Horseback Riding Assistant

founded in 2001
Rancho Santana
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Coordinator | Juan
Coordinator | Juan
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Experience the peruvian way of living, the beautiful nature and live together with many animals
gain Spanish while living with the family, learning new traditions and the peruvian culture
learning a lot about the typical Peruvian Paso Horses, to work with them, train them and learn from them also
the farm is a 5 minutes walk from the village where you can get almost everything, from there it is a 1 hour bus ride to get to the big town where there are shopping center, cinema, beach....
Visit the temples of Inca-Culture, the museum of Lord of Sipan, a very nice swimming pool close by, worlds largest dry forest and the pacific beach
A volunteer program helping to care of our typical Peruvian Paso horses, train them and guide our guest on riding tours to the Pre Inca Pyramids. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+

In the course of this stay, the participants will take care of the horses' care and training, if knowledge exists. If not, you can learn how to handle horses, as well as riding.. For riding the horses, maximum weight is 80 Kilo. You organize, plan and accompany the riding tours with the guests to the archaeological sites and temples of the Incas and Pre-Incas and take care of the tourists. If you do not want to work with horses, there is a lot of other work where you can take part. In addition to the horses, there are also many other animals on the farm, such as chickens, ducks, cows, rescued street dogs and cats. You can also help with the work on the fields or during the maintenance and beautification of the farm. You can tackle wherever you are needed.

You may also learn how to cut the hoof of a horse, how to melk a cow  and may learn how to prepare homemade cheese and yogurt.

Typical day

Working hours:
From 9am to 12am 
From 3pm to 5pm

Free-time activities

Can visit the archeological sites aroung the area, museums, city of Chiclayo, Swimmingpool just 5 minutes away, and the beach of Pimentel.

In the city of Chiclyo there are lots of restaurants, clubs and bars

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Rancho Santana

fee of first 4 weeks cost Euro 300.-- per week

addicional weeks cost Euro 250.-- per week

Airport Pickup at Cornel Ruiz Airport

We do pick up volunteers from the airport, hotels or bus stations in the town of Chiclayo.
The journey from the town of Chiclayo to the farm takes about 1 hour.


- Single room with bathroom and hot shower

- Rustic bungalow with bathroom with hot shower and a little garden with hammocks

- Double rooms with shared bathroom, hot shower and kitchen

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast: Bread, eggs, honey,  jam, milk, home-made yogurt and cheese from our cows and fruits like mangos from our trees depending on the season
Lunch: typical Peruvian meals
Dinner: typical Peruvian meals
We do provide food for volunteers with special dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarians

Full board from Monday to Saturday are included. Self catering on Sundays, you are allowed to use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals togheter with the other participants on Sundays.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Cornel Ruiz Airport (CIX) in Chiclayo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

 You can start any date.

We will pick you up at Chiclayo Airport or send you a taxi, depending on time of arrival 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$312 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Rancho Santana will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Rancho Santana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Horseback Riding Assistant

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