Peru has a truly magical aura of epic landscapes, ancient footpaths, diverse wildlife and innumerable indigenous peoples and languages. Home to the Incan empire, once the largest nation on Earth, the valleys around Cusco are full of Inca ruins, including the fabled Machu Picchu, lost city of the Incas. Escaping detection by the Spanish conquerors, it is know for its sheer beauty and near inaccessibility and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Set against spectacular mountain scenery, Cusco is a magical and mysterious city of ancient Inca treasures, colorful markets and pretty colonial mansions and churches. There's plenty to see and explore. Take a seat in the bustling Plaza de Armas and you may find yourself being taught the basics of Quechua by an Inca descendant. Or visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and marvel at the massive stones the Incas used to create their fortress. In Cusco's centre modernity sits alongside tradition with huge Inca built walls housing bars and restaurants to accommodate tourists and the thriving student population. Any amount of time spent in Cusco will be a truly enriching experience.
Partnership programs in Cusco are the ideal setting for study of the arts, history, geography and Spanish language in a fascinating location.Request a Quote
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