Spanish Studies in Mexico

Spanish Studies in Mexico
Study the Spanish language and culture in Mérida under the guidance of experienced teachers and native speakers. Then trek to one of the fastest growing towns in the world, Playa del Carmen, with white-sanded beaches and gorgeous blue water to put your improved language skills to use.
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Day 1 Hola Cancún
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 2 Cancún--Mérida
Travel to Mérida
Details: Visit Akumal
Encounter colorful fish and coral reefs as you snorkel or swim offshore from Akumel, a beautiful Caribbean beach (please note that snorkeling equipment will be available to rent and is not included in the price of the tour).
Details: Tulum visit
See the Mayan idea of a beach town. Tulum is the largest Mayan coastal city and one of Cancún’s favorite daytrips. Survey the limestone ruins, the surrounding lush jungle, and the super-blue ocean with your Tour Director.
Day 3 Mérida language school
Volunteer activity
Details: Begin Spanish language school
Improve your Spanish grammar and conversation through daily classroom study. You’ll get to practice your language skills under the guidance of experienced teachers and native speakers. Such formal language lessons combined with cultural immersion will maximize the educational impact of your tour.
Day 4 Mérida language school
Spanish classes
Volunteer activity
Day 5 Mérida language school
Spanish classes
Volunteer activity
Day 6 Mérida language school
Spanish classes
Day 7 Mérida language school
Spanish classes
Details: Local school visit
Experience a day in the life of a Mexican student, visiting a local school while classes are in session. Meet the students, check out the classrooms and see what you have in common.
Day 8 Mérida--Valladolid
Details: Travel to Valladolid
Visit the small city of Valladolid where the townspeople still dress in traditional Mayan clothing, the buildings in the main plaza are painted in brilliant pastel colors, and the local women sell their home-made arts and crafts in the central square. Wander through the main plaza and browse through the embroidered blouses and shawls for sale, explore the historic neighborhoods, the seven local churches and visit the impressive San Bernardino Convent for a true feel of this Yucatan city.
Details: Izamal visit
See the melding of Mayan and Catholic culture at Izamal, where the enormous 16th-century Convent of St. Anthony stands atop the ruins of an ancient Mayan pyramid. The church's atrium, almost as large as St. Peter's in Rome, holds newly discovered frescoes. The ruins of other Mayan temples surround the site, giving Izamal the nickname "City of the Hills."
Details: Chichén Itzá guided visit
Ruins, ruins everywhere. Join a licensed, local guide for a visit to Chichén Itzá, one of the country's most famous Mayan sites. The city dates from around the 7th century AD (though there is evidence of farmers living here as early as the 4th century BC). A major trade and ceremonial center, Chichén Itzá is known for its huge, 365-stepped, four-sided, pyramid El Castillo, as well as other buildings, sculptures and carved murals.
Details: Ikkil Cenote visit
Slip into the cool and shadowed world of the mystical Ikkil Cenote, where the turquoise water promises relief from the blistering heat outside. This underground cave was held sacred by the Mayans and has been a source of fascination for travelers since ancient times.
Day 9 Valladolid--Playa del Carmen
Volunteer with local Mayan villagers
Details: Travel to Playa del Carmen
Add to the record books -- Playa del Carmen is now, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the fastest growing town in the world. Attracted by the gorgeous white-sand beach and stunning blue water, the town's newcomers maintain Playa's friendliness and vibrancy. Check out the beach or shop for souvenirs along the bustling main strip.
Day 10 End tour

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  • Day 10 Start extension to Playa del Carmen
    Details: Playa del Carmen beach time
    Spend an afternoon soaking up some vitamin D on the fine white sands of Playa del Carmen, named for the patron saint of Cancún. The turquoise waters offer ample opportunity to explore the marine life and reefs in the Caribbean Sea. So pack your snorkel and fins!
    Day 11 Playa del Carmen
    Details: Playa del Carmen beach time
    Spend an afternoon soaking up some vitamin D on the fine white sands of Playa del Carmen, named for the patron saint of Cancún. The turquoise waters offer ample opportunity to explore the marine life and reefs in the Caribbean Sea. So pack your snorkel and fins!
    Day 12 End tour
    Map of Spanish Studies in Mexico Educational Tour
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 9 overnight stays (11 on extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast and dinner daily
    • Spanish language courses
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing and city walks as per itinerary
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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