If you read our guide to the best things to do in Donegal, you’ll know that you could easily spend a month in this county and never get bored.
If you’re the type of traveller whose fancy is tickled by unique attractions and tours, then the excursion offered by the lads at Wild Alpaca Way should spark your interest.
You can literally head off on a ramble at Ireland’s most northerly point with a couple of Alpacas to guide you as you stroll.
Hiking with Alpacas at Malin Head
Yes, you can head off on a hike around Malin Head with your very own Alpaca as your rambling companion.
Wild Alpaca Way is a family run business that’s based at the wild and windy Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal.
The tour is run by John and Patricia McGonagle and their three sons Danny, Aidan and Sean… and their four Alpacas; Bounce, Mojo, Chestnut and Badger (whoever named them deserves a serious pat on the back!)
Those that visit Wild Alpaca Way will, over the course of a 70-minute ramble, experience a chunk of Ireland’s most northerly point in the company of a very friendly (and fluffy!) Alpaca.
Now, I’ve never actually met an Alpaca, but by all accounts, they’re curious, friendly and inquisitive animals.
On this excursion you’ll be teamed up with your very own Alpaca before heading off to soak up the scenery around the beautiful Knockamanny bends.
Over the course of your walk, you’ll be treated to views of Malin Head and Glashedy Rock to the Isle of Doagh and further beyond.
How much it’ll set you back
- Trek Per Person: €20
- Family (2 Adults and 2 children): €40
- Group (6 Adults): €100
- For more than six: €10 per extra Adult
Fancy staying in an Airbnb on an Alpaca farm?
Ever fancy spending the night on an Alpaca farm? You’ll find the Airbnb in the photo above in County Laois, on Hushabye Farm.
Known as ‘Lullabye Lodge’, the rental is tucked away in a quiet corner of the working farm. Those that stay here are encouraged to engage with the friendly Alpacas throughout their visit.
Sounds pretty damn good, I know! Find out more about spending a night there right here.