Horse riding holidays in Peru
Established in 1996, the Perol Chico ranch specialises in luxury horse riding holidays and authentic travel experiences in Peru - South America. 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.
Perol Chico offers multi-day riding programmes 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. Private riding lessons in classical equitation is offered by the owner upon request and subject to availability.
From our office in the Netherlands, Perol Chico Travel Company's principal activity is to develop, promote and support one-of-a-kind luxury equestrian travel programmes and horse riding activities in Peru.
Perol Chico is all about unique and memorable travel experiences 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. A must-read for those who want to ride with us and learn more about our country, our horses and what makes Perol Chico tick as a company.
"This is more than a riding holiday. A culturally enriching experience which gives the rider the opportunity to ride incredible Peruvian horses across epic landscapes, meet local people and observe the way of life in city, valley and mountains, sample delicious locally grown food and see the markets and farmers at work. Understand the complex history and culture of Peru. I came back a more confident rider and more knowledgeable about Peru and South America. An experience not to be missed."
Charlotte Deveroux - UK
"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