Learn Spanish in Latin America

Travelling Classroom Guatemala 4 weeks

Guatemaltecan churches are awesome!Price: $1595 per person

Included in the Travelling Classroom Guatemala:

  • 85 hours of private Spanish classes.
  • 27 nights of accommodation and all meals, except for 3 days.
  • Many activities and excursions.
  • Airport transfer upon arrival in Guatemala City and all transportation between the four places of the Travelling Classroom Guatemala.

When? In the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. We have listed the start dates for 2018 at the end of this page.
Advise: Try to arrive on a Saturday. That’s more relaxed and this way you won’t miss the first two opportunities to meet with the other group members on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Spanish classes during the Travelling Classroom Guatemala Beautiful individual classrooms in San Pedro!
During the Travelling Classroom Guatemala you’ll have Spanish classes from Monday through Friday. In Antigua, San Pedro La Laguna and Monterrico you will  get 20 hours of private tuition and in Quetzaltenango 25 hours of also private tuition.
In total you will receive 85 hours of Spanish instruction. At every school you will have another teacher. This will help you to get accustomed to different voices, accents and ways of speaking. Your level of Spanish will be passed on to the next school every Friday after your last class. This way the continuity of the classes is guaranteed. During your private classes the teacher will focus totally and only on you. Your improvements will be very fast. You’ll be surprised!

Accommodation during the Travelling Classroom Guatemala
In Antigua you will stay at the school’s residence in your own private room, with breakfast only. In Quetzaltenango and San Pedro you will stay at a host family. You will also have your own private room.  You will enjoy three meals per day with your local family except on Sundays. On that free day you and your fellow students can enjoy the restaurants in town. In the last place of the tour, in Monterrico, you will stay in a nice hotel right at the beach. The hotel has a swimming pool! Here you will share a room and all meals are included, from Sunday night until breakfast on the last day (Saturday). If you prefer, you can book a single room with your own bathroom for a surcharge of $65.

Itinerary for each place of the Travelling Classroom:

ANTIGUA

Day
Activity
Sunday afternoon
Danielle, SLT’s representative in Guatemala,The church in El Calvario will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on a short walk through the center of Antigua along the cathedral, the main square and the banks.A drink is offered to you by SLT in a nice pub. A way to get to know your fellow students and your chance to ask any questions your might have about the upcoming tour.
Besides this she can arrange all types of transportation and accommodation for you, for example when you stay longer in Guatemala after the trip. She has lived in Guatemala for over 10 years.
Monday afternoon
Hike up to Cerro de la cruz, a lookout point where you will get a great view of the valley Antigua is located in.
Wednesday afternoon
Make your own Tortillas workshop (and of course eat them afterwards).
Friday afternoon
Antigua villages tour. A tour by local transportation visiting various villages along the way.
Saturday morning or afternoon
Climb a volcano! You go on a hike of the Pacaya volcano. Bring good shoes, a warm sweater, some snacks and plenty of water.
Sunday afternoon
Transfer to Quetzaltenango leaving at 8 am.

QUETZALTENANGO

Day
Activity
Sunday afternoon
Arrival in Quetzaltenango around 1 pm.
Monday afternoon
Conference: What is a Nahual and which NStudents in Quetzaltenango on a afternoon trip to San Andres Xecul.ahual are you? (Mayan ‘horoscope’). This very active school plans a different fun activity for its students every day. When you book the travelling classroom these activities will be completely free for you: visit to the hot springs (Fuentes Georginas), cooking class, weekending and hike to the crater lake (Laguna Chicabal).
Tuesday afternoon
Salsa dance class.
Wednesday afternoon
Relax in the hot springs of Fuentes Georginas outside of Xela.
Thursday afternoon
Cooking class you will learn to prepare pepian, a Guatemalan festive dish. Of course afterwards you will taste the results of your efforts.
Friday night
Week closing 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Handout of your certificate of assistance by the school.
Saturday
Tour to Laguna Chicabal, a walk to and around a lagoon in the crater of a former volcano.
Sunday morning
Transport with shuttle bus to San Pedro La Laguna.

SAN PEDRO

Day
Activity
Sunday
Arrival late afternoon. Discover San Harbor in San Pedro. Visit one of the many villages at Lake Atitlan during the Travelling Classroom Guatemala!Pedro with your fellow students and go out to eat in one of the many restaurants. Before you go out remember where your host family is. San Pedro is a maze of small little streets. To the right the little harbor where you can take a boat to one of the other villages at the lake. In San Juan, close to San Pedro, are many women weaving cooperations. You can see the whole process from processing cotton, the painting with natural dies and the weaving.
Monday afternoon
Conference, a round table conversation about an important or interesting subject.
Tuesday afternoon
Salsa dance class.
Wednesday afternoon
Zip line (= canopy tour) with beautiful walk to the park with the Zip lines.
Thursday afternoon
Salsa dance class.
Friday afternoon
Handout of your certificate of assistance by the school
Saturday
Kayaking on Lago Atitlan to San Marcus.
Sunday
4:30 am. Transport to Antigua where you will have time to lunch at your own expense and transport to Monterrico

MONTERRICO

Day
Activity
Sunday afternoon
Arrival in Monterrico arouNieuw zwembad met bar van Cafe del Solnd 11 am . Time for a refreshing dip and enjoy the view  of the setting sun from an outdoor terrace. Shared room* in the attractive hotel directly at the beach, Hotel Café del Sol, with pool! All meals will be included here. The hotel has a restaurant that is known because of its exceptional international kitchen. A real splurge after 3 weeks of daily Guatemalan family food!  * If you prefer a private room in Monterrico it is possible for an extra charge of $65 for 6 nights.
Monday afternoon
Horseback riding along the beach.
Tuesday afternoon
Beach volleyball.
Wednesday afternoon
An early rise for a mangrove tour to spot crocodiles and many different birds.
Thursday afternoon
Turtles lay their eggs from august to DLeatherback on its way to the sea.ecember on the beach of Hawaii and Mañanita. Both places are just outside of Monte Rico. In this period you will participate in the release of the turtle babies. You will also patrol the beach in a group to avoid that poachers will empty the turtle nests. Outside this period you will visit the turtle project of Monte Rico.
Friday afternoon
Festive ending of the tour with a special diner, a drink on the house and a bonfire on the beach.
Saturday morning
After breakfast the Travelling Classroom ends. Transport to whatever place can be arranged by the hotel or Danielle.

* In case you arrive on another day than the first weekend of the month in Guatemala discuss with us what the possibilities are. It’s always possible to have a few days of classes in Antigua and travel in the weekend to the place where the Travelling Classroom Guatemala takes place at that moment. We can arrange transport by shuttle to all places of the Travelling Classroom Guatemala where you join the group.

The price of this complete package is $1595. This price does not include a $35 reservation fee. If you prefer other more expensive accommodation just ask us, it’s possible for a surcharge.

START DATES 2018
  • 7th of January
  • 25th of February
  • 6th of May
  • 8th of July
  • 2nd of September
  • 4th of November

We also offer these Travelling Classrooms in other countries like Panama/Costa Rica and Ecuador. Go back to the homepage to see all the possibilities.

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