La Lengua Spanish School and Tours

Integrating Culture and Tourism since 1994

Travel and study 4 Weeks Spanish Program

Enjoy the highlands, the jungle and the coast of Ecuador while studying Spanish!

Quito

Located at 2 800 meter above sea level, Ecuador’s capital boasts bustling indigenous markets and colonial architecture. It’s a beautiful city with lots to offer for all ages and tastes. Our school is located in the tourist center close to the bars, restaurants and internet cafes.

Baños

Baños is situated in the Tungurahua Province, about 169 km South of Quito, near the Tungurahua volcano (5 016 m above sea level). This lovely town lies in a beautiful valley at 1 800 m, surrounded by waterfalls and hot springs.

Suchipakari Amazon Rainforest EcoLodge

Live in the heart of the jungle, a unique natural site while improving your Spanish with help of experienced teachers. Suchipakari is situated approx. one hour away from Tena.

Puerto Lopez

Puerto López is an authentic fishing village located in the Machalilla National Park, on the Pacific Ocean coast. From there you can make different excursions, such as the Isla de la Plata. This village is famous for its delicious local culinary specialties which should not be missed on any account.

Itinerary Quito

Monday

09:00 – 12:00, 3 hours individual Spanish classes.
14:00 – 17:00 visit to the historic center of Quito by local bus with a Spanish teacher.

In 1978 UNESCO declared Quito’s colonial center as one of the world’s cultural heritage sites.
Two meals and accommodation in an Ecuadorian host family.

Tuesday

08:30 – 12:30, 4 hours Spanish classes.
Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Wednesday

08:30 – 12:30, 4 hours Spanish classes, afternoon free time.
Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Thursday

07:30 – 16:00 excursion to the indigenous market of Saquisilí with your Spanish teacher.

This market is for the inhabitants of remote indigenous villages who flood into town to buy and sell everything from bananas and herbal remedies to strings and piglets. Many travelers rate this market as the best they’ve seen in Ecuador. It’s a two hour drive, passing the Cotopaxi volcano.

Once arrived in Saquisilí you first visit the animal market and then make your way through the rest of the market. Lunch (not included in the price) and drive back to Quito.

Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Friday

08:30 – 12:30, 4 hours Spanish classes.
Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Saturday optional: Visit Otavalo indigenous market
Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Sunday optional: Tours La Lengua (see above).
Two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Itinerary Baños

Monday

Morning bus to Baños with your teacher.
Accommodation at the “Hostal Llanovientos”, single room with private bath.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon 3 hours Spanish classes.

Tuesday

Breakfast, 09:00 – 12:00, 3 hours Spanish classes.

Lunch at a local restaurant, in the afternoon hike to the viewpoint.
Accommodation at the “Hostal Llanovientos”, single room with private bath.

Wednesday

Breakfast, 09:00 – 12:00, 3 hours Spanish classes, in the afternoon bike on the “Ruta de las Cascadas”.

Lunch at a local restaurant and accommodation at the “Hostal Llanovientos”, single room with private bath.

Thursday

Breakfast, 09:00 – 12:00, 3 hours Spanish classes.

Lunch at a local restaurant, in the afternoon visit to the zoological Garden and accommodation at the “Hostal Llanovientos”, single room with private bath.

Friday

Breakfast, 09:00 – 12:00, 3 hours Spanish classes.

Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Quito by bus and accommodation at the host family.

Saturday Breakfast, free time and dinner & accommodation in the host family.

Sunday Breakfast, free time to explore Quito. Dinner

Itinerary Suchipakari

Monday

07:30 Departure from Quito – Tena
12.30 Departure from Tena – Suchipakari Jungle Lodge
13:30 Lunch
Spanish Classes
Preparation of the Natural Chocolate.
Enjoy your Dinner and night at the Lodge

Tuesday

Walk of Birds and medicinal plants
07:00 Breakfast
Spanish class
Lunch
Distribution of rubber boots, walk through the jungle , observing the view the RESERVE offers. Enjoy swinging on vines like Tarzan, explanation of medicinal plants like the blood of drago, the ortiga, the ayahuasca, Ginger, the guayusa, hierba luisa, etc. Take pictures next to the Gigantic tree of the Amazon: “The Great Ceibo”, birdwatching. Escalation to the Natural View Point of the Napo River.
Dinner and leisure time.

Wednesday

Jungle Trekking – Cascades
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Distribution of rubber boots. Walk to the cascade, meanwhile observing the indigenous communities on route. Swim along the cascade.
Box Lunch.
Spanish Classes
Dinner

Thursday

Visiting Amazon Natives – Napo River
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 30 minutes walk to the Napo River, boarding on the motor canoe. Distribution of life vests. Navigation to the Museum of Amazonic Traps, observation of wildlife: alligators, boa constrictor, boa constrictor,parrots, tucans, jaguars, lizards, frogs, monkey, among others.
Afterwards continue to the Kichwa Community , participate in the typical dance, elaboration of the chicha from the cassava, “typical drink” and shopping at handicraft shops. Return to the Lodge.
Box Lunch – Return to the Lodge.
Spanish Classes
Dinner, night walk in the jungle.

Friday

Amazon Dawn Wachting – River Tubbing & Log Rafting
07:00 Breakfast
Spanish Classes
13:30 pm Lunch
Return to Quito

Saturday in Quito, two meals and accommodation in a host family.

Time to relax.

Sunday

Breakfast and dinner at your host family, free time in Quito.

Optional: Every weekend our school offers different kind of tours to our students (Volcano trekking, Thermal Baths, lagoons etc.). To find out, which tour we offer on this particular weekend and about the prices, please contact the school in Quito beforehand.

Night bus to Puerto López.

Itinerary Puerto López

Monday

Arrival in Puerto López, breakfast, relax, 3 hours Spanish course in the afternoon, accommodation at the school’s own “cabañas”.

Tuesday

Breakfast, Spanish course from 09:00 – 12:00, afternoon excursion with your teacher to Agua Blanca. This little village has an archaeological museum explaining the excavation of the Manta site that is about a half-hour walk away which can be visited too.

Wednesday

Breakfast, Spanish course from 09:00 – 12:00, afternoon excursion to the “Piqueros” beach, where you can also visit the local museum, which preserves the sea animals from this region.

Thursday

Breakfast, excursion to Montañita with your Spanish teacher. Montañita is famous for its hippie and surf community and its bamboo architecture. Here you can have a go at surfing, buy some handmade jewelry or just have a swim and walk at the beach.

Friday

Breakfast, Spanish course from 09:00 – 12:00

Program ends here.

Price USD 1995

Important: This price is based on one student.

If you wish to study in a small group of two or more students with only one teacher, you will get a discount of USD 200 per student.

However, if you would like to travel together, but each one with your own teacher, the price remains the same.

Price includes

- 70 hours of individual Spanish classes (one teacher, one student)
- During this program you will be accompanied by your teacher
- 13 days at a host family in Quito with two daily meals
- Excursions mentioned in the program except the optional weekend tours
- 5 days at the “Hostal Llanovientos”, single room with private bath including breakfast and
dinner at a local restaurant
- 5 days of accommodation at the jungle lodge, double room, three daily meals and tours
- 5 days of accommodation at the school’s cabañas in Puerto López, includes breakfast
- Bus fares: Quito–Baños-Quito, Quito–Suchipakari–Quito, Quito–Puerto Lopez

Galápagos Islands

We also offer trips to the Galápagos Islands. For further information about dates, prices, boats please don’t hesitate to contact us!