Taray is a small, quiet village in the Sacred Valley, about 40 km from Cusco (a 40 minute bus drive). Accommodation is provided in double or triple bedrooms with private or communal toilets (6 nights). The school will arrange transport for teachers and students from Cusco to Taray every Sunday; the program runs till Saturday. All meals are included in the program as well as student activities and excursions/walks.
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 Manu and the picturesque village of Taray, at 15 minutes walking from Pisac, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Due to the lower altitude (2800 meters) the climate here is warmer than in Cusco. Here you can explore Peru as it is and feel like you are truly immersed in the culture.
The Sacred Valley Spanish Program maintains the high level of instruction, since all teachers rotate between the locations. In Taray, the teachers live with the students in 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, either walking, cycling or horseback riding. There are many walks for the independent adventurer.
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 Taray, a small village close to Pisac, surrounded by snow peaked mountains and tipical houses. There is a large common room with a fireplace.
In addition to language classes and regular activities, we also offer a Sacred Valley Plus Package. This package includes excursions, lectures and cultural activities such as a coca leaf reading and a ´pago a la tierra´, an Andean ritual by a Peruvian Shaman. There are daily activities (aprox. 2 hours) with a hike on Saturday and an extra night on Saturday in a hotel.