miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014

CURIOUS ABOUT VISITING ECUADOR?


Well, I have the best tour guide to help you plan your trip.  
Do yourself a favor and contact Francisco Guayasamin.  
Skype him and you will see what I mean.
A genuinely friendly man, full of enthusiasm for his native country, 
there are few people who enjoy what they do as much as Francisco.
He takes great pleasure in formulating an itinerary
that will take full advantage of your limited time in Ecuador. 
You will have his undivided attention to every detail of your trip.  

Doesn’t matter what your budget is, you will know ahead of time what everything costs.
  
And he knows where to get the best value for all of your needs.  

Hotels, food and dining, souvenir shopping, attractions and activities,
ground transportation, and domestic air travel.
Francisco will take you and be with you for some or all of your trip (like he was with me).
  

He speaks excellent English and can barter at the Mercado’s for the best prices on your behalf 
so you won’t be over-charged as most Gringos are.

If you really want to see why Ecuador is fast becoming “the” place for tourists and for retirement, 
please call my friend Francisco.
I am planning my 3
rd trip now.  
Join me!

Kris
  Heterosexual and Catholic. 

HE´S THE MAN WHO CAN!

Inspiring history lessons, succulent food, invigorating walks, and a LOT of laughter: These are some of the reasons I recommend Francisco Guayasamin  for anyone contemplating a tour in Ecuador or a move to Ecuador. 



He's the man who can!

Joseph

viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2014

THE BEST FOR A VARIETY OF SERVICES: TOURS, SPANISH CLASSES, RESIDENCY PAPERWORK



I came to Ecuador three years ago as a tourist and fell in love with the place. A few months ago, I quit my job after working at Microsoft for 14 years and decided to return to Ecuador in order to see more of the country and to improve my Spanish. An old friend from work recommended
Francisco Guayasamin as a tour guide.

I spoke with Francisco a couple times over Skype from the US and found him friendly and knowledgeable. He booked an excellent hotel for me, picked me up at the airport, and made sure
I was comfortable in my hotel room. My initial plan was to take Spanish classes at one of the many language schools for foreigners in Quito. However, Francisco offered to help me with my Spanish at no additional cost. So, we’ve been speaking in Spanish ever since I arrived. He corrects my mistakes, teaches me practical, everyday Spanish, and when I get stuck, he’s able to explain things to me in English. I’ve been studying Spanish over Skype with different language schools over the past three years (since my first trip to Ecuador), and have worked with multiple teachers from Guatemala and Ecuador. Francisco is among the best teachers I’ve worked with, and charges less for this combined service (tour guide + language teacher) than any school I found (and I’ve searched across multiple Latin American countries).

Over the course of three weeks, I visited numerous sites in and around Quito with Francisco, attended several cultural events that I would never have discovered on my own, despite my travel experience and all the travel books I armed myself with before returning to Ecuador. He also discovered that I’m a glutton, and so took it upon himself to help me explore the culinary traditions of Ecuador, in addition to its history and nature sites. Every day we ate something different and he would explain the origins of the dish, how it’s prepared, etc. At my request, he also introduced me to several locals and thanks to him, I now have some great friends in Quito. He even introduced me to one of the most famous authors in the country, and thanks to him, we’re now friends! This was a cultural immersion experience beyond my wildest dreams.

Perhaps the highlight of my visit was the weeklong trip to Baños de Agua Santa and to Alausí. I cannot rave enough about this trip. Francisco arranged all the details, as usual, and we went together. We took the bus, and the ride was fun because of the great scenery and because I enjoyed chatting with him all the way (another chance to work on my Spanish). The hotels he chose in both towns were excellent, and he knew all the neat sites to visit. One of the things that stood out to me was his friendly manner in dealing with everyone, from the bus drivers to the street vendors. He treats people with respect and it pays dividends.

Last but not least, I’ve been considering getting residency here in Ecuador. Francisco knows all the paperwork that needs to be done. He helped me prepare a list of all the documents I needed to bring with me and, once I arrived in Ecuador, he started taking me to the government offices where I needed to get certain documents certified and helped me submit the right application forms, etc. Needless to say, this isn’t an easy process for a foreigner to try and navigate alone. I had heard from others that it’s best to avoid lawyers because of their tendency to overcharge and overcomplicate things. With Francisco, the process was a breeze. He kept apologizing to me for what he considered too much bureaucracy in Ecuador. I didn’t know what he was talking about because as far as I was concerned, it couldn’t have been easier—thanks to his help, of course.

If you want to visit Ecuador as a tourist, or if you want to learn practical conversational Spanish and get a real taste of the culture, I highly recommend Francisco Guayasamin. And if you’re trying to apply for residency, do yourself a favor and try him out. You won’t be sorry. If you want to contact me in person to hear more about my experience, please don’t hesitate. I’ve given Francisco permission to give out my email address and phone number in the US upon request.

Moe Ibrahim




lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2014

VIAGGIO IN ECUADOR



Mi sono messa in contatto con una agenzia “ Canela Travel”  tramite internet e ho parlato con Franzisco Guayasamin  e mi sono messa d’accordo per girare un po’ quito e dintorni per quattro giorni………

La partenza arriva, il volo lungo, l’arrivo a Quito….in aereoporto mi aspettava Patrizia e Geoffry, Patrizia sorella di una ecuadoriana che ho conosciuto a gubbio, Mariza..  sono stati molto gentili con me…….l’incontro con l’agenzia “Canela Travel” è stata la prima bellezza e la meravigliosa accoglienza sud americana…….. la seconda aver conosciuto, tramite FranziscoGuayasamin,  

Gloria un’amica che mi ha appoggiato e si è unita a me a girare un po’ l’Ecuador….. mi ha ospitato a casa sua e di sua sorella per tutto il tempo che sono stata a Quito……. Che dire del popolo ecuadoriano un connubio di spontaneità e dolcezza e cortesia…….. 



“Canela travel” un ‘agenzia da contattare se si vuol avere una visione vera e reale dell’ Ecuador…. Di certo rispettando le tradizioni e la cultura del luogo, Franzisco Guayasamin ha organizzato la visita di Quito e dintorni in maniera esemplare e veramente alternativa alle classiche visite turistiche…..

Grazie “País Canela Travel”, grazie Franzisco di avermi fatto innamorare dell’Ecuador e di avermi lasciato addosso la voglia di tornare ancora………
Non posso raccontare tutto…… ricordo la passeggiata sul volcan di Quito, indimenticabile…. Il vento…….il paesaggio……il cibo cucinato in cima alla montagna…….i lama…….le foto……..e le risate……

Una delle bellezze che l’agenzia mi ha donato è vivere a contatto con il popolo, sentire i profumi, sapori inimmaginabili, sorrisi e occhi che non si incontrano tutti i giorni……… le tortillas indimenticabili, e indimenticabili sono gli occhi della bambina che aiutava la mamma a cucinare, l’unico tavolino, grandi pentole, caffè con cannella con cioccolata e bevanda tipica gustosissima…………..

Il viaggio in Euador, un esperienza indimenticabile, grazie all’inizio felice e fortunato di aver conosciuto e incontrato “Canela Travel” il suo titolare, Franzisco Guayasamin, grande cultore di anime e relazioni aperte e vere. 

GRAZIE FRANZISCO


jueves, 14 de agosto de 2014

THE BEST TOUR GUIDE IN ECUADOR




Francisco Guayasamin traveled around Ecuador with me for most of my three week trip
in April and May 

I highly recommend him for enyone considering a trip to Ecuador.
Graious, funny, well organized.

Francisco also speaks very good English and is an Ecuadorian historian in his own right.

Other tour guides asked him questions and wanted to follow us around one tour of indigenous tribes.

From the moment he met me at the airport, I felt like a V.I.P.
Best of all, we are now friends and I have someone to look foward to spending more time
 with when I move to Ecuador.

The best tour guide I´ve ever had, if you don´t use Francisco it will be our loss

CHRIS DEMARTA

lunes, 5 de mayo de 2014

WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE FOR MY MAGICAL TOUR OF ECUADOR!


  • You know you have a fantastic tour guide when other tour guides look to him or her for information. This happened when I toured Ecuador with Francisco Guayasamin. At one museum, a tour guide for an American listened to Francisco as he described to me the history of an Indigenous tribe. The guide started asking Francisco questions about the tribe and asked us if he and his client could tag along with us. Now that's impressive!    
  • From the moment I arrived in the airport, I was treated like a VIP. Francisco's knowledge of Ecuador as as immense as his graciousness. I emailed him with the things I wanted to do and he created the perfect itinerary. I cannot imagine touring Ecuador without him.
  • I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who wants to visit this beautiful country to contact Francisco. What a difference it made for my magical tour of Ecuador.

  • Nelson Sears
    U.S.A 

miércoles, 23 de abril de 2014

ECUADOR GAY TOUR GUIDE IS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS


  • Ecuador Gay Tour Guide is one of the highlights of our international travels.
    We told them what we wanted and they exceeded our expectations.

    We were met at the Quito airport when we landed and were treated to the Ecuador only experienced by locals which is what we wanted. Every detail was attended to.

    No tour guide book or other company has matched the service we received by them.
DIETRICH NELSON

viernes, 17 de enero de 2014

MY EXPERIENCE IN ECUADOR WAS AMAZING



During my first trip to Ecuador I decided to contract a personal tour guide, Francisco Guayasamin. My experience was amazing and he took me to different cities and showed me the real Ecuador. I ate the custom plates, visited local markets within the cities. Francisco educated me about ecuador's historic places in a unique way. I felt really comfortable and lucky to have him as my personal tour guide. Francisco is a down to earth guy and he looked out for me at all times and through many circumstance through out the tour. He will get you the best hotels, with breakfast included, and eatery places. Francisco's honesty and the way he organized the tour, made my trip to Ecuador beautiful and relaxing. Guess what!! I will be visiting Ecuador next year with some friends.

NILDA TORRES

sábado, 14 de diciembre de 2013

A GREAT COMPANION AND GUIDE TO TRAVEL WITH


Francisco Guayasamin worked with me as my guide during my recent 16 day visit to Ecuador (November 2013). Before arriving in Ecuador Francisco was in contact with me via email to carefully organise and discuss my itinerary. Francisco was there on my arrival into Quito airport and came to the airport on my departure.

Francisco has an incredible knowledge of his country and is very sympathetic to the different cultures of Ecuador. He worked really hard arranging things for me, making sure that we stayed in exactly the right hotels for my budget (I was particularly impressed with his choice of hotel in Quito). We journeyed from Mishahualli in the Amazon to Alausi in the highlands of Ecuador. Ecuador is a beautiful, colourful and fascinating country with wonderful, friendly people, and there were so many interesting places that Francisco showed me, well worth the 16 days I set aside for the trip.

I will definitely ask Francisco to work with me on my next visit to Ecuador. Francisco is an intelligent and knowledgable guide, but most of all he's a great companion to travel with, whom I now consider my friend.

HUGH SITTON

miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 2013

BETTER COULD NOT BE DONE

I recently visited Ecuador and had occasion to use the professional services of Francisco Guayasamin as my guide.

A combination of circumstances caused my visit to be quite challenging in both medical and bureaucratic terms so I needed enormously more from a guide than the informed narration of walking tours or bartering services at the local market stalls. I needed someone who knew how to actually get me in to see a competent physician on limited notice and someone who knew where to go and what to do on the Ecuadorian side when a passport has gone missing.


domingo, 14 de julio de 2013

HE IS MORE LIKE EXTENDED FAMILY




Francisco Guayasamin was oru guide while in Ecuador.

Yes, he knew his culture and politics very well with varios options for travel and lodging.

He gave Alex and me a plethera of activities to experience while in Ecuador

He is a marvelous guide. He knows a lot about tourism but he is quiete knowledgeable about 
becoming a citizen and getting a bank account. What is happening is lawyers are hiking their prices on wealthy EXPATS and expats who have property are taking advantage of expats who are moving their as they are pushing cost up. 

He has assisted may gay expats and they continue to go him for things they don´t understand.
He refers to the expats as his children

I like Alausi which is a small town in the highlands. 
I love Cuenca, which is in the highlands (about 8.200 ft. above sea level) offers more activity and gay community.  I went to their Gay Pride Celebration while there. 

He more than met my expectations.
He had an agenda to follow
BUT he was flexible as we made changes in some areas which I don´t regret. 

We were together night and day for 15 days.
He is more like extended family
(He introduced a handsome professional man to me and we hit it off)
Ecuadorians are kind, loving, and accommodating people.

I like the people that Francisco introduced to me.
They are all professional and friendly.

Thank you for the experiences you gave me.
Oh!!! and the handsome cyclist, unforgettable.

GLENN OWEN

PERESONALIZED ITINERARY


Dear Francisco,

We continue to travel but Ecuador still falls at the top of our list of places we have loved.

The one thing I could not find in other travel agencies was the great agenda/itinerary that you created for us. It had each days activities and prices for activities. That was one of the things we enjoyed most about your services, your knowledge to plan activities and estimate the cost without any hidden surprises. You honored everything you said you would and that is valuable in building trust.

Thanks again!

Jerah

lunes, 18 de marzo de 2013

WHEN YOU GO TO ECUADOR, I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU LOOK UP FOR FRANCISCO GUAYASAMIN


I would like to comment on my tour guide Francisco Guayasamin.

I asked Francisco to show me around Quito for several days. He took me up to volcanoes on a lift, what an experience to look down below on Quito at such a height, the view was like looking through the eyes of the condor. The crater was interesting, farms all organic, two ways in and out, and active as a volcano. A home for five thousand years of the  "real" Ecuadorians.  (Indigenous people)

We spent time in the colonial part of Quito during the day and in the evening. Quito can be a very lively place at night. We had some good eats and the best hot chocolate.
You must try it, not the hot chocolate that we have in the states.

Francisco took me to the navel of the earth and to the most fantastic museum, a must to see! We also visited others. We were there on Mother’s Day and were treated to a variety of music from various groups.

When you go to Ecuador I strongly suggest that you look up Francisco Guayasamin to show you around to absorb flavors of an Inca city.

If you want to see more only ask and he will do as much as he can to see that you have a good time.

RICHARD

jueves, 21 de febrero de 2013

TRAVELING WITH " FRANCISCO GUAYSAAMIN" INSTANTLY MAKES YOU A LOCAL




I had the pleasure of engaging Francisco Guayasamin as my guide during my trip to Ecuador.

He made everything so easy from our first discussions planning the itinerary to the last day we were there. Francisco has a deep, thorough knowledge of the country and has many contacts in different cities that made the travel experience unique.
When I travel to different places around the world, one of my goals is to experience the country as a local does. Traveling with Francisco Guayasamin  instantly makes you a local and you get a chance to really experience the culture.

Through his network of contacts and his knowledge of  hotels, inter country transportation, restaurants, leisure activities, points of interest, etc Francisco will be able to guide you to an individually tailored vacation experience based on what you want to do.

The highlight of my trip was the two days we spend in Ba
ños doing some of the extreme sports activities.

I would not hesitate to recommend Francisco Guayasamin  as a guide.
You will not be disappointed.


John Sullivan
Dallas, Texas USA

miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2013

PERSONABLE GUIDE OF MAJOR SIGHTS IN ECUADOR


"My daughter and I were on a Tour and chose Francisco Guayasamin at random from a listing in a popular Tour Guide (could have been Lonely Planet or something similar).

We were not disappointed, as Francisco showed up on time and proved to be a most interesting, educated, and personable guide of major sights in Ecuador. He even selected a great (non-tourist) restaurant for lunch and made sure we returned to our hotel in time to depart with our tour. He is a gentleman and a scholar: heartily recommended as a tour guide."
Categoría de servicio: tour guide
Año de primera contratación: 2006
Sus mejores cualidades: Grandes resultados, Experto, Gran integridad
Elizabeth Korosec

miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013

THANKS FOR LETTING ME VISIT AND SEE SOME AMAZING PLACES


I want to thank my very kind guide Francisco Guayasmin. He not only got me around to some wonderful places I had no idea existed, he was a shoulder to lean on when my feet hurt too much, a grocery shopper and nurse when I ummm well ate the wrong things.

If you are going to ...Ecuador work with Francisco Guayasamin, (friend him at Ecuador Gay Tour Guide) to plan any kind of trip you wish to take, highlands or Galapagos Islands or the Amazon he will get you there.

Second the staff at the hotel was wonderful, my lousy Spanish skills made it hard to share but they were there when I needed help and this is one nice place for 42 dollars a night. 

And finally, Ecuador thanks for letting me visit and see some amazing places, great talent, good art, wonderful smiles, good food and a wonderful example of a working Democracy dealing with the challenges of providing services to the people and participating in the global community. 

I hope to go back so now it is time to figure out how to get these feet to cooperate with my ambitions.

BOB DOYLE

jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012

EXCELLENT GUIDE TO ECUADOR




I can vouch for "Francisco Guayasamin "as a truly excellent guide to Ecuador -
in our case, to Quito and its surroundings.

We had planned to hire him for only one day,
but he was SO knowledgeable and friendly that we booked additional days with him. 

(BTW, we are not part of the gay community, but are very supportive!)

Rich Way

martes, 26 de junio de 2012

ECUADOR´S PREMIUM GAY TOUR GUIDE


"Francisco Guayasamin was my tour guide off and on for three weeks.

When you hire this man you get much more than a guide.
He is a real traveling companion and quickly becomes your friend as well as guide.
He is easy to work with, a real gentleman and very polite.

Francisco Guayasamin  knows a lot about traveling almost everywhere in Ecuador.
We covered the Central Highlands (Andes) from Quito to Loja.

He is excellent at making travel arrangement and great at recommending accommodations, restaurants and entertainment.

He was always there to help me pick the best options for my budget and style of comfort.
You can't go wrong if you pick Francisco Guayasamin, Ecuador's premium gay tour guide."

           Tolo Perry   

miércoles, 20 de junio de 2012

HE WAS ABLE TO SHOW ME THE REAL ECUADOR


"I am so happy that I found "Francisco Guayasamin" on the internet and hired him as my guide to Ecuador! Not only is he a very personable and friendly guy, he is extremely knowledgeable about his country and very enthusiastic about sharing it with people. His input in developing an itinerary was very helpful; and his ability to be flexible with that itinerary and make last minute changes as we went along was vital to our trip's success. He is able to accommodate a variety of special interests, including glbt and nudist activities which were aspects of Ecuador life that I wanted to explore.
"Francisco Guayasamin" was able to show me the real Ecuador.

Thanks to Francisco, my trip was very informative and productive, and helped me to develop an intelligent impression of the country based on actual observation and experience as opposed to internet hype. I would not have accomplished nearly as much on my trip had I not had Francisco with me.




If you are planning a trip to Ecuador,
I highly recommend you have Francisco show it to you.
He is worth every penny!"

DAN  BETTES
New York 

jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012

UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE POR ECUADOR



"Gracias Francisco por un viaje fantástico y entrañable por Ecuador.
Lo pasamos muy bien, fue una manera amena de conocer  tu país.
Fue un viaje innolividable.

Hemos viajado por todo el mundo, pero todos los guías siguen un formato igual casi en todas partes.
Solo te llevan a sitios turísticos y para comer, solo donde ellos ganan comisiones.

Tú eres diferente. Tu manera de guíar es muy cercana, personalizada y humanizante.  
Contigo realmente pudimos experimentar lo que es ser ecuatoriano.

Para los turistas  gays tienes un gran carisma y una muy buena manera de tratar a la gente.
Encontramos en ti una persona culta con una preparación y conocimiento de su país muy profunda.

Para quienes realmente deseen conocer el Ecuador, Francisco Guayasamin es el guía ideal. 

Jeffrey Saez y Antonio Burgos. 

domingo, 27 de mayo de 2012

A GREAT TRIP TO ECUADOR



    Recently (April/May 2012), my brother and I took a vacation to Ecuador.  Neither of us had been there before and our goal was to see the exciting and beautiful sites of Ecuador, but also to become familiar with the different peoples and customs of Ecuador and to observe their everyday lives and routines as they went about their daily activities.  We wanted to see how it would be to live in Ecuador as a resident of the country.


    While planning the trip, my brother happened across the website of Francisco Guayasamin, a professional tour guide in Quito, Ecuador.  He emailed the site and found Francisco to be very friendly.  After several discussions, we decided that a guide would be very helpful if we were to experience as much as we would like during the 2 weeks that we had for our trip.  After email discussions with Francisco to express what we wanted to do on our trip, he submitted a proposal for a trip itinerary, which we discussed and modified several times until we finally developed the actual trip itinerary.


    We arrived at the Quito airport around 9:30 pm.  Francisco met us at the airport and accompanied us to our hotel which he had arranged for us.  Our Spanish is very minimal, and from the time we hailed a taxi to take us to the airport, Francisco, who speaks English quite well, was our interpreter.  That skill was extremely valuable to us during the entire trip.  It also gave us the opportunity to practice our limited Spanish speaking abilities while being secure that Francisco would keep us out of trouble if we said something wrong, which I did frequently.  Of course, we understood even less than we spoke, so Francisco’s help with language was a major benefit to having him as our guide. 


    From the day we arrived, Francisco was with us every day.  He had made arrangements for activities, accommodations, and travel needs.  We followed our itinerary, but also made small adjustments as we felt like doing so.  We traveled from Quito through the high country to Banos, Alausi, and Cuenca, including smaller towns in between.  We took some back roads which offered many interesting sites including volcanic lava flows, absolutely beautiful scenery of the Andes mountains, waterfalls, and rivers, as well as views of the rural life of farmers and residents outside the cities.  We also traveled on nice newer highways, through the valleys, and in the clouds.  The roads are sometimes rough, but always winding.  I was glad that Francisco had arranged for a driver and vehicle for us so we did not have to drive.  Having the driver allowed us to concentrate on seeing the sites, and our luggage was secure while we traveled from hotel to hotel.  The driver was also very friendly and we enjoyed the company as we rolled down the road.  We asked every question that came to mind, and Francisco answered them all.  We found him to be very knowledgeable about any aspect of his country.  We discussed the many indigenous peoples of Ecuador, the history from the time the Spaniards arrived in the 1500’s, the current government, and the many influences of the Catholic Church, and of course toured many beautiful cathedrals built under the guidance of the Church and architects brought from Europe.  Francisco knows all regions of the country and can educate you about them all.  We did not visit the Amazon region because of time constraints, but did get a very good tour of the highlands and coastal regions.   


    After leaving Cuenca, we drove to Guayaquil, and then up the coast the Puerto Lopez and towns in-between.  We passed banana plantation, coffee plantations, cocoa plantations, and of course saw beautiful beaches.  We stopped anywhere along the way we chose, and enjoyed the flexibility we had by having a dedicated driver and vehicle. A day on the beach at Puerto Lopez was relaxing and beautiful.  We toured other towns along the beach after leaving Puerto Lopez and enjoyed the sites and activities in each.  Even with various changes my brother and I made to the itinerary, Francisco altered hotel arrangements as needed and kept us on schedule to be back in Quito the day before we returned to the U.S.A.  We relaxed the last day in Quito, visited some craft shops that Francisco told us about in Quito, had a leisurely meal at a very modern shopping mall in Quito, and visited the botanical gardens.


    Our trip to Ecuador accomplished everything we expected and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.  Francisco was very instrumental in making our trip successful. He is honest, friendly, extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of Ecuador, and fun to travel with.  I highly recommend him as a guide if you are taking a trip to Ecuador.  He is very flexible and will spend as much time with you as  you want, from 1 day to your entire trip if you desire.  You may contact him through his website.  He is NOT a high pressure salesman and he will respond to your email in a friendly and courteous manner.


    I hope you have a nice vacation to Ecuador.

Rick Bettes
Texas, U.S.A. 
 

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

AWESOME

My friends,

You have to go to this website.  Meet this wonderful, honest, travel guide, (one on one), real estate prefessional, and great easy going person to spend time in the Equador Americans don't know aboout.

I can tell you personally that our idea of Equador is jaded. So--His site is: http://paiscanelaguia.blogspot.com  
His name is Francisco Guayasamin, and emal: canelatravelsur@yahoo.es

Plan an awesome and inexpensive time just 3 and 1/2 hrs south of Miami.
Culture, history, and Fun.
Thomas David Rosenberger

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2012

ECUADOR GAY TOUR GUIDE

Francisco,

I want to thank you again.
You are the best tour guide ever.
I am telling everybody about your professional and courteous service and your affordable rates.
See you in the future.

Don Martin

viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2011

TOUR GUIDE AND A HELPER TO MOVING TO ECUADOR

My name is Al Walles.  I am an American living in Quito, Ecuador. 
I have known Francisco Guayasamin for just over a year now.

Francisco Guayasamin  has helped me find an apartment, has given me tours of Quito and the Mitad del Mundo (The Middle of the World park at the Equator), and has helped me many times with medical problems that I have had.  He has accompanied me to doctors, translated for me and even helped me at home when I was laid up with a broken leg.

I have talked with many people who have used him for a tour guide and everyone 
I have talked with seemed to be very happy with him.  I also know one man who bought a condo down here with Francisco’s help.  Francisco assisted him in finding the condo and getting him together with an attorney and even ran some papers around to get them certified for the lawyer.
I would recommend Francisco to anyone who comes to Ecuador as a tour guide and as a helper with moving here and setting up you life as a retiree.

AL WALLES
Las Vegas - U.S.A.

lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

FANTASTIC ECUADOR GUIDE FOR GAY TRAVELERS (and Straight Too!)


Not only did I find "Francisco Guayasamin" a great local guide for understanding the behind-the-scenes stories of Quito and Ecuador in general, he proved to be indispensable in helping me fight for and win buying a condo in under three weeks for an incredible price.

I'd recommend Francisco especially for gay travellers, as he is also a local activist for the GLBT community and can help navigate you to prudent choices around the country.


But he is a proven and appreciated guide for people of every background and you will enjoy his company very much.


Thank you Francisco for whowing me some great local eating spots in quito. 
It was nice to get a break from the usual tourist food and your knowledge of where to look 
would make a traveling chef like Anthony Bourdain proud.

                                                                            Kalina Kucera
Recommendation in "Lonely Planet

lunes, 21 de febrero de 2011

GAY TOUR GUIDE IN ECUADOR

"Francisco Guayasamin" is a gay english-speaking licensed tour guide with twenty years experience in tourism. He is the founder of  Grupo Pais Canela which offers services, products and events for the gay community in Ecuador.

His tours cover all tastes and budgets for whatever kind of nature, culture or adventure trip in Ecuador. Highly recommended.
Ian Wilcock

lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

EXCELLENT GAY TOUR GUIDE IN ECUADOR




I have done quite a bit of traveling throughout South America, including Ecuador, where Francisco served as my tour guide. I enjoyed my visit so much that I returned just last year. 

If you plan to visit Ecuador and are looking for a guide who specializes in gay tourism, then Francisco Guayasamin is definitely among the best. He knows all of the places to go for sightseeing during the day and fun times at night. Aside from being an excellent tour guide, Francisco is really a great guy personally. If you travel Ecuador with Francisco Guayasamin as your guide, you will be extremely satisfied.

Walter Wilson

Washington D.C

domingo, 5 de diciembre de 2010

ECUADOR GAY 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  which offers services, products and events for the gay community in Ecuador. 

His tours cover all tastes and budgets for whatever kind of nature, culture or adventure trip in Ecuador. Highly recommended.


See website for full range of travel opportunities
Ecuador Gay Tours

Ian Wilcock

ECUADOR THROUGH AN ECUADORIAN´S EYES




Francisco Guayasamin was an amazing guide. He showed us Ecuador through an Ecuadorian´s eyes. 
So we had no prepackaged expensive tours.  His knowledge of , and enthusiasm for his country made our trip truly memorable. 

There is no way we could have experienced the wonderful places and things we did with out him.

Thank you so much for all you did for us and for the fabulous tour of Ecuador. 
We had such an incredible time and look forward to returning.
Again, thank you so much and we are so glad 
we have a new friend named Francisco Guayasamin.


David Beckwith
Elvis Presley Enterprises
Los Angeles

GUÍA DE TURISTAS PERSONALIZADO Y DE PRIMERA CLASE PARA VIAJEROS GAY EN ECUADOR




Francisco Guayasamin preparo todo nuestro tour en Ecuador, desde Hoteles 5 estrellas, transporte privado, guianza, comida en los más bellos restaurantes. Todo la organización de nuestras vacaciones en Ecuador la dejamos en sus manos y  tanto yo y mi pareja disfrutamos al máximo este fabuloso viaje que siempre lo guardare de mi memoria.

Francisco fue nuestro guía personalizado y en todo el trayecto se adapto a nuestras exigencias y necesidades buscando sobre todo que nosotros nos sintiéramos de maravilla en este Ecuador fantástico y diverso.

JAVIER ZAPATA
Panamá



MY AWESOME TOUR GUIDE IN ECUADOR


A friend recommended a tour guide that he had used in Quito and I sent him an e-mail since I was going to be pretty much lost and alone in Ecuador.

He turned out to be a really great guy and I want to recommend him to others.
He works as a guide with his travel company.
He will stay with you from morning until night if you want and he knows everything about Quito.
He also helped me save money in the markets, etc. He charges $ 9 per hour.

You would be expected to treat him to lunch during the day, but he took me to places where locals go that only cost about $2 including everything. I strongly and warmly recommend him.
His name is Francisco Guayasamin and you can e-mail him at f_guayasamin@hotmail.com .

He also traveled with me to Baños Ecuador and found me a great  hotel!!!



MAYNARD DODSON
U.S.A.

sábado, 4 de diciembre de 2010

I TOTALLY RECOMMEND HIM FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS



From the moment Fransisco Guayasamin met me at the airport in Quito he was incredible.
Took me to the hotel that he found me.

Perfect, great location. He took me on tours;
The Middle of the World, Cotopaxi, the old town etc.
Took me to local restaurants, shopping for the best deals.

He had an answer or solution for everything I wanted. Even found me a dentist.
Now he is assisting me with some translation work.

Currently he's planning my next trip to Ecuador in a few weeks,
and will even assist me in finding an apartment when I move there in a few months.

I totally recommend him for all your travel needs.


JOHANN ROUSSEAU
South Africa