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Day Rides

The Sacred Valley of the Incas envelops fertile agricultural and cultural landscapes punctuated by small villages of Quechua-speaking communities and dotted with the surviving remains of great Inca family estates. El Valle Sagrado de Los Incas, or the Sacred Valley of the Incas, was appreciated by the Incas for its geographical and climatic qualities. It is the perfect setting to enjoy a great ride on one of the well-trained and lively 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 to the Peruvian horse, its inherited and exquisite four-beat lateral gait and our traditional tack.

Before all our rides, we take our time to give our guest riding instructions and evaluate their riding abilities to match them with the right horse. A well-schooled horse ridden by different riders in different ways might get confused, frustrated, bored and unhappy. We want to avoid that by explaining and demonstrating our riding style before the ride to maintain the quality and enthusiasm of our horses. 

The ride starts at 9.30 am at the ranch. The introduction and riding instructions, as well as matching riders with the right horse, will take about 1,5 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the group and riding abilities. Afterwards, we will ride for about 1,5 hours. Around midday, we arrive at a lush valley where we visit a trout farm. Maria and our staff will be waiting for us to surprise us with a delicious lunch in the countryside with fresh trout, salads and some refreshing drinks (wine and beer included). After lunch, another 1 hour (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) 

Age: 16 years or older

Group size: 2-6 riders

Riding ability: Intermediate - Advanced

Departure dates: any date, subject to availability.

Price: US$ 180,00 per person (2 or more riders).

Our book Riding the Peruvian Paso Horse explains the basic principles of Peruvian Classical Equitation. You can also download the article in pdf format on the link below:













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