Horse Riding Holidays and Equestrian Tours in the Land of the Incas
The exclusive riding stables of Perol Chico offer exceptional horse riding holidays and adventurous multi-day riding tours in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Cusco) and across the vast desert and coastal lands of Peru.
Accounts of Perol Chico’s unique riding expeditions have been published in many well-known horse magazines and equestrian websites. National Geographic selected Perol Chico’s Sacred Valley Ride as being one of the top 10 horseback rides in the world.
Perol Chico’s varied portfolio of exclusive horse riding adventures combines culture, history and breathtaking scenery in an unforgettable equestrian journey for the privileged few.
Perol Chico maintains the highest standards of professionalism in equine care, guiding, accommodation, protecting the environment and caring for guests with unrivaled personal attention to detail.
Friendly and professional, Perol Chico uses English-speaking Peruvian guides (often the owner himself), and importantly, every ride also has a “sweep” rider and 4x4 vehicular back-up. As Peruvian citizens, they also have a thorough knowledge of the local flora, fauna and traditions.
During the rides, guests are treated to delicious regional cuisine and accommodation is offered at wonderful hotels selected for their local character, colonial architecture, comfort and picturesque, convenient location.
Tailor-made rides for private groups (min. group size of two) can also be organized to meet personal interests and even desired departure dates where possible.
Perol Chico’s riding country
Nestled against a majestic mountain backdrop, Perol Chico’s main ranch and riding operation is located in the heart of the mythical Sacred Valley of the Incas, between Cusco and Machu Picchu. This part of the Peruvian Andes offers some of the most spectacular scenery and vistas in the world, with endless miles of riding trails on ancient Inca roads. Rides operate from April until November.
A second riding operation is located in Ica, where most of the breeding stock is kept. The Hacienda Ullujaya in the desert of Ica serves as Perol Chico’s base for adventurous riding expeditions across the remote desert and coastal land between November and March (i.e. the rainy season in the Peruvian Andes when riding is not possible).
The Peruvian Paso horse is arguably the smoothest riding horse in the world. Its endurance and willingness to work, not to mention its extremely comfortable gait, makes hours in the saddle pure pleasure.
To ride a Peruvian horse is to experience unparalleled smoothness and generosity of spirit; a horse whose elegance combined with its temperament achieves the ultimate in comfort, luxury and performance – undoubtedly the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of the horse world.
The well-established and elite stables of Perol Chico are home to some of the finest and best-trained Peruvian Paso horses, and winners of prestigious prizes at important national horse competitions. All horses are pure bred and registered at the Peruvian studbook association (ANCPCPP).
Founded in 1996, the family-run business, owned and managed by Eduard van Brunschot and his wife Maria Zans Gamarra, has earned a flawless reputation as the premier horseback riding operation in Peru.
Celebrating the almost 500-year-old Peruvian tradition of breeding, training and riding the velvet-gaited Peruvian Paso horse, Perol Chico is passionately dedicated to selecting, breeding and training strong and sound horses. Horses which are willing to please and well prepared to take you on an equestrian journey of a lifetime.
Perol Chico invites you to discover the magic of the Peruvian Paso horse and the grandeur of its native land.