Llama Trekking is enjoyable and fun, but there are certain things you will need to know to ensure that the Llamas and your group members enjoy themselves safely. We also require you to abide by our Terms & Conditions.
Policies, Safety & Terms
Eligibility: We require that everyone going llama trekking be in reasonably good health. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult unless previously arranged. Well behaved dogs are welcome but it is the owner’s responsibility to keep them under control. Our llamas are accustomed to well behaved dogs. Please note that llamas are pack animals only and cannot be ridden. Parents will need to be able to carry children who tire. However children are able to ride on either our mule or donkey carriages. The mule carriage is a luxury 6 seater and the donkey trap is a 2seater.
Food: We provide a range of picnic menus. Special dietary requirements must be notified in advance.
What to Bring: The best part of traveling with llamas is that they carry all the supplies. Please keep in mind however, that we still need to travel light. It is essential to wear suitable footwear and advisable to bring waterproofs which the llamas will carry.
Equipment: Severnwye Llama Trekking will supply all equipment including eating utensils, table and camp chairs. The llamas will also be carrying cool boxes.
Reservations: You can contact us by telephone or e-mail. We are happy to hold a provisional reservation for 5 days. After this period, we will require a deposit of 25% of the estimated total cost of the trip in order to make a definite booking.
Payment: A 25% deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due on the day of the trip. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to circumstances outside our control e.g. adverse weather conditions. In such a case, we would be happy to either reschedule the trip or refund the deposit payment in full.
Emergency Care: Every precaution is taken to ensure each person’s safety and the careful handling of their belongings. We will only use safe routes for our trips and are fully insured. A copy of our public liability insurance certificate is available on request. Our llamas will be carrying a basic first aid kit but we cannot offer professional medical assistance. We shall not assume any liability whatsoever for any personal injuries or loss or damage to personal property in the absence of negligence on our part. Our staff will be carrying a mobile phone but some networks are virtually useless in the Forest.
General: Please be aware that the Forestry Commission does not allow the picking or removal of any plants.
Care of the Llamas
We aim to make your llama experience something you will always remember and for all the right reasons.
Llama trekking is therapeutic. Time seems to become an irrelevance in the company of these delightful animals.
Their incredible eyesight and hearing means that they will identify with things long before you do, making them perfect for walking in the forest. You will soon discover that they are incredibly good natured, placid animals who love human company
Prior to departure, you will be introduced to your llama and given instructions on looking after him and yourself. Part of your initial training will concentrate on llama trekking safety – how to cross roads and other obstacles. A skilled Severnwye guide will always be on hand. It should be noted that we carry basic first aid kits.