SHUAR

COMMUNITY PROGRAM

5 DAYS: LEARN SPANISH IN THE SHUAR COMMUNITY

It is located to the north-west of Cantón Sucúa, it is a Community that shelters about 200 families of which we can highlight the existence of at least 180 children. Like the other Shuar communities; This is dedicated to agriculture, livestock, fishing. Here we can find a care center for children from 0 to 5 years of age, an educational unit that provides education for children and young people between 5 and 15 years old.
The Community of Kumpas has natural attractions that are ready to be explored and enjoyed by those who wish to know a mystical, quiet and natural place with simple and friendly people. The same location of the Community is already an attraction itself, also have a tour in the jungle with rivers, waterfalls, huge trees, medicinal plants, etc., etc. You can enjoy the beach of the Upano River as it surrounds the Community, you can visit the hot springs, enjoy a day of fishing and countless simple and natural activities that the Community offers.
Within the gastronomy you can taste an Ayampaco; It is a typical dish of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was part of the Shuar gastronomy and over the years was assimilated by the mestizos who gave transformations with the use of various ingredients.
The Ayampaco in the Shuar communities uses palm hearts, herbs, crushed fish and spices as ingredients. The fish that is used is the caracha, a fish that has its habitat in the rivers of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
 
Traditionally the Shuar man wore a skirt called “Itip” woven in cotton and dyed with natural dyes: the woman, a kind of tunic tied on one shoulder and tied at the waist by a cord, in the Community these garments are used only occasionally special

ABOUT THE SPANISH LESSONS

Tuition is usually one-to-one (one teacher, one student). We prefer teaching this way, as it gives students the full attention of the teacher and allows us to tailor the classes to fit your needs. However, although we generally recommend four hours of study per day.
START DATE
You choose! You can start the program on whichever day and date is most convenient for you. We are open all year, including weekends and holidays.
SCHEDULES
Spanish lessons could be done in the morning or in the afternoon as well as in mix schedules, all depending of the students, activities or the weather. It is important to complete the 16 hours during the 5 days of the program.
TEACHING MATERIAL
The teaching matrerial are carefully prepared to meet your needs and are revised regularly, all  study materials are provided by us. Spanish lessons cover vocabulary, reading texts, pronunciation exercises, grammar, practice activities, cultural notes and explanations and a summary.
Teachers use these mterials as the basis of the classes, supplementing with other books and activities where necessary.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR SUCUA - SHUAR COMMUNITY

Transfer in
Breakfast
City Tour – Sucúa
Transfer to the Shuar community
Accommodation arrangement
Lunch
Community Walk
Dinner
Turn in
Learn Spanish in the Shuar territory

DAY 2 Spanish classes + activity (share with the shuar families)

Breakfast
Spanish classes
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Turn in

DAY 3 Spanish classes + activity

Breakfast
Spanish classes
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Turn in
Learn Spanish in the Shuar territory

DAY 4 Spanish classes + activity (walk to the waterfall)

Breakfast
Spanish classes
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Turn in

DAY 5 Transfer Sucua - swimming pool - transfer out

Breakfast
Spanish classes
Lunch
Transfer to Sucua
Visit Complejo Turistico Aventura Amazonica
Dinner
Tranfer out

Within the daily activities can vary, this depends on the students, the climate and the activities of the Shuar family, among the activities that can be done in the Shuar community are:

  • Visit to the Cumbatza Waterfall
  • Hike to the Umpuankas Waterfalls
  • Elaboration of shuar crafts
  • Bird watching
  • Agricultural activities
  • Walk to the river
  • Fishing, harvesting, sowing
  • Sports

 

  • NB: Please read this itinerary as a guide only. Some activities of the program can change without notice due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the activities. Flexibility is the key to the success of any study program. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our students is always our first priority.

Prices 2018 - Spanish Program in the Shuar Community 5 days

5  DAYS/4 NIGHTS

* one student – one teacher   US$ 550

* two students – one teacher  US$ 775

 

Included in the price

Transfer in (Macas or Sucua) 

Info package

Study materials

16 Spanish lessons (60 minutes per lesson) 

Activities as mentioned in the program

Accommodation with a shuar family

Three meals per day (basic menu)

Coffee. tea and purified water

The program start and finish in Sucua

Travel insurance

 

Not included in the price

Additional drinks, snacks, alcoholic drinks

Tips and personal expenses

Everything that has not been included in the program

Transportation to/from Sucua

Travel insurance

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