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See Peru On Horseback And Support A Charity Too

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Travel Peru by horseback! (Photo Credit: senoracak)

If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to Peru, but want to immerse yourself in the environment in an unforgettable way, why not see the area while traveling by Mustang? No, I’m not talking about the car, but traveling the country mounted on a horse!

Perol Chico is a company that lets you do just that, and even better, proceeds from trips go to support a worthy charity. Keep reading to discover why, if you’re headed to Peru, this company could give you an unforgettable experience that makes it easy to have fun and spend your money in a way that gives back.

A Brief History

In 1996, Eduard van Brunschot Vega spontaneously purchased land in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, directly in the center of the Peruvian Mountains. Although he lacked farming experience, he had been a horse lover for many years. Eventually, he bought a couple of Peruvian Paso horses and marveled at how their smooth gaits offered an excellent way to see the area. Eventually, he began the first professional horse farm in Peru and now offers a range of guided trips for people of all levels of horseback riding ability.

The Charity

Perol Chico is a wholehearted supporter of La Pagina en la Puerta, a children’s library that has promoted literacy for the young people of Cusco, Peru since its founding in 2005. In addition to providing financial donations to La Pagina en la Puerta, Perol Chico makes it possible for their clients to make literary donations to the library.

Before departing for Peru, think about packing a few lightweight and inexpensive children’s books in your luggage and giving them to the library in support. The need for this type of library certainly exists, as the building’s founder, Amy Bakal notes there are only two libraries in Lima, Peru that have a reading area for kids, despite an overall population of about 9 million people.

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Lunch in the great outdoors of Peru. (Photo Credit: senoracak)

Rides to Choose From

Regardless of if you’re an experienced horseperson who has been riding for decades, or you’ve never been on horseback before, you’ll find possibilities to suit at Perol Chico. The company’s founder leads many of them, so you can look forward to an informative tour of the local landscape. Rides span from a couple days in length to as long as twelve days.

Instructional Clinics

Perhaps you’d like to take part in horseback riding during your travels in Peru, but don’t want it to be the main focus. In that case, you’ll be well accommodated by Perol Chico’s short-term riding clinics. These last for two days and are aimed at sharpening your skills and letting you get experience with riding a Peruvian Paso horse. What’s more, you’ll also be responsible for feeding, grooming and saddling your mount for the duration of the clinic. Whether you’ve always wanted a little taste of horse ownership, or maybe already own a steed back home, these riding clinics can be personalized to meet your needs. Try them and see if they could help you become a better rider.

Although there are many possibilities when it comes to going horseback riding while traveling, they don’t always allow participants to support a charity in the process. If that sounds appealing to you, don’t miss the chance to contact Perol Chico and find out more about the riding programs they offer visitors to Peru.


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