Student Tour – Spanish immersion in Yucatan

Student Tour – Spanish immersion in Yucatan
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$ 1390.00 USD
MIN 10 PASSENGERS
15 days itinerary starting and ending in Merida

Spanish Immersion is the better way to gain conversational skills while having fun, living with a local family and having 3 hours of Spanish lessons a day.  Afternoons are reserved cultural activities, weekends for excursions out of the city.
TOUR CODE: SPI

Itinerary

Spanish Immersion is the best way for students and teachers to gain conversational skills while having fun, living with a local family and having 3 hours of Spanish lessons a day.  Afternoons are reserved for included cultural activities and weekends for excursions out of the city. This itinerary is just an example of the activities we can book for you, as well, as all the logistics, including ground transport, tour guides, all the hotel/homestays, everything you need.

Day 1: Arrive Merida
Arrival at the International Airport of Merida on Saturday or Sunday. Your Adventures Mexico guide will meet and greet you along with your host family. Dinner included

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Day 2: Uxmal / Calcehtok Caves
The bus will wait us very early to go to the Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal, the "three times built city". At Uxmal we will visit the 115 feet height "Pyramid of the Magician", the impressive "Governor's house", a wonder of the ancient world for its precision and architectonic beauty. Then we will head off to the marvelous caves of Calcehtok, the biggest cave system of the Yucatan. We return to Merida in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 3: Spanish lessons / Downtown Merida
Spanish immersion lessons in the morning followed by a wonderful tour of our host city of Merida. You'll experience first hand what a wonderful city we have! Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 4: Spanish lessons / Cuzama cenotes
Spanish immersion lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we visit two marvelous Cenotes located in the small village of Cuzama. The cenotes are sinkholes where underground rivers break through the limestone crust of the earth. We will go into the jungle to visit and swim into the beautiful and clear cenotes. We head back to Merida in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 5: Spanish lessons / Free afternoon

Spanish immersion lessons in the morning. The afternoon and evening are free to spend with our host families. Students can participate in an optional visit (not included in price) of the Anthropology Museum. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 6: Spanish lessons / Progreso beach
Spanish immersion lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we will take the hot sun of the Yucatan at the beach of Progreso. We will sing, dance and have dinner at the beach with a traditional lunada. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 7: Spanish lessons / Salsa dance lesson
Spanish lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we'll have one hour of salsa dance lesson. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 8: Celestun National Park
Celestun is home of the biggest settlement of the Pink Flamingo in the continent. To visit them, we take a boat tour and will learn about the importance of mangroves in the region. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 9: Chichen Itza
Today we visit the famous site of Chichen Itza. It's a big place and we have to walk a lot. This important centre combines majesty and nature. The splendid Castle is an imposing example of the immense depth of the Mayas' knowledge of the cosmos. We will visit the biggest Ball game court of the Mayan world. After the visit, we'll have enough time to buy some handcrafts. We go back to Merida in the afternoon to stay with our families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 10: Spanish Lessons / Merida Markets
Spanish lessons in the morning. After lunch we will visit the mercados of Merida to buy some handcrafts made by local artisans. We spend the night with our families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Day 11: Spanish Lessons / Salsa Dance
Spanish lessons in the morning. We'll have our second salsa dance lesson this afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 12: Spanish Lessons / Tixcocob Mayan village
Spanish lessons in the morning. After school we will have our off the beaten path excursion at the Mayan village of Tixcocob, where local artisans will teach us about the art of making hammocks. We will also have the opportunity to practice our Spanish at the panaderia , the tortilleria and the carniceria at a very traditional Mercado. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Day 13: Spanish Lessons / Progreso beach
Spanish lessons in the morning. After school we go back to the beach of Progreso. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 14: Spanish Lessons / farewell dinner
Spanish lessons in the morning. We'll have a farewell dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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Day 15: Departure
An early transfer to the airport. Adios Mexico! Breakfast served

Spanish Immersion is the better way for students and teachers to gain conversational skills while having fun, living with a local family and having 3 hours of Spanish lessons a day.  Afternoons are reserved for included cultural activities and weekends for excursions out of the city.

Tour Highlights

- Home stays
- Chichen Itza
- Merida
- Mayan village
- Uxmal
- Celestun
- Yucatan underground rivers (cenotes)
- Total Spanish immersion

Details

Included

  • - 14 homestay nights, two kids per family
  • - 30 lessons (50 min) of Spanish in one class by a professional Spanish teacher
  • - A bilingual tour director throughout
  • - All entrance fees
  • - All local taxes
  • - Comprehensive walking tours
  • - Public transportation for activities from Monday to Friday
  • - Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • - Transportation in Van or private motorcoach for weekend activities

Meals

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Not Included

  • - Items of personal nature
  • - Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • - Passports and visas
  • - The air fare
  • - Tips to the guide and driver
  • - Travel Insurance

Airport

MID
Merida international airport