Pack llama on the trail near Taos. Courtesy/Wild Earth Llama Adventures
TAOS—Wild Earth Llama Adventures in Taos is giving abandoned, abused and neglected llamas a second chance while, at the same time, giving one couple a chance to win a five-day, four night vacation package to Taos with their llama rescue adventure raffle.
Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold now through Jan. 15, increasing the odds of winning. The drawing will be held on Jan. 16. The value of the entire package is well over $2,000.
The Taos vacation package includes: a three-day llama trekking adventure in New Mexico’s pristine wilderness (includes gourmet meals, and wilderness trekking gear); one night stay at the Historic Taos Inn; dinner at Doc Martin’s Restaurant, located in the historic Taos Inn; and one night stay with a private pool at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa.
Wild Earth Llama Adventures’ owner Stuart Wilde and wife/co-owner Leah Wilde are in the process of relocating their New Mexico Llama Rescue Ranch to Eagle Nest, N.M. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will go towards the purchase of hay and feed, veterinary care, fencing, corrals and shelters and barns for more than 40 rescued llamas at the new ranch. For more than 20 years, Wilde has rescued abandoned, abused and neglected llamas through the New Mexico Llama Rescue Ranch.
Each ticket is $100 and can be purchased online at LlamaAdventures.com/adventure-
“This adventure raffle will help us to continue to provide homes and care for our growing herd of rescued llamas from all over the Southwest, and is a great opportunity for folks to win an amazing Taos Adventure Vacation,” Wilde said.
Wild Earth Llama Adventures, now in its 21st season, offers a variety of llama trekking adventures in and around Taos from April through November. From their “Take a Llama to Lunch” Day Hike, to their custom designed multi-day adventures, Wilde offers trekkers a fun but educational experience, providing information about local wildlife, forest ecology, medicinal and edible plants, and basic wilderness survival skills. Gourmet meals are prepared and served in scenic wilderness locations.
Wild Earth Llama Adventures has been featured prominently in numerous publications and televisions shows including: Travel Channel; HGTV; Weather Channel; Fox News; Telemundo; MSNBC (voted as one of the “Best Off Beaten Path Fall Foliage Adventures” in the country); TripAdvisor (“Top 10 Best Tours in the U.S.”); and American Profile.