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About ShangriLlama

ShangriLlama is a light-hearted animal adventure company featuring llamas. We are located at a castle-themed private, 10-acre estate in Royse City, Texas, which is just 40 minutes east of Dallas.

During the hot and humid months of the year, which are May through October, ShangriLlama offers Llama Llessons inside the air-conditioned castle barn. There you will find seven llamas roaming around the barn without a harness or a leash! They will be interacting with one another, stealing each other's food, looking at their beautiful selves in the mirror, performing a couple tricks, and eating treats provided by the two llama wranglers. Meanwhile, these wranglers will teach 150 facts about llamas using props, video monitors--and live llamas! Guests are most welcome to take photos throughout their Llama Llessons. Tickets cost $20 per person, and the minimum age to attend is 4 years old. ShangriLlama has been offering Llama Llessons since 2009 to teach what makes llamas so remarkably different than other animals.

During the cooler months of the year, which are November through April, ShangriLlama offers Llama Walks on its Enchanted Forest Castle Trail. Guests walk each llama in the pack during this 2.5-hour animal encounter. Guests walk in groups of two to three people per llama to protect these delicate animals from stealing plants off the trail. (Llamas are sneaky!) Llama Walks begin inside the castle barn, where three llama wranglers teach how to care for the animals during the adventure. Then guests groom the llamas and set out for the trail head. Along the way, Llama Llady teaches interesting facts about llamas during Trail Talks. The group will stop for photos at various castle statues and in front of the replica Irish castle. Llama Walks cost $50 per person, and are offered for ages 10 and up. Up to two minors must be accompanied by an adult ticket-holder. Llama Walks tend to sell out of tickets two to three months in advance, so please book your special date as early as possible. More info at

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Adults $20 Llama Llessons and $50 Llama Walks per person

Children $20 Llama Llessons and $50 Llama Walks per person

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ShangriLlama FAQ’s

Doing our bit

ShangriLlama is powered by 100% rain-water collection plus 80% solar energy!

Do they have baby facilities?

ShangriLlama's insurance carriers limits visits to ShangriLlama to ages 4 and up for Llama Llessons and 10 and up for Llama Walks. We hope to get to meet your little ones as soon as they meet this age minimum.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at ShangriLlama?

Just 5 minutes from ShangriLlama, visitors will find Buc-ee's for BBQ sandwiches, colaches, tall beverages, snack items and clean bathrooms. Fifteen minutes away is Rodeo Goat, a gourmet hamburger restaurant located on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. In downtown Royse City, which is 4 minutes from ShangriLlama, visitors will discover a variety of restaurants, including Italian, Mexican and BBQ food.

Any top tips when visiting?

Guests of ShangriLlama are welcome to arrive 20 minutes early to take photos in front of the estate's replica Irish castle.

If tickets have run out for the date of your choice for a Llama Walk, check back the night before and the morning of that activity for last-minute tickets. All tickets are located through the Book Now! button at

Does ShangriLlama have a gift shop?

ShangriLlama has developed its own, unique, llama-themed product line, displayed onsite in our Llamappaloosa Store after each Llama Walk and Llama Llesson. Items include gourmet chocolate bars flavored to match the personalities of each of our llamas, plus a colorful rhyming book that teaches 30 facts about llamas, in addition to logo tee shirts and hoodies with the funny names of each of our llamas featured on the front. The llama shop also sells stickers with caricatures of each of our actual llamas. 

Teachers corner

ShangriLlama has published a book entitled The Llamas of ShangriLlama, which teaches 30 facts about llamas through colorful illustrations and rhyming text. This book features the actual llamas that live at ShangriLlama. Each page of illustrations has a llama bean hiding on it! Students can memorize the rhyming text, and teachers can use the 30 llama facts in a lesson plan for comprehension skills through this fun and memorable book.

Do they have baby facilities?

ShangriLlama's insurance carriers limits visits to ShangriLlama to ages 4 and up for Llama Llessons and 10 and up for Llama Walks. We hope to get to meet your little ones as soon as they meet this age minimum.

Is ShangriLlama fully accessible?

ShangriLlama is handicapped-accessible in the castle barn, in our parking arrangement, and for our bathroom. Please let us know on your registration form if you would like to drop off a handicapped guest directly in front of the castle barn before your Llama Llessons begin. Llama Walks are not handicapped-accessible, however.