Study and Travel
Guatemala offers an amazing variety of attractions for such a small country: Mayan ruins and colonial towns, sandy beaches and pristine mountain lakes, limestone caves, active volcanoes, and much more!
If you're having a hard time to decide whether you want to spend your time in Guatemala learning Spanish or exploring the country's many attractions, now we have the perfect solution for you: You can do both at the same time!
Travel together with your teacher and learn Spanish on the road!
Your teacher will not only teach you Spanish, he or she will accompany you throughout the entire tour, take you to the most fascinating places Guatemala has to offer and act as your guide.
This way you can
- learn Spanish and practice in everyday situations outside of the classroom
- visit the most fascinating places in Guatemala and learn about their history and cultural significance
- make the most of your valuable vacation time and have an unforgettable experience
Contact us today and we will set up your Study and Travel program for a unique immersion experience you won't forget anytime soon!
Central & Western Highlands
Many of Guatemala's most important attractions are located in the Central & Western Highlands between Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango.
This tour will take you to Antigua Guatemala, the former capital of Central America and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world; Chichicastenango, home to one of Latin America's largest outdoor markets; Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala; and several other fascinating sites.
The Central & Western Highlands Tour is an eight-day tour that begins and ends on a Saturday.
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Mayan Ruins of Copan and Quirigua
The lowlands of Guatemala were the heartland of the ancient Mayan civilization that collapsed at the end of the first millenium. The ruins of many Mayan towns and cities have survived to this day and are explored and restored by archaeologists.
Copan – while lacking the monumental temple pyramids Tikal is famous for – was the most artistic of all the ancient Mayan sites and has taught archaeologists more about the Maya than any other archaeological site.
The Copan and Quirigua Tour is a seven-day tour that begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.
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What Our Students Say ...
I attended Ixchel for two weeks in order to improve my spoken and presentation skills in Spanish as I need this for business.
Over the weekend I went on a tour of indigenous Mayan areas with a tour guide, Juan Carlos. He had an incredible amount of knowledge of the country as well as the culture. I would definitely recommend any student of Ixchel to go on a tour with him.
Niels Ballegaard, Denmark
I liked learning Spanish at Ixchel Spanish School in Antigua very much! A big thank you to my teachers Silvia and Carmen, to Aliz for all her help, and to Rosita for the good coffee.
I will definitely return to Ixchel in the future to continue my lessons and learn more Spanish.
Ales Budin, Czech Republic