Exploring Ecuador – 19 days

Explore the whole country in 19 days

Get to know the diversity of Ecuador, discover its cultures, beautiful nature and learn Spanish. Our Travelling Classroom expedition combines adventure and language classes while exploring the most beautiful places in Ecuador. From wide farmland, snow-covered peaks, and enchanting rainforest to majestic lagoons. Read more about this fascinating program through Ecuador and get ready for the adventure of your life.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Indigenous spiritual and cultural traditions of Otavalo
  • Admire the beautiful and exuberant fields around Cotopaxi National Park
  • Observe the incredible immensity of Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, and Ilinizas
  • Discover small historically and culturally towns like Saquisili, Sumbagua, Quilotoa amongst others
  • Admire the splendid mountain scenery while enjoying a horse ride from Chugchilan to Quilotoa
  • Discover Riobamba, a city known as the “Sultan of the Andes”
  • Take the famous train from Sibambe to Nariz del Diablo
  • Experience an amazing adventure from Baños to the Route if the waterfalls
  • Explore Misahualli, a small town in the middle of the Amazon Jungle
  • Enjoy tubing down the Napo River in the Amazon Jungle
  • End this wonderful adventure in a beautiful scenery in the thermal waters of Papallacta

Available Dates for this Program

  • From Monday, February 26th, 2018 until Friday March 16th, 2018.
  • From Monday, July 30th, 2018 until Friday August 17th, 2018.

Locations to Visit while you Learn Spanish

Quito

The capital of Ecuador, its historical center beholds a large area of beautiful colonial buidings and churches. Because of a clear accent and pronunciation it is a perfect place to learn and practice your Spanish. Being a city it has many activities to do and due to its location in the Middle of the World is close to many touristic sites with a great variety of climates.


Otavalo Indigenous Town

Definitely one of the most beautiful indigenous markets in South America, it is famous for its art and craft market and weekly fiesta that celebrates the good commerce. Here you will have the opportunity to meet the local people, buy handmade textiles and crafts and try typical food. Close you can find San Pablo Lake and Cascada de Peguche a ceremonial center for ritual purification during the festival of the sun, which is called “Inti Raymi” where members of the indigenous community bathe there for purification and to connect with Mother Nature.


Cuicocha

Translated from Kichwa as Lake of Guinea Pigs because of its shape and the importance of this animal in Ecuador is a 2 mile Crater Lake in the Northern part of Ecuador.


Machachi

Located in the central highlands, Machachi sits in among beautiful stretches of hilly farmland, mountains, and impressive volcanoes. Here, it is possible to see the jagged peaks of the Ilinizas volcanoes, which are sometimes covered in snow, as well as the amazing Cotopaxi volcano.


Cotopaxi National Park

In the foothills of Cotopaxi, this protected park of Ecuador is a large forested area home to a diversity of wildlife including the representative animal of Ecuador, the Condor.


Quilotoa

A stunning turquoise to green lake in the midst of mountain peaks. During our trip we may be able enjoy a view of the snow-covered peaks of Cotopaxi and Ilinizas.


Horseback Ride

One of the most beloved activities in the Andean countryside, enjoy the view from another perspective where cars do not enter and therefore the sounds of nature are more likely to be appreciated. Go between the colorful landscapes of the highlands with lakes and snow capped volcanoes around.


Riobamba

A small city known as the “Sultan of the Andes” because it is located on the foothills of Chimborazo. This mountain is sacred for the local indigenous people, Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador, and one of the tallest in the world with 6310 meters above sea level, therefore is also the closest peak to the sun in the world.


Guano

A small town near Riobamba famous for their production of leather, their marvelous lookout point, and the Guano Mommy. As you practice your Spanish, we can learn about the “Cholas de Guano”.


Nariz del Diablo Train Ride

Ride the train down the mountain. Yes! Because of the steep geography of the Andes Highlands, the engineers that built the road to connect with the coast had to figure out how to do it, resulting in a zig zag shaped railroad that goes lowering in altitude.


Baños

Located at the foot of the Tungurahua volcano. Baños is known as the gateway to the Amazon jungle and it is a popular place of pilgrimage.  Go to the Church of Baños where the protecting Virgin of Baños is. This is a small town where you can shop, treat yourself to a delicious meal and natural drinks, relax or even hire the services to do adventure sports like water rafting. You may also want to swim in the thermal pools near Baños, which are famous for their healing effects.


Natural Waterfalls

Enjoy the ride to breathtaking waterfalls. Marvel with the view and get the most out of your contact with nature.


Misahuallí

This town is located on the shores of Napo River which flows into the well known Amazon River. You will have the opportunity to spot small monkeys that bounce between the trees.


Jungle Napo River

Jump in the water and enjoy the relaxing flow of the river while tubing. A guided tour through the wild jungle will let you learn about the Ecosystem, the richness of the Amazon Jungle and the way everything helps to the living of the people in the area and the survival techniques in the Jungle.


Tena

This city of our Amazon Region is a major commercial center where the indigenous people of the area go to get their supplies. It is also the capital of the Napo Province, known as the “Cinnamon Capital”.


Jumandi Caves

These caves are located in the Province of Napo, close to the city of Tena. They were named after a leader who fought the Spanish conquistadors.


Thermal Pools

Get the best out of the healing effects of this water for your body, Thermal Pools are very well known to have a high mineral content that has been proved to benefit to give you great benefits and wellness.

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