$200 (1 party per experience)

NO day of sales – time cut off online the night before to populate on the daily 6 AM report


30-minute meet-and-greet with
Jorge and Fernando, our llamas


Adults and children ages 6 and up


October 9th – October 23rd
Sunday – Saturday
11:00 AM

Up-Close Look:

Experience a Private Training Session with Jorge + Fernando

Join us for a fun, informative llama meet and greet! Jorge and Fernando were deemed "too social" to continue being trekking companions—which is why they've become two of our most beloved and charismatic Animal Ambassadors. With this special and intimate experience, you'll have the opportunity to "buy out" a llama encounter for up to six members of your personal pod. Learn all about these handsome, long-lashed Casanovas and get to know their distinct personalities as you watch a private training session.


  • Masks are required for Up-Close Looks. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not accepted. For certain Up-Close Looks, Denver Zoo approved surgical masks may be provided for you for the health of our animals. For their safety, we are unable to provide medical exemptions at this time.
  • You and your group must be willing to use provided hand sanitizer throughout the experience.
  • Close-toed shoes are strongly recommended for this program. For your safety, your experience will be modified if you or any member of your group do not wear close-toed shoes.
  • Program is for up to 6 total individuals.  
  • This experience is not recommended for people with severe allergies to hay.
  • All program participants must be at least 6 years of age or older. 
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo—admission tickets must be purchased separately. You must have general admission tickets for the date of your experience prior to purchase. 
  • This experience is non-refundable and nontransferable. 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older. 
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date. 
  • This Up-Close Look will occur rain or shine. 
  • Plan to check in at the zoo at least 30 minutes before the start of your encounter. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
  • There is limited access for service animals during this experience. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm. 

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