Gaia Amazon Spanish

Study Spanish in The Amazon Jungle . . .

Gaia Amazon Spanish experience combines Spanish classes with exploration of the cultural and biological diversity of the Amazon rain forest. A week of Spanish classes is combined with daily excursions to bring you into close contact with this amazing environment!

"This was an amazing immersion in the Amazon as well as Spanish. The daily excursions were great, very professionally done and I really got to learn a lot about this amazing region. The nights relaxing with the sounds of so many insects and other jungle sounds was magical, unforgettable."

A week spent at the Gaia Amazon Spanish center offers a superb experience, exploring the unique biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon region while you take Spanish classes surrounded by the magic of the rainforest. This program starts by traveling on Sunday to arrive in the late afternoon or early evening at the lodge. A 4-hour bus ride to Tena is followed by a shorter local bus ride to Ahuano where you will cross the river in a motorized canoe. From there you will be met and driven to the lodge which is fairly close by.

Highlights of the week . . .
  • 15-20 hours of Spanish classes
  • A motorized canoe ride across the river to Anaconda Island and visit a local Kichwa family in their rainforest home to learn about their way of life
  • Drift down the river in an inflated inner-tube and watch the Amazon rainforest pass by on both sides
  • Hike into primary rainforest and learn about the plants and their medicinal and other uses
  • Spot monkeys, parrots and other wildlife as you hike and canoe
  • Visit a butterfly farm in the nearby village

Staff at the lodge prepare delicious and balanced meals throughout the day using local products as far as possible. Vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for. Meals are served in the dining area which looks out towards the river and the rainforest beyond.

Each of the comfortable cabins provides a cool and spacious retreat for the night with an en-suite bathroom with hot water and screens on the windows. Cabins can be adapted to different sizes of families and groups. There are ample public spaces for reading, watching TV or relaxing and listening to the sounds of the jungle. Students can buy soft drinks and beer from the small bar.

The Gaia Amazon Spanish center is dedicated to providing the best Spanish language tuition in addition to education about the Amazon and its people. The Gaia team is largely comprised of local people who are proud to show visitors their home and who are dedicated to promoting the sustainability of this region. At Gaia the staff regard Earth as a living, multi-faceted being, and hope to encourage the integral relationship between our planet's natural resources and its inhabitants. Their primary objective is the promotion of a sustainable balance between indigenous communities, traditional cultural values, and the natural environment with a primary focus on conservation in this Amazon area which is already under so much ecological pressure. They strive to make sustainable use of local natural resources that will improve the living conditions of its inhabitants

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