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Spanish in Banos - Group Lessons

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Spanish in Banos - Group Lessons

Weekly Schedules and Activities

If you choose the Arrival Package, we will pick you up from the airport or bus station on Saturday in Quito, and your first nights’ accommodation is included. A private arrival transfer from Quito to Banos is included. Lessons start on Monday, so you have Sunday to relax or check out the neighbourhood.

You will receive 20 hours of group lessons per week**. On Monday you will meet your teacher and companions at the hostel and you will start this fun learning process. Your classes are scheduled 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. During your stay will also have 2 extra activities: a half day Bike Tour and a half day Canopy bridge! Your teacher will also share with you tips about all the great places to visit in Baños for eating, drinking and dancing.

**In case there are no other students learning Spanish you will receive 16 hours of private lessons.

Your lessons can be tailored to your wishes or follow the textbook, depending on your Spanish level.

Included

Information package
Orientation meeting (virtual)
Half Day Bike tour
Half Day Canopy bridge
All necessary materials for the classes
Grammar book
Certificate after finishing the classes
24/7 emergency phone and travel assistance

Public Holidays

The project is closed on the following public holidays:

2024
01 January
20-21 February
07 April
01 & 26 May
11 August
09 October
02-03 November
25 December

Mandatory Requirements

Minimum age of 18
All foreigners entering Ecuador are obliged to have a valid health insurance.
Summary

What’s included?

Activities

Banos is the adventure capital of South America. There are almost unlimited options for those who love outdoor activities.

Some of your options (not included) are:
- The Casa del Arbol, swing from a tree over an epic cliff
- Visit the spectacular waterfall “Pailón del Diablo”
- Relax in the natural thermal baths and hot springs
- White Water Rafting
- Zip lining and obstacle course
- Hanging bridges
- Explore on bikes, rent a quad or small jeeps - anything goes

Accommodation

Accommodation in Quito with the Arrival Package
Your first night is in a centrally located hostel.

Accommodation in Banos
You will be staying in a very nice and cozy hostel, centrally located and with a very nice staff. Their goal is to make you feel the hostel is your second home; that is the reason why so many people return year after year. It offers shared rooms with breakfast included. The hostel reception is open 24 hours and there is a concierge and a luggage storage space; the place also has a rooftop terrace, a café, free WIFI and a pool!

Local transport

This program is available with or without an Arrival Package in Quito, that includes private transfer from the airport to accommodation in Quito, and transfer from your accommodation to the busstation in Quito. Max 2 passengers are permitted in each vehicle.

How to get to Banos
Local bus from Quito to Banos is about 4 hours and costs around $7 (ticket not included). Upon arrival in Baños, you can take a taxi to the hostel that costs around $2 (not included).

Meals

Self-catering. Meals are not included.

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