Arriba2Spanish for Foreigners - 10 Days Program

Movitrack Overland & Incoming

Kulturzentrum Salta Europa

"Dialogue with Güemes"

Martín Miguel de Güemes is the gaucho hero of Northwest Argentina. He played a very prominent role in the war of independence and during Argentina’s civil wars. Today Güemes represents a symbol of Salta’s strong gaucho tradition. The bringing together of this history with contemporary life in Salta is the main objective of a mixed package of culture and nature, language and tradition. In 10 days you will get to know the province and  the city from the ´inside’, complemented by a 20 hour programme of Spanish lessons which will allow you to enrich your knowledge as you come into direct contact with the local people.

Day   1 – Friday
Transfer to chosen hotel. Welcome dinner in a traditional local restaurant. Meeting with representatives of the "Kulturzentrum Europa" school.

Day 2 - Saturday
Full day excursion with the agency "MoviTrack" to Cafayate  including a visit to a local bodega and sampling Torrontés  wine with lunch. Return to Salta city in the afternoon. Free evening.

Day 3 - Sunday
Full day tour to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared World Hertiage site by Unesco. Lunch in a restaurant with a traditional show and  Andean music. Return to Salta city. Free evening.

Day 4 - Monday
Spanish lessons from 09:30 to 13:30 hs.
Afternoon city tour on foot of the main historical-architectural sights including a visit to the local market. Free evening.

Day 5 - Tuesday
Spanish lessons from 09:30 to 13:30 hs
Free afternoon. Optional visits to museums: Contemporary Art Museum, MAAM, Pajcha ethnographic museum, San Francisco Church and others. Cinema outing at night.

Day 6 - Wednesday
Spanish lessons from 09:30 to 13:30 hs .
Afternoon trip to Finca la Cruz, death place of Martin Miguel de Güemes, mini-trekking around the  city’s outskirts with a panoramic view of Salta. Free evening.

Day 7 - Thursday
Spanish lessons from 09:30 to 13:30 hs
Afternoon sampling of local wines and snacks with an enologist in one of the local stores. Optional evening programme: Symphonic Orchestra Concert at the Teatro Provincial (depending on the date).

Day  8- Friday
Spanish lessons from 09:30 to 13:30 hs
Afternoon meeting in school to review what’s been learnt. Farewell dinner with institute teachers in a traditional peña.

Day 9 - Saturday
Journey on the Train to the Clouds to San Antonio de los Cobres, returning on  MoviTrack and transfer to Finca El Bordo de las Lanzas. The main hall of this exclusive finca was built by Martin M. de Güemes’ mother and holds to this day an important collection of historical documents, books and other artifacts. Barbecue in the finca’s courtyard. Lodging in finca.
(The train operates until the end of November, should it not be running there is an alternative excursion to Salinas Grandes, ending in Finca El Bordo).

Day 10 - Sunday
Spend the day at the finca,  learning  about local agricultural activities and historical facts on the sugar plantations of the area. Horseback ride around the  finca. Afternoon departure.

Please ask for the 4 week programme which will allow you to achieve a higher level of fluency in Spanish and also sit an international exam!


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