Spanish Immersion & Galapagos EduTour

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High­lights

Amazing destinations, exploratory nighttime scenic tours of Quito, a carefully scheduled itinerary, and luxurious accommodations make this the Educational Vacation of a Lifetime!
Learn Spanish from Professionals all while practicing in Culturally Immersive Activities around Quito!
Visit Desired Destination Hotspots like Volcanic Crater Lakes, Scenic Hiking Trails, and Museums!
Dive into new experiences and culture yourself while improving your Spanish with activities like Salsa Lessons, Cooking Classes, and Marketplace Excursions into Quito and other exotic towns!
Witness the majestic Galapagos Islands on a 3 Day Tour for experiences that most people on earth will never have!
Sharpen your Spanish and visit the magical Islands of the Galapagos on this once-in-a-lifetime EduTour! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Quito welcomes you! Spend 15 days in the beautiful capital city of Ecuador and its surrounding areas, perfecting your Spanish and experiencing South American culture!

Spend your mornings in Professionally-taught, private Spanish classes and your evenings learning the art of Salsa Dancing and South American cooking.

During this Language and Culture Immersion Tour, you’ll also be able to experience an educational Coffee Tour of Quito as you immerse yourself in the local culture.

You’ll find Quito to be amazing, but the tour has only just begun! Explore the splendor of the Pichincha Volcano and the Mitad Del Mundo, including a visit to the Intiñan Museum and the Pululahua Crater.

AND THEN: Witness the wonder of Nature just as Darwin saw it for the first time on 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!


Typical day

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

  • 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

DAY 7: Mitad del Mundo

  • Guided day tour to Mitad del Mundo - including Intiñan Museum + Pululahua Crater tour.

DAY 8: Otavalos Indigenous Province & Cuicocha Lake

  • 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!
  • Next we head to Cuicocha Lake.

DAY 9: Spanish Classes

  • Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

DAY 10: Spanish Classes + Salsa Lessons

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

DAY 11: Spanish Classes + Coffee Tour

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

DAY 12: Galapagos Island Tour - Day 1

  • 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.
  • 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).

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.
  • 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.

DAY 14: Galapagos Island Tour - Day 3

  • 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.
  • 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.

DAY 15: Return to Quito + Departure Day

  • Then return to Baltra Island. Return flight to Quito. Arrival in the afternoon.
  • 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 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!
Next we head to Cuicocha Lake.
Galapagos Island Tour

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
Mariscal Sucre Int. Airport, Quito (CODE:UIO)
Accommodation
Private Single (or Twin share)
Hotel
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)
$ 4,490
15 days (max. stay)
$ 4,490
Average fees
$ 2,095 /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 & Galapagos EduTour

Sharpen your Spanish and visit the magical Islands of the Galapagos on this once-in-a-lifetime EduTour!

$2095/week

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