Advanced Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico

Ho
Heart of Travel
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39 reviews
Aug 12 - 20, 2022
Group size: 6 - 8
Advanced Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
39 reviews

Aug 12 - 20, 2022
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

Experience nature, culture, and Spanish language learning on our 12-day/11-night immersion trip to Guatemala. 


This trip is designed for students at the Advanced level, with nearly all activities conducted in Spanish. Your program directors, Chelsea and Chiva, will be available to provide translations and language correction when necessary. 


Our classroom time will be limited to 10 hours throughout the duration of the 12-day trip. In class, we will learn about Guatemalan history, politics, and culture and enjoy open discussion and debate in Spanish. The remainder of the trip will be filled with opportunities for practical application of Spanish, be it in a cooking class, on a jungle hike, at the market, or during an overnight homestay in Lake Atitlán. 

Learn more on our free Discovery Calls!

For those interested in joining our Spanish Immersion trip in Guatemala, we will be hosting two Discovery Calls via Zoom.  These calls consist of a brief presentation as we walk through the itinerary together before opening up the session to questions and general conversation. 


Join us on Sunday, March 21st at 11:00 am PST here


Join us on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm PST here



What’s included

  • Spanish Classes
    14 hours of structured Spanish immersion in the classroom while we study Guatemalan history, politics, culture, and the arts
  • Entrance & Guide Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, and local guide fees for all activities included in the itinerary. All activities will be conducted in Spanish.
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Guatemala including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.
  • Accommodations
    10 nights of boutique hotel accommodation and 1 night with a local family on the lake
  • Meals
    12 breakfasts, 8 additional meals (not including alcoholic beverages)
  • 24/7 Assistance
    24/7 access to bilingual (native English speaking) Heart of Travel guides
  • Airfare
    International airfare to and from Guatemala City
  • Meals
    Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Tips
    Tips to local guides and tour leaders
  • Extra Activities
    Additional classes, tours, or activities done individually during free time (we can assist in coordinating these for you)
  • Travel Insurance
    We can gladly recommend a policy!

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until July 13, 20228 left

Price per person when booking a double occupancy spot. 


If you're traveling alone and are open to having a roommate please sign up for double occupancy and indicate that you're in need of a roommate.

$2100
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Rate
Available until July 13, 20228 left
$2550
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Day One
Arrival to Guatemala & Welcome Dinner

Upon arrival at the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, you will be greeted by one of your Tour Leaders.  She will escort you to Antigua Guatemala via private shuttle to get you settled into your hotel and show you around town. 


In the evening we will enjoy an interactive Guatemalan cooking class at a small, locally-owned cooking school in Jocotenango, a quick 10-minute drive away from the bustling tourist center of Antigua Guatemala. 

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
39 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.

Reviews

We did the Mountaintour with Quads. Grest Tour, niice guide, delicious food. Even my 15 year old son enjoyed it so much. Also we enjoyed the volcano Tour. One by horse and one hiking. Sat in the "Lava" had picknick and of course warm marshmellows. Unforgetable day.
By Sandra D for Custom Services - Sandra on 19 Oct, 2021
I found Heart of Travel through a blog by a Claire. I inquired about a shuttle between Guatemala City and Antigua, and how it was complicated by meeting up with family members and luggage. Chelsea met us at the airport with two vans. It was an incredible way to begin our ten days vacation. We used Heart all through the week. Chelsea also set us up for our return trip to airport and Rio Dulce, and the Covid tests needed for return to US. Thank you!! I can't say it enough. Thank you also for Hobbitland, volcano and coffee farm. I leave feeling we did some of the real Guatemala.
By Deborah S for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on 09 Oct, 2021
KP
One of the best cooking classes I've ever done! The Heart of Travel + Cuscun Team catered the meals to be veggie friendly for us so we were able to try traditional Guatemalan food with a veggie twist - which is difficult to find in the country. The views, atmosphere, outdoor rooftop kitchen, and mainly the company was incredible. Felt like we were getting together with old friends, having some drinks, and making a meal together. Learned a lot and 100% recommend this! Antigua highlight for sure!
By Keri P for Antigua Cooking Class on 01 Sep, 2021
KP
10/10 recommend. Incredible pre & post communication from the Heart of Travel team which also included some Guate recs; which I loved! Specifically, the book & film recommendations to learn from before arriving. The airport transfer was seamless, Luis Miguel was there on time, easy to find, and great! Can't wait to do more experiences with them during my trip!
By Keri P for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on 16 Aug, 2021
From my very first contact with her, Chelsea impressed me with her professionalism. responsiveness, and enthusiasm for ethical and sustainable exploration in Guatemala. She provided me with two itinerary proposals for a family visit to Guatemala in July 2021 and then tailored the one we chose to our family's needs and preferences. We opted to stay within a limited area to minimize in-country travel time and give us a few days to relax on Lake Atitlan. Our family of 4 (me, my husband, and our 2 boys, ages 13 and 18) enjoyed our trip immensely. The destinations and accommodations Chelsea booked for us were all excellent, and -- even more importantly -- the guides and local partners she chose were all outstanding. I'm a nervous passenger, and our drivers navigated both the traffic of Guatemala City and the winding mountain roads of the Highlands with equal calm and competence. Our guide Selvyn was unfailingly kind, patient, and knowledgeable (also a good, safe driver). A highlight was our visits to producers and artisans -- from Don Jose, the coffee grower outside of Antigua, and Joaquin, who gave us a cooking lesson on our first night (a do-not-miss experience), to the home cooks and textile artists in the Highlands and in San Juan on Lake Atitlan, everyone we met taught us something new and showed us something beautiful, moving, or delicious. At all of our accommodations, Chelsea had made all necessary arrangements, and our rooms met or exceeded our expectations. Chelsea was also an invaluable aid when it came to getting things like tipping and other local details right. She also arranged for covid testing on the eve of our departure; basically, she provided all the support we needed to ensure that our visit to her adopted home would be smooth and safe without feeling like we were just parachuting in for some R & R. After our eleven days in Antigua, the Highlands, and Atitlan, I hope to get back to Guatemala and Central America soon. When and if we do, Chelsea at Heart of travel will be the first person I'll contact.
By Elizabeth P for Liz Philips: Custom Trip to Guatemala on 28 Jul, 2021
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