Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WHEN VISITING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS FOLLOW THE RULES-


With the new immigration policy implemented recently by the Ecuadorian Government, and the Galapagos National Park, all visitors who are planning to arrive in the Galapagos archipelago, regardless if they are Ecuadorian citizens, or foreigners, would be required to show a round trip air ticket, as well as the itinerary of their programs by the time they arrive at the Baltra , or San Cristobal airports. In addition, if travelers want to visit relatives or friends who are legal residents in the archipelago, they would be requiered an invitation letter on behalf of their host in order to stay in the islands for a short period of time.


The new immigration policy has been effective since May 8th 2017, and it has already created reactions between tourists, and travel agents. On one hand, some people consider this policy an important approach to control and monitoring visitors in an environment that is by far one of the most fragiles ecosystems, as well as one of  the world´s heritage site of humanity. Further more, it would certainly help the local tourism industry, particularly small travel agencies and inbound tour operators, which have been going through significant crisis within the last few years. It is expected with this request that the volumen of sales among tourist packages, and cruises would increase the flow of international visitors to Ecuador, and the enchanting Galapagos Islands, which are considered as some of the top vibrant destinations for tourism worldwide.

However, on the other hand, and as main characteristic of any kind of law launched , it has its pros and cons. A decent number of independent travelers, as well as friendly backpackers have some concerns about this new immigration law into the Galapagos Islands. One of the reasons is due to the expensiveness to reach the archipelago on a tight travel budget. Nontheless, each and every one of these travelers are consciously aware of the "once in a lifetime experience" that Galapagos propels with its marvelous landscapes, romantic sunsets, and unique flora, and fauna all over. Therefore, the attempt to visit this paradise is worth it afterall.

According to some travel experts, The Galapagos Islands is considered a very expensive destination, when compare with other popular gateaways such as San Andres island in Colombia, Margarita island in Venezuela, Bali island in Indonesia, and even the French Polynesia.

Nevertheless, the Galapagos Islands experience can not, and/or  should not be compared with the latter destinations mentioned above, because none of those places have the most bizzare and friendly creatures that the arhcipelago of Galapagos offers to highly educated, and well traveled visitors who have a unique taste for soft adventure, as well as, love for wild nature.

Back in the days, prior to this new visitors´law, most mid range tourists used to travel by themselves to the islands, and from there they visited some of the inhabited inslands such as Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabela, along some of the most common attractions that tourists are allowed by the Galapagos National Park to visit without the presence of a tourist guide.

Although this tendency was very common among backpackers at some point, it was not a precedent of an significant experience that someone could get when compare with other traveling options such as a sailing cruise , or even a proper Island hopping program that follows certain guideline, and reflects a well prepared "land based program".

So, in order to follow the new rules to access the Galapagos archipelago, as well as trying to give a decent quality service, ZENITH TRAVEL has created these promotional packages that include round trip airtickets, and full board while visiting the enchanting islands.

GALAPAGOS WITH AIRTICKET


AIR ROUTE
4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS
FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
FROM FRIDAY TO TUESDAY
8 DAYS – 7 NIGTHS
FROM TUESDAY TO TUESDAY
FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY
ADULTS
CHILD
ADULTS
CHILD
ADULTS
CHILD
 FROM GYE
USD
1084,00
USD
944,00
0
USD
1164,00
USD
1024,00
0
USD
1564,00
USD
1424,00
0
FROM UIO
USD
1134,00
USD
984,00
0
USD
1214,00
USD
1064,00
0
USD
1614,00
USD
1464,00
0
SUPPLEMENT IN SINGLE ROOM
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 
$ 90,00
SUPPLEMENT IN SGL ROOM
 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS 
$120,00
SUPPLEMENT IN SGL ROOM
 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
$ 210


For more information on the programs, please contact us at:

Email: marketing@zenithecuador.com

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Telephone ECUADOR: 593-2-252-9993








Thursday, August 3, 2017

QUITO- ECUADOR a friendly place for international tourists of the LGBTQ community



According to some leading local tour agents, the LGBTQ tourism started to increase its flow of visitors in the Middle of The World (Ecuador), and the Galapagos archipelago since 2006.

http://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2017/01/29/nota/6020152/galapagos-promocion-turismo-gay


Although there is still much infraestructure to develop in the Ecuadorian tourism industry, the Nation itself is well provied with 4 main regions (or as some travelers calle it: the 4
majical inner worlds of Ecuador), each one encapsulates a unique experience along their diverse climates, exotic flora and fauna, propeling a feeling of parasychological experience that  fits appropiately to lucky visitors, who are in the mood for soft adventure, ecological, rural, and gastronomic tourism activites, along with birdwatching of the most exotic birds of the Galapagos Islands, Cloud forest, and the Amazon rainforest.

Certainly, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands could be considered as natural getways for LGBTQ couples, and friends who are trying to experience "once in a liftime - exotic journeys".

In regards to specfic activities, and night life related to members of the LGBTQ joinder, Ecuador´s three main cities (Guayaquil- Cuenca- Quito) can offer a vast number of day and night entertainment for this particular  community.

Nonetheless, bear in mind that eventhough there are plenty of things to do in Ecuador along its marvelous landscapes, and breathtaking Sunsets, the country´s toursitic infraestructure is still in progress, but to a similar level like other LGBTQ destinations such as  Thailand, Indonesia, the Phillipines, or even Europe, just to mention a few.

All in all, Ecuador is considered a friendly destination for all ages of LGBTQ members who want to witness a friendly welcome back, tolerance and acceptance for mixed crowd of locals, foreigners, twinks, bears, transexuals, and  everyone.

Some of the most well renown LGBTQ travelers such as "The Nomadic Boys" has come on a few ocastions to Ecuador, writting on their famous blog content the options to choose and explore the Capital City "San Francisco de Quito" (a.k.a as Quito), which can be considered the Spirit of the Andes mountains in South America.

https://nomadicboys.com/quito-gay-guide-ecuador/

Quito is without a doubt a blessed marvelous city with one of the most preserved Colonial Old Towns in Souht America. Its previleged location  near by national reserves such as the Cotopaxi National Park, Mindo Cloud  Forest, and colorfull folkloric towns like
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Otavalo with its famous indian market, and of course the Monument of the Middle of the World from which Ecuador got its name as a Nation. Visitors can walk through the imaginary Equator line, and being with both legs simultaneously between the South and North emispheres tha composed the whole world.





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