Animal Encounters

Animal & Wildlife Encounters, Experiences: Dallas, TX

ShangriLlama’s animal encounter programs provide a rare opportunity to meet, learn about and photograph gorgeous, tame, purebred llamas, which roam the grounds of a castle-themed private estate just 40 minutes east of Dallas.


May through October

During the hotter months of the year, attend a session of Llama Llessons inside the castle barn. Watch the llamas interact with one another, steal food, admire themselves in a mirror, perform a trick or two, and amuse you with their quirky-yet-beautiful selves. After your one-hour llama encounter, take photos outside the replica castle & in front of fairy tale statuary.


November through April

During the cooler months of the year, come take the llama pack for a 2.5 hour walk along the castle’s private Enchanted Forest Trail. This ultimate llama encounter begins in the castle barn, where you’ll help groom the llamas and learn how to care for them on your journey. Then enter the trail and take turns in groups of two or three people to walk to walk every llama in the pack. Greet your new llama with a treat and then take photos and selfies. Continue your walk, pausing for Trail Talks with Llama Llady, who will teach you many fascinating llama facts. Stop in front of fairytale statues and the castle gatehouse for more photos with the llamas.



Even if you’re unable to travel to ShangriLlama, you can still meet these mesmerizing llamas online through a virtual visit. From the comfort of your office, couch or birthday party gathering, watch each member of the llama pack pop up on your screen, while a llama trainer introduces each animal, their hilarious names and interesting facts about them. Online visits are available using any virtual meeting software.

Happy Trails from Mama Llama!

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