Work on a Peruvian Horse Ranch

Farm Stay Peru
Program Facts
Farm Stay
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Booking No.


Program Type

Farm Stay, Volunteer Work


Pacora, Lambayeque-Chiclayo, in the north east of Peru

Volunteer Responsibilities

Care for the animals, Feeding of the animals, Attention of farm visitors, Organization of horseback riding excursions to archaeological sites from the Incas, Accompanying the tourists on these excursions, Training of the horses (for volunteers with a weight of 80kg and prior experiences with horses), Maintenance of the house and the farm, Kitchen service, Work in the fields and gardens

Work Hours

Approximately 5 hours per day

Program Start Date

Every day between March and December

Minimum Stay

2 weeks

Minimum Age

18 years


Spanish skills are not necessarily required, since people on the ranch also speak German, English or French. We still advise our volunteers to participate in a Spanish course before the beginning of their project so they are able to communicate outside of the farm as well.
See our Spanish Courses in Peru!


No special requirements needed. Volunteers can even learn how to horseback ride on the farm.


On the ranch itself, in either a single room or a dorm, depending on availability.




The ranch is located close to Pacora, which is approximately 40 km away from Chiclayo. Buses to the city leave every 10 minutes (1-hour ride).


In general, the weather is constantly warm with an average temperature of 30 °C (86 °F) throughout the year. The rain season begins in January and endures until March.


Tetanus, Hepatitis and Yellow Fever recommended. Please ask your doctor for additional advice.


Available on the farm

Additional Information

Transport from the airport in Chiclayo included (both ways)

In-country Support

Support by the farm owner (swiss-peruvians)

24/7 Emergency No.

With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us around the clock in case of emergency.

Packing List

Comfortable work clothes, solid shoes, sandals, insect repellent, sun and rain protection


Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks’ notice. (Download Registration Form)

Travel Health Insurance

Travel Health Insurance mandatory

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

This ranch is located in the world’s largest dry forest, surrounded by carob trees. In this region, there are many small local farming villages that grow cotton, rice, and sugar cane. Furthermore, archaeological sites from the Pre-Inca and Inca can be found in this region. Ruins and clay brick pyramids from the native Sican culture also add a glimpse into the area’s unique historic past.

The ranch allows guests to participate in horseback riding excursions, which allows tourists to explore the calm, natural surroundings. These excursions also allow tourists to get up-close to ancient Inca ruins. Peruvian Paso horses are used for the excursions and offer guests a safe way to journey through the culture and traditions of Peru.

The various zones of the Peruvian desert and dry forest are the home to many exotic plants, including huge cactuses and ancient trees. The wildlife in this area is also diverse and one can find colorful bird species, anteaters, feral cats, and reptiles nearby.

The tasks that volunteers will engage in at the ranch are very diverse and take place mainly outdoors. It is of upmost importance to the ranch owners that volunteers feel comfortable with the tasks they are assigned. However, it is also important that volunteers are driven to physically work hard and show their flexibility and adaptability when assigned different tasks.

Furthermore, a certain amount of initiative, motivation, and sense of responsibility is expected from each volunteer. Volunteer work will consist of the caring for and feeding the animals, stable work, field tasks, and general upkeep in the house and around the farm.

In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to help with the supervision of guests and organization and accompaniment of horseback riding excursions. If the volunteer has prior experience working with horses, they will also be allowed to help train them.

Volunteers who are not experienced with horses can learn about the contact and handling of the animals in addition to learning how to horseback ride.

The volunteers of this Farm Stay project live directly on the ranch, which allows them to become a part of the family life of the owners. The ranch is very international, and languages spoken there include, Spanish, German, English, and French. When not working, volunteers will have some time to relax in comfortable hammocks that are located at the property’s beautiful garden or pool.

Volunteers will have full-board during their stay, which allows them to eat fresh and authentic food. The local kitchen has many fresh ingredients, such as the milk and eggs, which are produced right on the ranch. Chiclayo is the capital of the Lambeyehue region and is approximately a 1-hour drive away from the farm. This city has 600,000 residents and is the perfect place to explore various shopping and cultural exhibits (museums and art).

The Pacific Ocean and beach is also reachable within an hour. The village of Pimentel is also nearby and attracts tourists with its local fisheries.

Volunteer Work on a Farm in Peru includes:
  Consultation of our experienced staff
  Translation of application documents
  Farm Stay placement
  Orientation session on arrival
  Orientation kit
  Local support
  24/7 Emergency Number
  Single or shared room
  Full-board (meals or groceries provided)
  Transport from the airport of Chiclayo included (both ways)
  Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance
  Flight booking service (optional and for free)
  Certificate of participation

What’s not included:
  International flight
  Travel health insurance
  Local travels


Program / duration





Volunteer House

555 USD

745 USD

935 USD

190 USD

Application fee of 120 USD to be added.


Travel Health   Insurance 

more info here

Please note:
One week corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.

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