Ultimate Spanish Immersion & Galapagos Tour

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

A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the magical Galapagos Islands, while advancing your Spanish language skills!

Quédate en Quito! Spend 29 days in the bustling capital city of Ecuador perfecting your Spanish and letting your inner South American run wild!
 
Spend your mornings in Professionally-taught, private Spanish classes and your evenings in South American cooking classes, or learning the art of the salsa.
 
During this Language and Culture Immersion Tour, you’ll also be able to experience Quito at its very essence, with educational walking and coffee tours along with gorgeous nighttime scenic tours.
 
But it’s more than just Quito! Explore the splendor of the Pichincha and Cotopaxi Volcanoes, and enjoy guided tours of the Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake.
 
AND THEN: Witness the wonder of Nature just as Darwin saw it for the first time: these are the glorious Galapagos Islands!
 
Dive in to a 3 day tour of the home of Natural Selection and Natural Beauty! View the diverse marine wildlife and mammals along with the rare birds and reptiles that inhabit the unique landscapes of the Galapagos. You have to see it to believe it!
 

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).
 
DAY 12: GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOUR - DAY 1
Breakfast at your hotel. Transport to airport for flight to Baltra Islands, Galapagos.  Also known as South Seymour. Next we take a ferry to Santa Cruz Island.  Then head to the accommodation at Hotel Palmeras. Lunch. In the afternoon we will go towards a private ranch located in the high area of the Island.  We will walk through paths marked among the vegetation of the place.  Here we find a large number of freshwater turtles in their natural state.  We will also go through a Lava Tunnel of approx. 800 meters long.  In addition, we visit the Twin Crateres.  (This excursion is not guided. Exclusively for sightseeing and photography).
 
Dinner.
 
DAY 13: GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOUR - DAY 2
After breakfast we visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Station that constitutes a research center for the conservation of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Galapagos, as well as developing educational projects for the population directed to the conservation of the Islands. Lunch. In the afternoon, we walk to the magnificent and impressive beach Tortuga Bay which is characterized by its banking sand and by the presence of a longitudinal dune that divides it into two beaches that contrast completely.  One is peaceful and closed, ideal for snorkeling and kayaking; the other has strong and open waves, ideal for surfing.  It is the nesting site for the Black Sea Turtle.
 
Dinner.
 
DAY 14: GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOUR - DAY 3
Breakfast 6:45am passengers are picked up from the hotel. Departure at 7am from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil.  This will take about 2.5hrs. From the wharf, transport will be taken to the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center where turtles from Isabela Island will be observed. Followed by a visit to the Flamingos Pond. Lunch. In the afternoon we visit the spectacular Concha Perla Lagoon, characterized by the large number of marine species that we can see while snorkeling, or if the group prefers to enjoy a refreshing afternoon at the beach. Return to Santa Cruz Island at approximately 3pm.
 
Dinner.
 
DAY 15: RETURN TO QUITO
Breakfast at the hotel.  Then return to Baltra Island. Return flight to Quito.  Arrival in the afternoon.
 
Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.
 
DAY 16: 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 17: 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 18: SPANISH CLASSES + WALKING 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: Walking tour of Quito's 'Old City' by night (from 5pm to 8.30pm).
 
DAY 19: 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 20: 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 21: QUILOTOA LAKE
Breakfast at your hotel. Guided day tour to Quilotoa Lake.
 
Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.
 
DAY 22: COTOPAXI VOLCANO
Breakfast at your hotel. Guided day tour to Cotopaxi Volcano.
 
Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.
 
DAY 23: 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 24: 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 25: SPANISH CLASSES + NIGHT TIME SCENIC 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: Scenic tour of Quito's best tourist attractions (by night).
 
DAY 26: 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 27: 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 28: PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS
Breakfast at your hotel. Today we visit Papallacta Hot Springs where we can relax on our last night in Quito.
 
Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.
 
DAY 29: DEPARTURE DAY
Breakfast at your hotel. Return transfers to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito.
 

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