The First Annual Spanish Intensive Program July 3 to 9, 2022

Grand Amazon Lodge and Renowned Spanish Professor Juder Vivas (Hola Jude!) are proud to present the first annual Amazon Spanish Intensive Program. This will be a one-week Spanish immersion course in the Amazon Rainforest. Anyone interested in learning, practicing and perfecting their skills in Spanish will enjoy this experience in the beautiful Amazon Rainforest to be held at the Grand Amazon Lodge in Peru:

This course is designed for the high beginner to the advanced level Spanish student. You will have classes on grammar with Jude at the Lodge. Following your lesson, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in Spanish while taking jungle walks, boat excursions, piranha fishing, or visiting a local community. Each evening after dinner we will have a lecture from staff biologist, Alfredo Dosantos on many topics. You will have time to ask questions or to discuss and share with fellow students your daily experiences. After our evening lecture, you can take nocturnal boat ride and see the Southern Cross or be bewildered by the beauty of the Milky Way.  If you feel adventurous you will be offered a nocturnal jungle walk. Other activities include jungle cooking classes, craft-making with the local women, early morning bird watching, and playing soccer with the local children.

The Grand Amazon Lodge is located on the Yanayacu River, a small tributary of the Amazon River. It has a pristine location within the Tamshiyacu-Tahauyo Communal Reserve. This national reserve is known for its high diversity of species. There are more than ten species of monkeys and over 600 species of birds, pink and grey dolphins, capybaras, caimans, snakes, bats, sloths and other mammals. Please visit: for more information on the lodge and surrounding area.

Your Spanish Intensive Program will include: pick-up and drop-off at the airport, double-room occupancy, three meals a day, fresh water, all excursions, private guide, Spanish lectures, and rubber boots.

Cost: $1,000 all-inclusive for double occupancy

Plus Cost of Airfare to Iquitos, Peru. Note: you must arrive in Iquitos before 12noon on July 3 and make return flights from Iquitos after noon on July 9.

(We recommend that students come a day early on July 2 and explore the beautiful gateway to the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos City.)

Space is limited and restricted to 15 students. $500 non-refundable deposit is due by December 15, 2021. All students attending the Intensive will receive a checklist for their Amazon travel and a guide for the group.

Some of your immediate questions may be answered by viewing the lodge FAQ:

If you have other questions, feel free to post them on the Hola Jude Facebook page:

There will be a Jungle Adventure Pre-Trip. June 30, July 1, 2, and 3. Travelers wishing to attend the Pre-Trip must be in Iquitos by June 30 at 12 noon.


We will offer a 3 night/4 day pre-trip for anyone wishing for an in-depth Amazonia experience. The Pre-trip will offer birding trips, jungle walks, nature photography, fishing and other activities requested by the traveler.  A private guide will be provided.

Cost: $559 all-inclusive for double occupancy

Note: you must arrive before noon on June 30

See the Grand Amazon Tours website for more information on what they have to offer.

To reserve and pay the deposit please write to:

July 3 – July 9 Spanish course – $1000

June 30 – July 3 Pre-trip – $559