Activities and Excursions
To complete the language teaching programme, we offer an exciting variety of cultural and tourist activities to expand the Spanish vocabulary and diversity of the instruction. These activities are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Our staff organises small group excursions to interesting and entertaining places. All activities are optional and supervised by the teachers. Students pay their own transportation and entrance fees.
Some of the country's finest climbing and trekking is found just 60km south of Quito in Parque Nacional Cotopaxi whose volcano, VolcᮠCotopaxi (5900m), is the world's highest. Further south, the town of Bamakes a good base for walking and visiting the thermal springs. More strenuous hiking in the southern highlands near Cuenca with its beautiful lakes and Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (6310m).
Other possible activities include swimming in the warm coastal waters, scuba diving in the Galᰡgos Islands, snorkelling, jungle excursions in the Oriente and bird watching in the national parks. Cooking classes and Latin dancing lessons can also be organised.