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.
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.
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.
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.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR SUCUA - SHUAR COMMUNITY
City Tour – Sucúa
Transfer to the Shuar community
DAY 2 Spanish classes + activity (share with the shuar families)
DAY 3 Spanish classes + activity
DAY 4 Spanish classes + activity (walk to the waterfall)
DAY 5 Transfer Sucua - swimming pool - transfer out
Transfer to Sucua
Visit Complejo Turistico Aventura Amazonica
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
- 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 2021 - 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)
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
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