s Independence Bicentennial (1809-2009)
    • 56. 1809 - 2009
    • 57. Penguins & Coral Reefs
    • 58. Hammerhead Sharks & Fur Sea Lions
    • 59. Marine Iguanas
    • 60. Flightless Cormorant
    • 61. Waved Albatross
    • 62. Darwin’s Finches
    • 63. Land Iguanas
    • 64. Giant Tortoises
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    • 66. Greater Flamingo
    • 67. The Boobies
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    • 69. Sea Turtles
    • 70. Hammerhead Sharks
    • 71. Surgeon Fishes
    • 72. Hieroglyphic Hawk Fish
    • 73. Blue-chin Parrot Fish
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    • 75. GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION
      • GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION
      • Day 1 Quito
      • Day 2 Quito
      • Day 3 Riobamba
      • Day 4 Guayaquil
      • Day 5 Galapagos/San Cristobal Island
      • Day 6 Espanola Island/Floreana Island
      • Day 7 Fernandina Island/Isabela Island
      • Day 8 Santa Cruz Island/Balta Island/Guayaquil
      • Day 9 Guayaquil
    • 76. GALAPAGOS DELUXE
      • GALAPAGOS DE LUXE
      • Day 1 Quito
      • Day 2 Otavalo/Quito
      • Day 3 Quito
      • Day 4 Baltra Island/Bartolome Island
      • Day 5 Fernandina Island/Isabela Island
      • Day 6 Floreana Island
      • Day 7 Espanola Island
      • Day 8 Santa Cruz Island
      • Day 9 Santiago Island/Rabida Island
      • Day 10 Santa Cruz Island/North Seymour Island
      • Day 11 Baltra Island/Guayaquil
      • Day 12 Guayaquil
    • 77. FOLLOWING DARWIN’S FOOTSTEPS
      • FOLLOWING DARWIN’S FOOTSTEPS
      • Day 1 Quito
      • Day 2 Otavalo/Quito
      • Day 3 Cotopaxi/Quito
      • Day 4 Quito
      • Day 5 Galapagos/Santa Cruz Island
      • Day 6 Santa Fe Island
      • Day 7 Plaza Island
      • Day 8 Bartolome Island
      • Day 9 Santa Cruz Island/Baltra Island/Guayaquil
      • Day 10 Guayaquil
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    • 89. 2 3 5 6 2a 2b 5a 5b 3a 3b 6a 6b TRIPLE CABINS (4) CONNECTING CABINS (6) 4 4a 4b 1 1a 1b 1 2 3 4
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      • 10 Islands and 7 visitor sites of the Galápagos National Park
      • 7 sites of the Galápagos Marine Reserve
      • 3 opportunities for longer hikes (additional to the regular outings)
      The Yacht La Pinta Difference…
      • Expedition Team: 3 Galápagos Naturalists
      • The 11:1 ratio is the best in the expedition business of any large vessel
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    • 99. Q U I T O
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      • The Famous Monument right at the Equator
      • Earth’s measurements done by French & Ecuadorian scientists
      • Since the late 1700’s we know where the middle actually is!
      • 30 min north of Quito
      • Dry weather
      • Great pictures!
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    • 117. CABINS´ FACTS: Master Suite 250 sq. ft Junior Suite 235 sq. ft Superior 165 sq. ft Standard 125 sq. ft CABINS´ FACTS: Master Suite 22,80m2 Junior Suite 22,09m2 Superior 15,19m2 Standard 11,56m2
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    • 119. Monday – Friday Friday – Monday
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    • 128. Activities Finch Bay Hotel
      • SCUBA DIVING
      • World’s Best Diving
      • Largest Marine Reserve in America
      • Marine Reserve is also World Heritage Site
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        • SEA FINCH : LENGTH 62 FT, WIDTH 15 FT, SPEED 11 KNOTS, AUTHORIZED CAPACITY 20
    • 130. My Adventure in the Galápagos Islands
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    • 151. The Galapagos Marine Reserve
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    • 154. GBB = Glass Bottom Boat
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    • 156. Equatorial Stargazing
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    • 158. My Adventure in the Galápagos Islands
    • 159. SUSTAINABILITY AT METROPOLITAN TOURING Designing Our Future Francisco Dousdebés February, 2009
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      • MT’s Environmental Policy
      • International Certifications
      • Fundación Galápagos-Ecuador
      SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS AT MT THIS IS WHAT WE DO THIS IS HOW WE COMPLY THIS IS HOW WE CARE Actions Compliance Commitment
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      • At Metropolitan Touring we view the environment as “the relationship between human beings and their natural and cultural surroundings. It is everything around us, where we walk, what we see, what we breathe, where we live, and where we work.”
      • Metropolitan Touring applies administration practices, operations and technologies oriented to the reduction of environmental impact. The development of new products is based on sustainability principles, preservation and social support.  Our team members are encouraged to apply best environmental practices, both at home and also at work. We share our environmental practices with our guests and clients and motivate them to actively participate. We continuously measure our environmental performance, and communicate our results. 
      • In order to achieve our goals we:
      • Promote among our employees a culture of learning and commitment to environmental issues that will also transcend to their daily lives.
      • Reduce the use of non-renewable resources in all our operations, as well as solid waste and pollution.
      • Execute programs and projects that provide support to social development and environmental protection in the areas where we operate.
      • Motivate suppliers to develop sustainable environmental practices aligned to our environmental policy.
      • Invest in specialized technology assuring the lowest levels of environmental impact.
      • Optimize the use of the present to guarantee a better future.
      • Metropolitan Touring’s Environmental Policy
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      • ISM Code: International Safety Management Code, includes all SOLAS Regulations (Safety of Life at Sea).
      • RINA Registered Vessel: Royal Institution of Naval Architects
      • ABS Registered Vessel: American Bureau of Shipping
      • ISPS: International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
      • MARPOL: Certificate for Maritime Pollution
      • STCW: Standards for Safety, Training Certification and Watchkeeping
      • ISO 9000: International Standard Organization Certification for Quality Management. Norm 9001.
      • ISO 14000: International Standard Organization Certification for Environmental Management. Norm 14001.
      • Smart Voyager: Sustainability Certification that incorporates community involvement, best environmental practices, and continuous improvement.
      INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
      • International Certifications
    • 163. Metropolitan Touring’s Commitment for the benefit of the Galápagos Islands
      • Fundación Galápagos-Ecuador
    • 164. How do sustainability projects work at Fundación Galápagos?
      • FGE was established in 1998. Its mission concentrates in efforts and actions that deal with Brown Issues (those related to social-environmental impact)
      • Green Issues (Science)
        • Physiology of Marine Iguanas
        • Albatrosses Reproductive Success
        • Sea Temperature Changes
      • Brown Issues (Population)
        • Coastal Clean-Up
        • Solid-waste Recycling and usage of recycled products
        • Education & Community Support
    • 165. Coastal Clean-Up
    • 166. Coastal Clean-Up 95 trips have already collected 57,638 Kg (126,803 pounds)
    • 167. Solid-Waste Recycling Center Over 2.8 million pounds of solid waste already processed
    • 168. Glass uses a lot of space at a sanitary landfill
    • 169. Step 1: Break glass into small pieces and remove all labels
    • 170. Step 2: Grind glass to almost powder
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    • 172. Step 3: Make Cement Patio Blocks (Milled Glass + Cement)
    • 173. Step 4: Make It Sustainable For Everyone
    • 174. Compacting and Grinding Plastics
    • 175. Plastic Waste Becomes Options For People
    • 176. Work by Women’s Cooperative Manos Mágicas – galápagos souvenirs!
    • 177. RECYCLING RESULTS Thanks to everyone’s efforts we have recycled 1,300,107.79 Kg (2,860,237 lbs) Update: December 2008 Organic garbage for Composting 431,294 Kg (948,846 lbs) 1,300,107.79 427,025.90 223.527,97 166.345,68 150.364,09 103.833,61 85.769,98 81.428,56 51.417,00 10.395,00 Total (Kg) 6,084.27 6,084.27                 Tetrapack 1,104.33 558 197,50 44,70 141,76 133,59 28,78       Batteries 68,456.99 26,720.20 10.444,67 6.082,35 3.981,48 3.149,09 5.010,14 8.853,06 2.957,00 1.259,00 Paper 891,449.31 245,201.09 169.376,10 138.065,39 127.552,73 80.829,69 55.026,73 34.918,58 32.603,00 7.876,00 Cardboard 263,491.31 109,461.34 34.560,80 18.268,79 16.858,64 16.887,42 22.995,18 31.761,14 11.777,00 921,00 Glass 69,521.58 39,001.00 8.948,90 3.884,45 1.829,48 2.833,82 2.709,15 5.895,78 4.080,00 339,00 Plastic TOTAL 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Material Kg)
    • 178. Business Practices Enhance Sustainability
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    • 181. We love telling the World about it…
    • 182. At the end of the day, your travel choice makes a difference…
    • 183. Our Associates in Sustainability
    • 184. First Clean Up Trip with Metropolitan Touring’s Volunteers May 11-15, 2008
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    • 188. International Recognition for Metropolitan Touring
    • 189. National recognition for Metropolitan Touring
    • 190. Winner to be announced May 16
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        • We would love to have Exclusive Tours join us in our efforts
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    • 193. www.metropolitan-touring.com.pe
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    • 195. Lima…spectacular!
      • Located at right at sealevel, Lima is the international air entrance to Peru
      • City of museums
      • Richness in colonial architecture
      • Gastronomic paradise
      • Entertainment à la carte
      • Rewarding hotels
    • 196. Lima
    • 197. Arequipa
    • 198. Momia Juanita or Lady of Ampato
    • 199. Colca Canyon-home of the Andean Condor
    • 200. Cusco: center of the inka culture
      • Land of the Inkas and archaeological capital of America
      • Magnetism that allures people of all races and from all cultures
    • 201. Awana Kancha Community Project
    • 202. Cusco
    • 203. Sacsayhuamán
    • 204. Vista Dome train arriving at Aguas Calientes
    • 205. Zig-Zag Road from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
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    • 207. Machu Picchu
    • 208. Sillustani
    • 209. Titicaca Lake
    • 210. Uros’ Floating Islands
    • 211. Uros People
    • 212. Trujillo
    • 213. Chan Chan
    • 214. Lord of Sipán
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    • 216. www.metropolitan-touring.com.pe
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