Andes/ Amazon Jungle – 12 days
Explore the Amazon and the Andes in 12 days
Sometimes you need a break and enjoy the bright side of life – You can get it! On our 12-days Travelling Classroom Tour through the Andes and Amazon Jungle you will discover the most beautiful landscapes of South America, prove your courage at various outdoor activities and learn Spanish amidst the paradise of Ecuador! You will definitely love it.
- Ride a river cable car and bungee jump
- Meet an ingenous community in Otavalo!
- It becomes wet! Tube down the River Napo to the Amazon Jungle
- Hike around Andean volcanoes and Amazonian jungles!
- Discover the unique flora and fauna of the Amazon on a canoe ride
Explore the Amazon and the Andes in 12 days
Arrive in Otavalo – Discover the indigenous craft market
On your first day you arrive in Otavalo, which is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in South America. It´s famous for its art and craft markets and weekly fiesta that celebrates the good commerce. Here you will meet local people at the indigenous art and craft market, buy handmade textiles and crafts and sample typical food. After exploring Otavalo you will have your first Spanish class in the afternoon.
Spiritual Peguche waterfalls – eucalyptus plantation – San Pablo Lake
After Spanish class in the morning, you will discover a spiritual place near Otavalo: the Cascadas de Peguche. These waterfalls are a famous as a ceremonial center for ritual purification during the festival of the sun, which is called “Inti Raymi”. Members of the indigenous community take a bath there. Next you will take a walk through eucalyptus plantations and reach San Pablo Lake in the afternoon.
Visit Baños – Take a view to Tungurahua – Rest and relax
Today you have to get up early, because another exciting excursion to Baños is coming! This town is located at the footsteps of Tungurahua volcano. It is known as gateway to the Amazon jungle and a popular place of pilgrimage. Here you have the opportunity to unwind, look around before you´ll have the next lesson in our Travelling Classroom across Ecuador.
Discover Pailon del Diablo – Bungee Jump
This trip will actually be an adventure: first you´ll take a cable car across the river to Pailon del Diablo. At this breathtaking majestic waterfall you can take a dip or – for particularly brave people- even go bungee jumping! Back in town the group will enjoy lunch and have some more Spanish lessons in the afternoon.
Spanish again! – Hike to Mirador – enjoy the view
After breakfast the 5th day goes on with Spanish classes. For that you´ll be rewarded by a nature hike after lunch. The road leads out on the outskirts of Baños, where the group will reach an amazing Mirador in the afternoon.
Relax in Baños – Swim in thermal pools – Chill out
After the last exciting days you surely need a break. Because of that you can chill out the whole day and spend free time on your own around the town. Here you can shop, treat yourself with meal or drink and relax. Maybe you want to swim in the thermal pools near Baños, which are famous for their healing effects.
Spanish in the morning – discover nearby nature
It´s the last day in Baños before our Travelling adventure goes on. After breakfast and Spanish classes in the morning you will get to know other students joining us on the 1-week-jungle tour. They will also convoy us on the exploration of nearby nature in the afternoon.
Trip to Misahualli – watch monkeys bouncing between trees
On the road again – the group head to Misahualli. This town rested on the shores of Rio Napo, which connects to the Amazon River. Here you´ll arrive mid-morning, so you´ll meet the local monkeys, which you can observe bouncing between the trees. In the afternoon there are Spanish lessons again.
Survival adventure – Jungle canoe tour – Tubing on Rio Napo
It´s adventure-time today! – Just a short Spanish lesson in the morning, then the road leads up to Rio Napo on a motorized canoe. Here you´ll have a guided tour through the wild jungle before you´ll jump in the river again for tubing. In the afternoon the group will visit a conservation zoo and take the rest of the day off.
Explore the jungle – swim beneath – journey to Tena
A new day with many highlights! You´ll hike through the jungle in the morning and have the chance to take a bath beneath the waterfall. Then you should pack your bags and prepare for the tour to Tena. Here you´ll have lunch and go on with Spanish lessons.
Visit historical Jumandy caves
It becomes dark, cool and moist on our next morning-activity. You´ll visit the famous historical Jumandy caves, which are named after the man who fought of the Spanish conquistadores. Back in Tena in the afternoon you´ll have Spanish classes again. After that you can explore the town and enjoy your free time until dinner.
Final day in Papallacta – eat local fish – prepare for way back
It´s done – our adventure across Ecuador is drawing to an end. The last stop will be a fun-filled day in Papallacta in the Ecuadorian Sierra. Here you can take a dip in the hot pools nearby and taste some delicious local trout. Then we go back to Quito.
What is included?
40 hours of Spanish Classes, with 30 hours of formal face to face Spanish Classes and 10 hours of practice while travelling with your teacher
Transportation by public buses
11 overnight stays in a hotel
Excursions where indicated in the itinerary
Not included: all meals, all beverages, Personal expenses
Private or group tour (min. 2 travellers and max. 6 per Spanish teacher) – If the minimum number of travellers isn’t reached, the private tour price applies!
Single or double room