Available November through April
Join a lovely pack of llamas on a magical walking adventure at ShangriLlama Castle!
Begin your adventure inside the castle barn, where you will learn how to care for the llamas during your journey. Then, in groups of two or three people, you’ll meet the first llama your group will be walking with. Give your first llama a treat and take photos and selfies with him. Then, together with your llama, follow your guides to the Enchanted Forest Trail. During your Llama Walk, you will trade llamas with the other guests approximately every 10 minutes, until you have walked, photographed and fed all the llamas!
This 2-hour, unforgettable llama encounter costs $60 per person (plus a $3.60 processing fee). Tickets are changeable and refundable up to one week before your Llama Walk. No changes or refunds will be accepted for any reason after the one-week deadline. However, if the one-week deadline has passed, you may transfer your tickets to able-bodied adult friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to use at the Llama Walk you reserved.
If you have taken a Llama Walk with us before, please send an email to llama@ShangriLlama.com to receive a $10 discount code for customer loyalty tickets.
You will experience what it’s like to walk among a pack of safe animals. You will observe how llamas communicate. You will find out that llamas have BIG personalities, and you will enjoy getting to know each llama.
Dress in comfortable clothing and walking shoes or boots for an enjoyable journey on an earthy mulch, gravel and dirt trail.
Arrive with your belongings in a small backpack or crossbody bag, so that your hands are always free to handle each llama’s reins. Please tighten the straps on your bag, so it doesn’t swing around and prevent you from jogging or running, if a llama picks up his pace. Thank you!
Llama Walks take place on most Saturdays and Sundays during the winter and early spring from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and sometimes from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. We also offer private Llama Walks on weekdays for groups of 12 to 18 people. Our season runs from November through April each year. Please click the Book Now button to see our up-to-the-minute Llama Walks calendar.
This unusual, two-hour adventure costs $60 per person (plus a $3.60 processing fee). Guests will walk in groups of two or three people per llama for the safety and comfort of the animals. Each group walks every llama!
All tickets are offered online via www.ShangriLlama.com. Please click the green Book Now button to be taken to the online calendar, where you may choose your date. When you check out, you will immediately receive an e-mail confirmation. One week prior to your Llama Walk, you will receive a reminder e-mail.
If your desired date is sold out, please join the online waiting list and check for any last-minute tickets posted on Thursdays and Fridays for the upcoming weekend. If you have your own group of 12 to 18 people, you can easily book a Llama Walk on a weekday.
You will walk ALL the llamas! Each llama will be accompanied by two or three people from the same party. Our llamas feel safest this way, and they are also protected from stealing plants off the trail. Approximately every 10 minutes, you will swap llamas with another pair or trio of guests with the assistance of two llama guides.
Yes! We offer private Llama Walks on weekdays at our regular rate of $60 per person (plus a $3.60 processing fee). A minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 18 people are needed to host a private Llama Walk. Participants will be grouped together, with up to three people per llama. Please contact llama@shangrillama with your proposed date. We’re happy to set up a private-group listing online, so that each of your guests can pay separately, if you’d prefer.
ShangriLlama will contact you at the earliest possible moment to reschedule your Llama Walk if a storm is heavily predicted, if trails are flooded, or if temperatures will drop to freezing—even though llamas love cold weather. Please track multiple weather reports for zip code 75189, as we will be doing. If you are visiting ShangriLlama from out of the area, we encourage you to make changeable hotel and flight reservations because of weather unpredictability. The closest hotels are the Holiday Inn Express in Royse City, and Rockwall’s SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Hilton.
Your total adventure will last 2 hours and cover around 2 miles. We do rely on each participant to complete their Llama Walk, so that each llama is accompanied by two or three people at all times.
Yes. Our insurance forbids us from admitting anyone less than 10 years old, especially infants, strollers and baby slings. The insurance company’s reasoning is understandable: It is too much responsibility for a child younger than 10 to prevent 300 and 400 pound llamas from stealing plants off the trail. Instead of a Llama Walk, we offer Llama Llessons for ages 4 and up.
Up to two minors may walk with one adult. The adult must hold onto the llama’s lead rope with the children. Children younger than 16 may not participate in a Llama Walk without a parent, guardian or friend. Each adult and each child attending a Llama Walk needs a separate admission ticket.
You may change or cancel your reservation up to one week in advance of your Llama Walk. No ticket changes or refunds will be offered after that time for any reason. But you may give your tickets to able-bodied, adult friends, relatives, colleagues or neighbors for the exact date and time you reserved.
You may cancel up to one week in advance of your Llama Walk for a full refund. If you cancel less than one week before your Llama Walk, then the amount you paid will not be refunded for any reason. However, you may transfer your tickets to able-bodied adult friends, relatives, neighbors or colleagues for use at the exact date and time you reserved.
Please know that almost all llamas in the world prefer to be admired but not petted! You will learn more about this oddity before you take the llamas on the trail.
No. Please do not arrive with pets in your car.
No. Llama Walks are an experiential activity providing an unusual opportunity to meet, observe and walk with a pack of llamas. So everyone who enters the barn or walks on the trail needs to purchase a ticket, out of fairness to the other guests who have purchased a ticket for this experience. Please note that we do not have a waiting area for individuals within a group who do not wish to participate in a Llama Walk.
ShangriLlama is honored to be chosen as a destination for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you would like your special occasion to be announced during a Llama Walk, please leave a note for Mama Llama in the space provided on your registration form when you purchase your tickets.
ShangriLlama is located at a 10-acre private residence owned by the family that operates Llama Walks, Llama Llessons and weddings. For the privacy of this family and for the safety of their beautiful, pedigreed llamas, ShangriLlama’s address is only provided when a reservation is made. The property is gated, and the llamas are not visible from the street. All visitors require an advance reservation. We thank you for your understanding.