Spanish Immersion & Amazon Experience EduTour

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High­lights

Learn the Spanish Language from professionals in extensive and exciting classes that teach you the best ways to communicate with the locals!
Experience some of the most popular destinations on Full Day Tours to both the Mitad Del Mundo and the Pichincha Volcano!
Learn Salsa and the art of South American Cooking in immersive and fun lessons that allow you to bond with your fellow travelers and further culture yourself!
Dive into the AMAZON EXPERIENCE on a 4 Day/3 Night Tour where you’ll become one with the rain forest, witnessing the rarest animal life that South America has to offer.
Professional tour guides lead the way as you tour the country, staying in luxurious accommodations, eating at highly rated restaurants with the best native cuisine!
Want to visit the Amazon Rainforest while learning Spanish, but only have 2 weeks free? This is the EduTour for you! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Welcome to Quito: A place to learn, live, explore, and enjoy!

Immerse yourself in the culture of Ecuador and discover the wonder of the Amazon, all while learning the Spanish Language!

On this Language and Culture Immersion Tour, find challenge and delight in 8 Days of Worth of Professional Spanish Classes in small group and one-on-one settings.

Spice things up in the evenings with authentic Salsa Dancing, South American Cooking Classes, and enjoy excursions into Quito during free time, immersive activities, and a delicious Ecuadorian Coffee Tour.

Travel to famous destinations of Ecuador on day trips to both the Mitad Del Mundo and the Pichincha Volcano. See all that the Middle of the Earth has to offer and hike the volcanic slopes-you might even see it in action!

PLUS: Experience the wonder and splendor of the rain forest as a true Amazonian on THE AMAZON EXPERIENCE TOUR! Witness jaw-dropping natural beauty and stimulating cultural immersion, along with the unbelievably rare animal life on a 4 Day/3 Night Amazon Excursion!


Typical day

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Collection from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito.
  • Transport to your accommodation.

DAY 2: Orientation & Spanish Classes

  • 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.

DAY 3: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

DAY 4: Spanish Classes + Cooking Class

  • Evening: Ecuadorian Cooking Class (5pm - 7pm).

DAY 5: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

DAY 6: Spanish Classes

  • 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

  • Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

DAY 10: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

  • Evening: Salsa Lessons (5pm - 6pm).

DAY 11: Spanish Classes + Coffee Tour

  • Evening: Coffee tour of Quito (from 5pm).
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  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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 transfers to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito.

 

Free-time activities

Guided day tour to Mitad del Mundo - including Intiñan Museum + Pululahua Crater tour.
Tour to Imbabura Province – Home of the most prominent indigenous culture of Ecuadorthe Otavalos people – a culture that speaks the famous Quechua language with roots that can be traced back directly to the lost Incan Empire!
Cuicocha Lake.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills neccessary
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Global EduTours

  • Pre-Departure Support
  • Meals (as detailed)
  • Site Entry Fees
  • Quality Accommodation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Airport Transfers

Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Collection from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito. 
Transport to your accommodation.
Accommodation
Private Single (or Twin Share)
Food & Beverages
Breakfast Included
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ecuador provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Tours start on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 3 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
15 days (min. stay)
$ 2,365
15 days (max. stay)
$ 2,365
Average fees
$ 1,104 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global EduTours will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global EduTours during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Spanish Immersion & Amazon Experience EduTour

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

$1104/week

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