Learn Spanish in the Sacred Valley, Peru
The Spanish School & campus in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of our off-the-beaten-path locations to learn Spanish in Peru. Learn Spanish in the picturesque Sacred Valley and get away from the hassles of tourism and city life in Cusco. Here you can enjoy the tranquility of traditional Peruvian life. Participants have spoken so highly of this location that we strongly recommend all students take part in this program and learn Spanish in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Learning Spanish in the Sacred Valley puts you in the heart of Incan culture with easy access to some of Peru’s most noted Inca ruins, including Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Maras and Moray.
The Spanish School in the Sacred Valley is divided into sleeping/living and study areas. There are bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, spaces for the classes, and a lounge room– perfect for relaxing and studying. Located approximately 80 minutes by bus from Cusco, the Sacred valley boasts breathtaking views of snowy peaks, green valleys and picturesque houses.
Spanish lessons take place in either the morning or late afternoon, allowing time to explore the Sacred Valley by visiting Inca fortresses, markets, salt flats, cultivated Inca terraces, and more! In addition, the Sacred Valley gives you a chance to visit to go walking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or four-wheeling. The climate in the Sacred Valley is warmer than Cusco due to the lower altitude at 2,800 meters; the people are amazingly friendly.
A week of Spanish courses in the Sacred Valley includes transportation from Cusco, accommodation, meals, field trips and, of course, Spanish lessons.
More about the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley is located just outside of Cusco, between Cusco and Machu Picchu. The valley is home to picturesque colonial villages such as Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros and fascinating pre-Colombian ruins. There’s a lot of history, culture, and natural beauty to be discovered here.
The main road that crosses the valley runs from Pisac to Ollantaytambo. Pisac is world-famous for the artisan or “Indian Market,” a great spot to pick up handcrafted jewellery, textiles, glass, and other unique objects. An alternative, less tourist and more local market is in Chincheros.
Ollantaytambo has a top-preserved Inca Fortress as well as pre-Inca ruins. In addition, the village itself has some amazing Inca walls. The Valley runs west all the way to Machu Picchu, Peru’s best known archaeological site. This ancient citadel remains the most spectacular sight in Latin America.
For centuries it was buried in the jungle, until the lost Inca town was ‘discovered’ in 1911. The combination of Inca ruins, unforgettable views, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety make Machu Picchu truly a unique experience.
Apart from Machu Picchu, there are numerous pre-Hispanic archaeological ruins in this area built by different Incas and used as citadels or resting places. Many are only accessible through the famous Inca Trail, a four-day trek to Machu Picchu.
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