Quintessence Alpacas
Quintessence Alpacas
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Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Located in the heart of the Aconcagua valley, Quintessence Alpacas is a peaceful place where natures abound and modern design with natural fibers are woven into soft and luxurious fashions. Quintessence has purified this ecological animal to produce an extremely soft fiber compare only to the finest cashmere. Discover for yourself why Quintessence is considered as THE SOFT SECRET OF CHILE! We cordially invite you to visit us and experience the Wonderful World of Quintessence Alpacas! We are the only privately-own alpaca company that is vertically integrated in the world and we are proud to promote our ecological project nationally and internationally as well as our garments made with exclusive sustainable and traceble natural fibers of very high quality. Made in Chile
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missvtravels
World1,659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Had a day in Santiago and wanted to visit this alpaca farm but did not wish to do it as part of a tour so I emailed to enquire about the visit but did not receive a reply. Tried leaving a message on the website instead and managed to arrange it from there. The owner was kind enough to recommended a reliable driver to take me from Santiago there and back.

It was amazing seeing all the alpaca, especially when they were let out to the lawn and started running around. Maria took the time to explain their work and showed visitors how their garments are produced. Enjoyable afternoon, I spent about 2 hours there, worth a visit if you love alpaca.
Written August 23, 2020
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Thank you so much for your nice review. Glad to know that you had a good time. Visit us again in the near future!!!
Written August 24, 2020
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Charles W
Huntington Beach, CA2,382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It was very interesting to see these amazing animals. We got to hand feed the Alpacas. We then had a tour of the wool processing. We saw the steps involved with creating the yarn and on to the finished product. Well worth a visit.
Written November 20, 2019
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Theresa Z
Gilbert, AZ79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
My daughter loves alpacas (and llamas) so we drove outside Santiago about 1.5 hours to reach this hidden gem. We were not disappointed! Maria Herlinda, the caretaker, was an attentive guide. She is an astute businesswoman with an amazing story of her own, but suffice to say she runs a tight ship with healthy, mild-mannered animals who were a joy to observe and pet. She also took us through the fiber mill on-site and explained the various steps in turning alpaca hair into skeins of yarn and clothing. The on-site store had an impressive array of fiber goods for sale. English speakers need not worry as Maria spent several years in the states and speaks English very well. We will not soon forget our trip to this special place!
Written August 26, 2017
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Pomerols
Weston, FL4,715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We had a wonderful time today visiting Quintessence Alpacas. We spent a good 1 1/2 hour first getting to know the very friendly but shy alpacas. Then we visited the factory and learned how they make the wool thread from the raw wool. Afterward we went shopping in their lovely gift shop.
Very highly recommended!
Written May 27, 2016
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wonderful folks with lots of alpacas.

Such sweet animals generating great fibers.

The facility is all inclusive from growing the animals to harvesting the fiber and manufacturing the finished goods.

Very interesting and reasonably priced.

A great visit.
Written March 23, 2024
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We loved our visit to this alpaca farm! Sean, our guide form Chile Dreams was excellent, the vehicle was safe, clean, and really comfortable for our family of 4, with space to spare.

But Quintessence! I can't say enough...just the story of how they got here is AMAZING! And then there's the family run aspect of it, then they do all of their fiber cleaning, dying, manufacturing there...absolutely astounding. Not only do you get to meet the friendly alpacas (our daughter even got to hold the newest baby!) and feed & pet them (do beware, when their ears go back they might spit!), you also get to see the dying process, the process where the fibers go from dirty fluff to clean yarn and all the machines involved (check when the factory runs if seeing moving parts is important to you, it wasn't moving when we were there, but that also means it was quiet!), then the amazing looms...including a rare jacquard loom that still uses the punch cards and has several thousand needles that have to be threaded & yarns knotted on! Then there's the weaving room where the machines just have 1000 needles each! End your tour in the lovely shop...buy yarn to make your own creations, or their blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, coats, sweaters that they have created right in the factory! (some hand knit items are made by individuals in their homes) They also have a fruit orchard and we were treated to fresh peaches and fresh peach juice that was in season...absolutely delightful! Nice bathrooms, too....and lovely setting.

The owner and her family are absolutely delightful...all the way down to the daughter and granddaughter. The daughter guided us and our guide, Sean, filled us in on all the details of how the farm started on our way to our next stop. We really recommend this trip with a guide, it gives you such a better glimpse into the history of people and the area and lots of fun trivia!
Written January 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for such an amazing comment!!!! It is always a pleasure for us to receive visitors and alpaca lovers and be able to share with them our love for this beautiful creature and our unique and ecological process. Thank you again for your visit and your amazing comments. Kind Regards, Alejandra De la Garza (the daughter 😘)
Written January 23, 2020
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CA. Carnevalli
Sao Paulo, SP932 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
This is not a super popular tour with tourists. And it shouldn't be! It's one of those discoveries that makes the whole trip worth it. And it's not just the alpacas, but the learning that the tour as a whole provides. The curiosities about the creation of the alpacas, the respect and affection given to the animals, and the almost handicraft process of making the parts. We went with two young children who chose the tour as the best part of the trip! They know how to distinguish alpacas from lamas and loved to know and feed the little pets! That the owners keep this tour away from the modes of the tourists unhindered and available only to those who really want to know and have contact with the local culture!
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Written July 12, 2024
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Clara B
Santo Andre, SP32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We visited in a family with 1 child of 5 years old, the experience was one of the best lived in our family trip to Chile, we were welcomed by Mariana, daughter of the founder of the farm, Mariana is sweet and dear, in addition to an excellent hostess, no detail about the breeding and care of the alpacas passed unnoticed. We left there completely in love with these dear little pets, fed them, held the babies on the lap and met the wonderful products made with their noble wool. The visit was scheduled via e-mail, the value was really super in view close to the amazing moments we spent there! I recommend the tour for any age, worth the distance from the capital, besides it is possible to visit nearby cities like Cachagua/Zapallar which has a wonderful beach with possible penguin observation.
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Written July 10, 2024
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Yulia Z
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It is an unforgettable experience! I went with my husband and our 2 year old son. He loved interacting with the alpacas, watching them run from the pen to the pasture, touching them, feeding them. There are so many varieties of natural colors of alpacas! We learned a lot about them thanks to the hosts Mariana and her two children. As it is a family farm, you can feel the love and passion for these beautiful animals. They also have a store with wool for knitting and very beautiful and stylish alpaca wool clothing. Thank you for this nice experience! Greetings
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Written February 26, 2024
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Ana GAllo
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A very pleasant experience. In addition to being able to have direct contact with the Alpacas, we learned a little about these friendly animals. We were welcomed by the owners, who also took the tour. The only complaint is that the interaction with the Alpacas should take around 4 hours (laughs).
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Written January 28, 2024
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