Ecela - Cusco, Peru
Cusco, at an elevation of 3,416 meters (1,1207 Feet), is located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. It is the capital of the Inca empire and offers many tourist attractions. The Plaza de Armas is the city center, and there you will find La Catedral (Cathedral) and the San Francisco Church. You can also visit the Temple of the Sun (Coricancha) and the White Christ, a statue of Jesus towering over the city.
In the area surrounding Cusco are the ruins of the Sacred Valley, architectural wonders not to be missed.
The most important attraction is Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Inca city can be reached by train and during the trip you can take in the beautiful Andean landscape. It can also be reached by hiking the Inca trail!
Our school is located in the historic city center next to a quaint square with a beautiful fountain, one block from the Inca archaeological monument Coricancha (sun temple), restaurants, bars, craft markets, museums, banks, hotels and the Plaza de Armas.
Our building, renovated in 1950, provides students with a comfortable and familiar environment.
- 4 classrooms
- 1 TV room
- 1 Library
- 2 common areas
- 5 bathrooms
- 1 computer with internet connection for the students
- Wireless connection
- Capacity: 50 students
The weather during the day is pleasant throughout the year, but at night you should wear warmer clothes.
Our Spanish language programs are designed so that you will meet your Spanish goals in a short period of time.
Join one of our programs (start date every Monday):
- Group Lessons: 20 hours per week, 12 levels, maximum 7 students per class
- Private Lessons: 10-20 hours per week
- Group + Private: 25-30 hours per week
School will be closed on the dates below, these lessons will not be refunded or made up.
- Cusco 1 Jan, 10 Apr, 28 Jul.
Other holidays lessons will not be refunded. A conversation club will be organized instead.
- Cusco: 9 Apr, 24 Jun, 29 Jun, 29 Jul, 30 Aug, 8 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Dec.
Year 2010: 9 Apr, 24 Jun, 29 Jun, 29 Jul, 30 Aug, 8 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.
HOUSING IN CUSCO
There are several housing options. We can reserve you a room in a student apartment or organize a home stay with a local, upper-middle class Chilean family. Of course, it is also possible to arrange your own accommodations.
During the week you can explore the narrow streets and diverse museums and witness local cultural events. You can also try some delicious Peruvian cuisine! On weekends you can visit the monuments and tourist attractions around Cusco. In the Sacred Valley lies the city of Pisaq and its craft market as well as the ruins of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo, examples of Incan urban planning. If you're an adventurous nature lover, you can take a trip to Manu National Park or Pongo de Mainique in the jungle.
Tip: Before you go to Machu Picchu, you should stay in and around Cusco for a few days. Being that both Cusco and Machu Picchu are at very high altitudes, your body will need some time to adjust. One remedy is to drink coca tea, a local drink.