domingo, 26 de marzo de 2017

BOMBOLÍ CLOUD FOREST


Welcome to the Ecological Reserve Bombolí Cloudforest. This beatiful reserve is cared for by an Ecuadorian couple who firmly believes in the conservation and preservation of nature. Oswaldo (Oswaldito) Haro Aguirre, 72, and his wife Mariana (Marianita) Pérez, 62, bought this property over 34 years ago with only one goal in mind, to restore the land. Never did they imagine that the reserve would gain such recognition. The name “Bombolí” was second in line for this paradise, first was “El Eden” or “Eden” but Oswaldito was not satisfied with the name. He thought the name should be more significant, which is why he chose “Bombolí” keeping it basic and naming it after the hill it is on. The hill has a shape like a “bomba” or a balloon.



Oswaldito spent his entire life on a farm always dedicated to the looking after of livestock, veterinarian work, ecological and biological work, so daily life in Bombolí was nothing new for him. Marianita also grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Quito and always had a passion for animals. However, all the knowledge that she has gained aside from animal care, she has learned through hands on experience side by side with her husband.


Nearly after 9 years of restoration efforts, Oswaldito and Marianita made the decision to open their creation and home to the tourism industry. Maintaining an ecological reserve demands a lot of time, attention and of course revenue. Both saw it as an opportunity to share their accomplishments with the world. The tourism was not and is not a constant and dependable income; however it contributes greatly to their economy. Oswaldito enjoys teaching and spreading as much awareness as possible. Marianita said “Aqui se ve la mano del hombre y el trabajo que se ha hecho”, which means that here at the reserve you can see the manual labor and the hard work that went into the land. The reserve does not and has never received any financial help from institutions and it is very hard to uphold such a large piece of land between two people.


They also saw the chance to make a profit from their homemade products and livestock. They wanted to industrialize their cheese, jams, chocolate, caramelized condensed milk, butter and yogurt in an artisanal way. All the proceeds go to the maintenance of the reserve.


This tedious and rigid undertaking with time unfortunately took a toll on Oswaldo´s health, and at one point the couple thought seriously about selling the reserve. With much refusal and hesitation from their children, the couple decided against it. Their daughter said to them “mi papá está en cada hoja aquí”, meaning, my father is a part of every leaf here, which made them realize that they could not sell what they put so much dedication and love into over the years. Because of this wise decision, we can still enjoy the delights and enchantment of this unspoiled seventh heaven today!

CONSERVATION EFFORTS



Reforestation
  • Forest restoration with native tree and woody plant species
  • Forest Protection: conservation easements to give long term protection to restored and vulnerable forests
Education
  • Agro ecology Work-Study Scholarship

Agriculture
  • Improve production and soil fertility on existing crop land
  • Promote and improve fruit tree production
  • Process, add value to, and market organic food and handmade products
Ecotourism
  • Educational tours and cross cultural exchange program visits
The Ecological Reserve Bombolí consists of 110 acres of primary forest and 80 acres of secondary forest at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level. Here we can observe over 200 species of orchids and 4 different types of ferns.  A variety of birds can also be found in this high altitude Cloudforest. In addition numerous waterfalls also reign in this paradise.




FACILITIES & ACCOMMODATIONS
The reserve has 4 rooms total with a maximum capacity of 16 people. It offers basic lodging in 4 rooms that can be modified depending on the needs of the guests into matrimonial, double, triple and quadruple. Every room has a private bathroom with hot water that is heated with a boiler.
A living room and kitchen that are located inside of Oswaldito and Marianita´s home are open for the guests use.  Bombolí is hidden away under the umbrella of a fern forest, so it has limited resources. There is very little cell phone service and no electricity. However, the house stays very warm and lit with fireplaces and candles and Marianita even puts a hot water bottle in your bed before you go to 
sleep.



TOURS 


At Bombolí not only do you have the chance to experience the wonders of nature but also have the opportunity to combine a variety of tours.  We can combine a visit to Bombolí with the train or a visit to a close by rose plantation. Or for more adventurous spirits, we can combine horseback riding and rafting activities.

-          Bombolí Full Day
-          Bombolí 2 Days
-          Train and Bomboli
-          Roses & Orchids
-          Bombolí & Rafting 2 Days

-          Active Adventure 2 Days


For more information about tours to Bombolí,
please contact to:

FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN
Travel Agent and Tour Guide
canelatravelsur@yahoo.es
Mobile & Whatsapp: (593) 986588 404
Phone: (593) 2 6042845
Skype: Francisco Guayasamin 

viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2014

ECUADOR GAY TOURS



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.
Fore more information, please contact with us;

Mobile & Whatsapp : (593)  986-588-404 
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com
Skype: paiscanela 
Quito - Ecuador





domingo, 11 de mayo de 2014

GALAPAGOS GAY TOURS


In Ecuador there are not full gay cruises, so we want to be honest with you. Most of our Galapagos Operators know the kind of costumers that we introduce them. So they treat to GLBT people with kindness and respect.

We offer different kind of Galapagos Cruisses for any kind of customers, we have a big options of yatchs since tourist classe up to luxury boats.


For more information about Yatch , Sailing Boats and Catamarans you can give a click in:





Also we can help you with all your tours, hotel reservations, transfer, air tickets and personalized tour guide that you need in the Ecuador continental area.





For more information, please contact us:

Mobile & Whatsapp : (593) 986 588 404

Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela
Facebook: Galapagos GAY Tours



QUITO GAY TOURS


If you’re interested in gay culture and activities in Quito - 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,  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.

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, 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.

Also if you are planing to retire in Quito Ecuador, we can show you how to live here and save your money...



Will be a pleasure to guide you , please contact us:

ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com 
Skype: paiscanela
Phone: (+593) 2 6042845
Mobile & Whatsapp: (593) 986 588 404

To dial from outside Ecuador, replace the initial 0 with + 593
which is the country code for Ecuador.
Example: + 593 986 588 404

* Para mayor información sobre tours en Español por favor visite:
Quito Gay Tours - Español

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

TOUR TO QUILOTOA

 Full tour to the nicest lake inside one crater 


- Traditional Breakfast at la Pastorita.
- Visiting La Victoria, a small town that most of the people is dedicated to make ceramics.

- Tigua, the place of Naif Art paintors and mask made in wood.
- The Toachi Cañón.
- Quilotoa Lake. 



FARES:

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

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




More info and reservations:

ecuadorgaytours@gmail.com
Mobile & Whatsapp (593) 986 588 404
Phone: (593) 2 604 2845
Skype: paiscanela



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

ECUADOR GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS AND LODGING

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!


In our country we don´t have Gay Hotels but we can offer "Gay Friendly Hotels"  that we have contact with, and they know our type of customers . You will be treated with respect .

Also in Quito we have apparments for rent  with all the services included.  Some times this is  better than stay in one hotel.  Rates are lower and  have  more services.  All those apparments are gay owned. 

For more infomation about Hotels and Lodging you can visit



If you want to see more pics , you can also find us on Facebook as
Ecuador Gay Hotels  & Quito Gay Hotels. 

For ore information you can contact us: 

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