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“Unforgettable”

Caravana De Llamas Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Tilcara
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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

We booked a late afternoon hike with Santos and his llamas and had an unforgettable time.

We and two other guests were introduced by santos to our llamas - he is passionate about them and told us their individual life stories and then we set off for a couple of hours hiking gently around the outskirts of the village talking to santos about llamas and lots of other things.

We stopped in a beautiful setting looking over the valley to the multicoloured cliff faces opposite and santos put together a wonderful snack with goat's cheese, jam, apples, biscuits, water, maté while the llamas drank and chivvied eachother.

I can't over praise Santos and his business. He clearly loves the animals and looks after them wonderfully and also works with the local community.

We returned to base several hours after setting out all feeling much more in harmony with the place thanks to our hours spent with Santos, his llamas and wonderful dogs.

Not to be missed !

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Reviewed 9 November 2014

Jose and our llamas stand out as one of the highlights of our trip.
I honestly had no idea what this day would entail and it over delivered.
The 4 hour trek, the beautiful scenery, interacting with the animals and learning how to hike the terrain were all new for us. I would not describe as as the "outdoorsy" type. We, both in our 60's, spend our days behind desks not climbing up rocky paths.
When we reached the summit, Jose unpacked a beautiful lunch, set up a table and chairs and we shared stories and friendship.
This is why we travel.
Be sure to visit Tilcara and have this experience. So much fun!!

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

We went on a 2 day trek into the mountainous farming country with our guide Santos. We enjoyed his hospitality and that of Martinez and his wife. They are the "real deal" living a basic farming existence in country that we assumed was uninhibited. How wrong we were. It was a truly genuine experience. Not touristy at all. Totally enjoyable and educational.

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Reviewed 3 November 2014

We are not necessarily brave, my wife I is 64 and I am 69 and neither of us is terribly fit. This was a real workout at high altitude..a 4 hour trek up more than a thousand vertical feet (from an already high beginning) and down again with our guide Jose and two adorable llamas. Step by step we made it to the top where Jose unpacked a wonderful lunch. Then, after feeding the llamas the watermelon rinds, we headed down. If you love adventure, scenery and doing things you'd never do at home you must do this. If you are in the area you must go there. And if you're not, then its worth planning a trip just for this! Jose encouraged us and never, never was anything but great. I think the cocoa leaves helped too.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We did a 3-day trek to Punta Corral (a religious sanctuary at ~3900m). The landscape is superb, Juan our guide was super nice, the food was good. We would walk 5-6 hours per day with the lamas

We had the chance to participate in the Pachamama ceremony with some locals. We really enjoyed our tour a lot.

1  Thank Pierre2323
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