Adventures in Tennessee Agritourism: The Wandering Llamas
Agricultural tourism, or agritourism, is one of the fastest-growing trends in the travel industry, combining agricultural settings, services, and products with a unique tourism experience.
In the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, agritourism is a growing segment of the rural economy where businesses serve customers that often value the experience of visiting the area as much as the experiences they enjoy along the way.
If you’re planning an agritourism focused day trip, or even a week-long vacation to the eastern Tennessee area, you must check out The Wandering Llamas! The herd of sweet and fun llamas will help make unforgettable memories while your entire party enjoys an amazing adventure that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Hang Out With Llamas
I’ve spent some time trekking with The Wandering Llamas and I must say, visitors can easily have the time of their lives no matter which llama-based activity they choose. Owner Sandy Sgrillo offers everything from a walk in the woods llama day trek, to fun specialty themed treks, to LlamaLlodge glamorous camping, also known as glamping, and so much more!
If you want to spend a day interacting and hiking with llamas, a day trek would be a great option. The Wandering Llamas offers several day trek choices suitable for most fitness levels. On all treks, bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch (for longer treks). The llamas will carry coolers with ice to keep everything nice and cold so you can enjoy ice-cold trailside refreshment.
If you’re on a tight schedule, the 2-hour Short Trek is your best bet. You’ll lead a llama on a 1 to 2-mile-long trail that’ll give you great photo opportunities and lots of llama fun.
If you have more time, the 3-hour Lunch Trek will get you out on the trail with a relaxing lunch stop included. The llamas will carry tables, chairs, and coolers with ice, so pack your best trail lunch and book your trip today.
Any one of the themed special treks would make for the perfect Instagram moment! The Wandering Llamas offers a wide variety of specialty treks to choose from so there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.
If you love live entertainment, then the Live Music Trek is for you! There’s two dates this Spring: April 13thand May 25, 2019, so don’t delay and book your choice date.
On the Live Music Trek, you’ll enjoy an easy 2-hour llama trek, stopping for lunch and to listen to the musical sounds from the band Wild Mountain Honey. Lunch on the Live Music Trek includes imported cheeses, specialty bread and crackers, fresh fruits, olives, and nuts. The trek is BYOB, so bring your favorite drinks, wine, or beer and let the llamas carry it to the lunch spot for you!
If music isn’t your thing, maybe you love hanging out in your pajamas. I know I do! If you too love comfy jammies, check out the Llama Pajama Party. Don’t miss out on this special trek being offered on April 24, 2019.
You’ll want to book today and reserve your spot at the Llama Pajama Party which includes a chance to win a free night in the glamping LlamaLlodge hut! See the special trek page for all the details.
If that wasn’t enough, The Wandering Llamas also offers Wine and Cheese Treks, Nature Photography Treks, Yoga Treks, 4th of July Camp Out and Llama Race, and even Relationship Reconnection Retreats. During the winter season, you can trek and sled with llamas too. So fun!
It doesn’t get much better than combining glamorous camping and llamas. ‘Rough’ it in the LlamaLlodge where campers can enjoy a spacious 13-foot glamping tent that’s fully outfitted with a luxurious queen-sized bed and llama themed linens, electricity, furniture, coffee and wine bar, outdoor covered seating with a rocker, bench, and swing, and there’s even a fire pit nearby!
LlamaLlodge guests have many options of activities while staying in their overnight tent. Choose from llama trekking, horse-back riding, hiking, fishing and stained-glass classes. Or just relax and do nothing! For more information, or to make your reservations, check The Wandering Llamas website.
The Wandering Llamas is just about an hour’s drive from either Knoxville, TN or Asheville, NC, so no matter if you’re in eastern Tennessee or western North Carolina, you’re just a short distance from the best eco-friendly, fun, and amazing agritourism venue anywhere on the East Coast.
Don’t delay and book your favorite llama experience at The Wandering Llamas today!
Who wants to take a llama trek with The Wandering Llamas or spend the night in the glamping tent? Let us know in a comment below if you’re game to try it out!
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This looks like so much fun!
I can personally say that Sandy really knows how to lead a llama hike! She’s been doing this for 20 years and her expertise shines through on every hike!
This is something my family would enjoy. You’ve listed so much to do for the day it would be an adventurre worth taking.
Yes! A hike with The Wandering Llamas is a trip you will talk about for years because it’s that good!
I love the llama lodge! That looks so fun!
Sandy has outfitted the LlamaLlodge with all sorts of llama themed decor and linens. It’s adorable!
This is such a cool find! Who knew this was in Tennessee?!!! A unique experience for sure!
OMG I am 100% going here!
Awesome Jen! It will be epic!
Oh my goodness! Those llamas are so cute!
They really are. Jambo and Chester are my favorites.
The Glamping Llama Lodge is so cute! My daughter loves animals and would definitely enjoy any of these trips.
All the kids that trek with Sandy’s llamas LOVE it!
This looks like so much fun!! My girls would love to hang out with llamas!!
Kids love visiting The Wandering Llamas!
This looks like so much fun! I’m not a huge outdoorsy/camping sort of person, but I would totally do it to spend time with the llamas.
Janine, you don’t have to be super outdoorsy to enjoy the llamas. The short trek is very do-able by most people.
My girls would love this!!
Book a reservation and come on! You’ll have a blast!
I’ve never seen a Llama. They look so adorable! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Sandy’s llamas are super sweet.
Oh my goodness! I love all things Llamas! This sounds amazing. I am going to see if they have that near where i live!
I hope they do Lara, it’s so fun!
I would take a llama trek with The Wandering Llamas and spend the night in the glamping tent. The pajama party sounds great too.
You would love it Missy!!
What a cool adventure, glamping with llamas? They look hilarious to hang with, ha! Tennessee looks beautiful too
Yes! Sandy’s llamas are awesome!
Npw this would be a unique adventure. I like how they have different treks from which to choose. I also didn’t realize where this was – and soooo feasible as a summer trip for us. Going to need to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
Yes! Sandy treats all of her visitors right so you should have a wonderful time. I hope you get to go soon!
We plan to go that way in April. I will for sure be checking into this! My girls love llamas <3 Thanks for sharing.
Kids LOVE the llamas! Jambo, the youngest llama that Sandy has right now, is super sweet. All of the llamas are gentle and most of the time even kids as young as 4 years old can lead them.
That is so fun! We have llamas that live across the street from us and they are great animals!
Yes, llamas make excellent neighbors!