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Alpaca Trekking Through A Magical Forest

Tuosist, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Mia

2 hours
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Alpacas take to trekking quite easily. They walk in a line, one behind the other on a head collar and lead rope. Our guided treks start at the alpacas' barn and ascend into the forest. Each trek lasts about 1.5 hours. The walk itself is at a very leisurely pace, and is not at all strenuous.

When you arrive on site, the alpacas will be grazing, and we will call them in using their yellow food bucket! Simon and I will introduce you to the alpacas whist getting them ready with head collars and leads. We will have a brief health & safety chat, as well as give you some idea of what to expect and some pointers so you can interact with your alpaca. We will also introduce you to all of their individual quirks and personalities.

Alpacas are not able to carry packs or people, so they will accompany us as we walk the forest trail. We try not to let them stop to nibble grass for long periods. Half-way around the walk, we release the alpacas in an enclosed area, so we can feed them treats, and you can get very close and intimate with them. They will love you when we give you the apples to feed them. There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout your visit.

Our spinning demonstration and luxury fibre display after the trek is not possible during Covid.
Alpacas take to trekking quite easily. They walk in a line, one behind the other on a head collar and lead rope. Our guided treks start at the alpacas' barn and ascend into the forest. Each trek lasts about 1.5 hours. The walk itself is at a very leisurely pace, and is not at all strenuous.

When you arrive on site, the alpacas will be grazing, and we will call them in using their yellow food bucket! Simon and I will introduce you to th…

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Mon, 1 Feb
10:30 - 12:30
€35 per person
€35 per person
Tue, 2 Feb
10:30 - 12:30
€35 per person
€35 per person
Wed, 3 Feb
10:30 - 12:30
€35 per person
€35 per person

Meet your host, Mia

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Simon and I adopted our first two Alpacas over ten years ago. It didn't take long to succumb to the addiction and our herd increased from two to four. Then to no one's surprise, four became six and so on until we reached 12. It is kind of like goldfish in a bowl, alpaca numbers grow to the size of the land you can have. You have to watch out though, before you know it you start looking for more land. We now have 17!

I am fortunate to have had an extensive background working with all kinds of fibre. I also teach spinning and knitting in our workshop at the farm. When we lived in England, we owned and operated a Mini Mill next to our knitting and knitwear shop called "The Naked Sheep".
Simon and I adopted our first two Alpacas over ten years ago. It didn't take long to succumb to the addiction and our herd increased from two to four. Then to no one's surprise, four became six and so on until we reached 12. It is kind of like goldfish in a bowl, alpaca numbers grow to the size of the land you can have. You have to watch out though, before you know it you start looking for more land. We now have 17!

I am fortunate to have had an extensive background working with all k…
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Where you'll be

The trekking experience takes place at our home in Co Kerry and goes through the adjacent forest. We are surrounded by mountains and overlook Kenmare Bay, the Cloonee Lakes, and The Ring of Kerry. The vista here is indescribable!
To locate us on the day of your trek, please enter our Eircode V93 W2R6 into Google Maps. The code is unique to our property.

YOU COULD ALSO STAY AT OUR BnB "THE ALPACA LODGE" (2 persons). SEARCH FOR US ON AIRBnB.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 316 reviews.

Nicole
December 2020
This was a great morning. I highly recommend. Mia and Simon love what they do and they do it well. We were 4 and each had an Alpaca which we led by lead through the magical forest, and it was indeed magical. I had Mouse, a white faced Alpaca and we were a team. I loved the gentle walk through the forest with Mouse by my side. These are extraordinary animals, gentle and inquisitive. After the forest trek we visited Mia's studio which is a delight in itself. I am now a proud owner of an Alpaca hat, akin to a bowler hat, but oh, so, soft. This was a special day indeed. Surrounded by snow capped mountains we had blue skies and stunning views. Go do it. You wont be disappointed.
This was a great morning. I highly recommend. Mia and Simon love what they do and they do it well. We were 4 and each had an Alpaca which we led by lead through the magical forest,…
Isabela
December 2020
An amazing experience, the landscape is beautiful and the Alpacas are lovely. We got to know about the Alpacas and their personalities, walked with them trhough the forest, gave them some treats and had a great time with them. We also visited Mia's studio too see the work she does with the fleece. She explained about the processes and showed her creations which were also amazing. Mia and Simon are great hosts. Thank you.
An amazing experience, the landscape is beautiful and the Alpacas are lovely. We got to know about the Alpacas and their personalities, walked with them trhough the forest, gave th…
Jamie
December 2020
Highly recommended! The forest and surrounding lakes are beautiful. The alpacas are gentle and easy to walk, each with their own entertaining personalities. The trek was very well organized and we learnt a lot. Thanks a lot to the hosts.
Shane
October 2020
My spirit animal is an Alpaca! Absolutely fantastic experience, one we won’t forget for a long time. The location is stunning! The views, the forest and of course the alpacas. We where the last guests just before the lockdown and the hosts made the whole experience feel extremely welcoming and safe. Highly recommend!!
My spirit animal is an Alpaca! Absolutely fantastic experience, one we won’t forget for a long time. The location is stunning! The views, the forest and of course the alpacas. We w…
Lisa
October 2020
This is a truly unforgettable experience- don’t miss this one! Can’t wait to return & do this again! Mia is such a thoughtful & creative person who truly loves her Alpacas. Both Mia & her talented husband Simon will share with you their love of the beautiful land of Ireland as you trek through the wood with your very own alpaca. You never have to worry about your safety. This experience is very well planned yet it’s also spontaneous, relaxing, & fun. This experience is a lovely way to connect with nature, with the earth & with animals. I can’t recommend this one enough. Book this you’ll truly miss out on a once of a lifetime experience if you don’t!
This is a truly unforgettable experience- don’t miss this one! Can’t wait to return & do this again! Mia is such a thoughtful & creative person who truly loves her Alpacas. Both Mi…
Niamh
October 2020
A great experience for alpaca lovers, filled start to finish with lots of information about alpacas in general, and also character traits of each alpaca on the farm. Wonderful care and love for the animals, with some great stories thrown in. The trek we walked was very easy to follow. The alpacas were all great companions for the walk! Also really appreciated the washing station for our shoes & hands at the end of the trek. Had a chance to see Mia’s workshop after the trek and learn more about alpaca fibre, including seeing some of the fantastic creations Mia has made. Highly recommended!
A great experience for alpaca lovers, filled start to finish with lots of information about alpacas in general, and also character traits of each alpaca on the farm. Wonderful care…

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    10:30 - 12:30
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  • Tue, 2 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
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  • Wed, 3 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 per person
  • Thu, 4 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 per person
  • Fri, 5 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 per person
  • Sat, 6 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 per person
  • Sun, 7 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 per person
  • Mon, 8 Feb
    10:30 - 12:30
    €35 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.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Appropriate Hiking Footwear

Optional Wet Weather Clothing