Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with today’s Groupon to Victory Ranch in Mora. Choose from the following options:
For $8, you get ranch tour tickets for two adults and two children (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get a ranch tour package for two (up to a $40 total value), which includes:
- Two tour tickets (up to a $10 value)
Two souvenir T-shirts (up to a $30 value) <p>
- For $20, you get a ranch tour package for four (a $50 total value), which includes:
- Tour tickets for two adults and two children (a $20 value)
- $30 credit for the gift shop<p>
Each tour includes: * Admission to the ranch * Experienced guide * Animal feed * Educational coloring book for each child<p>
Tours depart daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The gift shop is closed from January 1, 2012 to March 15, 2012.
Victory Ranch’s 1,100 sprawling acres of farmland in the Mora Valley sustain more than 300 alpacas as well as llamas, horses, and Pyrenees guard dogs, which visitors encounter on three walking tours each day. Knowledgeable guides shepherd groups of all ages among fenced-in areas where they pet and hand-feed the gentle alpacas without fear of being bitten or not earning tip money. Guides inform participants about the animals and their lifestyle as tours cross sloping fields flecked with grasses and framed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. During the tour, guests freely photograph alpacas and ask questions about their experience, such as which animal looks best in a cowboy hats. Before or after tours, guests can nosh on snacks brought from home or purchased from onsite vending machines at a wide, outdoor picnic table area.
Visitors peruse Victory Ranch’s 3,000-square-foot gift shop for items such as socks ($16.95+), pacaminas ($95), hats ($29.95+), and skeins of yarn crafted from resident and imported alpaca fur ($14.95+/3.5 oz. skein). Vibrant yarn works sit alongside wares created by more than 40 local artists and expatriate elves. Victory Ranch’s animals roam its acres freely, fed on natural grasses supplemented by ranch-grown hay. Ranch hands employ sustainable farming practices, eschew pesticides by fertilizing fields using the animals’ own byproducts, and treat alpaca ailments using homeopathy.
Mm 1 Hwy. 434
Mora, New Mexico 87732Get Directions