baños Adventure

Learn Spanish in the Adventure Capital of Ecuador! . . .

This Study and Travel package is centered on the town of Baños de Agua Santa, a small and lively town that sits in the lowest foothills of the Andes on the Amazon side. It is known as the adventure capital of Ecuador, a center for jungle tours and adventure sports.

You will travel to Baños from Quito by bus on Monday morning (about 4 hours) where your teacher will meet you and escort you to your accommodation. In the afternoon you will have classes, and in the evening you will take a ride by jeep to view the nearby Tungurahua volcano, which is often smoking and active.

Some of the highlights . . .

  • Downhill cycling through cloud forest and waterfalls
  • White-water rafting on local rivers
  • Ride up the mountain to view the active Tungurahua volcano at night
  • Horseback riding (optional instead of white-water rafting)
  • Enjoy the thermal springs of Baños
  • Optional adventure like bungee jumping and rapelling
  • Visit an indigenous community in the forest
  • Relax in the laid-back ambience of Baños

The course finishes on Friday after classes, and you can either return to Quito with your teacher or stay on to do other adventure activities or visit other jungle towns like Puyo or Tena.

The town of Baños de Agua Santa sits directly below Tungurahua volcano nestled in an enclosed valley. In recent years it has been billowing smoke and ash and spitting out lava, with the threat several times that the town would have to be evacuated. Its location gives it a mild sub-tropical climate and it is surrounded by spectacular forests. There are many restaurants and cafés where Spanish students can relax when they are not taking Spanish classes or enjoying the activities on offer.

"I love adventure stuff but not travelling around too much, so this program was ideal for me. The rivers here are first class! My teacher was a great guide as well and turned me on to all the interesting stuff that was going on. "

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