Peru’s leading horse riding establishment, since 1996.
The Perol Chico ranch offers exceptional horseback riding vacations and equestrian activities in Peru, for the more experienced rider.
Nestled against a majestic mountain backdrop, Perol Chico’s 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. The company’s varied portfolio of exclusive horse riding adventures combines culture, history and breathtaking scenery in an unforgettable equestrian journey for the privileged few.
Founded in 1996, Perol Chico has earned a flawless reputation as the premier horseback riding operation in 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 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 native locals, our guides 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 can be organized to meet personal interests and even desired departure dates can be accommodated where possible.
The Peruvian Paso Horse
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. The Peruvian Paso Horse is considered Cultural Heritage of Peru by the National Institute of Culture and the breed is protected by law since November 1992.
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 stables of Perol Chico are home to some of the finest and best-trained Peruvian Paso horses. All horses are pure bred and registered at the Peruvian studbook association (ANCPCPP).
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 that are willing to please and are 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.