Llama trekking is a leisurely way to enjoy the countryside. We don't ride the llamas, we lead them and they carry packs containing everything necessary for a safe and enjoyable day.
Llamas are wonderful walking companions, always curious and alert. They enjoy meeting our visitors and they love their work.. They are intelligent creatures, interested in everything. With their excellent vision and hearing, they are usually the first to spot wildlife. They are happy just to stand and watch other creatures, or to gaze at a view, taking in all the details of what is going on.
Llamas come originally from the Andes in South America, where they were domesticated about five thousand years ago, mainly for use as pack animals. It's no wonder, then, that our llamas enjoy walking with people and are so comfortable carrying our loads: it is what they have been bred to do.
At present, we have just two llamas, Eddie and Kubera, both born in 2003, in South Wales. They live on secluded, high farmland, a couple of miles outside the village. They have very distinct personalities. Eddie (chestnut and white) is outgoing, full of energy and loves his food. Kubera (brown with dark face and white blaze) is quieter, very elegant and absolutely fascinated by sheep! Both of them are good with children and can be safely led by most children over the age of eight.
We are often asked if they spit. Llamas spit only if they feel threatened or angry. This is very unlikely to happen during normal handling. On a trek, they are happy and confident, so visitors don't need to worry about being spat at.
Llama trekking is an ideal activity for groups of friends and for families. Leading a llama through our unspoiled countryside is an experience not to be missed. There's also a good picnic, always in a location with a wonderful view. Adults have a genuinely relaxing time and children who usually don't like walking will walk all day in the company of a llama.