Learn Spanish in the Amazon while you enjoy the Jungle
Learn Spanish in the famous Amazon Jungle and return home with a new language and so many incredible stories. We offer TWO unique destinations to fit your budget and preferences.
Discover either La Selva Amazon EcoLodge or Gaia Amazon EcoLodge. Continue reading for information on both destinations.
The Amazon Jungle is the world’s largest and densest rain forest with more diverse plants and animals than any other jungle in the world. The Ecuadorian portion is particularly beautiful, and unlike most other parts of Amazonia, you can swim in the water!
The Amazon’s river, lakes, streams, and marshlands support over 600 species of fish and more than 250 species of amphibians and reptiles. Over 100 species of trees have been discovered per acre and if you are lucky you may see typical South American mammals including armadillos, honey bears, sloths, tapirs, many different types of monkeys, boars, ocelots (jaguars), and in the lagoons, you may see manatees and caymans.
Join us on one of the most amazing study programs in the Amazon! Spend a week learning Spanish at one of the first Amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador: the award-winning La Selva. Simon Bolivar’s 1-week Amazon Jungle program combines Spanish lessons with varied guided trips and activities such as hiking, bird watching, observation of local flora and fauna, visits to an indigenous community, among many others.
Gaia Lodge is a holistic language learning initiative. The Spanish language is taught within the natural and cultural environment of the indigenous communities. You will be able to appreciate the resources, conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon Jungle. The objective is to promote a sustainable balance between indigenous communities, traditional cultural values, and the natural environment.
The primary focus is conservation in an area that is already under so much ecological pressure. We strive to make sustainable use of local natural resources that will improve the living conditions of its inhabitants. Learn Spanish in the Amazon Jungle while trekking in the rainforest, tubing, rafting and day trips to local museums and an animal rescue center. We also arrange visits with local communities- and exploration of the traditional culture, shamanism and medicinal plants.