Spanish for Foreigners - 5 Days Program
Movitrack Overland & Incoming
Programme (recommended at the beginning of trips planned in Latin America):
"Mini-Dialogue with Güemes"(5 days)
Getting to know a new place is not just a matter of getting to know its natural beauty, its local stories and traditions from an outsiders’ point of view, it also means being able to engage with local people and appreciate the reality of their daily life. A full programme of adventure tourism and history together with a short course of basic Spanish will not only allow you to meet this challenge but it will also improve your level of communication throughout the journey.
Day 1 - Wednesday:
Morning: Spanish lesson from 09:30-13:30hs in the KULTURZENTRUM EUROPA institute. Welcome lunch in a traditional restaurant. Meeting with representatives from the "Kulturzentrum Salta" school. Afternoon walking tour of the city’s historical and architectural sights, including a visit to the local market. Evening: wine tasting in one of the city’s traditional shops with an enologist.
Day 2 - Thursday:
Morning: Spanish lesson from 09:30-13:30 hs in the KULTURZENTRUM EUROPA institute. Afternoon visit to Finca La Cruz, death place of Martin Miguel de Güemes. Mini trekking around the city’s outskirts with panoramic view of Salta. At night, visit to the main shopping mall and cinema depending on which films are showing.
Day 3 - Friday:
Morning: Spanish lesson from 09:30-13:30 hs in the KULTURZENTRUM EUROPA institute. Bus transfer to San Lorenzo for lunch with institute teachers, review of what’s been learnt. Optional: quad excursion of surrounding area. Farewell dinner with institute teachers in a traditional folkloric peña with music and dancing.
Day 4 – Saturday:
Excursion 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 historic documents, books and other artifacts. Barbecue in the finca’s courtyard. Lodging in finca.
(The train operates until the end of November, should the train stop operating, we have programmed an alternative excursion to Salinas Grandes, ending in Finca El Bordo).
Day 5 – 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 transfer out. End of programme.
The programme can also be reversed, starting with the excursion on Saturday and finishing on Wednesday with the farewell meal.