viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2014

GAY CULTURE AND ACTIVITIES IN ECUADOR


If you’re interested in gay culture and activities in Ecuador, you’ve come to the right place!

We are active members of the local gay community, and can offer you the following experiences:

·         We can take you to the gay bars and nightclubs in Quito, Guayaquil , Cuenca  and advise you on a range of issues from the styles of music and the kind of atmosphere they offer to personal security when you’re out and about at night.

·         Do you like theater? There is a drag queen theater group in Quito with different kinds of shows
from the purely musical to the more theatrical. Let us take you to one of their shows.
You will love it!

·         At different times of the year, it is possible to attend and participate in gay events like the gay film festival, literary workshops focused on gay literature, the gay pride parade, etc. We actively participate in these events and would love to get you involved, if you wish! We can even introduce you to gay authors, directors, etc.

·         Restaurants are another part of the gay culture in Quito. We can take you to an upscale, reasonably-priced, gay-friendly restaurant which offers gourmet Belgian-Ecuadorian fusion cuisine. If you prefer lighter fare, there’s also a nice gay (not just gay-friendly) restaurant that offers drinks and light snacks.

·         When you’re looking for relaxation or a great massage, we can take you to the local saunas and also advise you on safety and security.

·         On the more spiritual side, we can take you to a gay-friendly church which offers Sunday services in English, German, and Spanish.

·         At the same church, we lead weekly LGBT spiritual discussion groups. Come join us, and meet friendly LGBT folks from all walks of life. The discussions are in Spanish, but if you don’t speak the language and just want to be present and to make new friends, no problem: At the end of every group meeting, we hold a warm and friendly coffee hour where a lot of the members like to practice their English with visitors from abroad.

·         If you’re dealing with an addiction to sex, drugs, alcohol, or love, we also offer 12-step programs within the same gay-friendly environment. Some groups are in English, some in Spanish—ask us for details.

ECUADOR GAY TOURS
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Skype: paiscanela
Phone: (593) 2 6042845
Cell: 0986 588 404

domingo, 11 de mayo de 2014

QUITO CITY TOUR




Quito is considered to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The historic center of Quito, known as the "Old City" is replete with narrow and winding cobblestone streets, magnificent churches and open squares. The buildings that line the streets reflect Spanish colonial influence with their balconies, red-tile roofs, thick columns and central patios. The importance of the colonial remnants found in the Old City prompted UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) to declare Quito a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1979.


Historic Quito is the oldest and best preserved colonial sector in South America. The famous Escuela de Arte de Quitoflourished in the old city and is well known for its unique baroque style. This style is reflected in the rich and profuse decorations of the interiors of many of the Quito's churches. These European influences were combined with the inspiration of indigenous art to create a unique Quiteño style. For its artwork, Quito has been termed the "Florence of America."



FARES

Quito City Tour
Complete tour by Guapulo - El Panecillo - La Basilica - Old Town - San Francisco - La Ronda
City tour de Quito

1 Pax $ 40
2 Pax  $ 60
+ $10 per aditional person.


The first part of the tour: Guuapulo - El Panecillo - La Basilica
it is recommendable to go in a Private Car ( $ 30) 

* It doesn´t include cost of  entrances to churches and museums. 


COMPLETE TOUR TO THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD




Our personalized service offers a full tour of the Middle of the World, one of the Ecuador’s natural treasures. This tour provides a historical appreciation of Ecuadorians’ relationship with the mysteries of nature like the magnetic energy and physical impact of standing between the Northern and Southern hemispheres on the Equatorial Line. This is one of the few populated places in the world where the imaginary line passes. The majority of the Equator passes through oceans and uninhabited jungle. The Middle of the World was discovered by the indigenous people who studied the sun, planets and stars long before the arrival of the Spaniards and the French Geodesic mission.

Along the way, you will also learn about the northern part of Quito and the Valley of San Antonio de Pichincha as you enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Andes.

The tour begins at the Pululahua Geobontanical Reserve where you can explore the crater of the volcano "Pululahua". A community of ingenious people live in harmony with the fertile land in the interior of the volcano. 

Art and aroma therapy enthusiasts have the option of visiting the "Temple of the Sun".

Our final stop will be the "Middle of the World City" for a full tour of its museums and pavilions.

Lunch recommendations will be provided for those interested in traditional Ecuadorian fare.


Tour rates:
1 Person - $ 40
2 people - $60
Extra person $10

* We recommend a private cab  for this tour  $ 50

Rate does not include:

Entrance fee to Intiñan - $ 4 per person.
Entrance to the Middle of the World City -    $ 3.5 per person
Lunch or snacks



TRANSFER IN AND OUT: AIRPORT - QUITO - AIRPORT.


TRANSPORTATION

Experience complete peace of mind and security with our personalized transportation service. Our transportation service includes local transport to Quito hotels from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport as well as transportation to any part of Ecuador that you would like to visit.

Our transportation service between Quito hotels and the airport operates 24-hours a day.

We understand that flights are sometimes delayed. Rest assured that when your flight does arrive, a smiling face will greet you in the waiting room, along with a sign with your name upon it for easy recognition.

You will be escorted in a private taxi with a tourist guide who can answer any questions or concerns you might have about Ecuador or your trip. As part of our white glove service, we will also accompany you to the airport for your return flight. This includes assistance with check-in and any support needed at customs.

A new access road to the Quito airport opened in December 2014.  It takes an hour or more to travel from the airport to Quito during rush hour traffic.  Non-peak travel times between 21:00 and 06:00 takes about 45 minutes.

Rates
From 1 to 2 people.
From 07:00 until 20:00 - $ 35
From 20:00 until 07:00 - $45

Please see our special rates for more than 3 people.



Para tu tranquilidad y seguridad te ofrecemos un servicio personalizado de
transporte desde el aeropuerto de Quito hacia un hotel en la ciudad o hacia cualquier parte del Ecuador según tu requerimiento.

El nuevo aeropuerto de Quito esta fuera de la ciudad, prácticamente a una hora y media.

En casos que no hay trafico , por ejemplo desde las 21:00 hasta las 06:00 realizamos una hora de promedio en trasladarte sea aeropuerto - hotel en Quito o viceversa.

Nosotros te esperamos, incluso en casos de que los vuelos esten retrazados.

En la sala de espera estamos con un cartel con tu nombre para que nos identifiques
y luego te llevamos al Hotel en Quito que hayas reservado.

Igualmente a cualquier hora del día realizamos los transfers desde el Hotel en Quito hacía el aeropuerto "Mariscal Sucre".


Tu viaje será en un taxi privado respaldado por la compañía de un guía de turismo que en el transcurso del transfer podrás realizarle  todas las preguntas o inquietudes que tengas sobre Ecuador

y tu viaje y el gustosamente te dará una explicación aclarando tus inquietudes.

TARIFAS

de 1 a 2 personas.
Desde las 07:00 hasta las 20:00 - $ 35
Desde las 20:00 hasta las 07:00 - $ 45

Si son más de tres pasajeros por favor consultar nuestras  tarifas especiales.
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 2 604 28 45
Mobile: (593) 986 588 404

Skype: paiscanela

martes, 19 de junio de 2012

MINDO

ONE DAY TOUR


This Small village, about 3 hours from Quito, is a popular destination for bird watchers and nature lovers. It´s a beautiful area with over 400 species of birds. Mindo is known as the land of Eternal Spring

Over 170 species of orchids have been identified within the reserve of Mindo whish lies in a region with some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world.



Mindo is also a perfect area for adventure sports. Horseback riding, mountain biking, tubing or rafting in the rushing Mindo River. And exciting experience to enjoy watching the wildlife and the beautiful natural landscapes while you go down – river. 

FARES:
Tour Guide: 1 pax - $ 80     2 pax - $ 100    3 pax - $ 120
Private Transport. ( 1, 2 or 3 pax) -  $ 130

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2012

TOUR TO OTAVALO MARKET AND SURRONDINGS


Otavalo has the world famous and colorfull market with indigenous hadcrafts.
The craft fair is whre their skilled hands shape up textiles, pottery, ceramics, cabuya and hats.
Also we show you the food market.

It is better to do the tour on saturdays that is the main fair. 

Also we take you to Cotacachi , Cuicocha Lake and Peguche Watterfalls in one day tour.


FARES:
Tour Guide: 1 pax - $ 80     2 pax - $ 100    3 pax - $ 120
Private Transport. ( 1, 2 or 3 pax) -  $ 130

viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2011

SAQUISILI MARKET AND QUILOTOA LAGOON

If you can not go to Otavalo on Saturday,  we can take you on Thursday to the Saquisili Market.

In this indegenous small town  you can see a lot of handcrafts, textiles from communities that live on the highlands specially from Cotopaxi , Pichincha and Imbabura provices, included  a lot of textiles and ceramics from Otavalo.

Also in the Saquisili  we are going to show  the Animal Market, where the indegenous people sell caws, pigs, guinea pigs, sheeps, Llamas, Alpacas, horses, rabits, etc.

Then we will take you to the see one of the nicest lakes inside one volcanic area that is Quilotoa. 


FARES:

It is necessary a private car to go to this places.

1 Pax: $ 220
2 Pax: $ 240
3 Pax : $ 260



viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

ONE DAY IN PAPALLACTA

Papallacta is a small village  2 hours from Quito - North East. 

During the travel we can stop watching how the land scape changes, because we are going from the highlands to the entrance of the Jungle, if the weather is fine, also we can see the Intisana Mountain.

Papallacta is well known by its thermals, hot spring waters, where people who suffer of different health problems go there to get a therapy bewteen the hot and cold water. Also is a good place for relax.

We can take you there any day during the week, but is better to go  Monday to Friday. (Less people)

FARES:

1 Pax: $ 200
2 Pax: $ 220
3 Pax: $ 240 

Includes: Personal tour guide and private transportation.
It doesn´t include: Entrances to the thermas and meals. 

Pa

lunes, 3 de enero de 2011

TOP 10 REASONS TO TRAVEL TO ECUADOR

1) UNMATCHET DIVERSITY:
Ecuador spans four vastly different worlds. From the endless reaches of the Amazon, to the breathtaking beauty of the Andes, to the pristine stretches of the Coast and the legendary Galapagos Islands – each region boasts a unique landscape, ecosystem and culture. Nowhere else on earth can visitors experience such extreme diversity in one country. And because Ecuador is only the size of Nevada (United States), it’s possible to see it all in just one trip!



2) HOME TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS & UNESCO  WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Ecuador is home to the Galapagos Islands and is the number one, most biodiverse country per square mile in the world. Ecuador counts some 50 different ecosystems, several of which are considered Biodiversity Hotspots by Conservation International and have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


3) ENDRESS ARRAY OF ADVENTURES
Only in Ecuador can a traveler climb the tallest active volcano in the world, kayak the rapids of the Amazon rainforest, crisscross the Equatorial line on horseback, surf tropical Pacific swells along a Pre-Incan archeological site (Chirije), and swim with penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and harmless whale sharks – all in one trip!






4)  AUTHENTHIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCES:
Some 27 different ethnic groups, each blessed with a rich cultural heritage, co-exist peacefully in Ecuador. Many, especially in the Andean highlands and the Amazon rainforest, have had limited contact with modern civilization and still live much the same way their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Ecuadorians are proud of their culture, passionate about conserving their way of life and keen to sharing their traditions and rituals with foreigners. Perhaps most rewarding for a visitor, is the opportunity to be a participant, rather than just an observer.




5) AN EXAMPLE IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM :
Ecuador has made conservation and responsible tourism development a priority. The country is taking aggressive steps to establish a sustainable tourism infrastructure that will ensure its unique ecosystems are carefully monitored to preserve their natural abundance. By visiting Ecuador, travelers contribute to the local economy and participate in Ecuador’s mission to become a leader in sustainable tourism.



6) SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE :
Ecuador is one of the most versatile destinations on the planet, with plenty to offer to just about any type of traveler. From adventure seekers and Eco-tourists, culture and history aficionados, inquisitive families and active honeymooners, to watersports enthusiasts, incentive travelers, and visitors looking to learn Spanish; itineraries catering to their interests are easy to arrange.


7)  EASY TO TRAVEL :
A choice of US and international carriers offering daily flights from both the East and West Coast of the US, a short 4- to 6-hour flight from Miami and New York, a Dollar-based economy, conveniently located international airports, a reliable transportation system, a wide range of accommodations and English readily spoken in the major cities and tourist areas make travel to Ecuador effortless.



8) SAFE AND FRIENDLY (also Gay Friendly):
Ecuadorians are honest, warm and service-oriented people who truly enjoy welcoming foreign visitors to their country. Their friendly nature makes travelers feel safe and well looked after, as they are treated like guests rather than tourists.


9) ETERNAL SPRING - LIKE WATHER :
Residing on the Equator has its advantages! Ecuador enjoys mild spring-like weather conditions year-round, creating an ideal environment for the country’s rich fauna and flora to flourish and its people to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle. More importantly, this makes Ecuador an ideal place to visit any time of the year and an easy trip to pack for!


10) OFF THE BEATEN PATH:
Ecuador is an “up and coming” destination among international travelers “in the know”. Free from mass tourism, the country is a heaven for travelers looking to discover something new and different. And if that doesn’t raise a few eyebrows and impress the boss, one can always mention bragging rights one through nine.



ECUADOR GAY TOURS
Skype: paiscanela
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es

Phone: (+593) 2 6042845
To dial from outside Ecuador, replace the initial 0 with +593, which is the country code for Ecuador.
Example: +593 986 588 404
Cell:  0986 588 404