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Tour a Backyard Alpaca Ranch

Tour a Backyard Alpaca Ranch

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I first fell in love with camels when I was stationed in Saudi Arabia. When I retired from the Army I discovered that alpacas are even cuter and easier to care for, and we have been sharing our life with them in our backyard barnyard since 2009. In return for a daily ration of food and water these magical creatures give us kisses, an annual "crop" of luscious fleece, and a daily contribution of…
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What we’ll do

First you will get an introduction to Thunder Mountain Ranch and any "staff" on site for the day. Next I will give you some "Fun Alpaca Facts", a quick orientation about safety and ranch rules. I will explain lots of things about alpacas before we go into the pens because once we enter you will be so excited and delighted that you will forget to ask me questions! When everyone has secured their…

What else you should know

Please be warned that this is a rural area in the desert. In addition to my ranch animals, there are wildlife, snakes, bugs and other things that lived here first - we co-exist when we can. Eyes Open!

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Water

What to bring

Camera
Sensible shoes - The ranch is on a rocky hillside in the high desert
Weather-appropriate clothing
Sunscreen if you need it
DO NOT BRING PETS! Not even if you plan to leave them in your vehicle! I have livestock guardian dogs on the property.

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

Caring expert hosts

Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

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Where you'll be

My ranch is just 4 miles from the beautiful Coronado Monument which has a visitor's center, picnic area, hiking trails, even a cave. This is not part of my tour, but if you have time I recommend you go around the corner and check it out while you are here.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Wed, Oct 23    From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
$15 per person

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please be warned that this is a rural area in the desert. In addition to my ranch animals, there are wildlife, snakes, bugs and other things that lived here first - we co-exist when we can. Eyes Open!
Lisa
farm visit
Tour a Backyard Alpaca Ranch
18 reviews
From $15/person
18 reviews
From $15/person