Animal experience hosted by Bonnie

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

The Alpaca Experience, for those 12 years old and up, includes learning all about alpacas, their origin, use, biology & behavior as well as a trek around the farm while leading your own alpaca "buddy"! We start in the Tuscan inspired barn, housing our horses and friendly giant donkey, Jack. A short talk about Alpacas, incl. their care and handling, will help you become "Alpaca Experts"! Next we assign each person an alpaca and begin our trek. The trail starts across a bridge, up a wooded ravine and then along a fence adjacent to a 2,000 acre cattle ranch where you will see beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains of Carmel Valley. We stop under a large oak trea for refreshments and interact with the alpacas. Continuing on the trail we go down to the pastures, passing horses, alpacas, goats and more stunning views of Carmel Valley. There will be ample opportunities to engage with your furry friends and take photos of the landscape as well as the alpacas.
Other things to note: the Alpaca Trek is not suitable for children under 12.
Must be able to physically walk/hike up a moderately sloped trail while leading 150+ pound alpaca. Wear proper shoes for hiking. Running shoes/sneakers are ok. We will still go on the trek if there is light rain-so if this is the forecast bring umbrellas/ponchos. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to take lots of ph
The Alpaca Experience, for those 12 years old and up, includes learning all about alpacas, their origin, use, biology & behavior as well as a trek around the farm while leading your own alpaca "buddy"! We start in the Tuscan inspired barn, housing our horses and friendly giant donkey, Jack. A short talk about Alpacas, incl. their care and handling, will help you become "Alpaca Experts"! Next we assign each person an alpaca and begin our trek. Th…
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What's included

  • Food
    assortment of: crackers, cheese, fruit, cookies, etc
  • Drinks
    Juice and water

Meet your host, Bonnie

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 99 Reviews
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Bonnie and Michael, both veterinarians, moved to L. A. in 1991. After a trip along scenic CA HWY 1, a fantasy to retire to a farm on the beautiful central coast transpired. We sold our veterinary practices in L.A. and in 2015 we moved to D'Jango Hill Farm, named after our rescue dog. The farm is home to a menagerie of animals, many of them rescues: a herd of alpacas, several horses, a mammoth donkey, giant tortoises, chickens, goats, pigs and a handsome ram rescued as a baby from a livestock auction, as well as a few dogs and cats! Bonnie is eager to share her hobby and passion for these adorable, quirky camelids. From yearly shearing, toenail trims, breeding and raising "crias" (baby alpacas), she has come to cherish her time with these incredible animals. We are eager to share our experience so you too can fall in love with alpacas!
Bonnie and Michael, both veterinarians, moved to L. A. in 1991. After a trip along scenic CA HWY 1, a fantasy to retire to a farm on the beautiful central coast transpired. We sold our veterinary practices in L.A. and in 2015 we moved to D'Jango Hill Farm, named after our rescue dog. The farm is home to a menagerie of animals, many of them rescues: a herd of alpacas, several horses, a mammoth donkey, giant tortoises, chickens, goats, pigs and a handsome ram rescued as a baby from a livestock a…
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Fri, 6 Aug
₹5,133 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
₹5,133 per person
Tue, 10 Aug
₹5,133 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
₹5,133 per person
Fri, 13 Aug
₹5,133 per person
₹5,133 per person
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Diverse animals

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

Where you'll be

D'Jango Hill Farm is a unique combination of rescued animals (pigs, tortoises, dogs, cats, sheep, goats) as well as horses, chickens and a donkey nestled in the surrounding hills, mountains and valley. The barn where we meet the alpacas is a beautiful Tuscan inspired building (frequently mistaken for a house!). As you lead your furry alpaca friends on our farm trail, you will pass through a wooded ravine and emerge to stunning vistas.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Taylor
July 2021
It was so great getting to meet Bonnie and her sweet alpacas. Bonnie was so thoughtful and you can tell truly loves what’s she does! Would love to come back and see the alpacas again soon!
Jiane
July 2021
This experience was definitely one for the books! Bonnie’s farm animals were so sweet and just the absolute cutest! We got to meet so many different animals whom we got to play with and learn so much about. Such a memorable experience, and just a dream to come true for animal lovers like myself and my family. 100% recommend!!! Can’t wait to come back!
This experience was definitely one for the books! Bonnie’s farm animals were so sweet and just the absolute cutest! We got to meet so many different animals whom we got to play wit…
Atheer
July 2021
We had an amazing time @ D'Jango Hill Farm. This is one of the coolest experiences on Airbnb! The trek is not bad at all and we got more than enough time to interact, feed, and hang out with our Alpaca friends. Bonnie is a wonderful host and you'll have a great time doing this experience!
We had an amazing time @ D'Jango Hill Farm. This is one of the coolest experiences on Airbnb! The trek is not bad at all and we got more than enough time to interact, feed, and han…
Isabella
July 2021
Amazing, magical time! Bonnie and staff were very kind and friendly and accommodating, we had a fun time with the alpacas and the other animals!!
Laura
July 2021
Bonnie and her alpaca can take a regular morning in Carmel Valley and make it very special! You learn a lot about these sweet creatures and the trek gives you time to take in the beautiful surroundings as well as the opportunity to bond with your alpaca friend. Was a perfect adventure to share with my 12 y/o daughter. We loved it!
Bonnie and her alpaca can take a regular morning in Carmel Valley and make it very special! You learn a lot about these sweet creatures and the trek gives you time to take in the b…
Brandy
July 2021
Bonnie and Michael were great hosts, very kind, and knowledgeable about their animals. The overall experience was amazing and loved that we were able to bond with each of the alpacas.

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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.
Know your comfort level
Please note that 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 cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

cameras/smartphones

suitable footwear (no open toed shoes or sandals)