Farm Stay, Farm Work
flexible start and end dates between March and December
The horse ranch is located 800 km north of Lima in the area of a huge dry forest of Carob Trees, Zapotes and Vischayos. The owners, a nice family, run the ranch as a tourism project and offers riding excursions, riding holidays, farm holidays, etc. If you already know about horses and love riding, this is the place for you. But even if you haven’t any experience with horses it is not too late!
In your free time you can slowly approach the horses, learn how to care for them and even learn to ride a horse! The Peruvian Paso Horses are ideally suited for this, because they are patient, easy-going and have a smooth gait, so that even inexperienced riders can enjoy discovering this interesting corner of Peru on horseback.
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 their tasks. 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 ranch.
In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to help with the service for guests as well as with the organization and escort of horseback riding excursions. If the volunteers have prior experience working with horses, they will also be allowed to help train them.
Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.
The volunteers of this Farm Stay project live directly on the ranch, which allows them to be connected to the family life of the ranch 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 at the property’s beautiful garden with hammocks or in the pool.
Volunteers will have full board during their stay. Many fresh ingredients, such as the milk and eggs, 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 beautiful beaches are also reachable within an hour. The village of Pimentel is also nearby and attracts tourists with its local traditional fisheries.
Note: In Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer projects take place, the cellular or internet connection is not always reliable and fast.
The beautifully situated farm is located in northwest Peru near the village of Pacora, about 40 km from Chiclayo. There are regular bus connections between Pacora and Chiclayo (approx. 1-hour drive).
In addition to many small local farming villages with their cotton, rice and sugar cane plantations, there are various tourist attractions, such as one of the largest dry forests in the world and archaeological sites of the Inca and Pre-Inca times, with ruins, adobe pyramids of the original Sican culture and much more. In Túcume, the largest archaeological site of ancient Peru, you can find 26 pyramid-like buildings.
The icing on the cake is just under an hour and a half away: On the beaches of Chiclayo you can relax and go for a sea breeze and even take surf lessons, but also watch the local fishermen go out fishing in their small cane boats, just like they did over 1000 years ago - an authentic piece of local culture.
Spanish at communication level. For optimal preparation for your volunteer work in Peru, we advise you to take a Spanish course before the program starts. This gives you the opportunity to slowly get used to the language, culture and mentality.
Pre-departure and in-country support
Before arrival, our experienced team will be at your disposal to assist you throughout the booking process and travel planning. With the booking confirmation you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, so that you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.
In addition to the assistance given by our office staff you will be supported by the friendly farm owners.
Costs & Services
Our Farm Work on a Horse Ranch in Peru includes:
- Single or shared room at the ranch
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner (meals or groceries provided)
- Transport from the airport of Chiclayo included (both ways)
- Professional English-speaking advice
- Translation of your application documents
- Farm Work Placement in Peru
- English-speaking in-country support
- Handbook Peru
- Intercultural guideline
- 24/7 emergency number
- Information regarding suitable travel insurance
- Certificate of participation
Application fee: US$ 150
Program fee: US$ 585 (minimum stay 2 weeks)
Each additional week: US$ 185
Additionally, you can book:
Our tips (experience more + see more = save $$)
Is it difficult for you to decide between the many great projects? You want to see and experience as much as possible during your stay in Latin America? Then build your own itinerary - experience more & see more! Our program combination makes it possible!
All our stay abroad programs can be combined with each other: So, you can combine different volunteer projects in the same country or in different countries, or you mix Working Holiday with volunteer work or Farm Stay with Working Holiday ...and so on …
Your creativity knows no limits. The longer your stay abroad in Latin America, the greater the discount you get from South America Inside. Below you can see how much you can save:
Note: Language courses are excluded from this promotion. These discounts can not be combined with other promotions.
If you need assistance in putting together your personal experience abroad, then please contact us. Our experienced staff will help you to set up your tailor-made stay abroad.