Spanish School in Ecuador, Quito

Learn and Travel

Learn and Travel Program

 

FIRST WEEKEND

 

 

OTAVALO (INDIGENOUS MARKET)

Otavalo Market - Learn and Travel

With Learn and travel program, know Otavalo market

Learn and Travel offers you the possibility to practice your spanish skills adquired in your spanish classes, with the ecuadorian peoples. Therefore, we offers you, two destinies: Otavalo and Cotopaxi National Park.

First of all, we will visite Otavalo that is located, just 2 hours North of Quito, in the Imbabura province, surrounded by volcanoes, rivers and lakes; consequently, is knowled like the “Province of the lakes”

With Learn and Travel you will visit San Pablo lake.

The “Otavaleños”, the inhabitants of the area, are proud of their cultural heritage and they have been very successful in the development of handicrafts, consequently the urban development of the city grow up too.Their weekly market it is very famous because has an enormous variety of handicrafts, including: tapestries, hammocks, jewelry, paintings and colorful native clothing. The market is beautiful, but most of all you love is the style of sell, in wich you could offers price with the sellers taking deals and practicing your language skills. In addition we will cross the Equatorial line and visit the Quitsato solar clock.

Cuicocha Lagoon

Also, after lunch, we will visit the village of Cotacachi, known for its leather products and landscape, furtheremore the Cuicocha lagoon, a beautiful crater lake. Finally we will return to Quito.

COTOPAXI (NATIONAL PARK)

 

With Learn and Travel visit the Cotopaxi volcano.

Another place much as beautiful like Otavalo is the Cotopaxi Volcano, famous due to is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, standing at 5897 masl. Furthermore, here we will be able to see animals such as llamas, deer, and if you’re really lucky, an Andean Condor! Also we’ll travel up a dirt road ‘til the Andean glacier lake called “Limpiopungo”, located at 3800masl, at the base of the Cotopaxi volcano itself.

Visit Limpiopungo in Cotopaxi with Learn and Travel

Finally, if the weather conditions allow, we will drive to the parking lot located at 4500masl so we can walk 300m uphill to the refuge, giving us a once-in-a-lifetime view of the entire Southern Andean region.

 

 

LESSONS ONLY AND TRAVEL TO OTAVALO and COTOPAXI

 

Plan Details
WEEKS HOURS (7hrs/day) HOURS (4hrs/day)
 

INDIVIDUAL

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 655.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 460.00

 

TWO STUDENTS

1 Week 35 hrs $ 555.00 20 hrs $ 360.00

*Price per person (Two students)

Extra night host family 25 USD

Hora de salida 8:00 am.

 

LESSONS & ACCOMMODATION (FAMILY) *FB

AND OTAVALO & COTOPÀXI TRIP

Plan Details
WEEKS HOURS (7hrs/day) HOURS (4hrs/day)
 

INDIVIDUAL

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 830.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 635.00

 

TWO STUDENTS

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 730.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 535.00

 

*Price per person (Two students) * Extra night host family 25 USD *Hora de salida 8:00 am

 

This price includes EVERYTHING

  1. Trained high level instructor
  2. Placement test
  3. Student materials(notebook, map)
  4. Written tests, oral tests and certificate approved by the SETEC with 0000475 number
  5. Copies of book exercises
  6. Extra material for the exercises
  7. Museum entrance fees
  8. School book.
  9. Salsa Class
  10. Cooking Class (You only need to pay for the ingredients.)
  11. Internet, video and audio use
  12. Coffee on the breaks

The trip includes

  1. Transport to Quilotoa and Mindo there and back
  2. Guide / Driver
  3. Tolls
  4. Meals

SECOND WEEKEND

 

QUILOTOA

Quilotoa

First, Learn and Travel, takes you to the Quilotoa crater that is located in the Cotopaxi province, at 3814masl and is a part of the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve. With a car we will arrive at the top of the crater, because is the best place to see a beautiful emerald Green lake inside. Also, during the trip we will enjoy a picturesque landscape, seeing small indigenous villages in their agricultural communities. The temperature inside the crater is actually warmer than on the outside. Furthermore, we’ll have a walk descending to the shore of the lake, which will take about 1 hour; the walk back up will take approximately 90 to 120 minutes to the crater’s edge, about 280m. To avoid the hike back up, you can always hire mules or horses. Finally we will return to Quito.

 

MINDO

Cascada Mindo

For the second day, Learn and Travel takes you to amazing place, about 2 hours from Quito, called Mindo, with some extraordinary flora. There is a huge variety of birds, also more than 170 species of orchids have been discovered, Mindo is famous, due to this, furthermore it’s a perfect place to do adventure sports, horseback riding, mountain biking, tubing, or rafting. Here the student will enjoy the landscape, visiting the butterfly reserve, orchid garden and a chocolate Factory. The sports activities aren’t included in the visit.

 

LESSONS ONLY AND TRAVEL TO QUILOTOA and MINDO

Plan Details
WEEKS HOURS (7hrs/day) HOURS (4hrs/day)
 

INDIVIDUAL

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 665.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 470.00

 

TWO STUDENTS

1 Week 35 hrs $ 560.00 20 hrs $ 365.00

*Price per person (Two students)

Extra night host family 25 USD

Leaving time: 7:00 am Quilotoa (Saturday) and 8:00 am Mindo (Sunday)

LESSONS & ACCOMMODATION (FAMILY) *FB

AND QUILOTOA & MINDO TRIP

 

Plan Details
WEEKS HOURS (7hrs/day) HOURS (4hrs/day)
 

INDIVIDUAL

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 840.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 645.00

 

TWO STUDENTS

1 Week

 

 

35 hrs

 

 

$ 735.00

 

 

20 hrs

 

 

$ 540.00

 

*Price per person (Two students)

* Extra night host family 25 USD

* Leaving time: 7:00 am Quilotoa (Saturday) y 8:00 am Mindo (Sunday)

This price includes EVERYTHING

  1. Trained high level instructor
  2. Placement test
  3. Student materials(notebook, map)
  4. Written tests, oral tests and certificate approved by the SETEC with 0000475 number
  5. Copies of book exercises
  6. Extra material for the exercises
  7. Museum entrance fees
  8. School book.
  9. Salsa Class
  10. Cooking Class (You only need pay for the ingredients.)
  11. Internet, video and audio use
  12. Coffee on the breaks

The trip includes

  1. Transport to Quilotoa and Mindo there and back
  2. Guide / Driver
  3. Tolls
  4. Meals
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