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Touched by a Llama

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 70 reviews.Yucca Valley, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Melissa

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

What you'll do

Even before you enter the gate the Llamas will be checking you out, the goats will cry out a welcome. When you enter their corral you might be wary of their size, and you will be amazed at their speed as they run around to show off their long strides. After they run for you, we will show you how to hold the llama pellets in your hand as the llamas use their oddly grippy lips to pick up the pellets. The llamas love the pellets and they will take turns visiting each feeder.
Once they have eaten all the pellets, we spread some hay for the llamas to graze on and everything becomes peaceful and silent. You hear the wind in the trees, the call of the quail, the gentle sound of hay being mashed into cud. When you look up you notice you are surrounded by the desert, the Sawtooth and Joshua Tree mountains to the South, the ancient volcanic Black Mesa to the West, and Johnson valley stretching endlessly North.
Throughout this experience your hosts will educate you on all things llama, and snap pictures of you so you can share this magic with friends, family, and followers. Experience last about an hour. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older.
Even before you enter the gate the Llamas will be checking you out, the goats will cry out a welcome. When you enter their corral you might be wary of their size, and you will be amazed at their speed as they run around to show off their long strides. After they run for you, we will show you how to hold the llama pellets in your hand as the llamas use their oddly grippy lips to pick up the pellets. The llamas love the pellets and they will take…

Melissa's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    salty snacks to replenish your electrolytes.
  • Drinks
    Bottled water unlimited
From ₹3,035
/ person
Wed, 28 Oct
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
₹3,035 per person
₹3,035 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
₹3,035 per person
₹3,035 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
₹3,035 per person
₹3,035 per person

Meet your host, Melissa

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 70 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 pack 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 pack 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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Where you'll be

Your intimate interaction with our Fab4; Ema and her daughter, Ixchel, and Mama Llama and her son, Cocoa Bunny; all 4 now full grown adults; they will wow you with their prowess, charm and beauty while you feed them, photograph them, follow them around, and learn about these magnificent creatures. I will answer any and all questions about Camelids/Llamas, their ancestors, these particular 4 rescued/adopted, and this breathtaking Mojave desert

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Cristina
February 2020
This was an amazing overall experience! The Llamas were adorable! Melissa is very knowledgeable and friendly! My husband and I had such a great time feeding the llamas and handing out with the goats too! Seeing llamas very up close and personal was a very fun experience!
This was an amazing overall experience! The Llamas were adorable! Melissa is very knowledgeable and friendly! My husband and I had such a great time feeding the llamas and handing…
Zach
February 2020
Melissa was very knowledgeable about the animals and shared some fun stories as well! The view from the property is amazing! Truly a surreal and unique experience!
Jessica
February 2020
Extremely happy with this experience. Melissa was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel like we had been old friends and had been around the llamas for years. She was very knowledgeable and I learned many new facts. It was an intimate group so we had plenty of 1:1 time with the llamas and goats plus many great photo ops. Recommend!
Extremely happy with this experience. Melissa was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel like we had been old friends and had been around the llamas for years. She was very kno…
Minwoo
February 2020
This was such a fun experience and the llamas were super cute. Melissa was an awesome host and knows everything about llamas. Highly recommend for a special experience.
Chelsea
February 2020
Such an awesome experience! Melissa was incredible and a fantastic conversationalist. You can tell she truly loves and cares for the llamas and thoroughly enjoys what she does!!!
Елизавета
January 2020
it was very funny! new experience for me and my friends! Llamas are wonderful, friendly animals! the first time we stroked and talked with them. We always smile when we remember this meeting!

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed, 28 Oct
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Sat, 31 Oct
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Mon, 2 Nov
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    ₹3,035 per person
  • Thu, 5 Nov
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    ₹3,035 per person

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.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

There may be up to 6 people participating in a feeding.

What to bring

comfortable/closed toed walking shoes

sun hat