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Hacienda and Peruvian Paso Horses | Lima, Peru


 

Venture beyond the city limits of Lima to explore life at an authentic hacienda. This hidden oasis is lush with vibrant flowers and greenery. It’s also home to the famous Peruvian Paso horse.

Meet up with your Andean Discovery guide and driver and transfer 45 minutes to the hacienda, a ranch-style property Spanish conquistadors introduced to the New World hundreds of years ago. Prepare to experience life as it once was in post-colonial Peru, a rich blend of Spanish influence and proud Peruvian heritage. Today, these residential and agricultural compounds dot across much of Central and South America.

Upon arrival, stroll through the gardens and get an up-close look at the prized Peruvian Paso horse. Its four-beat, lateral gait, also known as the paso llano, gives the breed a smooth, even trot. The Peruvian Paso is so well-regarded that it has received the Cultural Heritage of the Nation honor. Next, sit back with a pisco sour as a show featuring the Paso horses unfolds. Watch as the marinera dancer twirls across the field while the horseman, el chalan, follows closely behind mimicking her movements. After indulging in a locally sourced meal set against the farm’s natural backdrop, transfer back to Miraflores.

 

Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18
Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19