Academic Cultural Journey | The Amazon

Scope & Content


Topic 1: ¡Sitios mágicos! Discovering the charms of the descriptions of wildlife in an interesting indigenous community.

Classroom Lesson: Vocabulary to describe nature and wildlife.

Immersive Tour: Travel by express boat from the port of Leticia to Bocana Amacayacu, transfer by small boat to travel to Casa Gregorio located in San Martín de Amacayacu. Arrival at Casa Gregorio, installation in the cabin, rest. Then, there will be a recognition walk within the indigenous community. We will close the night with a dinner.


Topic 2: ¡Hablemos de la madre tierra!

Classroom Lesson: Explore vocabulary related to the environment, ecology, and sustainable practices.

Immersive Tour: We will start the day with a typical Amazon breakfast, then we will go by boat to Puerto Nariño. We will visit the Mirador and Lake Tarapoto. Then we will see the “Renaco Tree that Walks”, the pink and gray dolphins, as well as a great diversity of birds.

That day we will enjoy a typical lunch, juices and desserts made of exotic Amazonian fruits in Puerto Nariño. After dessert, we will visit the Natütama Foundation with the aim of learning interesting things related to the world under water. Then, we will return to Casa Gregorio at 3:00 p.m. approximately. After that, we will rest. Time for dinner. Then we will do a night walk.


Topic 3: ¡El flojo trabaja dos veces!

Classroom Lesson: Practice expressing jobs, skills, and professional experiences in Spanish.

Immersive Tour: After breakfast, we will travel 45 minutes by boat up the Amacayacu ravine. Then, we will walk in the Amazon jungle for 1 hour until we reach the site known as the Totumo. At the end of the walk, we will have lunch, surely after 3:00 p.m.

We will take a break or swim in the Amacayacu stream. Later, we will do a ceramics workshop with an indigenous artisan from the community. After this activity we will have dinner.


Topic 4: A la Maloca! Center of the social life of the indigenous people!

Classroom Lesson: Immerse yourself in traditions, customs and ancestral festivities.

Immersive Tour: Breakfast, canoeing and fishing through the Amacayacu ravine. Lunch time.

At 4 pm the Yanchama painting workshop will begin with an indigenous artisan. Finally, we will close the day with a dinner.


Topic 5: Ya eso es clavo pasado… Practicing the past in Spanish is a constant need!

Classroom Lesson: Keys to master the 4 most useful ways to talk about the past in Spanish.

Immersive Tour: After breakfast, we will go on a walk with a talk about indigenous agriculture. We will analyze the deep meaning of the Amazon jungle. Next, we will have our lunch. We’ll take a break. Then we will do a handicraft workshop with palm fiber. We will close the night with dinner.


Topic 6: ¡El que no llora no mama! Your voice, your choice!

Classroom Lesson: Vocabulary and phrases to express preferences and opinions.

Immersive Tour: Guided tour of historical sites, discussing their significance in Spanwe will start the day with a typical breakfast. Then we will take a boat trip to the indigenous community of Mocagua to visit the Maikuchiga monkey rehabilitation center. There, we will have interaction with approximately 6 species of monkeys that will be released into the jungle in the future.

Lunch will be in Mocagua, in a typical indigenous restaurant located in front of the Amazon River. Then, we will return to Casa Gregorio at 2:30 p.m. approximately. We’ll take a break. We will end with dinner.


Topic 7: ¿Cuáles son mis planes para el futuro?

Classroom Lesson: Master future tenses to talk about aspirations, dreams, and future plans.

Immersive Tour: Attending a to meeting in the Amacuyacu community and discussing personal preferences in Spanish. Here we will make our immersive tour that day.

Additional content

Bonus: Prepare for an exciting addition in each lesson – a captivating exploration of Colombian culture and traditions that will ignite your senses and touch your heart.

Each topic will consist of a series of lessons and corresponding immersive experiences to reinforce the language learning process. The degree of difficulty of each lesson will be adapted to the level of proficiency of the Spanish language according to the knowledge of each student. Enjoy your Spanish learning journey in the Amazon, Colombia!


The price includes: 4 hours of classes a day and permanent accompaniment during the cultural part of the program (approximately 8 more hours). The student will also receive a guidebook, materials, level test and certificate.

Hours in the classroom: 20 hours.

Practice hours on the Academic-Cultural Journey: 40 hours (accompaniment and practice of Spanish in context).

Academic-Cultural activities plus transportation in Medellín, lodging, tickets to parks and tours, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, supplies and guidebook, PayPal’s commission fee, organization and logistics: Total price: 3,520 USD.

Reservations: to reserve the Academic-Cultural Journey, the student must previously deposit 50% (1,760 USD) of the value of the package.

The remaining 50% of the money (1,760 USD) must be deposited 15 days before trip start. The money must be transferred to the PayPal account of LEARN SPANISH WITH A NATIVE SPEAKER. As soon as the reservation is confirmed, I will make the first invoice. Later, 8 days before starting classes, I will send the second invoice in PayPal.

IMPORTANT: Note: Although there are established dates for the Academic-Cultural Journey, it is worth mentioning that you can also contact me anytime to schedule the dates of your preference. Likewise, you can choose the destination you want in Colombia or Latin America to carry out your immersive experience.

In addition, you can also do the Academic-Cultural Journey individually and privately or in couples.

In the academic part, you can choose the topics of your interest, therefore, the topics that I have proposed for classes can vary as you wish and according to your level.

Ask me about the special discount for family groups, groups of co-workers, or couples.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Academic-Cultural Journey takes Spanish learning beyond the classroom. Immerse yourself in Colombia’s vibrant culture, from salsa dancing in Medellín to exploring the Amazon rainforest or the Caribbean beaches. But your journey doesn’t stop there! This program allows you to weave your own exploration across Latin America. Imagine unraveling the mysteries of Machu Picchu, savoring the flavors of Mexico, or discovering the natural wonders of Costa Rica.

Every Latin American nation offers a unique opportunity to learn Spanish and experience a new culture, all on a personalized learning expedition. Relax, explore, and learn something new. The Academic-Cultural Journey is the perfect escape for the curious soul.

Join the Adventure, No Matter Your Spanish Level!

This immersive program is open to everyone, regardless of your Spanish skills. We tailor the learning to your level, ensuring a comfortable and enriching experience for all. Traveling with non-Spanish speaking companions? No problem! We offer special English guides so everyone can enjoy the cultural immersion.

Open to All Ages (18+)

This exciting adventure is perfect for anyone over 18. Minors are also welcome, accompanied by their parents.

Physical Condition:

Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a curious beginner, this trip caters to all physical abilities. However, some walking tours are included, so a basic level of mobility is recommended. Dietary restrictions? Just let us know beforehand!

Dietary restrictions?

Just let us know beforehand!

Are You In?

This week-long adventure is perfect for anyone with a passion for Latin America. If you love music, mountains, delicious Andean cuisine, and exploring new cultures, we guarantee an unforgettable experience filled with discovery and exploration.

This experience costs $3,520 USD per person.

The price includes:

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.
  • Admission to the activities mentioned in the program.
  • Welcome kit: guide text, notebook, pen, and souvenirs from Colombia.
  • Accommodation in a private room for 7 nights and 1 day (if you are a couple traveling together, you share the room).
  • 7 breakfasts at the place of accommodation, 7 lunches and 7 dinners in different restaurants.
  • Daily water and snacks.
  • One Spanish class per day and accompaniment by Professor Alex De la Paz for all activities.
  • Transportation from the hotel to each of the activities included in the itinerary.
  • Tourist guide at each of the destinations we will visit.
  • Hotel insurance: however, the student must have additional travel insurance that covers accidents.
  • Photographic and video recording of the trip.

Reservations: to reserve the Academic-Cultural Journey, the student must previously deposit 50% (1,760 USD) of the value of the package.

If you have additional questions: write to me on WhatsApp: +57 3052480140 or email:

Important: Air tickets are not included, nor anything that has not been explicitly detailed here.

List of Countries with Flights to El Dorado International Airport in Colombia (BOG)

North America:

United States:

  • Atlanta: Delta Air Lines
  • Boston: JetBlue Airways
  • Chicago: American Airlines, United Airlines
  • Dallas: American Airlines
  • Fort Lauderdale: Spirit Airlines
  • Houston: Avianca, United Airlines
  • Los Angeles: Avianca, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
  • Miami: American Airlines, Avianca, Spirit Airlines
  • Newark: United Airlines
  • New York: Avianca, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines
  • Orlando: Avianca, Spirit Airlines
  • San Francisco: Avianca, United Airlines
  • Washington D.C.: Avianca, United Airlines


  • Toronto: Air Canada, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
  • Montreal: Air Canada
  • Vancouver: Air Canada, WestJet


  • Spain: Air Europa, Iberia
  • France: Air France
  • Netherlands: KLM
  • Italy: Alitalia
  • Germany: Lufthansa
  • Turkey: Turkish Airlines

Middle East:

  • United Arab Emirates: Emirates

Central America and the Caribbean:

  • Aruba: Avianca
  • Bahamas: Bahamasair
  • Barbados: Caribbean Airlines
  • Costa Rica: Avianca, Copa Airlines
  • Cuba: Cubana de Aviación
  • Curaçao: Avianca
  • Dominica: Air Antilles
  • El Salvador: Avianca, Volaris
  • Guatemala: Avianca, Copa Airlines
  • Haiti: Sunrise Airways
  • Honduras: Avianca
  • Jamaica: Avianca
  • Mexico: Aeroméxico, Avianca, Interjet, Viva Aerobus
  • Panama: Copa Airlines
  • Puerto Rico: JetBlue Airways
  • Dominican Republic: Avianca, JetBlue Airways, Pawa Dominicana
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Airlines

South America:

  • Argentina: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Avianca
  • Bolivia: Boliviana de Aviación
  • Brazil: Avianca, LATAM Brasil
  • Chile: Avianca, LATAM Chile
  • Ecuador: Avianca, LATAM Ecuador
  • Guyana: Fly Jamaica Airways
  • Paraguay: LATAM Paraguay
  • Peru: Avianca, LATAM Perú
  • Suriname: Surinam Airways
  • Uruguay: Avianca, LATAM Uruguay
  • Venezuela: Conviasa


  • Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines


  • This list is not exhaustive and may change over time.
  • It is recommended to check with airlines or the airport website for the most up-to-date information on specific flights.
  • Some airlines may offer seasonal or connecting flights.

Additional Resources:

  • El Dorado International Airport website:
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