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Hike with a llama/ Enjoy mountain views

Lake Toxaway, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Earthshine

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas' interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails.

Each group gets 1 to 3 loveable llamas to share depending on group size. There’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain. This experience lasts approximately an hour and a half.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas' interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails.

Each group gets 1 to 3 loveable llamas to share depending on group size. There’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hik…

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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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From $40
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$40 per person
$40 per person
Sat, Dec 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Earthshine

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 34 Reviews
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Mark English has been offering a variety llama adventures in western North Carolina for years. He recently joined up with the folks at Earthshine Lodge to offer a llama hike on the beautiful Earthshine property in Lake Toxaway, NC. When he is not at Earthshine, Mark offers llama hikes in many of the local state and national forests, llama golf, and llama weddings. His love for these sweet animals is contagious and you will learn a lot from his expertise.
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Where you'll be

Earthshine is a 76-acre property in Lake Toxaway, NC that borders Pisgah National Forest. Highlights on the property include a beautiful wooded pond, historic barn, educational pioneer and Cherokee villages, creeks, and ridge line views. Your guide, Mark English, will guide you through the property with your llama and educate you along the way. The views of Western North Carolina are spectacular, especially during leaf season!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Catherine
November 2020
Wonderful experience!! The llama guy was fantastic and my whole family had a blast. Was so fun to experience hiking with the llamas. Loved hearing about all of the community work that the llamas do- at local hospitals and with children etc. Book this fun experience and you won’t regret it. Great for families and worked fine for my young children who will be talking about their llama Vision for days now!!
Wonderful experience!! The llama guy was fantastic and my whole family had a blast. Was so fun to experience hiking with the llamas. Loved hearing about all of the community work t…
Julie
November 2020
Unique unforgettable experience - Mark and his team are wonderful. Highly recommend to anyone, any age. And the covid precautions made the whole experience comfortable despite these strange times.
Teresa
November 2020
We had an awesome experience, Mark is very knowledgeable about the llamas and a great host! We had so much fun, the scenery is awesome and they are very good about social distance and cleanliness. Would love to go back!
Shantel
November 2020
Our hike was beautiful and informative. We learned more about llamas than we thought we would. What a fun experience and we've already recommended it to many friends.
Ryan
November 2020
This was a super experience! The llamas were great and the guide was very informational and funny. Very COVID aware and clean. One of a kind and such a majestic experience.
Kirah
November 2020
This was such a great experience. It was so fun to learn about the llamas and hike with them. If you get the chance don’t pass up on this.

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Dec 5
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Dec 19
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $40 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking boots/ Comfortable walking shoes

Weather - appropriate clothes