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Peruvian horses from the Perol Chico riding stables in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru.

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Horse riding holidays and equestrian adventures in Peru

The Perol Chico Ranch offers luxury horse riding holidays and equestrian tours in Peru. Founded in 1996 by Dutch-Peruvian Eduard van Brunschot, the well-established Ranch is home to some of the finest purebred Peruvian Paso horses, well-trained and conditioned for long-distance rides.

 

Nestled against the majestic slopes and beneath the glaciers and snow peaks of the Urubamba Mountain range, the Perol Chico Ranch lies in the heart of the mythical Sacred Valley of the Incas, halfway between Cusco and Machu Picchu. This part of the Peruvian Andes offers some of the most scenic landscapes, breathtaking vistas and endless miles of beautiful riding trails.

Perol Chico's multi-day rides are suitable for the more experienced rider. During the rides, guests are treated to delicious regional cuisine while accommodation is offered at delightful hotels selected for their local character, colonial architecture, comfort and picturesque, convenient location.

 

Perol Chico maintains the highest standards of professionalism in equine care, guiding, accommodation, protecting the environment and caring for guests with unrivalled personal attention to detail.​ 

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.

We are proud to announce the opening of our second riding operation since January 2024, expanding Perol Chico's riding offers with unique and exclusive equestrian coastal journeys (year-round) and other riding activities in Arequipa.     

Peru's best kept secret, the Peruvian Paso horse

Peru's best kept secret

In his book Peru's Best Kept Secret, the owner of Perol Chico delves into the mesmerising universe of the Peruvian Paso horse, detailing his love for equestrian travel, the art of riding and the importance of safeguarding Peru's National horse breed. The author's passion is evident throughout, making this a must-read for anyone who loves horses and wishes to learn more about the Peruvian Paso horse and Peru's equestrian culture and traditions.

Horseback riding in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru. Riders on their horses.
Horseback riding in Peru
Horseback riding in Peru, the Sacred valley Ride.
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Horseback riding in Peru, high in the Peruvian Andes
Machu Picchu visit during horseback riding vacation in Peru.

Introducing the Humboldt Ride

Explore Arequipa's beautiful countryside and dramatic coast on horseback on our new 8-day coastal ride. Ride along forgotten trails that weave through stunning landscapes along the Pacific, and discover Peru's hidden and fascinating natural wonders. We will visit the Valley of Petroglyphs La Caldera, the Lagunas de Mejia National Bird Sanctuary, the Valley of Vitor with its picturesque wineries, where you can taste some of the best Pisco in the region, and the secluded beach lodge Caleta San Jose, where we embark on a boat trip to explore the rich and fascinating marine life. 

Horseback riding vacation in Peru with Perol Chico.
Horseback riding advenures along the Peruvian coast.
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