Tour of R2 Hillside and meet the alpacas

R2 Hillside warmly welcomes you for a ranch visit!

Interested in coming out to the ranch? We would love to meet you! 

We are proud of the rolling hills on our 15 acre and our alpacas, mules and our security team, our livestock guardian dogs that keep all the alpacas safe on-site.

Looking for a nice break while in Northern California? We are a perfect spot to visit. Come enjoy the peaceful scenery, beautiful ground and our family of gentle animals on our ranch. 

We offer a ranch visit so you can have a chance to get up close and personal with our friendly alpacas. You can learn about these gentle and exquisite animals.

When you arrive for your alpaca experience you will be able to hand feed the alpacas with our special grain blend as you interact with these cuties. We will share about how we care for our alpacas and get all questions answered about the alpaca world. Of course, there will be fantastic photo opportunities to remember this fabulous visit. 

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our farm family of 16 alpacas, 2 mules and 2 livestock guard dogs for a day of fun in the sun!

We are located just 4 miles east of highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Monterey Ca. 

Appointments are required. Walk-ins or drive-ups can not be accommodated. 

To schedule a tour of the ranch, please contact and be sure to include your phone number so we can easily contact you!

Tours are free of charge at this time. Donations greatly appreciated at time of visit or you can use

   Venmo - @R2hillside 

    Zelle using our email address:

You will need to confirm your visit and number of attendees one day in advance to get parking and entry directions.  

Beware: Our Alpacas will captivate your heart!

Here are some helpful hints to make your visit more enjoyable: 

-Dress for the weather and wear proper footwear

-Please do not open any gates, no matter what those alpacas say!

-Remember this is our alpaca’s home so please be respectful to them. 

-Please know alpacas are livestock and by staying calm they will stay calm too. Do not walk behind alpacas or touch their backside as their natural reaction when scared is to kick or spit. They are protective of their hairdos so they will back off if you try to touch their heads. 

-No restrooms are available. 

-Your dogs or pets are not allowed at the ranch and must stay in your car. 

-Guests will wait at the gate until attended by a tour guide.  

-This is a working ranch, not a petting zoo, and parents must monitor their children at all times. 


* Remember to email us at one day before your visit to confirm and receive your entry directions and provide your number of attendees