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Jul 8th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Touring company: Metropolitan Touring Peru

Anyone ever use Metropolitan Touring company directly? Any issues with this?
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Jul 9th, 2013, 01:37 AM
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Metropolitan Touring are a reliable company and I have used them twice now, most recently for our forthcoming August trip to Peru. They are handling Lima airport accommodation, day tours from Chiclayo, airport transfers and bookings at Chaparri Lodge.

Metropolitan's pricing is very competitive and up to 25% less expensive than some of the specialist birding/wildlife companies. I found they couldn't stitch Manu/Tambopata itineraries together but neither could 3 other companies that I contacted.

What specifically are you planning to book with them?


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Jul 9th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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We are planning a trip to Peru - and some sites and specially Macho pichu...we were just wondering if there are concerns with booking directly with a company in Peru or should use a USA based company that Metropolitan subs for.
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Jul 10th, 2013, 01:23 AM
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In 2010 I booked quite a bit of South America with Nature Expeditions International who used Metropolitan Touring as a ground operator in some places.

This year, I went directly to Metropolitan and saved the 15%+ commission that the US based company would add to Metropolitan's prices. The booking process went smoothly, the agent replied promptly to my emails and I wired the funds directly to their account with no problems.
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