OUR SPANISH SCHOOL IN SACRED VALLEY
Are you looking for a relaxed and special place to study Spanish away from city life, in the Peruvian countryside? We have an excellent school for you at an idyllic location at only an hour and a half-hour from Cusco. The school is situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From your room, you will have a marvellous view of the Andes Mountains, and you will be able to hear the babbling brook. The people in this area live a more traditional life than in Cusco, and this gives you the chance to be immersed in daily Peruvian countryside life. The school is located within a hostal with a teaching and living area; thre is a common room, a kitchen and a lovely garden.
Why Study Spanish in Sacred Valley:
The teaching methods at this school are communicative, personal and interactive. The teachers are very committed to the Spanish classes and the students. Coming from the partner school in Cusco, the teachers live with the students for the whole week, and they accompany the students on the excursions. All live together in the campus school, which will give you extra opportunities to improve your Spanish skills. There is a maximum of six students in the Spanish group lessons that take place four hours per day, in the morning or the late afternoon, allowing you time to explore the valley.
The accommodation in the Sacred Valley is in the same location as the school, surrounded by beautiful nature and amazing views. The rooms are comfortable and spacious; there is a garden with places and corners for studying or relaxing. Peruvian food will be provided from Monday to Friday, three traditional Peruvian meals a day. There is also a vegetarian option available. The Sunday of arrival, the students will go out for dinner and a small walking tour.
There are lots of opportunities to explore this special area in Peru. The afternoon activities include a visit to the salt mines in Maras, a hike in the mountains around Urubamba, a visit to a ceramic workshop, a beer brewery, a trip to the old Inca town Ollantaytambo and its fortress, or a Peruvian cooking class. Additional activities may be a traditional Andean ceremony with an Inca shaman and lectures about the Inca culture or a bonfire and typical meals.
Sacred Valley of the Incas is located an hour and a half outside of Cusco, at a lower altitude - which makes it easier to breathe - providing a lovely and warmer climate. The beautiful valley boasts fresh air and a relaxing atmosphere; it extends from Pisac to Ollantaytambo, along the Urubamba River. The Sacred Valley is home to many beautiful colonial towns, and there are remains of the former Inca Empire spread throughout the valley, plains and steep mountain slopes. It is an ideal location for adventure tourism: here you can go rafting, biking, zip line, horseback riding and much more. Because of the good weather and the astonishing environment, it is a unique place to live and learn Spanish and the perfect opportunity to escape the busy city of Cusco and enjoy Peruvian countryside.
Participating in the volunteer program in the Sacred Valley may enrich your stay in Peru. You will offer support to the local people, and it provides you with the opportunity to learn from them, about Peruvian culture, and to improve your level of the Spanish language. In this way, you will have a more profound impression of the country. There are volunteer projects in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, such as schools and after school projects.
Popular places to visit are Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. The village of Pisac is famous for its beautiful craft market, Sunday masses and an impressive archaeological site located in a mountain nearby Pisac. Ollantaytambo is considered one of the most important places in Cusco and after Machu Picchu, it contains the most impressive Inca stonework of Peru. In Ollantaytambo, you can hop on the train to the famous Inca Citadel Machu Picchu! You can also visit Chincheros and see the ruins and the colonial church, and make amazing photos of the amphitheatre of Moray and the famous salt mines of Maras. If you enjoy a more adventurous activity, go mountain biking or horseback riding in the beautiful scenery and go hiking.
Reviews Spanish School Sacred Valley:
My name is Christopher and I have been attending Spanish classes in Peru for four weeks. One week I spent at the campus in the Sacred Valley, at the Peruvian countryside. It was so nice to get out of the city of Cusco for a while. With a small group... Read More
I really enjoyed my time here in Peru, especially in the Sacred Valley nearby Cusco. I think it so great, the opportunity that the school provides to go there and do part of your Spanish program there. I liked the way of teaching and the teachers are... Read More
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