The Amazon Jungle has beautiful and breathtaking impressive views, waterfalls, ancestral ethnic groups, and largest concentration of diversity of species per squared Km in the world which includes amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal as well as 3000 estimated plant species. The Yasuni National Park has been designated by UNESCO as the Biosphere Reserve.
Ecuador has 14 different ethnic groups, 10 of which belong to the Amazon Jungle, also other non-contacted groups, such as the Taromenane and the Tagaeri.
Temperature: hot & humid throughout the year, average annual temperature of 27°C (80.7°F)
Size: With 2,5 million square miles, it represents 54% of the total rainforests left of the planet.
The Amazon Jungle program is one of the most interesting Spanish learning programs offered by ISE. Our Amazon Spanish Courses gives you the opportunity to take Spanish classes and learn about the Amazon Rainforest in this biologically diverse area.
The Eco-Lodge is involved in several rainforest conservation projects and in programs to teach the importance of conserve the environment with local communities and wildlife. Today we are considered one to the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian amazon Jungle.
Are you looking for an adventure? Then this program is right for you! You will learn Spanish in the wilderness, discover the culture and put your own courage to the test in many Outdoor Activities. This is the best way to learn Spanish and to get to know the Amazon Jungle.
Your classes take place in the morning or in the afternoon for a minimum of four hours a day. Teachers will usually set a short exercise for homework each day. We offer classes for the following levels: beginner, elementary, and advanced and superior.
We are teaching Spanish in the Amazon Jungle from 1998. Our refined teaching approach focusses on the development of speaking, listening, thinking and writing skills in the Spanish Language.
We offer classes for the following levels: beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Spanish courses focus on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, conversation, readings, and practical communication skills.
Before beginning, we evaluate your knowledge to be able to tune your individual learning program to your personal needs. Your progress will be monitored on a daily basis.
Airport pickup upon arrival in Quito and transfer to accommodation.
20 hours of group Spanish classes with max. 4 students per class.
Round-trip transportation Quito - Jungle - Quito (9 hours by public bus).
Round-trip Coca – Eco Lodge – Coca (1 hour by motorized canoe).
Accommodation in double, or quadruple Indian huts 5 days/4 nights per week. Additional cost for weekends and after the first 5 days/4 nights program.
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), except during transit through Coca.
Guided afternoon excursions Monday to Friday and 1 night excursion.
Round trip flight ticket Quito – Coca - Quito.
Personal expenses, food during transit through Coca.
Additional nights of accommodation, before and after the program.
There are 20 multiple Indian huts with double, triple and quadruple rooms, all of them have a private bathroom, cozy beds, mosquito nets and hot water 24 hours a day. Electricity is provided through a generator from 18H00 till 22H00 (110 V.) Each bathroom is equipped with sink, shower, toilet, toilet paper, soap and towel. The kitchen staff offers a healthy variety of food. If the guests have vegetarian preferences, our staff is ready to offer vegetarian food. The administration of the lodge offers the guests a security box to keep their valuables.
In the administrative area, we have a telephone for emergency calls. Signal for cell-phones works well in a few areas. There is not WiFi service.
Consider the variety of animals living in Ecuador's Amazon: armadillos, honey bears, sloths, bats, tapirs, peccaries, jaguars, monkeys, manatees and many more. There are an incredible amount of birds like hummingbirds, toucans, macaws and tanagers on land, and darters, herons and gulls on water.
Enjoy the wonderful nature with a lot of breathtaking trees, tracking inside the forest, nocturnal navigation looking for caimans and much more. The rainforest is also the traditional home of many indigenous communities.
Join a tour that is characterized by its ease for birdwatching, in the area 350 species of birds have been recorded.
Our guides will take you on a night-tour on a boat to see caimans.
Grab a flashlight, and our guide will show you hundreds of insects and small animals at nigh time. Experience the jungle at night, and be amazed by the nocturnal jungle life. Don’t forget your bug spray!
Do you want to catch them? We are going to take you on a piranha fishing tour.
Visit the Socali path, characterized by a variety of different jungle lands. This path is used as an introduction trail to learn about the flora and fauna that is possible to find in different types of forest.
Transportation from Quito to the Amazon Jungle is available by public bus and by plane.
If students decide to travel to Coca in the Amazon jungle by plane, this has to be organized directly by themselves or we can assist them to book a flight ticket from Quito to Coca and back. Flights will depart from Quito on Monday in the morning and will return on Friday in the afternoon.
If students decide to travel by public bus, this transportation will be included in the price and will work as followed:
On Friday, after lunch students and Spanish teachers depart from the Eco-Lodge by a motor canoe through Napo River to the city of Coca:
Students attending Spanish courses in the Amazon Jungle must first fly to Quito. The Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre (UIO) can be reached from many international departure cities. From Quito Aerogal and TAME, offer daily flights to Coca, which take about 45 minutes.
Optional: Flight is not included in our fees
We recommend our students to take the bus from Quito to Coca. The company Trans-Esmeraldas or Transportes Baños offers its passengers buses, which drive at night. If you take the bus at night you will travel the route: Quito – Baeza – Loreto – El Coca. This trip takes about eight hours.
Included: transfer from Quito to Coca by bus
From Puerto de Orellana (Coca) you will be taken to the eco lodge by motorized canoe.
At the docks choose some rubber boots and make sure, that they fit well. You will need them.
The Amazon Jungle is called el Oriente in Ecuador. It is situated in the eastern part of Ecuador.
The town is located in the Andes at 2,500m above sea level.
Otavalo is surrounded by the three volcanos Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda. But no worries: They’re not active anymore!
The indigenous Otavaleños are famous for weaving textiles, which are sold at the famous Saturday market. You should visit Plaza de los Ponchos!