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Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour

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    What to Expect
    Come for a guided nature walk and explore the best of what the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer. For two decades, your naturalist guides from A Walk in the Woods have safely taken over 100,000 people through these mountains. They'll lead you to some of the most magical places in North America. You'll learn about the natural and human history of the Smokies in a fun and delightful way. You'll hear Cherokee lore and maybe an Appalachian tall tale. You'll learn what the Native Americans and Settlers did for food and medicine before there were grocery stores and pharmacies. You might even sample a tasty mountain treat. Every guided walk is geared towards enjoying the journey at a pleasant pace, using all of your senses to explore nature in a new way.

    You will also explore a small family cemetery, a 19th century barn, spring-house and restored cabin, and more. The difficulty for this 3-hour tour is considered easy, with a few moderate spots.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
    2: Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Snacks: peanut based (peanut butter crackers or trail mix). Please advise in advance if someone has a severe peanut allergy.
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities are appreciated for good service.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Rating: the difficulty of this tour is easy with a couple of moderate spots
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Gratuity of 10 to 20% recommended for good service
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We had Alyssa as our guide and she was fantastic. Very engaged and knowledgeable. She shared a lot of information about the Smoky Mountains that was definitely things we did not know concerning the wildlife and history. The tour was a nice steady pace with lots of stops along
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    Debbie was a very knowledgeable guide, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I would highly recommend doing this tour. Easy hike, and our guide really knew the local history very well.
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    This was the best way to start our adventure, experiencing the Smokies. Eric was our tour guide, and he was great. He was very knowledgeable about the area, both the natural history and early settlement. We were travelling with boys 7 and 11.
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    We had a great time hiking with our guide, who was kind and informative! She took us to a trail in the Smokies we might never found on our own (as city people), and was attentive and patient. We took a beautiful hike, learned about the wildlife and history of the park, and got a
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    Ashlyn, a native of the area, was an amazing historical and ecological guide for our hike. We never felt rushed, she was full of woodland knowledge, and we truly enjoyed ourselves!
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    Response from VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour
    Responded 12 Oct 2018
    Thank you so much for spending time with us on your Smoky Mountain Tour! Ashlyn so enjoyed taking you out to show you a small portion of our beautiful slice of paradise!
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    Ann M
    10
    Very insightful and fun
    We had Alyssa as our guide and she was fantastic. Very engaged and knowledgeable. She shared a lot of
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    A7324DAbobp
    Saint Simons Island, Georgia
    91
    Great time
    We are such a great time. I highly recommend that everyone trying to get out.. definitely. memorial.
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    Jeana S
    20
    Loved the tour
    Debbie was a very knowledgeable guide, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I would highly recommend doing this tour.
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    tangensmalls
    73
    Beautiful day on the river!
    This was a great way to start our day! SMO did a great job! We brought our 2 teenagers (16 and 14) with and they
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    AdventureDadSpencer
    10
    Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting
    We went whitewater rafting on the upper Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Our guide, Emily, did an
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    Bryce V
    10
    Bryce VanDonge
    Me and my brother Braeden had an excellent adventure with our tour guide Josh. We can’t wait to go back again next
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    Victoria_LeAnne
    10
    White water rafting
    When on our 1st big water rapids today with Smokey mountain rapids n we had the best guide named Nila... she
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    dahm4illini
    10
    What a blast
    There were two nervous people in our party of 4. By the end we all wanted to go again. We were on the water over
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    V5761CEjustinl
    256
    Great way to see the Smokies
    This was the best way to start our adventure, experiencing the Smokies. Eric was our tour guide, and he was
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    John M
    Kingsland, Georgia
    72
    Martin/Sears/Anderson Vacation
    Excellent trip, our guide Clay was wonderful, made entire @2 hour ride a joy. A little for everyone from class 1
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    elissamarie2019
    21
    Great Family Activity!
    We had a great time hiking with our guide, who was kind and informative! She took us to a trail in the Smokies we
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    spindron
    11014
    lots of outfitter choices
    a good whitewater starter river, just check the weather and go !! fun for your and old alike, watch the out flow
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    TheTravelSlt
    Tampa, Florida
    6084
    Great whitewater rafting fun by great guides of a great company
    I am so impressed with the customer service, quality of the guides, and overall experience with Outdoor Raft
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    Tarun T
    11
    Fun trip
    We had a great time river rafting in pigeon river with white water rafting group with smoky mountain outdoors .
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    Michelle D
    Canton
    3418
    Family fun
    It is a great family river to raft. We started taking our kids about 5 years ago. I feel very safe on this river
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