Updated: Jun 17
We discovered the Alpaquita Ranch in Raymondville, Texas in the spring of 2021. It is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can walk an alpaca, feed them, pet them, and pose for pictures with them. Typical alpaca tours at other properties do not allow you to get up close and personal with the alpacas. Alpaquita Ranch only charges $25/person for 1 and a half hours (previously 45 minutes) of this amazing activity!
Go to their website ahead of time to reserve your spot. When you arrive, your tour guide will provide some basic information about alpacas. You must sign a waiver before the tour can begin, as the alpacas may spit or kick. You will learn the correct and safe way to walk an alpaca to minimize any kicking/injuries. The staff can take pictures of you interacting with the alpacas if you ask them and will share the photos with you at the end of the tour.
My daughter and I have gone four times now (in March, May, and December 2021 and June 2022). We just love it! It is an awesome way for your family or you and your date to have a unique experience together and have fun.
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