Horse riding holidays in Peru
Established in 1996, the Perol Chico ranch specialises in horse riding holidays and authentic travel experiences in Peru, the Land of the Incas. Our riding operation is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, between Cusco and Machu Picchu, and home to some of the finest Peruvian Paso horses, well-trained and conditioned for long distance rides at high altitudes.
We offer multi-day riding programmes, from 2 to 11 days, for the more experienced rider.
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.
From our office in the Netherlands, Perol Chico Travel Company's principal activity is to promote, support and develop equestrian & cultural travel programmes in Peru. Our aim is to offer the very best customers service and an easy and safe gateway for travellers to discover and explore the true heart and soul of this beautiful country. Perol Chico is all about unique travel experiences, authentic and not contrived; offered and guided by talented and knowledgeable Peruvian people. People who make their passion their work, and their way of life.
We invite you to discover the magic of the Peruvian Paso horse and the grandeur of its native land in an unforgettable equestrian journey for the privileged few.
A narrative essay by the owner of the Perol Chico ranch about Peru; its beautiful people, its horses, equitation and his personal experiences in the land of a thousand colours. He describes equestrian travel as one of the most authentic, culturally and spiritually enriching experiences; and a way to rediscover the bond we have with nature and what really matters in life.
This is more than a riding holiday. A culturally enriching experience which gives the opportunity to ride incredible Peruvian horses across epic landscapes, meet local people, observe the way of life in city, valley and mountains, sample delicious locally grown food and see the markets and farmers at work. I came back a more confident rider and more knowledgeable about Peru and South America. An experience not to be missed.
This is a trip of a lifetime! If you are looking to see an amazing country filled with culture up close and personal, this is the way to do it. The horses and tack are top notch. The hospitality will blow you away. Your every need is attended to by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Not to mention the food! We had the freshest, most elaborate meals served to us at every stop. We were so sorry to say goodbye. I felt like I was leaving family.
Marcelle Leblanc - USA
From the moment Maria met us at Cusco Airport, we were swept up in a warm embracing hospitality, and every detail of the journey was perfect. The horses were a joy to ride, and we were well briefed in advance by Eddy for the challenges along the way. We saw spectacular scenery and daily life away from the tourist bustle. Maria prepared delicious Peruvian specialties, and always found an ever more beautiful place to set up the picnic tent. The grooms and driver were always on hand to make the journey seem effortless. My only complaint is that the time went by too fast!
Thomas Sutherland - UK
1996 - 2021