Alpaca Farm & Waterloo Village
Tour 30 Details - NJ

 

We will start our tour at 8 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the bus/van.

 

On the way to the Alpaca Farm, we will start the day with a visit to the Eagle Rock Reservation, which includes the Essex County 911 Memorial. The park is an Essex County forest reserve and recreational park

 

Here you will enjoy a majestic viewpoint where you can see the whole New York City skyline from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

 

Next we will drive to the country side to visit an Alpaca Farm. Meet the passionate owners and receive a guided tour of the barns and grounds. Learn about the history of the farm, the alpacas, their care, breeding, natural history and fleece use.

 

You will have opportunities to interact with the beautiful alpacas including hand feeding them.

 

Photo from our 2016 visit to the farm.

 

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the farm and take a short walk to a beautiful picturesque river and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

 

 

You will also find a small store selling a wide range of items made from the Alpacas luxurious fleece.

 

Next we will visit Waterloo Village which is a restored 19th-century historic Canal village that currently operate as an open-air museum.

 

The village contains a working gristmill, a general store, blacksmith shop, a canal museum and several other historic houses including an early 19th-century log cabin farm site.

 

In many of the buildings you will find historical trades being demonstrated by skilled workers.

 

You will have ample time to walk around and enjoy this historical village captured in a time zone surrounded by natural beauty.

 
We will drive back to NYC.
Arrival back to NYC at approximately 5 pm.

Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR ON THE TOUR:

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: according to the weather.

FOOTWEAR: Good walking shoes or sneakers with good traction will do as well. Do not wear dress shoes or high heels.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you to bring some rain gear.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended. You will experience beautiful animals and interesting sites.

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

AN OPEN MIND: Although this is a recreational/leisure tour, you will also learn about history and Alpacas.

   

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