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Travelling Classroom Ecuador 4 weeks

4 weeks from $1960

Mitad del Mundo right on the equator!You’ll have Spanish classes and lots of activities and excursions. The four places where you will take your Spanish course are Quito, Cuenca or the Amazon-jungle, Manta and Montañita ($1960 Cuenca / $2115 jungle).
When? The Travelling Classroom Ecuador starts every Sunday of the year. Here you can check the start dates of the Travelling Classroom Ecuador.
Spanish classes You will have 20 hours of group classes at all locations except for the jungle location, at the jungle location you will receive 15 hours of group classes. Groups of max 6 students, more likely groups of 3 or 4 students.
Accommodation Guest family stay in Quito, Cuenca and Manta (two meals per day. Included are breakfast and dinner). In the jungle in a shared room in a jungle lodge (all meals). In Montañita shared cabana (no meals). At an additional cost you can request a private room in the jungle and Montañita.

The great advantage of this tour that there is no minimum number of participants, so it will never be cancelled. Below a short video of the week in Manta (week 3 if you start in Quito).

Apart from the Spanish classes, we offer the following activities and excursions:

 

Travelling Classroom Ecuador week 1: Quito

Day
Activity

Tuesday afternoon

City tour in the old colonial part of Quito.
Wednesday afternoon
Ecuadorian cooking class.
Wednesday night
Famous cable car trip above Quito `Quito by night`.
Thursday
Visit the Equator, the center of the world (Mitad del Mundo) and museum Intiñan.
Saturday
Cotopaxi. Activity Travelling Classroom EcuadorFull day excursion.
Visit National Park Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world!  You’ll walk up and you’ll race downhill on a mountain bike. An Adrenaline injection guaranteed! Lunch packet is included. You will need different types of clothing on this day.
Sunday
Early morning start. On the road to either Cuenca or the jungle.
Pictures of some activities
Quito old town excursionEvery day sports in diferen parks of Quito

Quito moderno

Bicycles for rent in Quito

In the next week of the Travelling Classroom Ecuador: your choice to go either to Cuenca or the amazon jungle.

Travelling Classroom Ecuador week 2 option 1: Cuenca

 

Day
Activity
Sunday
Transfer from the bus station to your host family
Monday afternoon
City tour. Cuenca is located in the south of Ecuador in the Andes at an altitude of 2500 meter. The city was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish. It has two cathedrals, the first one was inaugurated in 1557 and the other one in 1880. A monastery and archaeological digs from the Inca period make this place special.
Thursday afternoon
Salsa dance class
Wednesday afternoon
Visit the museum of Banco Central, the Ruins of Pumapungo and the Inca garden.
Friday afternoon
Visit the site Incapirca.
Saturday
Free day with optional activity (not included in the program).
Sunday
Trip to Manta

Or choose one week of Spanish classes in the JUNGLE:

Travelling Classroom Ecuador week 2 option 2: Amazon Jungle

Day
Activity
Sunday
Arrival late afternoon in the jungle lodge
Monday afternoon
Inner-tubing (drift down the jungle river on a big truck tire) or you`ll build your own raft and float on in down river*.
Tuesday afternoon
Hike on bird island.
Wednesday afternoon
Visit an Indian community where you will go blow fishing and drink chicha (fermented corn drink) or you’ll visit a shaman*.
Thurdsay afternoon
Test your luck: dig for gold in the river and you will practice artisan fishing. Or you visit the animal rescue center in the jungle*
Friday afternoon
Jungle hike in the reserve `Viva Selva’. Indian community. Make your own chocolate. Travelling Classroom
Here you will see many different species of monkeys. But also owls, toucans, felines and capybaras. These last ones are very big groundhogs that can weigh up to 80 kilos.
No need to be afraid, they are not dangerous, they only eat plants.
Saturday
Free day, optional activities are possible at own cost.
Sunday
To Manta: By bus to Quito and from there by plane to Manta.

*alternating these different activities are offered. We can’t tell you which activity will take place in the week you plan to go.

winkeltje in Ahuano

Jungle wandeling

Dagelijkse excursies met lokale gids

Tapir in AmaZOIOnico

 

 

 

 

Travelling Classroom Ecuador week 3: Manta

Day
Activity
Zondag
Transfer from the bus station (coming from Cuenca) or airport (coming from jungle) to your guest family.
Tueday afternoon
Salsa dance class.
Wednesday afternoon
To Monte Cristi where the well known Panama hats are made.
Thursday afternoon
You`ll go hang gliding!!!
Friday afternoon
Ecuadorian cooking class.
Saturday
Day trip to Isla de la Plata.
These islands are also known as ‘poor man’s’ Galapagos. You will see a lot of special animals like Blue footed boobies and nests with albatrosses. With a bit of luck you will see whales on their way to the Galapagos islands.
Sunday
To Montañita.

Deltavliegen Manta

Lekkere kokosnoten op het strand

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Manta is het centrum van de toninvangst

 

 

 

 

Travelling Classroom Ecuador week 4: Montañita

Day
Activity
Sunday morning
Transport from the bus station to your cabaña (shared cabaña).
General info
Here in Montañita you will have Spanish classes four hours per day from Surf classes in Ecuador, Montañita
Monday through Friday. 4 afternoons (not on Friday) surf classes for one hour. If you’ve had enough of the waves then you can also take a dip in the swimming pool of the school. Besides this there are additional cultural activities as described below. 
Tuesday afternoon
Ecuadorian cooking class.
Wednesday afternoon
Salsa dance class.
Saturday
Day trip to other beaches close by to surf, relax, swim and work on your tan.
Sunday
End of program or transport to Quito when you have started your Travelling Classroom in another place than Quito.

Inclusive in the Travelling Classroom Ecuador of 4 weeks:

  • 75 hours of Spanish classes in a group of max. 6 students. Most of the time there are 3 or 4 students of the same level in one group.
  • Accommodation: in Quito, Cuenca (when you choose  this town) and Manta you will stay with a host family where you get 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner). When you book alone you`ll get a single room. In the jungle week a shared room in a jungle lodge with all meals is included. In Montañita you will stay in a shared cabaña; (private cabañas are available for a surcharge of $65 per week). Here there are no meals included but you either cook with other students or will go out for dinner in one of the cheap restaurants in the village.
  • All mentioned activities and excursions.
  • All transportation from Quito to Quito when you start in Quito. When you start for instance in Manta than all transport from Manta back to Manta will be included.
  • When you choose for a week classes in the jungle instead of in Cuenca the flight from Quito to Manta is included.
  • Wi-Fi Internet connection at all schools, also in the jungle!
  • Class material at your level.
  • Test on Sunday to determine your level of Spanish if you are no longer a beginner.
  • Internet and library use except in the jungle.
  • Coffee or tea in the breaks.
  • Certificate of class assistance.
  •  Extensive travel information before leaving on your trip and assistance on the spot.

Not included in the Travelling Classroom Ecuador:

  • Flight to Quito. The airportcode for Quito is UIO. The most important airlines that fly to Quito are:
    Avianca, Aeromexico, American Airlines, Copa, Iberia, KLM, United, Delta. The airport code for Guayaquil is GYE. The most important airlines which fly to Guayaquil are: Avianca
    , Copa, Iberia, KLM, LAN Airlines, Delta, TAME.
  • A smaller part of your meals.
  • Transport from the airport to your first place of the TC. In Quito an airport transfer costs $40 and we can arrange it for you.
  • Personal expenses.
  • $35 reservation fee.

Advise: Try to choose a starting date when the TC starts in Quito. This avoids traveling to another place to join the group just after arriving in Quito. Just the easiest way!

When starting in Quito is impossible or inconvenient for you than your second choice should be starting in Cuenca or the jungle. When you will start in Manta or Montañita you’ll have to travel for 10 hours in a bus or take a plane from Quito to Manta which costs around $70. We can book the plane ticket for you. Some airlines fly to Guayaquil that’s an option too when you want to start  your Travelling Classroom Ecuador in Manta or Montañita. Read more about getting to these places on the courses in Ecuador page.

The Travelling Classroom Ecuador starts on these dates in the following places in 2017:

Quito Cuenca or jungle Manta Montanita
January  1st and 29th  8th  15th 22nd
February  26th  5th  12th  19th
March  26th  6th  12th  19th
April 23rd 2nd and 30th 9th  16th
May 21st  28th  7th  14th
June  18th  25th  4th  11th
July  16th  23th  30th  9th
August  13th  20th    28th  7th
September  11th  28th  27th  6th
October  8th  15th  22nd  1st and 29th
November  5th  12th  19th  26th
December  3rd  10th  17th  24th

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You will see Blue footed boobies on Isla de la Plata

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