Only have one week? Spend it with us traveling and learning Spanish! Our Traveling Classroom goes to Baños to see the beautiful waterfalls, gets a taste of the Oriente while walking through the jungle in Misahualli, tubes down the Rio Napo, explores the caves near Tena, and soaks in the relaxing Andean thermal pools of Papallacta.
This week includes 20 hours of Spanish, 15 of which will be spent in formal face-to-face classes, while 5 hours will be practicing Spanish whilst traveling. Relax while we take care of the details, and enjoy your time studying Spanish in beautiful Ecuador!
"Andes/Amazon Jungle" 7 Days Itinerary
Saturday The first stop on your adventure is Baños, an adventurers paradise and the gateway to the Amazon. You are going to enjoy this vibrant environment located in the foothills of the active Volcán Tungurahua.
You will depart from Quito Saturday morning. After arriving in Baños, refuel with lunch and have your first Spanish class for the duration of the afternoon. In the evening, eat dinner, stroll the town, and enjoy the friendly vibe.
Sunday Start with breakfast and then visit the spectacular waterfalls of Baños. Hike to the Pailon del Diablo and be in for a splash. Back in town, enjoy lunch and an afternoon of classes. In the evening, have dinner, relax, and prepare for departure in the morning to Misahualli.
MondayAfter breakfast depart to Misahualli, located on the Rio Napo in the Amazon Jungle. After arriving, you will have lunch, along with entertainment from the local monkeys who hang out in the central park. Stroll back to the hotel, stopping along the beach, and study Spanish for the afternoon. In the evening, have dinner and relax for an exciting day ahead.
TuesdayAfter a good breakfast and a short Spanish session, depart by motorized canoe down the Rio Napo. Your first stop, a jungle walk. Disembark and be guided through the jungle. Discover the many marvels of the jungle, including some survival tricks. Next, you will have the opportunity to tube down the Rio Napo, a refreshingly wonderful experience. After lunch on the Napo, you will visit a conservational zoo. Head back up river to town, eat dinner, and relax.
WednesdayStart with breakfast and then visit a waterfall, located just outside of town. Hike through the jungle to the waterfall and take a refreshing dip. Back in Misahualli, get your bags and it is off to Tena. Grab lunch and an afternoon of Spanish classes. In the evening, have dinner and relax.
ThursdayAfter eating breakfast, visit the caves of Jumandy. Named after a man who fought against the Spanish conquistadors, the caves provide an adventurous afternoon of exploring and discovering their wonders. After, you will return to Tena for lunch and afternoon classes. In the evening, stroll the town, eat dinner, and prepare for your final day.
FridayEat breakfast and then head back up the Sierra to Papallacta. Papallacta was a stopping point for Francisco Orellana, the Spanish conquistador who made the famous journey down the Amazon in 1541. Here you will find the thermal pools of Papallacta, a relaxing way to finish your trip. Refuel with a local trout lunch before heading back to Quito.