Destination Huatulco

Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico  is an internationally recognized, award-winning destination being developed with a conscience. In this context we offer you the opportunity for our Intensive Language Program.

As we create meaningful learning experiences, we will visit eco-friendly sites from the beach to the mountains and meet members of the local community involved in creating and maintaining sustainable environmental practices.

Our Huatulco trip is planned for

Tuition – $1200us per person

Both Programs #1 and #2 Spanish Language Immersion in a Sustainable Paradise Include:

  • 7-Nights hotel, single room
  • Airport transportation
  • All meals – A variety of traditional authentic regional foods
  • Spanish language study – 2 hours daily in the classroom or at beach cafes
  • Continuous personalized language practice throughout the day
  • Walking tours and artisan demonstrations
  • Beach days – swimming, snorkeling
  • Closing fiesta dinner

October 13-20, 2018

Immersion #1 is designed for students who are interested in taking their Spanish language practice to a new level by engaging in the Huatulco community and surroundings through activities, classes and excursions. We introduce you to the sustainable practices recognized at an international level over the past few years while including a view into the extensive and rich history of the region. Get to know Huatulco while you expand and improve your language proficiency.

Immersion #1 also includes:

  • Boat tour of the bays of Huatulco
  • Visit to Agro-Ecological Development
  • Visit to rural school
  • Visit to mountain waterfall
  • Tour of Eco-Archeological Park
  • Cooking class – traditional regional foods

October 20-27, 2018

Immersion #2 is designed for students who enjoyed Experience #1 so much that they requested we put together another week of different activities around which more language practice evolves. Through classes, activities and excursions this hands on look at Huatulco’s sustainable community endeavors allows us to practice Spanish with those committed to ecofriendly businesses with passion. We welcome all participants. Immersion #1 is not a prerequisite.

Immersion #2 also includes:

  • Boat tour of the bays of Huatulco
  • Mountain walk at waterfalls
  • Visit to beach village, bird watching
  • Tour of organic ranch/cheese making
  • Cooking class – traditional regional foods
  • Traditional Temazcal experience

NOT included:

  • Round-trip airfare to Huatulco
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs

Investment for a 7-day immersion experience:
$1200 US dollars
(Based on single occupancy)

For suggestions on flights contact suemcclam@gmail.com
(Price does not include airfare)

Schedule

Spanish Language Immersion in a Sustainable Paradise

Huatulco

Oaxaca, Mexico

2018

Register now – space open to 10 participants

For details contact:

Maru – maru.cortes@gmail.com

 

 

Destination Pátzcuaro

Cost per person $1,495 –

A CULTURAL JOURNEY TO THE MEXICAN MASTER ARTISANS OF PÁTZCUARO, Feb 27-Mar 7, 2018

Day 1 (Feb 27, Tues) MORELIA
Arrange your own flight into Morelia (we will help with suggestions), where there are well priced taxis to take you to the Hotel de la Soledad. This is a gorgeous hotel, rated #1 in the city. We will have an evening meeting to meet each other and to review the program over a glass of wine or a cocktail. 

Day 2 (Feb 28, Wed) MORELIA, Breakfast

Breakfast Buffet in the hotel starting at 7:30 am. Spanish class from 8:30 to 9:30. After class a guided city tour of historic Morelia, with lunch on your own at a top restaurant in the city, Tata Mescalería. It’s a haven for regional specialties and most enjoyable. Continued city tour after lunch. Back to the hotel for dinner on your own.

Day 3 (Mar 1, Thurs) PATZCUARO, Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, class and checkout at 9:30 we depart for Pátzcuaro. We will stop en route at a yácata to learn of the Tarascan history and enjoy an included picnic lunch on the archaeological site. Taking the scenic route we will stop in several small villages. Arriving in Pátzcuaro and checking into the Hotel Pueblo Mágico, a small colonial hotel located just off the plaza. Next a walking tour of “downtown” Pátzcuaro. Dinner on your own with a choice of many restaurants on the plaza.

Day 4, 5, 6, 7 (Mar 2 Fri, Mar 3 Sat, Mar 4 Sun, Mar 5 Mon), VILLAGES, Breakfast

Each day (with exception of Sunday with no Spanish class) Breakfast at 7:30 followed by Spanish class at 8:30. At 9:30 we will tour a variety of villages, artists’ studios, and artisans’ workshops. Just imagine seeing this maskmaker at work and having the chance to buy a piece of his art directly from him at an incredible price! On these days (our longest drive is 2 hours), we will also stop at a local place for lunch for you to order on your own. These are a fun part of the local life. We will have at least one free afternoon during these days and will always return to the hotel by 4:30 or 5:00 pm. Dinner on your own.

Day 8 (Mar 6, Tues), Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Today you will have free time on your own to return to favorite places in Pátzcuaro. Or we may come up with an unplanned activity. We’re going to “hang loose” and see what may develop Mexican style. But at 5:00 pm you will be transported to a truly magical place for our included Farewell Dinner at Hacienda Ukazanatakua in Tzintzuntzán. It is in a magnificent setting with a spectacular view of Lake Pátzcuaro. Just imagine the sunset. Have a look at this amazing place!

Day 9 (Mar 7, Wed), Breakfast
Check out of our hotel for your return to home from Morelia. We can help arrange airport or bus station transport.

Included: shared double room in hotels as indicated, meals shown in itinerary with breakfast every day, all tours and excursions including transport and guide, Spanish classes with Maru Ramos, escort services of Kay Godfrey of Language Link, bottled water distributed in the van. Deposit of $400 per person due at the latest Jan 5, balance due Jan 25. Private room (very few available) supplement is $350. We can take payment by credit card through calling our U.S. office.

Please register as early as possible. This is a unique and well-priced trip, and we expect it to fill quickly to full capacity.

Not included – RT airfare from your departing point to Morelia or airport transport. For any questions or a PDF of all information: maru.cortes@gmail.com

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