Farm Stay on a Touristic Farm
- Quick facts
- Program Information
Riding stables, Horse Farms with guesthouses, or similar.
Chile, throughout the whole country
Depending on the program place. Among your tasks may be:
• Moving and training horses
• Riding horses
• Feeding and caring for horses
• Bringing the horses to the pasture/stable
• Stable work
• Maitenance work
• Helping in the garden/fields
• Preparing the horses for horseback rides
• Assisting at horseback riding trips
• Guest service
• Doing translation for foreign guests
• Helping with the maintenance of the guest houses
• Helping in the kitchen/restaurant
• Maintenance of hiking trails or other touristic infrastructure
The program description with information regarding your tasks will be sent to you after the placement process has been completed.
Usually between 30 and 40 hours / week
(depending on program place)
Year round, start and end dates are flexible.
Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 6 months
Riding skills and experience with horses are desired
Accommodation in a single or shared room is included and is provided by the farm.
The Farm Stay programs include full-board (typical local food). Board is provided either as served meals, groceries or money for self-cooking.
Internet is usually available on the farm and can be used free of charge. On farms in very secluded areas, however, you must expect very poor or non-existent cell phone or Internet reception.
Our English-speaking team in the Chile Inside office in Santiago de Chile is always there for you.
24/7 Emergency Number
With the booking confirmation you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, under which you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.
Please send us your detailed CV with photo and the completed registration form. For more information on the registration process, please see the instructions on the first page of the registration form or contact one of our experienced staff members.
There are no application deadlines. We recommend submitting the documents as early as possible, at least 12 weeks before the desired start of the program, so that there is sufficient time to assure a smooth placement process. For short-term applications please contact us.
- Expand your horizons and acquire intercultural skills
- No previous work experience required
- Accommodation included
- Full-board included
- No application deadlines
- Flexible start and end dates
- Individual placement offer
- Preferences concerning location/region can be considered
- English-speaking in-country support
- Program places are located in the most beautiful areas of Chile
Chile has become a hot spot for farm holidays in recent decades. Unending expanses provide a cowboy feeling, untouched jungles awaken the spirit of adventure. The originality of many farms has a very special attraction on tourists.
In the central region, there are many colonial haciendas (traditional farmhouses) and wineries that have opened their gates to tourists, offering horseback riding in the countryside, cosy guest rooms and restaurants. In southern Chile, there are rather small hidden family run farms in fairy-tale landscape, while in the vastness of Patagonia, many former Estancias (sheep farms) were turned into well-frequented tourism establishments with a wide range of excursions.
If you love being in the outdoors, if you like horses and other animals, and enjoy working in client service, then this kind of farm work is for you. At your Farm Stay in Chile you will surrounded by nice people, amazing nature and lots of animals. Keep in mind that many program sites are remote, so you can not expect the same diversity of leisure time as in a city. Instead, you will have a lot of fresh air, beautiful landscapes, inner peace and cultural integration.
Farming on a tourist farm will take on many varied tasks. You should be diligent and responsible, sociable and flexible. In general, you will deal with horse as well as with tourists, helping to work in the stables as well as giving service to guest.
When you submit your application, you are welcome to share your expectations and wishes regarding your placement. We will then focus on it as best we can. Your individual program description will be send to you after we have completed the placement process. So, before you book your farm stay you will have further information on location, tasks, working hours, accommodation, etc.