Learn Spanish in The Sacred Valley

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Our Spanish School is located in the center of Cusco which is the cultural heart of the Peruvian Andes. Cusco is situated at 3.400 meter above sea level, surrounded by mountains and valleys. It has a population of 350,000 inhabitants - most of them indigenous - and has much beauty to offer: the panorama of the Andes, famous Inca ruins and the magical town of Machu Picchu.

Information about Peru:

information about peru Everyone who visits Peru inevitably winds up in Cusco, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The city was founded around 1100 AD and according to the Inca creation myth, the sun sent his son, Manco Capac, and the Moon her daughter, Mama Occlo, to spread culture through the barbaric lands. They emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca and began their journey in search of the place where they would found their kingdom. When they reached the site of present-day Cusco, Manco plunged his golden staff into the ground in order to test its suitability and it sank deep into the fertile soil. This was the sign they were looking for. They named this place Cusco, meaning "the navel of the world'.

After the conquest, the Spanish built their colonial churches and houses on top of the Inca foundations and this fascinating mix of architectural styles is still very evident in the city. Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire, has enough to hold the interest of even the most demanding of tourists: the convents, the churches, the museums, the Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral and the ruins in and around Cusco (Sacsahuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay). Almost every street has remains of Inca Walls, arches and doorways.

The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

Just outside of Cusco lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its picturesque villages and colorful traditional markets. In the heart of this valley is Yanahuara, where our school offers the opportunity to study and become immersed in traditional, Peruvian life, far away from the tourist centers. When not in class, you will enjoy many opportunities for exploring the Sacred Valley. Some popular trips include the market and ruins in Pisac, the village of Chincheros and the old Inca town Ollantaytambo.

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 all the Americas! For centuries it was buried in the jungle, until this lost Inca town was discovered in 1911. It's the combination of Inca ruins, unforgettable views, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety, which make the Machu Picchu national park truly an experience!

Excursions and Trips

The four hour Spanish Program will give the students more than enough opportunity to enjoy sightseeing in and around Cusco. Also the other School locations, Yanahuara and Tambopata, provide endless opportunities for exploring the region.

For more information on excursions and trips, please visit the section Excursions and Activities.

Sacred valley:

sacred valley Our Spanish school offers the exceptional opportunity to follow the Spanish Program at three different locations, each highlighting a different aspect of Peruvian culture: the beautiful city of Cusco, the rainforest of Tambopata and the picturesque village of Yanahuara, near Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Due to the lower altitude, the climate here is warmer than in Cusco allowing you to explore Peru as it is and feel as if you are truly immersed in the culture.

Spanish In Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley Spanish Program maintains the high level of instruction, since all of our school teachers rotate between the locations. In our school in Yanahuara, the teachers live with the students at the residence, offering the students many opportunities to practice Spanish. The lessons will take place in either the morning or in the late afternoon, allowing time for the multitude of opportunities for exploring the Valley. Choose amongst walking, cycling or horseback riding to discover this magnificent area. In addition to the two-guided hikes during the week in the Sacred Valley that are included in the program, there are many walks for the independent adventurer.

Spanish Language School In The Sacred Valley

The school building is divided into a sleeping and a study/teaching area and has a lovely, sunny garden with fruit trees. The building is in Yanahuara, a culture-rich area in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by views of gentle mountain slopes and traditional houses.


Participants in our Sacred Valley program have spoken so highly of this location that we strongly recommend all students to follow part of their program in the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley program gives endless opportunities to combine excursions with the Spanish program and enjoy both the tranquility and the intimacy of the traditional Peruvian life, away from the hassles of the tourism centre of Cusco.

Practical information on the Sacred Valley location

The picturesque village of Yanahuara is located about 90 minutes by bus from Cusco, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Accommodation is provided in a double or a triple bedroom with private bathroom for a minimum of 6 nights. Our school will arrange transport for teachers and students from Cusco to Yanahuara every Sunday. The one week program runs till Saturday though students can choose to study in Yanahuara for multiple weeks if they please. All meals are included in the program as well as the student activities, excursions and walks.


tambopata The Spanish courses we offer in Peru can be followed at different unique locations in Peru, offering the students from abroad the possibility to improve their Spanish skills, while traveling through Peru studying Spanish in different places.   Apart from Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, our students can also choose to study Spanish in the Rainforest of Peru, in the Tambopata National Reserve. An amazing and unique experience, as former participants have confirmed.

Tambopata National Reserve

Tambopata is a natural reserve in the Peruvian Amazon, at an hour flight from Cusco – or a 12 hour bus drive. It is one of the most most bio-diverse areas on earth and spending a week here, studying Spanish with daily trips, excursions and activities is an amazing experience. Tambopata is known for its wildlife options and here you can find monkeys, black caimans, capibaras, tapirs, birdes and of course monkeys .  From the lodge you can do a visit to the Sandoval Lake, Monkey Island or organize for a special visit to the famous Clay Lick, the biggest in the world!.

Lodge in the Rainforest of Peru

The lodge is located approximately one hour by boat from Puerto Maldonado and is set in the beautiful rainforest beside the flowing Tambopata river. The students will be sleeping in different, spacious bungalows with nice views and bathrooms.
The surroundings are beautiful and just walking around in the 900 meters of land of the lodge itself, will be an amazing experience for the Spanish students. All meals are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner, and are served in the spacious and comfortable dining room.

Spanish Classes in the Peruvian rainforest

We offer a Spanish Group course on 2 or 3 levels – depending on the total number of participants per week–and there are daily jungle excursions with an experience rainforest guide. Classes can take place during the morning, or afternoon, depending on the weather and the programmed activities.

Price includes:

  • Spanish instruction
  • Excursions
  • All Transportation
  • Accomodation
  • All Meals

AMAUTA Buenos Aires

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For those who are interested in combining locations, we also have our new school out in Buenos Aires! Buenos Aires is the perfect location for those looking to use their Spanish in more than one South American country and learn about multiple cultures at the same time. For those who are continuing their travels after they are finished studying in Peru can head on over to Buenos Aires. Our top quality lesson materials are used at both our Amauta Peru and Amauta Argentina location. With our international staff working together to ensure constant quality in your South American experience, our Buenos Aires location is the perfect place to head to. Inquire about our special combi-programs (e.g. study in Cusco and volunteer in Buenos Aires, or a six week program: two weeks in Cusco, two weeks of travel over land, four weeks in Buenos Aires, etc.

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