domingo, 11 de mayo de 2014

ECUADOR GAY TRAVEL




For the finest and most attentive custom travel plans in Ecuador, we are at you complete service. From full customized itinerary planning to individually escorted tours by knowledgeable and competent guides, we will attend to every requirement of your visit to Ecuador.

Hotel selection, reservations, restaurant reservations, to complete escorted to trips to Galápagos,

Based in Quito, Ecuador, we provide the finest in custom tailored escorted tour arrangements in the country. Let us show you the splendours of this remarkably beautiful country with your own personal bilingual guide. Every guest is treated to fully custom designed introduction to my country. Let us take care of all of the details, letting you just enjoy the majesty of Ecuador.

We are also a gay-friendly agency, providing custom tours designed especially for
our gay/lesbian/transgendered guests. No matter your age, interests, or desires, we can provide the finest in escorted services.


Please contact us and allow us to make your visit to beautiful Ecuador a memory for a lifetime.

 
ECUADOR GAY TRAVEL
http://paiscanelatours.blogspot.com Phone: (593) 986-588-404 / 998-423-402
Land Line 604 28 45 Quito
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Skype: paiscanela
Quito - Ecuador






 
 

ECUADOR GAY TOUR GUIDE


My name is Francisco Guayasamin, and I am a native of Quito, Ecuador.

For several years, I have been assisting visitors and new residents to Ecuador in their needs for both visiting and settling in our beautiful country.

My expertise is extremely wide-ranging, including my extensive knowledge of the history, culture, and
heritage of my country, but also my ability to guide you in real estate and investment matters.

My services range from simple escorted tours of the country
to working with you in locating both residential and commercial properties for rent or purchase.

I have been of assistance to members of the gay community in
showing them places they want to go. Exposing my clients to the gay community and businesses of Ecuador and giving them an understanding of the total gay experience of my country.

I am completely at your disposal for whatever needs you may have from tourism to business and real estate investment. It does not matter if it is a weekend holiday or a month or more in Ecuador, I have the facility and expertise to be of total service for your needs.


FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel Agent & Tour Guide in Ecuador
http://paiscanelatravel.blogspot.com
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 2 604 28 45
Skype: paiscanela

ECUADOR TOUR GUIDE - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Francisco Guayasamin is a gay english-speaking licensed tour guide with twenty years experience in tourism. He is the founder of Grupo País Canela http://paiscanela.webs.com which offers services, products and events for the GLBT travelers to Ecuador. His tours cover all tastes and budgets for whatever kind of nature, culture or adventure trip in Ecuador. Highly recommended.


Ian Wilcock



FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel Agent & Tour Guide in Ecuador
http://paiscanelatravel.blogspot.com
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 2 604 28 45
Skype: paiscanela

jueves, 17 de enero de 2013

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR

Ecuador has long been famous for two things, the Galapagos Islands and for being where the Northern Hemisphere meets the Southern. More recently people are starting to realize that there are more places to visit in Ecuador than just those associated to its two points of fame.

With this realization in mind, here then are 5 of the best places to visit in Ecuador


THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND

No matter how many other places of interest there may be in Ecuador, these islands will still remain a favorite destination for visitors. First made famous by Charles Darwin, it was these islands that inspired him to write his “Theory of Natural Selection”. It is not because the Galapagos Islands have more indigenous species than anywhere else, as clearly the Amazon rain forest or Hawaii have more, it was the ease with which they could be seen on the islands, seemingly oblivious to a human presence. This is an aspect of the islands that Ecuador wants to keep and have made the islands a protected reserve and carefully monitor tourist’s activities on them.

QUITO


Not only is Quito the capital of the country, it is also probably the most interesting of Ecuador cities to visit. Since it’s the capital though, it’s quiet convenient to take a Quito bus from here to many other cities in Ecuador. In Quito, the ‘Old Town’ area is the most popular to visitors. Here you can visit Palacio de Gobierno, this, the oldest Cathedral in South America, is also the burial place of many of the Presidents and heroes of the country’s independence. The San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) was the first church to be built in the Americas. It now covers two city blocks and houses a museum. Not far from Quito is “Mitad del Mundo”, the Middle of the World. This is the site of a monument marking where the two hemispheres join. It offers photo ops of standing one foot each side of the line marking the point where the hemispheres meet and it also has a museum dedicated to the indigenous people.

COTOPAXI

This is the second highest mountain in Ecuador and the third highest active volcano in the world. One of the attractions of Cotopaxi is that it appears as the classic impression of a volcano with its almost perfect conical peak which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city of Quito. This is a popular destination among tourists, especially those that enjoy climbing. These climbers are afforded some really spectacular views of the surrounding Andes Mountains.

 Baños de Agua Santa


This town perched on the side of Tungurahua, the largest volcano in Ecuador, remains a popular destination for Ecuadorians and foreigners alike, despite it having to be evacuated in 2000 due to the volcanoes activity. As well as the hot springs for which Banos got its name, it is popular as the starting point for tours into the Amazon rain forest, its hiking trails including one to the top of the volcano, rafting and horseback riding. One of the most popular activities is renting a bicycle to ride past the 50 – 70 waterfalls on the route to Puyo.

Montañita

Situated on the coast in the south of Ecuador, this region has world class beaches. Montanita was a sleepy fishing village until the world recognized its excellent surfing conditions, from then it has become popular not just for the surfing but also for the lively nightclubs, bars and cafes enjoyed by the surfers.



Phone: (593)  986-588-404 / 998-423-402
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Skype: paiscanela
Quito - Ecuador

miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

FOREING TOURISTS VAT REFUND


FOREIGN TOURISTS VAT REFUND

If you are visiting Ecuador  from another country you may be entitled to a refund of the VAT on goods you buy from shops that display Tax Free logos (showed lines below).

This agreement applies to goods manufactured in this country and accommodation services in amounts greater than US$ 50.00 per invoice.

The amount of VAT (Value Added Tax) in Ecuador is 12 %.

Administrative charges will be deducted from the amount to be refunded

Refund accreditation will be carried out only through the credit card under the name of the applicant, DINERS CLUB, MASTERCARD, or VISA.

Important: Tourists must provide all the information requested by the authorized shops, and when filling out the VAT application form, this Information must be complete and correct in order to receive refund benefit.

STEPS:

PURCHASE: Find shops with the “TAX FREE” logo, request the tax invoice and the correctly-filled appendix form. SHOW: Your goods at International Airports, and request them to be STAMP by Custom Officers in the check-in lounge (This step applies only for goods). Remember: No Custom Stamp, No Refund.

REFUND: Fill out and sign the refund application. Do not forget to attach it with your tax invoices, appendix form and a copy of your passport. Deposit these documents in an envelope provided by Tax Authorities at the designated mailbox

CHECK: For your refund status, using your passport or ID number at :

For any help or ore information in Quito - Ecuador

FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel agent & Tour Guide
http://paiscanelatravel.blogspot.com
canela_travel@yahoo.es
Claro: 0986-588-404 
Movi: 0998-423-402
Alegro 099-688-4800
Skype: paiscanela



lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012

VACCINATIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE



All of us would like to stay healthy, and most of us would like to travel, but unless we take precautions with the second part, we may jeopardize the first.

In the country in which we reside, they may have eradicated certain diseases, however that particular disease may not have been eradicated worldwide. We could therefore be visiting a country that has diseases that we have not protected ourselves from. Also a country that we visit, because of its location, climate or other circumstances, may have diseases that we would not normally encounter.
This means that our bodies have not had the opportunity to build up its own immunity to these diseases and so it is up to us, to physically take any precautions we can, to avoid catching one of these diseases. In many cases this is done by way of inoculations, others are by taking medications but which ever it is; if we do not take the precautions then we are putting ourselves at risk of catching one of these diseases.

Some countries that you visit may have entry restrictions regarding vaccinations. This means that they have people suffering from certain diseases or they know that foreigners are susceptible to catching certain diseases whilst in their country. Regardless of the reasons, they may require that foreign visitors show proof that they have received certain vaccinations before they will allow access to the country.

You cannot though trust these other countries to be truthful, helpful or strict in this regard. Therefore it is best to consult your own countries travel advisory for the country you are visiting. This advisory should advise you as to which, if any vaccinations are recommended before traveling.

Ecuador Travel Vaccinations

These are some of the concerns you may like to consider before booking your flight to Ecuador or riding Ecuador buses to get around in Ecuador:

Yellow Fever – Although this vaccination is not considered to be needed if only visiting the Galapagos Islands, it is recommended for visitors to the east of the country (Amazon Rainforest).
Rabies – This vaccination is not needed if you are staying in the cities but if venturing into the countryside, especially near forests or caves, it is recommended.

Typhoid – Although this is now treatable “after the fact”, a vaccination is recommended but even if a vaccination is taken, avoid drinking untreated water.

Hepatitis A and B – Although most people do not believe it necessary, it is suggested that you consider taking the series of shots before leaving.

Obviously it is up to everybody’s personal choice but everybody should take their travel to Ecuador vaccinations decision carefully.

If you can’t find your governments travel advisory for Ecuador and you are in the United States, you can seek advice from the CDC (Center for Decease Control) for details. Where ever you live this information can usually be supplied by any travel agent, usually under the heading of, ‘Ecuador Travel Tips’.


Phone: (593)  986-588-404 / 998-423-402
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Skype: paiscanela
Quito - Ecuador
 

martes, 19 de junio de 2012

10 TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR


Foto de Francisco Guayasamin©

With four distinct areas making up the country, there are certainly no shortages of activities to do in Ecuador.

In Ecuador, things to do can vary from snorkeling among Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands, to climbing mountains in the Andes or trekking the rainforests of the Amazon. If you are in Ecuador, you should consider riding the Ecuador buses as they really provide you with an experience that you will remember for a very long time.
 
Now, the things to do in Ecuador are many and varied but here are perhaps 10 of the most popular:
 
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  – Visit the islands and get up close and personal with some of the rarest and strangest animals on the planet.
 
QUITO  – This is the capital of the country and the second highest capital in the world. Its history gives it architectural beauty to admire whilst its surroundings of Andean volcanoes will also keep you in awe.
 
MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CITY  – This site marking the middle of the world allows you to have your photo taken with one foot on each hemisphere. It also has a museum featuring the indigenous peoples and other attractions.
 
CUICOCHA LAKE  – Here you have the chance to walk around this lake that formed in the caldera of a volcano. Walk by the alkali lakeside and up to the top of the breathtaking crater rim, perhaps acclimatizing you for higher climbs.
 
COTOPAXI  – Walk and climb one of the highest active volcanoes in the world whilst enjoying spectacular and magnificent views of the high Andes.
 
DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN – Experience this once in a lifetime train ride. Sit on the roof of the train whilst it negotiates the steep zigzagged track down through the mountains.
 
INGAPIRCA  – Visit the ruins of this one time fortress, Temple and rest place. Marvel at the ingenuity with which these famous Incas could use in their building.
 
GUAYAQUIL  – This is the largest city in Ecuador and is popular with tourists for its Las Penas and Cerro Santa Ana neighborhoods with their traditional colored colonial houses.
 
LOJA  – This is the provincial capital of probably the most friendly and climatically pleasant region of Ecuador. Located in the south of the country it gives access to the forests and is also known as “The Gateway to Peru”.
 
VILCABAMBA  – Located close to Peru in the Loja province, this village is becoming increasing more known for its stunning beauty, friendliness and seeming ability for residents to live long.

More information:
ECUADOR  GAY TOUR GUIDE
Francisco Guayasamin
Travel Agent and Tour Guide
http://paiscanelatours.blogspot.com
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 986-588-404
Skype: paiscanela

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2012

ECUADOR TRAVEL INFO


The currency of Ecuador is now U.S. dollars. There is also a one-dollar coin unique to Ecuador. By international standards,

The new airport is outside the city (One hour from Quito)  and will be one of the best in South America.

On arrival at immigration you will be given a tourist visa form valid for up to 90 days.
Do not lose this! In the airport international arrivals area there is a small tourist information desk.

ATMs that take Visa/Plus and Mastercard/Cirrus are located on the inside of the airport building .

All taxis are registered and have meters (not always used at night).
 

When you depart you may find that paying $10 plus tax for entry to the VIP lounge is worthwhile. You get a BIG lounge, comfortable sofas, use of the telephone for local free calls, free drinks, sandwiches, cable TV, magazines and priority boarding.
(Rather better than the spartan facilities for other mortals.)

In Ecuador time is often shown differently. For example, 22h30 is equivalent to 10:30 p.m. The international telephone dial code for Quito is +593-2. Guayaquil 593- 4, Cuenca 593-7 – Mobile Phones 593 – 8 or 593-9

Many hotels, restaurants and cafes show their prices without the inclusion of sales tax and service charge. Watch out for this. ( 12% I.V.A , 10% Services).

People of Ecuador in general and Quito in particular are outstandingly friendly, kind, hospitable and helpful. When visiting this country one needs to be aware of, and be sympathetic to, the dire economic situation in which many of the population find themselves and to keep a sense of proportion in financial dealings.

WARNING. When you make cash withdrawals from ATMs be sure to keep the printed withdrawal slips, then check your statement when you return home. There have been several reports in the past of some banks deducting a withdrawal twice from an account.

After dark there is no area of Quito where it is safe to walk on the streets mainly at the old town and the Mariscal area of the new town. Do not be tempted into unsafe places. Take a taxi everywhere you go.
FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel Agent & Tour Guide
http://paiscaneltravel.blogspot.com
Skype: paiscanela

viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2011

ECUADOR - A GOOD GAY RETIREMENT LOCATION

ECUADOR
A good gay retirement location

My name is Francisco Guayasamin.  I am a travel agent and tour guide out of Quito, Ecuador.  Although I’m based in Quito, I travel the entire country, including the Galapagos, the beaches, the Amazon, Guayaquil, and Cuenca, which is a very popular retirement community for English speakers (although the gay community there is only just beginning).
No matter what you want to do, I can probably find it for you and set you up with an attractive package.  I’ve lived in Ecuador all my life so I can find those special spots in which you can live, retire, and travel that will give you a real taste of Ecuador.  We’ll see all the tourist spots that you want and we’ll also see the small mom and pop run stores and restaurants that abound throughout Ecuador.  You’ll be surprised at the quality and the low prices that they have.  I can even bring you to English and German language church services.

Whether you’re here for a few days or want to retire here, I can help.  I will meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel or hostel and be with you as long as you need me.  I’ve helped many foreigners buy houses and condos, get medical attention, and find good deals at the local markets for things that range from beds to computers.  I can help you find a post office, an English speaking lawyer or doctor, help you get insurance, and even help you get signed  up for Ecuadorian social security. 

I can help you get your cedula (Ecuadorian ID card) and censo (foreigner’s ID card), and also know a good lawyer  who work with both immigration to help you get your visa, and real estate issues, if you’re looking at buying a house, a condo, a business or land.

I speak Spanish and English.  I am willing and able to travel with you or just set up an itinerary for you.  Please visit my website, http://guayasamin.tripod.com  or send me an email at  franciscoguayasamin@yahoo.es
ECUADOR GAY TOURS
http://guayasamin.tripod.com/
Phone: (593) 86-588-404
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Quito - Ecuador

domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2011

GALAPAGOS GAY TOURS

 The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator in the Pacific Ocean some 500 miles from the Ecuador coast and are a part of Ecuador.
 
The islands were first made famous by Charles Darwin when, whilst voyaging on the “Beagle” he visited the islands and it was this visit that inspired him to write “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection”. It was not necessarily the quantity of different indigenous species that he found on the islands, more the ease in which they were able to be studied, as if having no concern about a human presence.
 
To make the best of your holiday and maintain that budget, it is sometimes necessary to book some things in advance.
 


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http://paiscanelatours.blogspot.com
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 986-588-404
Skype: paiscanela
 




viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

GAY AMBIANCE IN ECUADOR

The gay atmosphere in Ecuador can be one of the most interesting experiences.   Someone who is willing to learn can find in this small country a great diversity in thought forms, behavior and many different types of men and women. Contrary to the heterosexual behavior where the prototype of "beauty" is based on certain characteristics that the same society imposes, in the gay world the concept of beauty is individual. What is beautiful for one, is indifferent for another.
In Ecuador there is a complete diversity in races, ethnicities and physical characteristics: white, black, mulattos, mestizos, indians, tall people, small people, fat, thin, young, adults, old. No one has to be alone for adventures or romance because there is someone for every taste.  Long term gay relationships are rare in Ecuador.
In Quito most gay men prefer to be single.  Most couples have an open relationship; they prefer this type of arrangement so that they are not completely alone. Lesbian relationships tend to be monogamous and long term.
In Guayaquil there are more couples than in Quito, but most relationships are open.   It is necessary to emphasize that in any part of Ecuador this type of relationship is secret. Ecuadorian society doesn´t aprove of this type of union, and generally they are not respected. 
Until 1997, homosexuality was declared a crime by the Constitution. Since the repeal of Articule 516, the GLBTT socialization places have increased substatially (discos, bars, saunas, coffee shops, restaurants) and services for GLBTT like travel agencies, medical services, etc. And GLBTT have formed gay activism organizations such as prevention and help organizations for people living with AIDS.
The Ecuadorian GLBTT also at the moment socializes a lot using the internet. Cruisy places are frequented, but they have also changed. Before the repeal of the Art. 516, places like El Ejido Park in Quito and Amazonas Ave. were used by gays to meet people. These meetings could turn sexual if both parties wanted. At the moment these areas are frequently used by thieves pretending to be gay.  The basic problem that faces the gay movement in Ecuador is that the most gay people are invisible.    There is also a lack of commitment on the part of the GLBTT in fighting for rights, and a strong and deep homofobia among gay people themselves. Due to machismo, the Catholic church, and conservatism that Ecuadorian society has had in the last 500 years, it has been difficult to change people's mentality.

Some gay people here have relationships where one partner takes the feminine role and another the masculine one, but this type of attitude is seen more in classes with a low socio-cultural level.  Because of the strong negative implications of being gay in Ecuador, a great quantity of homosexual men don´t accept themselves as such and deny their sexual orientation. Due to this lack of acceptance, many active (top) gay men feel that they are not gay since he is playing the man's role, and that his partner (the bottom, or passive partner) is actually the gay one.
Different visions also exist on the masculine bisexuality. One that the bisexual one shows off of being male for the simple fact that he also likes women and another that the bisexual one is a homosexual with lack of acceptance of itself. The lesbian women are being organized lately and taking a more preponderant role in society and being integrated more to the activities of the GLBTT community. It is more difficult for Lesbians since they are a doubly discriminated group, one for the fact of being women and another for the fact of being lesbians. And also for the fact that when people talks about homosexuality, the focus is on men.
The media in Ecuador has played an extremely dirty role that has contributed to the stigmatization of  the GLBTT community. Most of the  media in Ecuador when they approach the topic of homosexuality or  sexual diversity, they simply based on empiric things. It is noticed clearly that when one makes a report about Homosexuality, it doesn´t exist a serious and deep investigation on the topic. While more yellowish and more scandalous it is the report, better for the means of communication. They are very few journalists that take the responsibility to give real and truthful information about this topic.
Although in Ecuador it is prohibited to discriminate against someone for his or her sexual orientation, most people still believes that homosexuality is a sin, a deviation and an illness, so most homosexual and lesbians remain invisible.
Some public figures who happen to be gay or bisexual attack homosexuality in their speeches, thus creating a more positive image for themselves, and throwing others off the track so that they themselves won't be discovered.  This creates a stagnation in all the development processes and in the fight for rights that several GLBTT organizations are giving. In  Ecuador, a homosexual with public influence can become the maximum enemy of the GLBTT community.
Another of the characteristics of the Ecuadorian Gay environment is that the homosexual behavior is invisible in its great majority before the rest of the society. That means that in Ecuador a man can not demonstrate affection for another man in public places since these acts are considered as a lack of respect, an attack to the moral order and of good customs.  For example, two men can not walk together holding hands, kisses can not be given, inclusive they can not walk with their arms around each other. In this respect, the Ecuadorian homosexual takes care a lot of his image. While outwardly he maintains a type of heterosexual behavior, better for him. Less problems he will have.
A total confusion also exists for society and of the same GLBTT about what sexual diversity means and the different concepts managed in this environment. Most of the society believes that gays are the whole group of homosexuals, travestíes, trangenders and transexuals. People believe that all homosexual men want to be women, want to be have a sex change operation, they put on makeup or they are effeminate. Society believes falsely that the homosexuals are a completely shunned group, and that homosexuals are lower than drug dealers, robbers, etc.
In the same gay ambient is usually listened versions that the asset is male than the passive one. That the passive one is a woman and things for the style. Some believe that those that make of penetradors are heterosexuals. Frequently it is listened in Ecuadorian homosexuals that prefer to maintain sexual relationships with heterosexuals referring to the penetradors. All this is eliminating little by little with the work of GLBTT organizations that are informing to the community in these aspects and it is noticed that people is changing their mentality about this topic. But exiss the supreme necessity to inform a to the whole society about this thematic, because in Ecuador it is continued managing the concept that the homosexual is an anormal, vicious and unnatural.
Due to the Catholic Religion that dominates the country, homosexuality is managed like a sin, but this same stigma is not managed in the polygamist, promiscuous, alcoholics or thieves. Pitifully the heterosexual structure and politics of the Ecuador presents high degrees of corruption that are not criticized by the same Catholic Church neither for the same evangelical organizations and christian groups that are prevailing lately. In a large part of cases of corruption these organizations are togheter to these political and economical powers. Pitifully so much Catholic priests as evangelical shepherds attack openly to the homosexuality, but around the world is known that those who attacks more to the homosexuals are the same religious with this kind of sexual orientation. They make it for status, to maintain their appearance and benefits. But it is not being surprised to find them in a gay place or socializing by the internet.
For any foreigner, the experience of knowing the Ecuadorian Gay environment will be fascinating.
The Ecuadorian gay environment is a school of life with a lot to learn. In spite of all the problems that it faces the GLBTT community, Ecuadorian people is extremely friendly, but if it is necessary to emphasize to the foreigners of first world countries that take care of gigolos. Foreign people can fascinate for great quantity of handsome young boys that finds to their step, but at the same time they can meet with people, not everyone, that is planning to take out your money.
As Ecuador has different geographical areas it is necessary to point out that human behaviors are different depending on these areas, being a great difference between the behavior of a coastal men one with those of a mountain men one.

The Coastal men are more direct, more thrown, amusing to great scale. They like to dress well. They live moment. The mountain one is amusing and at the same time discreet. He studies a lot to his handout as for being friendship , it is shy, evasive and it generally socializes with closed groups that are near friends. But they are extremely amusing inside gay places.
Guayaquil is one of the most amusing cities as for gay people. Although seemingly it has a macho structure, it is one of the American cities that becomes a paradise for that one who wants to have sexual adventures, to have a good time, to know people quickly. In Guayaquil doesn't exists specific places to socialize. All Guayaquil becomes a cruissing place. So alone coarse to communicate with the look and you will have a new friend in any part of the city specially in touristic areas. The Guayaquileños Gays has a statement that says that " 99% of guayaquileños men skate" (referirring to maintain or to experience homosexual relationships.) 1% remaining is between the old men that are not be able and children that don't still begin".
When "Holiday On Ice" came to Ecuador, its art director said that Guayaquil was the gay craziest city that he had ever known, being a person that had visited 160 countries.
In Manabí the tourist will meet with something different. For the Manabitas men is very normal to have bisexual relationships. There are zone where it exists the belief that so that an adolescent can become "a man " he has to eat up to a " gay " (expressed commonly). Some Ecuadorian gays goes attracted by the fame of the manabitas men. Manabí becomes an exotic place as for sexual adventures , but emphasizing that the manabita never recognizes that he is homosexual, no matter how much several relationships with people of its same sex he had have. He considers to these acts like part of his masculinity.
This is in light features of the Ecuadorian gay atmosphere, with bad and good things, but in anyway it is extremely interesting.
Francisco Guayasamin
Travel Agent & Tour Guide
http://paiscanelatravel.blogspot.com

  canelatravelsur@yahoo.es  
Skype: paiscanela

TIPS FOR TRAVELERS TO ECUADOR

 



TIPS FOR TRAVELERS

Ecuador es a very nice country and most of the people is friendly, but in some big cities like Quito and Guayaquil you must be carefull in some areas: please keep this tips to make your stay in Ecuador safe and better:
-          Always take with you a copy of your Passport.
Place the original, money and values in safety deposit boxes in the hotels.
-          Keep an aye on your belongins:  bags, handbags and cameras, especially when you are in the streets.
-          Hire taxis at the hotel or wherever you are visiting. Besides take precaution to note the number plate of the taxi for any eventuality. Require taximetro at day.  At Night, taxis don´t use  taximetro.
-          If you go out in the night, remember to take a taxi for going and coming hotel.
-          Don´t allow that anybody try to distract you throwing mustard or other substance over you or your belongings.
-          Place your money in a secret pocket inside you trouser. Carry daily pocket money.
-          Keep an eye on your pocket when you travel in crowed buses.
-          When you travel from one city to other city. Take with your valuables (Camera, money).
-          Don´t give them to unknown people and don´t put overhead
Always Remember:
-          In most of the museums and churches is forbidden to take pictures of make a video.
Please respect this rule.
-          Don’t take pictures of any Ecuadorian people, as indigenous people, afro Ecuadorian etc, with out ask first a permission.   If they say no, please respect their decision.   For most of
Ecuadorian is considered as aggressive the fact of take pictures with out ask them.
-          If you are U.S.A citizen or you come from Europe, some tourist used to compare Ecuador with their countries, and hope that services, mentality and acting will be the same as they have in their countries.  Please don´t compare your country with Ecuador.  Ecuadorian people have their own values, costumes, believes and traditions.  And for us
these traditions are very precious to maintain.
Francisco Guayasamin
ECUADOR GAY TOUR GUIDE
http://guayasamin.tripod.com
canela_travel@yahoo.es
Phone (593) 86-588-404

miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

BEST TIME TO VISIT ECUADOR

When should you visit?
 
 
 
Traveling to Ecuador for vacations has for a long time been the choice of thousands every year. Probably best known for its Galapagos Islands, Ecuador itself though, has much to offer the visitor.

The best time of the year for Ecuador travel, is dependent on which part of Ecuador you intend to visit as Ecuador has four distinct climate zones. Each of these climate zones then, has its own weather patterns and therefore each with its own best times to visit.

In the highlands of the Andes Mountains around the city of Quito, the cooler and dryer conditions are in the winter, from June to September. Summer, from December to March is slightly warmer but is also the rainy season. Bearing in mind that temperatures often depend as much on altitude as climate, it is recommended to visit the Andes Mountains during the dry season.

The Pacific Coastal region has a rainy season from December to May and a dry season from June to September. Although the cooler waters of the dry season may attract the Whales and Dolphins, the waters are considered to be a little chilly for us, so if a beach holiday is what you want, then the warmer rainy season is recommended.

If you want to trek the rainforests and marshy lowlands of the Orient in the East of Ecuador, August to November are recommended. This region experiences rain all year round, but the heavier rains occur from December to April.

The Galapagos Islands situated about 500 miles off the Ecuador coast experience a rainy season from December to May when the waters are warmer. The dry season is from June to December and the waters are cooler but rougher. The best time to visit these islands will depend on what you want to see. Sea Lion nesting occurs in the warmer rainy season whilst the Albatross and Penguins appear during the colder months.

Peak Time for Travel to Ecuador

Regardless of where they are going, most tourists travel to Ecuador in what has become its peak period and that is more dependent on holiday seasons in the United States and Europe than the climate in Ecuador. That means that most tourists visit Ecuador between June and August or December and January, regardless of the optimum weather conditions.

Obviously the peak season also attracts the higher prices, so if you are looking for a budget holiday or just want to keep the expenses down, travel in the off season; besides it may prove to be the correct time for what you intend to do anyway.

Traveling in Ecuador

With the exception of flights to the Galapagos Islands, flights within Ecuador can be fairly cheap, maybe even affordable for the visitor on a budget to take at least one flight during their stay. Ecuador buses are the more popular means of transport but ensure you have your Passport handy, as the transit police checks are regular.
 
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ECUADOR  GAY TOURS
Francisco Guayasamin
Travel Agent and Tour Guide
http://paiscanelatours.blogspot.com
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Phone: (593) 986-588-404
Skype: paiscanela

miércoles, 12 de enero de 2011

RESIDENCE VISAS IN ECUADOR


We assist in obtain residence visas in Ecuador:

Reinter.
Policy investor or real state.
Industrial and commercial investors.
Representatives of Companies, specialized job and admistration.
Professional.
Family Relationship (Protection).
Students.
Specialized job.
Missionaries, volunteers.
Cultural Exchange.
Trade.
Pedestrians, tourism.


More info:

FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel Agent & Tour Guide in Ecuador
http://paiscanelatour.blogspot.com
canela_travel@yahoo.es
Skype: paiscanela

jueves, 6 de enero de 2011

GALAPAGOS GAY FRIENDLY TOURS

    ITINERARIES



ITINERARY “A”
TUESDAY to FRIDAY
4 days / 3 nights
TUESDAY.-  Baltra airport –  Charles Darwin Station.
WEDNESDAY.        Isabela Is.:  Tintoreras – Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center – Wet Lands – Wall  
                        of Tears.
THURSDAY.           Rabida Is. –Dragon Hill.
FRIDAY.-                 Black  Turtle Cove – Baltra airport.
Itinerary subject to change in case of majeure force.


 FARES: 
Tourist Superior Yacth: $ 880

First Class Yacth: $ 1.285


ITINERARY “B”
FRIDAY to TUESDAY
5 days / 4 nights
FRIDAY.-     Baltra airport – Mosquera Is.
SATUDAY.- Isabela Is.: Vicente Roca Point -  Fernandina Is. : Espinosa Point.
SUNDAY.-    Isabela Is.: Urbina Bay – Tagus Cove.
MONDAY.-   Egas Port – Chinese Hat Is.
TUESDAY.-  Santa Cruz Is.: Charles Darwin Station – Baltra airport.
Itinerary subject to change in case of majeure force.


ITINERARY “H”

MONDAY to FRIDAY
5 days / 4 nights
MONDAY.-   Baltra airport –  Tortuga Bay Beach.
TUESDAY.-  Charles Darwin Station –  Primicias Ranch.
WEDNESDAY.        Isabela Is.:  Tintoreras – Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center – Wet Lands – Wall  
                        of Tears
THURSDAY.-          Rabida Is. -  Dragon Hill.
FRIDAY.-     Black  Turtle Cove – Baltra airport.
*includes FIRST night hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Itinerary subject to change in case of majeure force.


FARES: 
Tourist Superior Yacth: $ 1.100

First Class Yacth: $ 1.610



ITINERARY “C” 
FRIDAY to FRIDAY
8 days / 7 nights
FRIDAY.-     Baltra airport – Bachas Beach.
SATURDAY.-          Genovesa Is.: Barranco –  Darwin Bay.
SUNDAY.-    Bartolome Is. – Sullivan Bay.
MONDAY.-   South Plazas Is. –  Santa Fe Is.
TUESDAY.-             San Cristobal Is.: Leon Dormido -  Cerro Brujo - Lobos Is.
WEDNESDAY.-Española Is.:  Suarez Point – Gardner Bay – Gardner Islet – Osborn Islet.
THURSDAY Floreana Is.:  Cormorant Point – Devil´s Crown - Charles Darwin Station.
FRIDAY.-     North Seymour Is. – Baltra airport
Itinerary subject to change in case of majeure force.


ITINERARY “D” (B+A)
FRIDAY to FRIDAY
8 days / 7 nights
FRIDAY.-     Baltra airport  – Mosquera Is.
SATURDAY.-          Isabela Is.: Vicente Roca Point – Fernandina Is. : Espinosa Point.
SUNDAY.-    Isabela Is.: Urbina Bay – Tagus Cove.
MONDAY.-   Egas Port – Chinese Hat Is.
TUESDAY-   Santa Cruz Is.Charles Darwin Station – Primicias Ranch
WEDNESDAY.- Isabela Is.: Tintoreras  –  Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center  – Wet Lands -  Wall
                        of Tears.       
THURSDAY.-          Rabida Is.- Dragon Hill.
FRIDAY.-     Black Turtle Cove –  Baltra airport.
Itinerary subject to change in case of majeure force.


FARES: 
Tourist Superior Yacth: $ 1.760

First Class Yacth: $ 2.530




RATES INCLUDE:
·         Accommodation on board and/or hotel in Puerto Ayora.
·         All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
·         Snacks alter visits.
·         Naturalist bilingual guide (English – Spanish).
·         Fresh water, tea, coffee.

NOT INCLUDED.-

·         *Air flight rate to/from Galápagos. $ 400 aprox.
·         *Galápagos National Park Entrance fee.
·         Snorkeling gear 5ds USD 15  -  8 days USD 20
·         *INGALA transit card $ 16
·         Extra drinks
·         Tips
·         Personal expenses.