Can I pet my llama?
Yes! Llamas are very friendly, and most of them like being petted, hugged and even kissed. Every llama has a different personality though, and some don’t like having their head or ears petted. Ask your guide if you’re not sure.
Can we bring snacks for the llamas?
Yes! The love oatmeal cookies, graham crackers and bananas.
Do I have to lead a llama?
No, you do not have to lead a llama if you prefer not to. However, our hiking rates are charged per person, not per llama.
Can we ride the llamas?
No, although they are great pack animals, llamas cannot support weight directly on their spines. Pack saddles distribute weight evenly over the llama’s back and sides.
Do the llamas spit, kick or bite?
No. Our llamas have been thoroughly and properly trained. They are very gentle and do not exhibit aggressive behaviors such as biting, spitting or kicking, toward people. A llama may kick if it is startled, so we caution our guests not to stand where the llamas cannot see them.
What happens if I drop the llama’s lead rope?
The llama may wander to the side of the trail to nibble on grass or leaves, but it will probably just stand and wait for you to pick it up.
What happens if my llama eats a poisonous plant?
There are only 3 plants that a llama should not eat. Your guide will show you pictures of them before you leave and will point them out as you pass them along the trails. If your llama grabs a bad leaf or two, there is no need to panic, a few leaves are harmless.