John Muir Alpacas
John Muir Alpacas
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John Muir Alpacas is an exciting new trekking and tourism business close to John Muir Country Park and the John Muir Way in Dunbar.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Calum G
    29 contributions
    Lovely alpaca experience
    Lovely walk with an alpaca named Teddy. The group walked out in convoy through the farm and down to the beach. Lots of time to get to know your aplaca, and for pics. Jen and her team were patient with our group and answered all our alpaca related questions! Overall, a great experience.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 December 2022
  • Siobhan
    East Lothian, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Such a fun experience!
    Lovely trek on a sunny winter afternoon. Clear instructions throughout so felt very well informed and safe. Lots of fun walking the alpacas, taking photos, and then feeding carrots to the young ones. Next time we’d extend the experience by booking a picnic in the tipis, they were decorated for Christmas and looked lovely and festive.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 December 2022
  • Ashleigh
    Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom43 contributions
    AMAZING!!!
    I booked this as a surprise for my partner for his birthday! Once I booked I got an email straight away confirming, with directions & everything we needed to know to plan in advance! Once we got here Jen showed us around & we met the alpacas! She told us a lot about them and we asked lots of questions! We walked down to the beach and it really was an amazing experience! All of the alpacas have different personalities my partner picked chewy (chewbacca) chew packa I strongly recommend this for kids, adults or teens!! You won’t be disappointed we got to feed them carrots, we got so many photos & we had a good laugh. It was such an enjoyable experience for all of us. The prices are so reasonable and I was so surprised at how cheap it was! I’d love if there was different things you could do e.g donkey walking?! We’d love to visit again and would love to see more opportunities/ more experiences! When we got back we went to see the female alpacas & met the donkeys! Jen was absolutely lovely and made the experience even more enjoyable! Thankyou and we will be back!!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2023
  • Nicki
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions
    Wonderful
    Loved walking the alpacas through the woods and onto the beach and then being able to feed them. The ladies were very attentive and kept updating us on what would happen next, intervening when there were dogs near off leads. Will definitely be booking again.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2023
  • Laura D
    18 contributions
    Best morning ever
    Highly recommend this for adult and kids We took our 6yr old boy this morning and had the most amazing time walking steven & Toby!!! They have an awesome area for you to sit and chill have some food before or after you have walked the alpacas, they have an open fire to toast marshmallows on!! Toilets available
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Kim R
    2 contributions
    Great day!
    Great day walking and feeding the alpacas. Staff were absolutely great and so lovely. Will definitely return again. Tipis was stunning! Staff even put the fire pit on for marshmallows to be toasted. All round great experience for all ages
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Couttsy71
    41 contributions
    Alpacas Galore
    Fantastic visit to see the alpacas. Jen met us at the paddock and we ended up being the only ones booked for that afternoon trek. Jen was really friendly and happy to chat and answer all our questions. Plenty of photos taken. The walk took approximately 45 minutes and then we took them back to the paddock and fed them carrots. Really fun thing to do and would highly recommend anyone to do this. We will visit again next time we are in Edinburgh.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Kerry B
    1 contribution
    John Muir Alpacas
    A wonderful experience! Would highly recommend the Alpaca Trek. A beautiful woodland/ beach walk. The staff are so friendly and you can see how well cared for the alpacas are. Will definitely visit again soon!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • holly f
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
    10/10
    Had an absolute great time here today !! The team was lovely and really helped make the whole experience. Got loads of freedom while also always feeling supported. Couldn’t have asked for anymore !!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2023
  • cbjbcb
    7 contributions
    A great day out
    10 of us ladies visited John Muir Alpacas as a part of a birthday day out for a friend. I was quite reluctant but there was no need as it was a fantastic day out. Everything was explained to us clearly about the Alpacas and how we needed to hold,walk and pet them. We walked through the farm and along the beach and back. On our return there was a chance to feed our Aplacas carrots. Mine was Mr Darcy, we were all matched with our Aplacas depending on our confidence with them. Mine was a lovely calm one. After the walk we visited the female Aplacas and donkeys. There is a huge beautiful teepee where you can have your packed lunch. All in all a great day and would highly recommend for adults and children.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2023
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kamylka13
Musselburgh, UK51 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Loved walking the alpacas around the beautiful beach and forest. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the gentle alpacas all had distinct personalities which made it so fun to be around them. We had a lovely time!
Written 19 November 2023
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Tourist20872502456
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
What an awesome day out with the fabulous alpacas and their humans!! We went as a group of friends to do the alpaca trek around the woods and the beach. Had an amazing time, totally made our day, highly recommended.
We went for the walk with the boys, and then met the girls in the field, and gave them all carrot snacks (provided by the farm folk). Also met some donkeys!!
Written 19 November 2023
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Robert M
Edinburgh, UK12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Fantastic day out with the Alpacas. Very relaxing walk, calming all the way. Also the 3 donkeys were brill.
Written 15 November 2023
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Shaun
6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Relaxing, therapeutic walk with some beautiful animals in a gorgeous setting. Great value for money.
Written 14 November 2023
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katie h
dublin3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful trek and a very enjoyable visit with Ozzy, his furry friends and the donkeys. A great visit on a sunny day. Highly recommend. Thank you katie
Written 12 November 2023
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Katie H
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Had a wonderful trek with my alpaca Dexter and the overall experience was lovely. Definitely recommend as a family experience as its a lovely walk to do.
Written 12 November 2023
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shawkins13
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Brilliant experience, very therapeutic and the alpacas were great. Lovely way to spend a morning, nice and quiet and lots of interesting info from our guide. Would recommend to anyone!
Written 5 November 2023
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Lindesay I
Edinburgh, UK58 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience meeting the alpacas, going for a walk with them along the beach and visiting the cria and their mothers. 54 alpacas in total. The guide was very informative and knew lots about the animals. The Tipi tent is fabulous for picnics or parties and events
Written 4 November 2023
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SunnyJJ
Scotland, UK19 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is such a wonderful experience - being so close to an alpaca, and taking it for a walk through the woods and to the beach. Then on the way back the alpacas had a lovely time scratching and rolling around in the vegetation.

We were also able to share out some carrot treats for the alpacas and the donkeys, and it was such an enjoyable trip. It is very special to be able to walk beside them.
Written 2 November 2023
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Linda R
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
This visit to John Muir Alpacas was a gift and what a gift!! Husband and I took grandaughters along. Jen very informative about her charges and our walk was so lovely, as we're her alpacas If you're looking for a different gift try this! One of the best days experiences for us all. Will be back I'm certain.
Written 17 October 2023
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