The Sacred Valley of the Incas envelops a fertile agricultural and cultural landscape, punctuated by small villages of Quechua-speaking communities and dotted with the surviving remains of great Inca family estates. The Valle Sagrado de Los Incas, or the Sacred Valley of the Incas, was appreciated by the Inca for its special geographical and climatic qualities. It is the perfect setting to enjoy a wonderful ride on one of the well-trained and beautiful horses from the Perol Chico riding stables.
Perol Chico offers a fabulous day on horseback through the Sacred Valley. The day starts at the ranch with an introduction of the Peruvian horse, its special inherited and exquisite four-beat lateral gait and our traditional tack.
Prior to all our rides we take our time to give our guest riding instructions, evaluate riding abilities and explain the basics of our riding style.
Our horses are selected for long distance rides. They are well-trained, forward-going, lively and energetic. We do have some horses that are a bit more 'easy going', but in general our horses are not suitable for complete beginners or novices.
The ride starts at 9.30 am at the ranch. The introduction and riding instructions, as well as evaluation of riding abilities and matching riders with the right mount, will take about 1,5 hour, depending on the size of the group and riding abilities. When we are all set and done we will ride for about 1,5 hour before we have lunch at some point along the way, and where we will meet Maria and our grooms. After lunch another 1,5 hours (approx.) in the saddle, arriving back at the ranch around 3:00/3:30 pm to celebrate the day with a delicious Pisco Sour.
Collection point: Urubamba
Weight limit: 13st. 5lbs (85 kg/187 pounds)
Group size: 2-6 riders
Riding ability: Intermediate - Advanced
Departure dates 2022: any date, subject to availability.
Price: starting at US$ 160,00 p.p. (2 or more persons)
Our article ‘Riding the Peruvian Paso horse’ explains the basic principles of Classical Peruvian Equitation. You can download the article in pdf format:
For those who are completely new to horse riding, or want to become a more confident rider, we highly recommend our special and private riding course.