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Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Peru

Rating: 4.7

4.73 reviews

Rating: 4.3

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

Leisure program
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Enforex Cuzco partner with a school just three blocks from the main square of Cuzco's Plaza de Armas. Hailed as possibly the most magnificent plaza in all of Peru, you are in the right... More

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Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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345US$ 330US$
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Rating: 4.4

4.417 reviews

Rating: 4.7

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.9

Leisure program
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Located in a modern office building, on Cusco's main commercial strip, just three blocks from the historic Plaza de Armas, and right across the street from Q'oricancha, the Inca Temple of... More

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Spanish Program - Group 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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300US$ 285US$
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Rating: 4.2

4.213 reviews

Rating: 4.2

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.4

Leisure program
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The school is located at only a few minutes walking from the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco, surrounded by cafes, little shops and restaurants, right in the city center. More

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Group Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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325US$ 311US$
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Urbanización Magisterio 2da etapa
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Located in the new city centre, close to the main street with bars and restaurants.  More

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 7
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338US$ 322US$
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This language academy is set in a beautiful and historical colonial home from the 19th century. It's very close to the pre-Colombian Cuzco, the Korikancha-Temple of the Sun and only four... More

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Intensive Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
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400US$ 382US$
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What our students said about Cuzco

Rating: 1/5


I love Cuzco but this school is highly not recommendable


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cuzco

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

I had a great teacher. All the staff was trying to help with any questions all the time. I felt very comfortable. Also nice that you get free tea and coffee all day. It is just getting a bit too noisy from the classes in the afternoon.
I would definitely book Maximo again!

4 April 2019
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 13 reviews

The opportunity to get to know the other students and to explore the area with them. And the teachers were positive and enthusiastic.
The collaboration with Dos Manos is, in my opinion, not of great value for Amauta.

30 August 2018
Course: Group Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

The textbooks, at other schools there were none.

30 March 2017
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 1 week
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

Great instruction & staff
A first class school

29 February 2016
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Elizabeth Lee
United States

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

Very professional organization, super nice staff, brilliant group of teachers

3 July 2014
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 6 weeks
Student age: 39 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

The Spanish lessons were good. I really enjoyed the instructors and the methods they used for teaching.
Staying with Patricia is horrible. Students should try not to be placed in her home. While Patricia is kind and good hearted, staying with her is uncomfortable at best. No breakfast is served, not even coffee. The food she serves for dinner and lunch is usually rice and sauces with no fresh fruits or veg. Dinner was always late by at least an hour, and many times she didn't serve us until 9 pm. Also, her home is about a 45-minute bus ride from the school. If I were to return to Maximo, I would make sure to request a different accommodation.

17 April 2013
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

United States

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

Good orientation session,experienced and enthusiastic teachers who planned the lesson according to the need of student.
This is a well organized centre with good facilities,experieced teachers and network of homestay families.

27 January 2013
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Tze Ling

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

Native Spanish speaking teacher. She was very good. I learned a lot though I took the group class.

3 August 2011
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 5 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

The lessons, the organization
I have paid 4 weeks accommodation ... a week has 7 nights that would be 28 nights. However, only 27 nights were paid to my host family and I therefore had to move out a day earlier. My suggestion would be to indicate the accommodation reservation in days on the bill and not in weeks. This would dismiss any errors. I have paid the same amount for 7 nights as for 6 nights. So I want the 7th Day of my last week refunded.

22 February 2011
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 4 weeks
Student age: 70 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 17 reviews

Classes, teachers, the ability to shift course in the case of plans, sightseeing, small groups, free Internet access.
Very modest accommodations. The family rented rooms have five other people in most English-speaking, so instead of Spanish language daily was very often in English. No independent bathroom was a surprise to me. Actually it was more like a shared apartment, plus meals prepared by the family.

7 December 2010
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years


Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

The teachers are approachable and friendly.
I loved my host family, and HIGHLY recommend them to future students. However, it was a large family, so I suggest the school should provide a list of names and pictures so the student can learn their names.

20 August 2008
Course: Intensive - 11 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Key Facts about Cuzco

Cuzco: Cuzco was the capital of the INCA empire from its beginning in the 14th century until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Being a big tourist attraction, the city is known for its Inca ruins and Spanish colonial architecture. Situated at an altitude of 3,416 m (11,207 ft) in a broad valley of the Andes, it is the busy hub of a thickly populated agricultural region where sheep are raised and cereals and tobacco are grown.

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: San Martín, Picota

Currency: PEN (1 PEN = 0.2769 USD)

Cuzco quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (67 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 183 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: January

Low season: April

Average course price per week: 162 US$

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Peru average):11.52 PEN (44% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type A
    • Plug Type B
    • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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    Events in CuzcoBest time to take a language course in Cuzco

    Entrega de Varas
    Entrega de Varas

    January 2021As a new year's tradition in Peru, the elders come together to select the candidates for the Varayocs, the supreme authority figures in each community. The ceremony is celebrated with chicha, a traditional beer made of corn, and the Varayocs receive the "vara", a stick or scepter carved of wood, as a sign of their position.

    El Chiaraje
    El Chiaraje

    January 2021The Chiaraje dates back to pre-Colombian times. The battles staged here were in honour of the Pachamama and ensured the fertility of the lands in the region. A ritual battle is still held every year at dawn. Young men fight using whips and stone slings while the women, in traditional garb and adorned with flowers, prepare refreshments for later.

    Corpus Christi
    Corpus Christi

    June 2021In Cusco huge processions are organised to celebrate Corpus Christi. Each one originates in a different part of the city but eventually they all join together at the cathedral.

    Inti Raymi
    Inti Raymi

    June 2021Inti Raymi, the Incan Sun Festival, celebrates the winter solstice and Incan new year. Theatrical presentations with colourful costumes and masks recreate a blood-free version of the sacrificial ceremonies of centuries past, banned by the Spanish colonizers and resurrected in the 1940s.

    What to do in Cuzco

    Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu
    Plaza de Armas Square
    Plaza de Armas Square
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    Arrival Airport

    Alejandro Velasco Astete International (CUZ) - 877 km. from Cuzco city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    , 0,80 PEN, 20 minutes.

    Main stops: Avenida Sol, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco

    Taxi: 12 PEN, 5 minutes drive to city center of Cuzco

      FAQ about schools in Cuzco

    • Máximo Nivel was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Homestay' at Enforex is the best rated accommodation in Cuzco.
    • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
    • Students rated Cuzco with 4.6 stars out of 5.
    • In Cuzco electricity is 220 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B, C.
    • Best airport to arrive to in Cuzco is Alejandro Velasco Astete International (877.8 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cuzco.
    • In Cuzco the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Spanish for Doctors.
    • Schools in Cuzco offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TEFL / TESOL, DELE.
    • In Cuzco there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Spanish & Adventure, Spanish & Cooking, Spanish & Dancing, Spanish & Yoga, Spanish & Sports.
    • See the climate table of Cuzco and the event calendar of Cuzco with events such as Entrega de Varas, El Chiaraje, Corpus Christi.
    • 285US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Cuzco. The average cost of a language course in Cuzco is 138US$ per week.

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