About Activities & Excursions

If you are like most of our students you are coming to South America for much more than Spanish classes...

You also want to experience the local culture, meet new people, and explore the nature.

Typically we have three weekday after-class social/cultural activities and a weekend excursion day-trip.

To get a feel of Ecela beyond the classroom, check out these photos: ​

Exploring pre-Incan ruins in Lima, Peru.


Volunteering at an under-resourced children's center. 


Local traditional holiday festival


bike trip to explore the Andes


Joseph B at Machu Picchu


Albert, here on the Chilean coast, began studying Spanish again after a 50+ year pause


Eva Peron's tomb in Recoleta Cemetery (Buenos Aires)


Mendoza-area vineyard with the Andes in the background


Sandboarding in Ica (day excursion from Lima)


Norbert, retired Austrian prison warden, studied in 3 Ecela schools 


Learning to prepare regional dishes


Boating on Tigre Delta (one hour from Buenos Aires)


Nature reserve near Viña del Mar, Chile


Andrew, Canadian engineer, explores the streets of Cusco 


Rafting the Rio Mapuche (near Santiago, Chile)


Salsa dancing for beginners


Archaelogical sites outside of Cusco, Peru


Lex (Australia) and new friends


View from a weekend hike outside of Mendoza, Argentina


Cabalgatas (horseback riding) on the shore near Buenos Aires


Pottery lessons from a local artisan


Weekend hike in the mountains of Peru


Linsday on an excursion to southern Argentina


Volunteering with Techo Para Chile


Gualaguaychu - Argentina's carnaval


Adventurous retiree, Dave C, at Chilean coastal dunes


Exploring the streets of Cusco


Peruvian food, often considered South America's best


Nature walk close to Lima, Peru


Weekend bike adventure in the Andes


Boarding the train to Machu Picchu


Teresa examining ancient culture


Practicing Spanish at artisan market


Student group at Iguazzu Falls


Transportation for a day of biking


Aerial view of Iguazzu Falls


Learning to make Pisco Sour, popular in Chile and Peru


Surprise birthday party for a teacher


Getting away for a weekend in the nature


Cecilia heps prepare traditional empanadas


Daniel R, a retired New York schoolteacher, as a student in Peru. 


Volunteering in Santiago, Chile

Animal rescue center in Peru

Related:

About Your Spanish Classes

About Your Housing Options​