Average age: Between 18-25 years Accredited Spanish school : Yes and professional teachers Group size of Spanish lessons: Small groups established to your level and objectives Includes accommodation: Yes, shared room All meals are included: Breakfast and Lunch in all hostels Transfers: Airport pick up available, Transportation between locations is included Activities included : Yes, all activities mentioned in this trip Start of language program: Fixed start dates, read Trip overview
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Learn Spanish in Guatemala - Share unique experiences with new travel friends

Be surprised in Guatemala on our Traveling Classroom. This language trip is designed for students that want to learn Spanish in Guatemala while discovering Guatemala's fascinating history and culture. On this 2- or 4-week Spanish adventure in Guatemala, you will learn a lot of Spanish and have the most extraordinary experiences with new travel friends. You will travel in a group from Antigua to Lake Atitlan up to Shemuc Champey and Flores. Highlights along the way include discovering colonial and colourful Antigua, participating in volunteer work, doing lots of beautiful hikes and seeing volcanoes, paddling or kayaking on Lake Atitlan, experiencing a tubing adventure at the Lanquín Rive, exploring the majestic Shemucc Champey, making impressive treks through the jungle the Inca city of Tikal, and participating in many cultural activities. How can we summarize this Spanish language course in Guatemala?

LEARN SPANISH AND EXPLORE VOLCANOES, LAKES, AND TEMPLES!

Would you rather take a Spanish language course in Panama or Costa Rica with traveling? Then check out the Traveling Classroom in Panama/Costa Rica. But we also have a Traveling Classroom in Ecuador where you will travel from place to place and explore the Amazon jungle.

Spanish lessons in Guatemala

During our 2-week or 4-week Traveling Classroom in Guatemala, you take part in a group Spanish language course. There are 10 lessons included during the 2-week trip and 18 lessons during the 4-week language trip. You will have Spanish lessons from professional teachers. First in the colourful town of Antigua and then in the town of Santa Cruz with views over Lake Atitlan. Each Spanish class takes 45 minutes and the lessons are designed to help you in interacting and immersing with the local community. The Spanish lessons are tailored to suit all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Let`s dive into the activities that you will do on our Spanish immersion program in Guatemala!

Week 1

Are you ready for a unique experience in Guatemala?
During the first week of your language immersion program in Guatemala, you explore the beautiful colonial town of Antigua. A guide tells you everything about the highlights of Antigua and you visit the impressive Jade Museum. On another day we do a nice hike to the lookout point for a beautiful view over the city. And you participate in volunteer work and learn all about the process of coffee making on a Coffee Plantation Tour. You will also visit several markets with a guide who will teach you many things about the culture in Guatemala.
Besides exploring Antigua, you will have 6 Spanish lessons. And during the weekend, you will have time for yourself and you can decide what to do with your new travel friends. We highly recommend you to do the Acetenango Volcano overnight Hike or the Pacara volcano. This is your ultimate chance to see a lava-spewing volcano! Trust us, it is awesome!

Week 2

We leave the stunning city of Antigua and continue our Spanish adventure on our way to Santa Cruz! Santa Cruz is a very nice town located on the popular Lake Atitlan. A cool speedboat ride will take you to your accommodation. We kick off the week with a guided welcome walk in Santa Cruz. You will also participate in volunteer work and have a cooking class under the guidance of a chef. You will learn to make the most delicious dishes from Guatemala! Also on the agenda is an early sunrise hike with great views over the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. You can choose on another day to Paddle on the lake or for a Kayak Experience. Imagine being on the water with the volcanic landscape all around you. How amazing is that!
In week 2, you will of course have also Spanish lessons. This time you have your Spanish language classes with the views over Lake Atitlan. You will get 4 lessons in which you will notice that you are getting better and better in the Spanish language. The weekend is free again. You have the chance to do the popular India Nose Hike. But you can also just relax, enjoy kayaking, or visit some of the other villages around the lake by a taxi boat. The choice is yours!

For 2-week travelers, the trip ends on Sunday morning in Lake Atitlan. 

Do you choose for the active Spanish experience with our 4-week Spanish immersion program in Guatemala? See what else awaits you in the last 2 weeks of the Spanish immersion program!

Week 3

During week 3, we will stay again in lovely Santa Cruz. This week it's time for 8 more Spanish lessons in Lake Atitlan, and more cool adventures. We start the week with a really fun Guatemala cultural activity. You will learn everything about the ancient art of Maya weaving. You will also have another yoga class, and we will do an amazing hike to a very beautiful waterfall. On another day you could enjoy kayaking on Lake Atitlan with your new travel friends. All good things comes to an end. On Saturday, it's time to say goodbye to this wonderful place where you've had the pleasure of spending 2 wonderful weeks. An 8-hour drive will take you to the heart of Guatemala. Along the way, you will see many breathtaking landscapes.

Week 4

During week 4 you will have no more Spanish lessons in Guatemala. The week is full of enjoying the coolest activities and adventures in Lanquín and Flores. We start on Sunday with a tubing adventure. Experience stunning views while floating in a tube on the spectacular Lanquín River. Another highlight of this week is the Shemuc Champey, a must-see spot in Guatemala. This place is a paradise of natural pools, caves and waterfalls. What makes it so special is that it is located in the lush mountainous jungle of Guatemala. There are also many cool caves that we will explore! On Tuesday, we move on again. With a nice 8-hour drive to the beautiful town of Flores. To recharge your batteries, you have a free day on Wednesday. But you can spend the day very well, for example, taking a trip to the nearby Mayan ruins, or you can take a canoe trip or go zip-lining in the Ixpanpajul Nature Park. In short: There are plenty of fun activities to do if you feel you want to rest after your Traveling Classroom in Guatemala!

After your free day, we have scheduled an unforgettable experience. We leave early in the morning to go on a sunrise hike to Tikal. Listen how the jungle wake up and watch how the spectacular ruins of Tikal light up during sunrise. This magical place Tikal is among the most beautiful ruins in Central America. And one of the best places to visit in Guatemala. It is a magnificent place! On Friday, you have another free day, and you can sleep out or buy some nice souvenirs. By a luxury overnight bus, we travel back to Antigua. You will arrive back in this colourful city on Saturday morning around 6 am. The program ends here and you have time to look back on a fantastic Spanish immersion in Guatemala.

Accommodation

During this Spanish immersion program, you don`t need to worry about good accommodation. We have carefully selected the coolest places for you to stay in Guatemala. In Antigua our stay for the week will be Arda hostel. It is a very trendy hostel, just two blocks away from the main plaza. Inside this 18th century colonial house you can find the diversity of art in all its expressions. In Santa Cruz we will invite you in paradise under the volcanos. The place is called La Iguana Perdida, and has been a home away from home for travelers of all ages from across the globe. If you join us for our 4-week Traveling Classroon Guatemala. Then you will visit next Amigos hostel in Flores. Both the hostel and the restaurant are amazing. There is a very nice Hummingbird garden where you can relax. Your next accommodation wil be Zephyr Lodge close. It is a place with a world famous infinity pool with unobstructed mountain views. And our dream destination from where we go on river tubing and Semuc Champey tours.

Start dates 2023

4 weeks | 2 weeks program

8.01 (4weeks) |22.01 (2 weeks)
5.02 (4weeks) | 19.02 (2 weeks)
5.03 (4weeks) | 19.03 (2 weeks)
2.04 (4weeks) | 16.04 (2 weeks)
30.04 (4weeks) | 14.05 (2 weeks)
4.06 (4weeks) | 18.06 (2 weeks)
2.07 (4weeks) | 16.07 (2 weeks)
30.07 (4weeks) | 13.08 (2 weeks)
3.09 (4weeks) | 17.09 (2 weeks)
1.10 (4weeks) | 15.10 (2 weeks)
29.10 (4weeks) | 12.11 (2 weeks)
26.11 (4weeks) | 10.12 (2 weeks)

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Traveling Classroom Guatemala | Learn Spanish | Week 1

You can book your flight arriving on Sunday or on the monday morning after, and let us know if want an airport pick up. The night from Sunday to Monday is included. 

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Arrival Guatemala La Aurora Internatioanl Airport – Transport to Antigua Welcome meeting and Guided Welcome walk of Antigua / Spanish Evaluation and first lesson Free time
Tuesday

Guided Historical Tour of the City & Jade Museum 

 
Spanish Lesson Free time
Wednesday Guided Hike to View Point over the city and volunteering Free time Free time
Thursday Guided Coffee plantation Tour

Spanish Lesson

 
Free time
Friday

Guided Tour of Markets

 

Spanish Lesson

 
Free time
Saturday

Free Weekend (Suggested activity Acetenango Volcano overnight Hike or Pacara volcano)

Sunday

Free Weekend

Traveling Classroom Guatemala | Learn Spanish | Week 2

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday

Transfer to Lake Atitlan by shuttle followed by speedboat ride 

 

Welcome Walk Santa Cruz

 
Free time
Tuesday

Local Cooking Class

 
Volunteer Free time
Wednesday

Early sunrise hike

+

Spanish lesson

Volunteer

 
Free time
Thursday

Paddle  or Kajak Experience

 
Volunteer Free time
Friday

Yoga + Spanish Lesson

 
Volunteer Free time
Saturday

Free weekend (Suggested activities:

India Nose Hike! / Visit other villages by taxi boat / Kayaking / Hikes)

Sunday Departure 2 weekers on Sunday

Traveling Classroom Guatemala | Learn Spanish | Week 3

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday

Local weaving class

 
 

Spanish Lesson

 
 
Free time
Tuesday

Yoga

 
 
 

Spanish Lesson

 
Free time
Wednesday

Canyon / waterfall Hike

 

Spanish Lesson

 
 
Free time
Thursday

Paddle  or Kajak Experience

 

Spanish Lesson

 
Free time
Friday

Free day to pack 

 
 

Free time to explore

 
Free time
Saturday

8 hr transfer into the heart of Guatemala with breathtaking scenery along the way

 
Sunday

Tubing +

Explore the area

 
 

Traveling Classroom Guatemala | Learn Spanish | Week 4

Monday

Full Day Shemucc Champey and Kam’ba Caves

 
Tuesday

Scenic Transfer to Flores ( 8 hrs )

 
Wednesday

Free day to enjoy Flores / Kayak on the lake / Visit wild life sanctuaries

 
Thursday

Guided Sunrise hike to Tikal ( 4 am till midday )

 
Friday

Free day to explore / Night Bus to Antigua leave at 8pm

 
Saturday

Arrive in Antigua at 6 am / End of program 

   
  • 14 nights of accommodation in a shared dormitory ( 2 week program) or 27 nights in shared rooms (4 week program)
  • Breakfast and lunch in all hostels
  • 10 Spanish lessons ( 2 week program) or 16 Spanish lessons (4 week program)
  • Volunteering with indigenous community
  • Kayaking or paddle boarding 
  • Yoga
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Weaving with indigenous family (4 week program)
  • Shemuc Champey (4 week program)
  • Tubing (4 week program)
  • Tikal and Flores exploration (4 week program)
  • Tikal sunrise hike (4 week program
  • All guided hikes and tours listed
  • All mentioned activities
  • Transport during program
  • Detailed travel information
  • Trip extras (e.g. an upgrade of accommodation)
  • Pocket money and voluntary tips
  • Other meals and suggested activities 
  • Travel insurance (we recommend insurance to make sure you are adequately covered)
  • Flight to Costa Rica
  1. Simone:

    In the 4 weeks Program, I experienced a lot of unique things that I haven’t done before! I couldn’t have imagined a better experience and I learned a lot of Spanish!

  2. John:

    One of the best experiences in my life. I loved the program and the people of Guatemala. Great guys!

  3. Natalie:

    I couldn’t recommend the Traveling Classroom more! I learned a lot of Spanish, the people were so kind and afer the lessons it is so lovely to be outdoors to learn. It is also a great way to meet people thank you!

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Price per person 2 week program $1300  $1200 and for 4 week program $2600  $2500 (discount pricing)

Incl: The Spanish course, 14 (2 week program) or 27 nights (4 week) accommodation, lesson materials, inscription fees of the school, breakfast and lunch and activities.

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Prices Trip Extras

Below Trip Extras can be added to your program.

Trip extra

Price per person

Extra Night shared room incl. Breakfast & Lunch in Antigua

$35

Airport transfers

$80

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