2016 Club visit to Chile

Chile is the focus for a stunning Club tour in 2016 

In 2016 the Farmers Club overseas trip will be to Chile in South America. The eleven day visit, with optional add-ons for those who want explore further, has been designed with both originality and an eye for detail, staying in charming family run hotels and secluded lodges.   

Organised and run by Exceptional Travel, the tour has been planned with an emphasis on delicious food, exquisite wines and an array of activities through spectacular and extraordinary scenery. Taking you to explore lesser known areas, there is the opportunity to walk, ride, fish and, for the more adventurous, there is even rafting and glacier hiking! 

Led and escorted by Hughie Arbuthnott, the itinerary is a little flavour of all that is loved about Chile, centred around good humour and total comfort. Hughie, raised by British parents in Andalucía, studied Spanish history, politics and literature at university and has subsequently worked in Chile, where he has explored the country extensively and led riding holidays through its dramatic countryside. 

The tour will include Santiago with its vibrant nightlife; the Colchagua Valley wine country in the shadow of the Andes; Curico Valley with Chilean and Latin American cuisine from one of Chile's top chefs; and Northern Patagonia with a diverse programme of walking, riding and days away marvelling at this magnificent scenery whilst drifting down the Baker River.

The potential tour dates in 2016 are:

  • Sun 17th – Thurs 28th Jan                  
  • Sun 31st Jan – Thurs 11th Feb                       
  • Sat 13th Feb – Weds 24th Feb 

With several departures earmarked the Farmers Club will be hosting a drinks reception on Thursday 4th June where Hughie will be presenting the itinerary and answering any questions.


Please use the insert in the Spring issue of the Farmers Club Journal to register your interest, or e-mail: events@thefarmersclub.com


Price is £3,995 per person (single supplement £440), to include internal travel & transfers, accommodation with private bathrooms, and all meals and drinks (including alcoholic drinks) throughout the eleven days. International flights are not included.