and visit Machu Picchu                                  

  Spanish and Quechua Language immersion in Cusco, Peru                                       or online with Skype.                                                 

Welcome to Cusco Immersion                      FWT Homepage Translator               


My name is Luz Atapaucar. I Live in Cusco, Peru where I have been teaching Spanish and Quechua to foreigners for over 15 years. I have a degree in Communication Science from the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco.

As a teacher, in the Spanish language immersion setting, I have had the pleasure of teaching and providing homestay for people from all over the world.  I teach individual, one on one lessons as well groups of up to 10 students.

For the last 10 years I have been teaching Spanish and Quechua independently,  with my own source materials. I find that this gives me more flexibility to work with my students' needs and schedules and leaves room for them to become acquainted with Andean culture, pursue their specific interests in my city and visit Machu Picchu and other archeological sites.

For the purpose of extending my services as a Spanish and Quechua language instructor, the idea arose to offer classes online with Skype.  For the last 3 years, this arrangement has worked very well for those who want to prepare before traveling to South America and those who want to continue to improve after they leave their destination.

Cusco Immersion is an alternative for the independent traveler seeking to avoid the entrapments of the tourist bubble. There are no intermediaries. It is perhaps the only direct/fair trade language immersion and homestay service available in Cusco today.

I offer direct trade Spanish and Quechua lessons,  and homestay in Cusco, Peru. I also teach online with Skype. Please find out more about each service on their respective pages.



  • Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire and today it is the gateway to Machu Picchu. From here it is easy and affordable to travel to many other sites such as: The Sacred Valley, Moray, Arequipa (Colca Canyon), Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina etc.

  • Cusco is a relatively safe place as far as cities in Latin America go. It is a natural choice if you are looking for a base to travel from. For this reason many independent travelers choose Cusco for their homestay in Peru.

  • Cusco maintains much of its Incan and Colonial heritage through its architecture, languages (Spanish and Quechua) and textiles.

  • Yet Cusco also has many modern conveniences and services much appreciated by independent travelers such as: ATM's, easy currency exchange (dollars, euros and pounds), Clinics (western medicine and alternative), vegetarian restaurants, laundry services and internet access.                                              

  • In addition to the archeological sites and exploring Andean culture, opportunities to do volunteer work with native communities are increasing. If this interests you, please let me know, I can probably connect you to someone in your field of interest.
  • The Spanish of Cusco is very understandable compared to that of some regions in Latin America. Spanish language immersion is the fastest way to gain confidence in your spanish language skills

  • Quechua ("qheshwa")was the official language of  the Inca Empire.  Today it is still an integral part of the Andean culture and is  spoken by approximately 13 million people in Latin America. The best-known form of Quechua is that spoken in usco (Qosqo).

Why Choose Cusco Immersion?

  • Cusco Immersion is a local direct/fair trade service.
  • Authentic cultural exchange outside of the tourist bubble.
  • Financial resources stay in the local community.
  • Free of tourist industry exploitation.
  • Fair economic exchange.