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LlamaMazing Fun Tour desert walk

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.Yucca Valley, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Melissa

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our desert journey will begin with a Llama greet and treat at the ranch. Our fabulous llama quartet will gather around to say hello. At first you will be astounded at their size and strangeness, but as I have seen time and time again, your reservations begin to melt away and our beautiful and majestic llamas will charm you with their gregariousness, and curiosity. One of our Llama's will be harnessed and ready to go on our 2 mile desert walk, this usually takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes long. The rest the time we will Back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats for you to have some more together time back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats. Vast open views of our scenic desert include Joshua Tree mountain range, Johnson Valley, and the ancient Black Mesa. As you walk with Llama, you will be amazed at the variety of plants and creatures you will see. From the prehistoric Creosote, and the majestic Joshua Trees, cuddly teddy bear cactus, to the miner's lettuce, Yucca fruit and other seasonal edible desert plants, our Master gardener desert docent, and Lllama extraordinaire will unlock the ancient mysteries of the desert for you. Majestic open skies are the back drop for this experience; they never disappoint. For optimum experience we do our tours In cooler temps 1.5-2 hours. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older.
Our desert journey will begin with a Llama greet and treat at the ranch. Our fabulous llama quartet will gather around to say hello. At first you will be astounded at their size and strangeness, but as I have seen time and time again, your reservations begin to melt away and our beautiful and majestic llamas will charm you with their gregariousness, and curiosity. One of our Llama's will be harnessed and ready to go on our 2 mile desert walk,…

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What's included

  • Food
    salty snacks
  • Drinks
    Bottled water
From $75
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
$75 per person
Sun, Oct 25
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Sun, Oct 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Melissa

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 62 Reviews
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My husband, Sam, calls me the Llama Whisperer but in reality it has taken both our efforts over several years to teach these rescued then adopted llamas to trust humans again. Our expertise comes with 1000's of hours learning about our precious Llamas. Following their herd behaviors and working with them based on that knowledge, you could say they trained us.
An artist and Bay Area ex-patriot, I have been reborn as a docent of the desert. I built my own personal oasis rescue ranch, and I am a certified Coachella Valley Master Gardener. Breath taking views and a wealth of native flora and fauna are the art I cultivate now. I love my desert home, garden and animals, and my greatest joy is helping others see, know, and enjoy the desert and all her glory. NOTE: You must be 18 yrs or older
My husband, Sam, calls me the Llama Whisperer but in reality it has taken both our efforts over several years to teach these rescued then adopted llamas to trust humans again. Our expertise comes with 1000's of hours learning about our precious Llamas. Following their herd behaviors and working with them based on that knowledge, you could say they trained us.
An artist and Bay Area ex-patriot, I have been reborn as a docent of the desert. I built my own personal oasis rescue ranch, and…
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Our breathtaking property, enchanting llama corral, and swiping endless views of the Mojave desert are all part of your experience. I am excited to answer any and all your questions while we walk on our Llama journey, and what I don't know I will make up. NOTE: You must be 18 yrs or older.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Hayley
March 2020
Melissa and Sam were great hosts and all of the llamas were so sweet! When I got home I was rattling off llama facts to anyone who would listen. Learned a lot about the plants and wildlife surrounding their home as well. I walked along Mama Llama - shes loves to snack whenever she gets the chance. I was so mesmerized by her eyes! Such a cool experience, thank you thank you!
Melissa and Sam were great hosts and all of the llamas were so sweet! When I got home I was rattling off llama facts to anyone who would listen. Learned a lot about the plants and…
Laura
March 2020
This was so much fun! There were four of us in the group so each person go their own llama to take on our desert walk. Melissa and Sam made sure we all felt comfortable with the llamas first and gave us all a good introduction to the animals before we left for the walk. They also encouraged lots of pictures and took many for us. And the llamas know how to take selfies, so that was a bonus! It’s clear Melissa and Sam love their llamas and thoroughly enjoy teaching others about these animals as well as the desert around them. Highly recommend!
This was so much fun! There were four of us in the group so each person go their own llama to take on our desert walk. Melissa and Sam made sure we all felt comfortable with the ll…
Kelsey
March 2020
Our bachelorette group thoroughly enjoyed our hands-on experience walking the pack of llamas through the local desert and feeding them afterwards. Perfect for nature and animal lovers. What cool animals!
Christina
March 2020
I had such a wonderful experience. Not only were they knowledgeable about the Llamas but they also had a lot of insight about the local plant life. Melissa and her husband were very kind and caring. And the Llamas were sweet and so cute. I would definitely do this again. :)
I had such a wonderful experience. Not only were they knowledgeable about the Llamas but they also had a lot of insight about the local plant life. Melissa and her husband were ver…
Krystn
February 2020
Had so much fun with the llamas! Cocoa and I really bonded :) Super fun experience with fantastic hosts. Melissa and her husband really know their stuff and give a great guided walk with their sweet llamas. Thank you!!
Tatiana
February 2020
Melissa and Sam were so friendly and accommodating! They knew so much about the llamas, the desert and Joshua trees! My siblings and I had so much fun with all four llamas and getting to hang out with them.

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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Thu, Nov 5
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

You and up to five other guests could be on this experience. Please remember to hydrate it is very hot out here even in early AM and late PM hours. Closed-toed sturdy/comfortable shoes.

What to bring

Sun hats

longsleeved shirt