Learn Spanish in Ecuador
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Group Size: Max 6 students
Trip code: LSIE
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Brush up on your Spanish in beautiful Ecuador! Enjoy up to 4 weeks of fantastic group language classes and then put what you’ve learned into practice in the local bars and cafes. You’ll be staying in the vibrant La Mariscal neighbourhood in Quito with its bustling markets and music scene, and studying with a group of like-minded Spanish enthusiasts. The best way to learn a language is by speaking it, so join this awesome experience and get your Spanish up to scratch!
- Enjoy up to 4 weeks of dedicated group Spanish classes
- Stay and study in the lively La Mariscal area of Quito
- Enjoy cultural experiences and excursions, including free salsa classes and market visits!
- Stay in a beautiful student house with fellow language-learners
- Explore Ecuador from your base in Quito by visiting Cotopaxi, Banos, Quilotoa and more!
- Put your skills into practice in real-life Spanish situations!
Spend 1-4 weeks in Quito and participate in daily group Spanish lessons. You’ll learn in a beautiful orange house in the La Mariscal area, with several class rooms and communal spaces. Freshly prepared coffee is available, as well as comfy sofas and a ping pong table. You may even enjoy a few lessons beneath the lemon tree in the garden!
You’ll be provided with all the necessary materials for your classes, including a grammar book, and you’ll soon see your language skills improve! Learning and practising every day is the only way to get better, and you’ll be completely immersed in the language and the culture of Quito on this experience!
Excursions and Activities
Alongside your classes, you’ll also head out on exciting excursions and take part in great activities. These optional activities include weekly cocktail gatherings, free salsa classes, city tours and market visits.
In your free time, you can head into the La Mariscal neighbourhood with your groups and check out the restaurants and bars, or kick back at your accommodation and watch TV. The best way to improve your Spanish is to keep speaking it, so make sure you interact with locals, watch Spanish news, and push yourself to keep learning!
Once your classes have finished, you can explore the rest of this beautiful country! Why not join our fantastic Explore Ecuador trip and explore the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes Mountains, or head over to the Galapagos Islands on our Galapagos Islands Adventure?
Please note: On some start dates, class schedules may be slightly changed to accommodate national holidays. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
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Your trip will start on a Saturday. You can arrive into Quito airport at any time on day 1 and you will be met at the airport in Quito and transferred to your accommodation.
Your programme will end on a Saturday and you can depart from Quito at any time. A return transfer at the end of the trip is not included, but is easy to arrange.
You will stay in a comfortable student house in the lively La Mariscal area of Quito. The house has 4 shared bedrooms, with 9 beds in total. The house includes a spacious living room with a TV and DVD player, as well as a kitchen with all utensils and a big dining table.
No meals are included on this experience. This is a great opportunity for you to practise your Spanish skills by going to local shops and markets and picking up your own food!
The minimum age to join this experience is 18 years old. No prior Spanish speaking experience is required to do this programme - we can cater to anybody from complete beginners to advanced levels!
British nationals can stay in Ecuador for up to 90 days without a visa, so long as you have six months’ validity remaining on your passport from your first day in Ecuador. Travellers must show proof of valid health insurance on entering the country. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.