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Quito Panecillo Kites Ecuador
Ecuador is an ideal country to spend some time learning Spanish in a language school. Choose from the best Spanish language schools in World Heritage city of Quito and the smaller highland town of Cuenca. All the schools have professional teachers who’ll help you learn and improve your Spanish level.
You’ll practice plenty on these year-round courses, studying in classes in the morning, enjoying afternoon activities, and practising your newly learned Spanish with your host family in the evenings.
The language schools offer cultural and social activities that include salsa classes, cooking and cocktail classes, lectures on culture of Ecuador, history and more. At weekends join with other students on interesting excursions to nearby highlights and visits to places of local interest. From Cuenca you will see El Cajas national park and Ingapirca Inca ruins. From Quito visit the iconic Cotopaxi volcano, Otavalo market, head to the hills for some walking and trekking or to Mindo for bird watching, chocolate making or high adrenalin zip-lining and rafting.
Speaking Spanish will help to make your trip to Ecuador more rewarding, enabling you to talk to local people and swap stories with other travellers. A homestay experience will open doors into a new culture and learning Spanish in Ecuador can only be a life enhancing experience.
The ladies there are really welcoming, patient and had a keen interest in my pushing forward in learning Spanish.
Thank you again for your assistance, the entire experience was wonderful.
K. Radoll, Spanish classes
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Dates: From September 2019 to December 2020
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Thank you! We had an absolutely wonderful trip, thank you so much for organizing it!
We really felt like it couldn't have been much better -- and you really did an amazing job of making that happen.
The language school was great. We got to do loads of conversation and really learned a lot in the time.
The Inca Trail was incredible! We felt good the whole trip, and were lucky not to struggle with the altitude. We really enjoyed the hiking, the incredible scenery and the sites. The guides were friendly, and seemed very knowledgable about the inca sites, and we chatted to them in Spanish when possible.
A. Heineike, USA, 2013
» Learn Spanish & Trek The Inca Trail
We were very lucky to have the company of some fantastic guides on the tour. Marco, our main tour guide, was as helpful as ever. The children will also mention Willow (Colca Canyon), Maria and Ruben (Puno and Taquile), Marlene (our host in the barrio [poor neighbourhood] of Cusco), Cristian and his rafting team, ‘George of The Jungle’ at Wasai and Fabiola (our tour guide in Lima). Enthusiastic and caring people – all of them. There were others too which i haven't mentioned. The trip would not have been such a great success without the superb organisation of Andean Trails and the personal attention of Kathy (the boss). We may have been their paying customers but their organisation, attention to detail and efficiency was fantastic. If you or any members of your family are ever planning a South American trip in the future then I don’t think you need to look any further for a quality organisation to organise your trip. Anyone who is familiar with our previous trip in 2006 will find it hard to believe that we actually crammed in more than we did then. For example, we had a great open-top-bus tour of Arequipa, saw a lot more of Lima including San Francisco and its catacombs and Lima’s Inca gold museum. The most significant addition to the trip was the visit to the poor barrio (bar-ee-oh) arranged by Andean Trails. We left a great quantity of clothes, football kits, pencils and 80+ ‘Tiny Tots’ watches donated by the Ragdoll TV company. A few members of the St Benedict’s community also donated a bit of money which we left with Marlene. The kids had great fun playing football with them and friendships were made the following day when 16 of them joined us on the rafting trip. On the bus to the river communication was easy and fun – we sang a song in English and then they sang a song in Spanish – again and again. It was great to see the handshakes and hugs between them all as we all said goodbye. We hope to maintain our contact with Andean Trails and Marlene and their work and are planning to raise money for ‘the project’ through our Advent and Lenten charity appeals.
Alex Hendry, UK, 2016
» Tailor made school trip to Peru
@ecocamp_travel Wow wish we were there!
2nd September, 2020 10:07 am
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