There are countless photos of llamas in Machu Picchu, they sometimes appear posing for selfie photos. It is also funny to see llama photobombed snapshots in Machu Picchu, which in fact adds something unique to vacation memories. Machu Picchu as the world’s wonder is also home to more than twenty llamas pasturing all around independently. 

These cousins of camels were used as immortal pack animals yet for the Incan people, and as it was in the past, so it is today for the native Peruvians.

Llama Kissing

While hanging out with llamas at Machu Picchu, you can take all sorts of selfies. The best you can do is to make the llama kiss you or at least something that way. How do you do that? Well, there is particularly one llama that curiously learned to kiss. The trick is to invite some cookie then place it in your mouth, the llama itself will take it out of your mouth, so that is it basically. If you are lucky, you will find the right llama or you may try whatever llama you find, just to see if they too would like to taste cookies.

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Why are there llamas of Machu Picchu?

Nowadays llamas of Machu Picchu are not there for carrying loads nor for meat, they are there only to recreate what might Machu Picchu have looked like in its grandeur days with llamas grazing. Although the jungle is not llama’s natural habitat, it is undeniable the presence of llamas in Machu Picchu, because the archeological excavations had proved it. So again, today, llamas are meaningful to the Inca citadel.

Do they spit?

Most of the time these llamas stay friendly, whenever people have close encounters with llamas they take pictures and selfies. They are gentle and you can even touch them. However, don´t over socialize or force them for pictures, they might get mad and spit at you. Because that is their mechanism for defense if they ever feel bothered or threatened.

How can I find llamas in Machu Picchu?

Llamas of Machu Picchu stay day long and year-round, so you have a high percentage of chance to see them. They are in the terraces as well as the main plaza or just walking through the passages going for water. The majority of llamas of Machu Picchu are female in different colors, and they all have a name that is written on their ear tag.

Whenever you go to Machu Pichu, search for these beautiful Goggle-eyed mammals and sometimes cheeky photobombers. Take a photo it will be fun, surely it will.

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