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Wondering what to do on weekends?

Vida Verde organizes exciting day trips to the countryside on weekends! Be it hot springs, national parks or climbing up Ecuador's highest active vulcano!

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Escape the classroom!


Escape the classroom - and make learning Spanish effective and enjoyable. There is always the opportunity to go on short excursions during class time: Quito and the surrounding area provide a great outdoor learning environment! Our teachers know many places - hidden gems as well as tourist attractions that are fun to visit and help you to learn Spanish through different experiences.

Escape the Classroom activities in Quito


  • Banco Central Cultural Museum (archaeological pieces, gold, pottery)
  • Fundación Guayasamin (art museum exhibiting the works of the renowned Ecuadorian artist Guayasamin)
  • Casa de La Cultura (musical instruments, contemporary art, exhibits of traditional dresses)
  • Mariscal Sucre Museum (dedicated to Mariscal Sucre)
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales (museum of natural science)


  • Iglesia Basilica (The Catholic cathedral)
  • Convento de San Diego (the Convent of San Diego)
  • San Francisco Monastery (one of the oldest churches in the Americas est. 1534)


  • Parque Carolina (good place to watch games of soccer and basketball)
  • Parque Metropolitano (network of hike-and-bike trails, scenic views of neighbouring valley)
  • Parque El Ejido (art & craft market)

Local Markets

  • Mercado Artesanal (products made by Ecuadorian artesans)
  • Santa Clara (fruit and vegetable market with surprises)
  • Mercado Central (Quito's biggest market)