This program is offered through our Cusco Spanish School (option #2)
Our program, Spanish in the Rainforest, offers the unique opportunity to study Spanish in the Peruvian Amazon, in the Tambopata National Park.
Tambopata is internationally acclaimed as one of the most bio-diverse areas on earth. It is a green paradise, particularly famous for its monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans, capibaras, tapirs and hundreds of bird species. The Tambopata Reserve is also known for its great wildlife spectacle – the world´s largest known mineral clay lick is found here, where hundreds of parrots, macaws and parakeets congregate daily to lick the clay. Explore with us the natural beauty of this Peruvian rainforest and learn also about the native people who live in small communities along the Tambopata River.
The Sandoval Lake is an exceptional place to observe a wide diversity of wildlife including macaws, parrots, gazelles, common kingfisher, caimans, turtles and giant otters
The big Macaw´s clay lick is located on the left side of the Tambopata River. It is famous for its great wildlife spectacle and is considered as the biggest on the Peruvian Amazon, for hundreds of parrots, macaws and parakeets met there to feed on them. Tambopata National Park comprises of 1.5 million hectares of the Madre de Dios and Puno regions.
Spanish Group courses are offered in combination with excursions in the jungle with an experienced Peruvian guide. Part of the conversation topics in the Spanish class will be adapted to the environment and studying the ecology of the amazing tropical rainforest of Tambopata. Teachers from Cusco will accompany students during the whole trip.
Our lodge is located approximately one hour by boat from Puerto Maldonado and is set in the beautiful rainforest beside the flowing Tambopata river. There are a total of 24 spacious bungalows with panoramic views and private bathrooms. The lodge is in a lovely environment and there is a large common room with a bar and a swimming pool.
There is 900 hectares of land around the lodge that offers the enthusiastic explorer miles of trails to walk that traverse a variety of different habitats.
A week of Spanish course in Tambopata includes transportation from the airport in Puerto Maldonado to the lodge, accommodation, all meals, daily activities and excursions and Spanish lessons!
Starting Dates in 2016:
Apr 10, May 8, Jun 5, Jul 3, Jul 17, Aug 14, Sep 4, Oct 9, Nov 6 – 2016
The Tambopata Program is $835. There must be at least 6 people in the program for it to run.