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Please note: the ranch is not open for "drop-ins" - you must have an appointment or reservation prior to visiting the ranch. If you are unable to book for a particular time in advance, please call 209-336-3131 to see if there is availability.

Tour Hours & Fees

Guided tours are offered Thursdays through Sundays year-round (with the exceptions noted below). Tours start promptly at 11:00am, 12:15pm, and 1:30pm and last approximately an hour. If you arrive late, you will be required to wait for the start of the next tour (assuming there is room). Please plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to your tour. To visit with the animals, you do need to join a guided tour. Reservations are  required and space is limited on each tour, so we recommend booking ahead.

The tours are outside, so please check the weather ahead of your visit and prepare/dress accordingly.

TOUR FEES:

Adults: $10
Children 4-12: $5
Children 3 and under: Free

For group tours, please see the information at the end of this page.

Getting to the Ranch

Epic Alpacas

5273 Hornitos Rd.
Catheys Valley, CA 95306

Monday to Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Preparing for Your Tour

  • CHECK THE WEATHER AHEAD OF TIME – The tours are outside and subject to the weather. If you are concerned about the weather causing a tour to be cancelled, please call ahead.
  • ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY – Tours start on time and any guests who arrive late will need to join a later tour (if available) or forfeit their booking.
  • WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES – boots are recommended, but in the least, please wear closed-toe shoes. Be prepared to get a bit muddy or dusty (depending on the season).
  • DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA – you won’t want to miss out on capturing special moments and photos are encouraged.
  • BIO-CONTAMINANTS – Please do not wear any clothing or shoes that have been around sheep, goats, or other livestock as you may be carrying parasites/bacteria that can be harmful to the alpacas.
  • NO PETS ALLOWED – For the safety and security of the animals on the ranch, no pets will be allowed on the ranch.*

Additional Information

Ranch Visitors with Special Needs

Epic Alpacas does not discriminate against visitors on the basis of a person’s disability and will work to provide reasonable accommodations to visitors who need such accommodations to ensure equal access to our tours, programs, services, events, and activities. We want to make sure that all of our visitors have a meaningful and safe experience and are comfortable during a visit to our ranch. Therefore, we encourage individuals with disabilities who may have special accommodation requests to make a prior arrangement. To set up arrangements or for more information about accommodations we can make, please contact us at tours@epicalpacastours.com or 209-336-3131.

Visitors with Service Animals

In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, resident animals, and visiting service animals, certain areas of the ranch are accessible only by staff, our resident animals, and visiting guests. A clean and safe area can be made available for a service dog during a guest’s visit to restricted areas. Please note that the restricted areas include all animal enclosures.
 
For any other species of service animal, please contact us so that we can determine whether accommodation may be made. Contacting us in advance to make arrangements for service animals is strongly encouraged to assist us in preparing appropriate accommodations for the service animal upon arrival. Please contact us at tours@epicalpacastours.com or 209-336-3131 to discuss accommodations for your service animal or if you have any questions about bringing your service animal to the ranch. Please do not leave service animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting as temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open.

Companion Animals

For their safety and the safety of our animals, companion animals are not allowed on the ranch property at any time. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting, as temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open. If a companion animal is found unattended on shelter grounds or in parking areas, Epic Alpacas staff may call the police to investigate. Thank you for your cooperation.

Epic Alpacas offers private tours for groups of 15 – 30 people.

School Groups: Admission charges will be waived for school children that are visiting the ranch as part of a group tour. Adult chaperones are $7.50 per person and are required in the following ratios according to the childrens’ age:

Age 3-5:  1 chaperone per 2 children
Age 6-9:  1 chaperone per 3 children
Age 10-14:  1 chaperone per 4 children
Age 15-18:  1 chaperone per 5 children

Other Groups: Non-school groups pay an admission fee of $7.50 per person. The minimum admission for group tours is $100 to cover our staff time and resources.

Group Tours must be scheduled in advance and all minors will need to have a liability release signed by their parent or guardian before the tour. If you would like to arrange a group tour or want additional information, please contact us at tours@epicalpacastours.com or at 209-336-3131.

Please note: Our front entrance can accommodate buses and we have ample parking for 12 cars.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tour reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour time for a full refund (minus any applicable credit card fees).

No refunds will be given on “no shows” or cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tour time.

Rescheduling of a reservation may be possible if the tour schedule permits. Please call Epic Alpacas at (209) 336-3131 for rescheduling inquiries. Rescheduling will be at the discretion of Epic Alpacas.