Alpaca Farm, Popcorn Park & Allaire Village
Tour 30 Details - NJ

 

We will start our tour at 7:30 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.

 

 

We will start the day driving to the beautiful New Jersey Pine Barrens, here we will visit an Alpaca Farm. Meet the passionate owner and receive a guided tour of the farm. Learn about the alpacas, their care, breeding, natural history and fleece use.

 

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

 

Enjoy the beautiful grounds nestled between pine trees and you will also see a few other farm animals such as chickens, pigs and a horse.

 

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

 

Next we will visit Popcorn Park.

 

Popcorn Park is a sanctuary/small zoo for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused, or elderly animals. There are lots of different types of interesting animals to look at, you find farm animals such as goats, pigs, donkeys and a cow, domestic wildlife such as deer’s, fox’s and bears and more exotic animals such as monkey’s, tigers and lions. There is something for everyone.

 

 

At Popcorn Park, you can buy popcorn to feed to the animals for $2-3. There are always wild peacocks, geese, and ducks wandering around that will gladly eat popcorn as well.

 

We will eat lunch at a local restaurant       

 

 

After lunch we will visit Allaire Village, this is a historic village from the early 19th century. At that time it was a thriving industrial community which produced pig and cast iron.

 

Today the village is a living history museum featuring costumed interpreters demonstrating early 19th century village life.

 

The buildings which remain today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter’s shop, manager’s house, foreman’s house and a church.

 

One of the workers' row house buildings is now the Visitor Center and Museum. 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 5:30 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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