Excursions


Explore Quito as part of your lessons

Students can visit the places below by themselves but also can share the Spanish lessons by visiting them together with their teachers as part of classes. Public transportation included

 

Activities in the school

- Free- 1 to 2 hours activity
  • Visit the local market of Santa clara. Try tipical food
  • Visit the Hadcraft market. Artisanal market, Buy a suvenir for your boss.
  • Visit the Mercado Central. Try the traditional "Corvinas"
  • Salsa lessons
  • Cooking lessons

 

 

Activities aoutdoors:

In the mornings: (1 to 3 hours activity)

  • Change of guard in the palace. Mondays 11am
  • La Ronda, have a coffee with friends here
  • Teleferico, Cable car. From 9am - often sunny
  • Visit the local marketof Santa clara. Try tipical food
  • Visit the Hadcraft market. Artisanal market
  • The JardĆ­n BotĆ”nico. Enjoy the nature
  • Visit the Mercado Central to try the traditional "Corvinas"
  • The museo de San Diego, Very iteresting place.
  • The museo del Penal "Ex-old prission of Quito" Old Town.
  • La Carolina Park. Safe walking place in Quito

In the afternoon (2 to 4 hours activity)

  • Old Town. Colonial part of Quito
  • Museo Guayasamin. La Capilla del Hombre
  • Teleferico, Cable car. From 9am - often sunny
  • The Equator. Experience both hemisferes
  • IntiƱan Museum. Try experiments
  • La Carolina Park. Safe walking place in Quito
  • El panecillo. The hill with the Statue of Maria
  • The JardĆ­n BotĆ”nico. Enjoy the nature

 

 

Excursions during the weekends

(Full day activity)

  • Otavalo. Indigenous Market
  • Cotopaxi National Park. View of the Los Andes
  • The Hot springs of Papallacta. Relax & Spa
  • Quilotoa Lake. Walk in the mountains and Lake
  • Mindo the cloud forest. Tropical forest in the mountains


 


Explore Ecuador with our Partner Travel Agency

(Ask for discounts as our Student)

Ā Share the excursions in a private transportation together with other tourists. Ask for a special price as our student for the Andes, The GalĆ”pagos Islands, the Amazon in the jungle or the beautiful beaches in the Pacific coast..

AMAZON jungle tourĀ -Cuyabeno reserve

Trip duration: 4 days / 3 nights trip.

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Ā Take a motorized canoe through this spectacular 600,000 hectare reserve with extraordinarily diverse flora and fauna. Live a few days on the wild side with anacondas, monkeys, caymans, pink dolphins, snakes, tarantulas, toucans and much more! Visit a local community and spend an hour with a real shaman. For additional costs, you have the option to stay an extra night to try ayahuasca (a hallucenogeic used by shaman in the Amazon). All transport and food are included in the cost. Not included is the round-trip Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito ($18). You may also wish to tip your superb bilingual guide (optional).

 

COTOPAXI National Park - Do downhill

Trip duration: 1 day

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In a private car, you will travel along the road near volcanoes to Cotopaxi National Park. Visit Lake Limpiopungo and take a great picture of the Cotopaxi volcano to send to your friends. Finish your trip with a hike up to the refuge that sits at 4.800 m (15,749 ft).

OTAVALO indigenous marketĀ 

Trip duration: 1 day

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You'll find a huge indigenous market in Otavalo. You can buy produce, animals, jewelry, accesories, etc. Visit the town of CalderĆ³n, famous for its bread dough figurines, the town of Otavalo known for its "poncho market" and the town of Cotacachi where you can find some of EcuadorĀ“s best leather handicrafts. Other sites to see include the town of Cayambe, and the lakes of San Pablo and Cuicocha. Here you can get a true feel of South American culture.

 

QUILOTOA Lake tripĀ 

Trip duration: 1 day

Spend a day at this real indian market! Travel along the green fields through the Panamericana & visit the indigeneous community and market in Saquisili. You can also visit the Lake QUILOTOA located at 31 hour far. You will also get a great view the Cotopaxi volcano from a distance.

 

MINDO, The Cloud Forest-Ā Waterfalls and Canopy:Ā 

Trip duration: 1 day

This trip takes you to the most natural cloud forests in Ecuador. Visit the "mariposaurio" (butterfly house), walk to the waterfalls and enjoy ĀØtubingĀØ in rubber rings down the river. Enjoy a peacful night at CabaƱas "Gran Eden", two hours from Quito.

 

GALAPAGOS IslandsĀ Ā More...

Economic Tour 4 days / 3 nights

If you would like to know how much a trip toĀ Galapagos tripĀ will cost you, please send all necessary detailsto find the best option. I'll need to know the dates, # days, class of the trip, etc.



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