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We offer the most affordable and exciting gay and lesbian tours to South America's hottest travel destinations. Zenith’s gay guides are the best in the business. They are experienced and fun and time and again they lead unforgettable gay and lesbian Galapagos cruises, cultural tours, city tours, trips to indigenous markets, jungle expeditions, mountain climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, trekking, and much more.
With over 15 years of experience, Zenith Travel is a leader in Ecuador, Galapagos, and Peru gay and lesbian travel.
Each region of the country has its own climate. In Quito and in the highlands, the weather can be cool in the mornings, and very pleasant in the afternoons, when it can go over 21°C. The driest months are July through October. During the rest of the year afternoon showers are to be expected. On the coast the average temperature is 28°C, with the hot, rainy season from November to May, and the dry season from June to December. In the Amazon rain forest the climate is humid and warm. It rains all year, especially from June to November. However, at this time the jungle is at its best and the rivers most navigable. Galapagos Islands: In general, December to June are the warmest months. January to March can be hot and humid. July to November are cooler.
The Ecuadoran Andes are the only site in the planet, where the equatorial line crosses the high lands; in the rest of the world, the equator crosses the dense tropical forests or the ocean. The cultures Pre Inca who lived Quito, developed his astronomic wisdom, with the help of the out-standing points that surround the city: The volcano Pichincha (4794m), the Cotopaxi (5897m), Antiana (5758m) in the southeast, and the covered with snow summit of the volcano Cayambe (5790m) in the North-East, almost rightly on the equatorial line. Then, Quito is the best astronomic natural observatory in the planet, where can be observed the hemispheres of the north and of the south.
The Amazonian Region of the Ecuador is one of four natural regions of the above mentioned nation. He understands the provinces of Orellana, Pastaza, Napo, Sucumbíos, Morona Santiago, Zamora Chinchipe. It spreads on an area of 120.000 km ² of exuberant vegetation, own of the humid - tropical forests. His limits are marked by the Mountain chain of the Andes in the western part of this region, whereas Peru and Colombia the southern and oriental limit, respectively. The annual average temperature ranges between the 24 and 25 C. The Amazonian ecosystem, especially his tropical rainy forest, contains the richest vegetable and animal and complex habitat of the world.
The archipelago of Galapagos, located to 950 km from the continental Ecuador, is shaped by 13 big islands, small 6 and more than 40 islands of volcanic origin. It has 14 major islands,-4 of them lived St Kitts, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana The temperature ranges between 18 and 22 centigrade degrees. This extraordinary natural laboratory is a merger of peculiar species of fauna and flora of the natural only values in the world. The UNESCO declared to Galapagos " Natural Heritage of the Humanity " and later, Reservation of the Biosphere was designated. The scientific studies of Charles Darwin and Teodoro Wolf gave to him major reputation to the region.
Peru divides in three regions: Coast: zone bathed by the Pacific Ocean with desert areas, beautiful beaches and fertile valleys, Highlands: zone dominated by the Mountain chain of the Andes and Jungle: zone of tropical vegetation that corresponds to the Peruvian Amazonía, where there are located the biggest reservations of nature of Peru. Visit the most important destinations of Peru, Inca walk along the Way to Machu Picchu, make Titicaca an excursiòn to the Lake in Puno, overfly the Lines of Be born, visit the Cannon of the Colca, one of the deepest of the world (3,400 mts), embark in a natural experience to Paracas's National Reservation or navege for the Amazonian Jungle to visit Tambopata's Natural Reservations and the Manu.
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PRICES: All prices are net in US dollars. Prices are subject to change without prior notice
MEALS: All packages include an American breakfast, and the meals which are specified in each program
OUR PRICES INCLUDE: All services, excursions and entrance fees mentioned in the programs, specialized guides and private land transportation except where indicated that they are not included
OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: Personal expenses, tips, airport departure tax, National Park taxes, excess baggage charges, or any other additional expenses not specified in the program.
HOTELS: All packages include accommodations in double rooms with private bath
PAYMENTS: Payment in advance is required at the equivalent of 50% of the total price when making the reservation. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the passengers arrival, unless other arrangements have been made beforehand. If the requested program includes Galapagos, these services will be invoiced separately and will have its own payment conditions (see General Conditions Galapagos services further down). Payments may be made by personal check, bank draft, wire
PASSENGER LIST: The passenger list must be received at least 30 days before the arrival of the group.
CANCELLATIONS: We do not charge for cancellations. However, the operators of Galapagos services, autoferros, trains, jungle programs and some hotels do charge, and in these cases, we bill these charges to the client.
RESPONSIBILITIES: ZENITH TRAVEL CIA LTDA. reserves the right to modify or cancel any program within a tour when it is considered necessary for the benefit of the client. We also reserve the right to accept or refuse any person as a participant in a tour, who might compromise the comfort or safety of other participants.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: Once your arrangements are confirmed, we need your full names, passport numbers, date of birth and nationality. Also a payment of the 50% of the total amount, per person deposit is required for your booking. Once we receive the deposit we will send you the invoice. Payment in full is due 60 days prior to the departure date.
PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY: For individuals: Payment in full is due 60 days prior to the departure date.
CANCELLATIONS: Up to 60 days prior to departure, total amount paid will be refunded in full, except for USD 250 per person service charge. From 59 to 45 days prior to departure, 50% of the total cruise rate will be forfeited; 45 or less days before the day of departure, the total tour rate is forfeited.
CHILDREN: No children under 7 years of age, except under special pre-arranged conditions. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 8 will have 50 % discount. Children 8 to 11 years old will receive a 20% discount as well.
ZENITH TRAVEL CIA LTDA. acts exclusively as agent with legal limitations which, having exercised all possible precautions, is not responsible for injury, damage, loss, additional costs, delays or any other irregularities which may be caused either by voluntary acts or omissions or by the negligence of companies or individuals who provide transportation, accommodation or any other service related to the program, due to unforeseen circumstances or any other factor outside its control.