12 days in the Highlands and the Amazon Jungle will give you the opportunity to become more familiar with Ecuador and allow you more time to practice Spanish while travelling.
Looking for a two week spanish adventure? Look no further. This Traveling Classroom Spanish Course focuses on discovering and enjoying the wonders of Ecuador all while improving and practicing your Spanish skills. You’ll go to Otavalo to discover the incredible atrisenal market, Baños to see the beautiful waterfalls, get a taste of the Oriente while walking through the jungle in Misahualli, tube down the Rio Napo, explore the caves near Tena, and soak in the relaxing Andean thermal pools of Papallacta. You will have the richest and most unforgettable experience as you visit the country step-by-step, with the opportunity to meet people, share the bus with locals, observe and participate in our customs and traditions and speak to real Ecuadorians.
We take care of the details, while you enjoy learning Spanish and experiencing the rich culture of Ecuador!
Andes/Amazon Jungle Round Trip - 12 Days Itinerary
MondayA trip to Ecuador is not complete without visiting Otavalo. A cultural hub, Otavaleños pride themselves in their heritage and artistic talents. They are famous for their weavings and textiles and host one of the biggest and best Indigenous markets in all Latin America.
After arriving in Otavalo, refuel with lunch and have your first Spanish class for the duration of the afternoon. Between classes and dinner you will have the opportunity to explore the colorful market.
Tuesday Start with breakfast and then spend the morning in classes. Eat lunch and then head on an excursion to Peguche Falls, passing through a eucalypti grove. After the visiting the falls, continue to San Pablo Lake, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Return to Otavalo for dinner and an evening stroll through the vibrant town.
WednesdayAfter breakfast, depart for the next stop on your adventure, Baños. The gateway to the Amazon and an adventurers paradise, you will enjoy this vibrant environment located in the foothills of the active Volcán Tungurahua. After arriving in Baños, you’ll refuel with lunch and then have Spanish class for the afternoon. In the evening, eat dinner, stroll the town, and enjoy the friendly vibe.
ThursdayStart with a good breakfast and then visit the spectacular waterfalls of Baños. Ride in a cable car and cross the river. Hike to the Pailon del Diablo and be in for a splash. For the brave, there is even bungee jumping. Back in town, enjoy lunch and an afternoon of classes. In the evening, have dinner and relax.
Friday Fuel with breakfast and then spend the morning in Spanish classes. After classes, have lunch and then hike to the spectacular viewpoint. After returning, have dinner and relax.
SaturdayFree day. Enjoy the Baños thermal pools, a great way to spend the day relaxing and known for their rejuvenating powers.
SundayAfter breakfast, depart to Misahualli, located on the Rio Napo in the Amazon Jungle. Upon arrival you will have lunch, along with entertainment from the local monkeys, who hang out in the central park. Stroll back to the hotel, stopping along the beach, and study Spanish for the afternoon. In the evening, have dinner and relax.
MondayStart with breakfast and then spend the morning in Spanish classes. After lunch you will have time to enjoy the beach. In the evening have dinner and relax and for an exciting day ahead.
TuesdayAfter a good breakfast and a short Spanish session, depart by motorized canoe down the Rio Napo. Your first stop, a jungle walk. Disembark and be guided through the jungle. Discover the many marvels of the jungle, including some survival tricks. Next, you will have the opportunity to tube down the Rio Napo, a refreshingly wonderful experience. After lunch on the Napo, you will visit a conservational zoo. Head back up river to town, eat dinner, and relax.
WednesdayStart with breakfast and then visit a waterfall, located just outside of town. Hike through the jungle to the waterfall and take a refreshing dip. Back in Misahualli, get your bags and it is off to Tena. Have lunch and an afternoon of Spanish classes. In the evening, have dinner and relax.
ThursdayAfter eating breakfast, visit the caves of Jumandy. Named after a man who fought against the Spanish conquistadors, the caves provide an adventurous afternoon of exploring and discovering their wonders. You will then return to Tena for lunch and afternoon classes. In the evening, stroll the town, eat dinner, and prepare for your final day.
FridayEat breakfast and then head back up the Sierra to Papallacta. Papallacta was a stopping point for Francisco Orellana, the Spanish conquistador who made the famous journey down the Amazon in 1541. Here you will find the thermal pools of Papallacta, a relaxing way to finish your trip. Refuel with a local trout lunch before heading back to Quito.