Learn Spanish whilst seeing the incredible diversity of Ecuador. You will start your Spanish lessons in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and second highest city in the world, an exciting mix of colonial buildlings, lively cafes, markets and night life. Your next 3 weeks start in the Cuyabeno wild life reserve, a unique experience in the Ecuadorian jungle, you then head to the mountains to Banos, time to get active whilst continuing with your Spanish lessons. Your final week of Spanish is on the beautiful coast of Montanita where your lessons are combined with surfing - an amazing 4 weeks!
Price per person1,596 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Saturday: Transfer from Quito Airport to your accommodation in one of the nicest parts of Quito
Sunday: Day off to get to know the city
Monday - Friday: Start of the Spanish classes. This week you have 4 hours of group lessons a day. On Tuesday, there will also be a 1-hour salsa class.
Saturday: All-day tour of Cotopaxi, mountain biking is included
Sunday: Transfer to bus station, then travel with public transportation to Lago Agrio. Overnight stay at Hotel D´Mario.
Week 2 - Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Monday - Friday: 5 day/4 night jungle tour to Jamu Lodge in the Cuyabeno wild life reserve. This protected area is named after the Cuyabeno River, which overflows in its midpoint creating a 14 lagoon complex and also the most extensive wetlands of the Ecuadorian Amazon. These flooded forests are the territory of dolphins, manatees, alligators, anacondas, otters, and of the water guarango tree, the most unique tree in this reserve. A unique experience in the Ecuadorian jungle. All accommodation, transport, tours, guide and meals included.
Friday: Back to Quito (ticket not included included, can be booked locally) and accommodation arranged in Student House.
Saturday: Free day. Overnight at our student house in Quito
Sunday: Transfer by bus to Banos
Week 3 - Banos
The Spanish Center in Banos is a great place to combine learning Spanish and adventures in one of the most famous adventure towns on the edge of the jungle of Ecuador. Banos is a very laid-back backpacker town between the Andes and the Amazon Jungle, famous for its thermal baths, mild climate and many adventure activities. The school is located in the center of the town, and offers Spanish lessons as well as many extra-curricular activities. Here you will learn Spanish at a local school - 20 hours are included plus you’ll take a mountain bike trip, try out a canopy & bridge experience and go on a night chiva - a local open bus that takes you to the lookout point over the active Tungurahua volcano with music and a bonfire - a "must" for anyone visiting Banos. Accommodation this week is homestay or hostel, according to your itinerary. Breakfast is included throughout your stay.
Saturday: Transfer by bus to Montanita
Week 4 - Montanita
Montanita Spanish School is the perfect place to learn Spanish and enjoy the culture and lifestyle of Ecuador. Located on Ecuador's famous beach of Montanita, you can study Spanish with a stunning view of the beach right from your classroom. The excellent, friendly teachers and staff are waiting to make your experience learning Spanish in Ecuador a fantastic one, 20 hours of Spanish and 5 surf lessons are included this week. Accommodation will be in a dormitory cabaña.
Saturday: Time to start a new adventure.
Minimum age of 18
All foreigners entering Ecuador are obliged to have a valid health insurance.
Arrival transfer from Quito airport
1 week of group Spanish classes (20 hours) in Quito
1 hour of private Salsa lesson
Day tour including mountain biking in Cotopaxi
2 transfers in Quito from your accommodation to the bus station
1 weeks of group Spanish classes (20 hours) in Banos including 3 activities, breakfast
5 day/4 night Jungle Tour to Cuyabeno, meals and tours
1 week of group Spanish lessons (20 hours) and 5 surf lessons in Montanita
24/7 emergency phone and travel assistance
Local bus tickets between the destinations
Accommodation in Quito
Your accommodation in Quito is at the student house, which is located just across the street from the Spanish school in the lively neighbourhood La Mariscal. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, there is enough to do in the area to not get bored! But our house is comfortable as well: a spacious living room with a TV, DVD and a comfy sofa, a big table to eat with all your housemates and a great kitchen that is fully equipped for you to cook your meals. In our main house we have shared and private rooms.
Accommodation in Cuyabeno
The Jamu Lodge is located along the Rio Cuyabeno in the Cuyabeno reserve close to the Laguna Grande. All the cabanas are built in a traditional, rustic style with thatched roofs. The lodge consists of 5 cabanas that are all lit with candles to preserve the feeling of the jungle. In the Jamu Lodge you can enjoy a cocktail at the bar or relax with a beer in the hammock lounge. You can choose between shared dorm-style or private rooms.
Accommodation in Banos
In Banos you can choose between a private room at homestay accommodation or shared dorm-style accommodation at a hostel, both including breakfast.
Staying with a host family is a great way to put your Spanish into practice in daily conversation and also to experience the everyday life of a middle class Ecuadorian family. You will be provided with your own room.
The hostel has it’s own pool and a great roof terrace with views to the mountains. There is hot water all day, a guest kitchen, Wi-Fi and luggage storage.
Accommodation in Montanita
We have accommodation especially for our students - the cabanas. An oasis of tranquility located just 5 minutes from the school, 3 minutes from the town centre and 2 minutes from the beach. Nestled into the relaxed atmosphere of ‘Barrio Tigrillo’ these cabanas provide the best of both worlds, being moments away from the centre of the action and providing the peace and tranquility needed to make the most of your time in Montanita. Just outside the door of your cabana you will find a swimming pool, jacuzzi, large communal kitchen and a large sitting area with a TV and DVD.
The shared mini dorms are the perfect option for those looking to for high quality accommodation on a budget. Keeping true to the rustic look of Montanita, our dorm rooms are all large and spacious allowing you to soak up the peaceful ambiance while saving those hard earned $$. With the options of either 6 bed or 4 bed dorms you will not have problems maintaining some personal privacy. However, if you would rather have your own space, a private option is available.
Transfers x 2 to the local bus station in Quito
Local buses to Lago Agrio, Banos and Montanita (tickets not included)
In Quito and Montanita meals are self-catering. All meals are included whilst in the jungle. Breakfast is included in Banos.