Spanish Immersion & Amazon Experience Tour

Company : Worldaway Learning Tours
Location : Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 1 week to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Want to visit the Amazon Rainforest while learning Spanish, but only have 2 weeks free? This is the tour for you!

Exotic Quito welcomes you to learn, live, explore, and enjoy!

Experience the culture of Ecuador and the wonder of the Amazon while taking your Spanish Speaking to a whole new level!

On this Language and Culture Immersion Tour, get 8 Days worth of Professional Spanish Classes in small group and one-on-one settings. These challenging and exciting classes will make your Spanish buenisimo!

Pass the evenings experiencing the culture with authentic Salsa Dancing, South American Cooking Classes, and exploring the local areas during free time, immersive activities, and an equally enlightening and delicious Coffee Tour.

Exploration opportunities include a day trip to the Mitad Del Mundo - see all that the Middle of the Earth has to offer! Also, tour the wondrous Pichincha Volcano and, if you’re lucky, see it in action!

PLUS: Learn the ways of the Amazon in a 4 Day Excursion: Witness jaw-dropping splendor and stimulating cultural immersion with THE AMAZON EXPERIENCE TOUR!  The sights, sounds, rare birds, plant, and animal life will leave you speechless.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Collection from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito. Transport to your accommodation.
  • Evening: Free time to settle into your new surroundings.

Day 2: Orientation & Spanish Classes

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Group Orientation/Welcome Meeting.
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

Day 3: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

Day 4: Spanish Classes + Cooking Class

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Ecuadorian Cooking Class (5pm - 7pm).

Day 5: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

Day 6: Spanish Classes

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

Day 7: Mitad Del Mundo

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Guided day tour to Mitad del Mundo - including Intiñan Museum + Pululahua Crater tour.
  • Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

Day 8: Otavalos Indigenous Province & Cuicocha Lake

  • Breakfast at your hotel. Today we tour to Imbabura Province – Home of the most prominent indigenous culture of Ecuador – the Otavalos people – a culture that speaks the famous Quechua language with roots that can be traced back directly to the lost Incan Empire! Time for some lunch then on to the main handicrafts market. Next we head to Cuicocha Lake.
  • Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

Day 9: Spanish Classes

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

Day 10: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

Day 11: Spanish Classes + Coffee Tour

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Walk to the Spanish School (3 blocks).
  • Private one-on-one (or small group) Spanish Lessons (4 hours).
  • Self-study/practice time in the afternoon.
  • Evening: Coffee tour of Quito (from 5pm).
  • The Amazon Rain Forest Experience begins tonight leaving Quito by bus at 10.30pm heading to Lago Agrio City.

Day 12: Amazon Rain Forest Experience - Day 1

  • After arriving at our meeting point in Lago Agrio, we will greet you with a welcome breakfast to begin our trip to the Amazon Rain Forest. After this, the transport will pick you up & take you to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve (Cuyabeno Bridge River).  This will take about 2 hours.
  • Lunch will be served then we will start our exploration into the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador by boat.  While on the canoe ride be ready to hear the sounds of the wildlife, while you watch the scenery changing along the Cuyabeno River waters and between trees.  You will be able to watch the birds, monkeys and other jungle creatures.
  • You will be accompanied by a guide who will provide information on how the animals and plants interact and balance the life within the Cuyabeno Ecosystem in which they coexist. Finally we arrive at the Ecolodge, where we will settle into our cabins. After dinner our native guide gives us a brief introduction of the activities for the next few days in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Day 13: Amazon Rain Forest Experience - Day 2

  • On the morning before breakfast, you can hear the noise of birds flying around our bungalows in the Ecolodge. After breakfast, we continue upriver to start trekking on the banks of the Cuyabeno River, where you can see different species of plants, huge trees, aquatic vines, orchids, medicinal herbs and a large number of wild animals and birds of the Amazon jungle.
  • After serving lunch, you will have time to swim and relax in Laguna Grande while watching the pink and gray dolphins play on the water.
  • Once you have enjoyed one of the best sunsets of your life, we will return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, you will embark on an exciting canoe ride where you will see the famous Black Caimans of the Amazon.  During this journey you will hear the mysterious noises of the forest.  This is an experience you will never forget.

Day 14: Amazon Rain Forest Experience - Day 3

  • Early in the morning we will enjoy breakfast then travel by canoe to the Siona Indigenous Community, where we can interact and learn about their traditions, culture and customs.  We will also learn to elaborate the Casabe -  a typical dish of this ancestral tribe.
  • Lunch will be served in the community and finally we will meet the Shaman, which will make us perceive and interact with their spiritual world, channeling their energies, visionary, healing and divinatory skills acquired over the years. You will also have time to acquire the beautiful handicrafts made by the locals.

Day 15: Amazon Rain Forest Experience - Day 4 & Return To Quito

  • Early in the morning we will do some birdwatching down the river, as well as enjoy a completely fascinating sunrise. After that activity we will serve breakfast then embark on a canoe ride along the Cuyabeno River back to civilization.
  • The transportation will pick us up from the entrance of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. We will head back to the meeting point in Lago Agrio.  This will take about 2 hours.
  • Return to Quito by bus. 
  • Return transfers to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito.

* All excursions and times on this itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

Travel

  • Airport Pickup
  • Internal Flights
  • Internal Travel
  • Minibus
  • Taxi

Accomodation

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Meals

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