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Interact with alpacas/tour fiber mill

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 48 reviews.El Cajon, United States

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Experience hosted by Barbara

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Take a break from the hectic pace of life, back to "A Simpler Time" where you can unplug and de-stress enjoying the peaceful country setting and gentle ways of the alpaca. I will meet you in the driveway, along with our "greeter" dogs Max and Molly, and guide you down the country road to where you will meet the alpacas. Alpacas are very gentle animals and you will have the opportunity to go in with them to hand feed grain and take pictures with them. Meanwhile you will learn about the care of the alpacas, what they like and don't like and have an opportunity to get your questions answered. Next, we will make our way over to the barn which houses our fiber mill where you will see the process of how to make yarn from the fiber we collect after shearing the alpacas. We will wrap up our tour in our ranch store where you will have time to shop for items made from the luxuriously soft alpaca fiber, aka "the affordable cashmere". Plan on an hour or an hour and a half depending on the size of the group. All ages are welcome, children under 2 are free.
Take a break from the hectic pace of life, back to "A Simpler Time" where you can unplug and de-stress enjoying the peaceful country setting and gentle ways of the alpaca. I will meet you in the driveway, along with our "greeter" dogs Max and Molly, and guide you down the country road to where you will meet the alpacas. Alpacas are very gentle animals and you will have the opportunity to go in with them to hand feed grain and take pictures with t…

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Meet your host, Barbara

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 48 Reviews
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I look forward to sharing my passion for alpacas with you. I first fell in love with these beautiful animals in the year 2000 on a family vacation. We purchased 4 within the first week of seeing them for the first time and now have a herd of 36. We run a full service alpaca ranch, breeding and selling alpacas, offering champion stud services and shearing services to our clients. We also own and operate a fiber mill which we started in 2003 where we process the fiber from our own alpacas as well as the fiber from clients across the country with fiber animals. We feel blessed to do what we love for a living and be able to share our passion with others.

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I look forward to sharing my passion for alpacas with you. I first fell in love with these beautiful animals in the year 2000 on a family vacation. We purchased 4 within the first week of seeing them for the first time and now have a herd of 36. We run a full service alpaca ranch, breeding and selling alpacas, offering champion stud services and shearing services to our clients. We also own and operate a fiber mill which we started in 2003 where we process the fiber from our own alpacas as well…
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Where you'll be

On this experience you will have private access to our family owned and operated alpaca ranch and fiber mill, a 4 acre ranch located in the hills of El Cajon just 30 minutes east of San Diego, CA

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Alma
March 2020
Barbara was super friendly! We were able to really spend time with the alpacas. It was so much more than just feeding them! I loved getting to see their milk and learn about their process.
Ricardo
March 2020
The tour was amazing! Me and my girlfriend came to check out the alpacas had an amazing time! Will definitely come out again!
Evelyn
March 2020
I believe it was one of the best experiences ever! Barbara was amazing, very informative, and friendly. It really shows she cares about all her animals!
Carmen
March 2020
Our whole family loved this experience. Our kids are 4 and 2 and had a blast feeding and petting the alpacas. Thank you Barbara!
Ellen
March 2020
Lots of fun! Simpler Time is a little far out, since we were staying in downtown San Diego, but it was well worth the drive.
Alexis
March 2020
Amazing experience. The alpacas were super sweet and easy to interact with. I would 100% recommended this to anyone of any age who likes animals.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    More tips

    Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be a short walk to get to the alpaca area from the driveway.

    What to bring

    Wear comfortable shoes with good grip, sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun and be sure to bring your camera