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Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour

Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour

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See the wild horses of Corolla on a 2-hour tour on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Travel by open-air 4-wheel drive vehicle along the sand dunes and ocean to view the wild horses. Along the way, you'll also hear about the history and ecology of the island, stop for photo ops of the horses and other points of interests, and gain private access to the Wild Horse Conservation Area. Choose from several departure times during the day on a tour that includes 4WD tour and guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.29
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Everything was wonderful! Brad was hilarious 😆 perfect thing to pass some time! Beach ride was awesome! Looking for horses was so fun 🐴

Charlotte, Jul 2020

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Custom Half-Day Photo Tour with Photography Lessons from Asheville

Custom Half-Day Photo Tour with Photography Lessons from Asheville

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We’ll work directly with you to create a custom, private tour that is perfect for you and your photography interests. Together we'll pick locations that fit your interests and your desired amount of hiking, from a couple of miles to no hiking at all. This is ideal for travelers looking to go off the beaten path. And we pick you up! We offer small, private tours that focus on helping you capture better photos. Our tours take you to the most breathtaking locations across the Blue Ridge Mountains that only the locals know about. Our award-winning photographers know the Blue Ridge Mountains better than anyone else in the area! We are currently open and taking safety precautions for our guests! Visit our website to learn how we're handling COVID.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152.83
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US$152.83

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

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Hike the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this guided day trip to three scenic waterfalls from Asheville. Take in views of the mountains as you tour the classic road in a comfortable van and hear stories about the area’s natural history and culture from your local guide. Watch for blooming laurels and rhododendron as you walk the easy to moderate trails through lush oak and hickory forests. Enjoy light refreshments along the way with plenty of time to relax by the falls before returning to Asheville.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.09
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US$86.09

Trolley Pub Public Tour of Raleigh

Trolley Pub Public Tour of Raleigh

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Check out the best Raleigh has to offer on this two-hour pedal powered pub crawl. You'll stop by some of the hottest spots in Downtown Wilmington on our mobile bar on wheels. Tours are BYOB with our on-board cooler and you can play your own music. The tour is the most fun way to experience the city and our trained guides help have a blast.
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  • 2 hours
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US$41.19
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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

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Discover the vibrant fall colors of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls. With someone else to navigate the winding country roads, you can enjoy the fall colors from the moment the tour begins. Plus, this intimate, small-group tour has a maximum of six guests, making it easy to get to know your guide and learn more about the region.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls from Asheville

Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls from Asheville

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If you love chasing waterfalls, this tour is for you. With a local guide, visit four scenic waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway. All hikes to the falls are very beginner-level and can be done by most people with ease. Don’t forget your camera and waterproof footwear. Drinks and snacks are provided.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$132.31
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Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail

Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail

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Follow your guide on a 45-minute horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a variety of departure times, and ride the beautiful Fern Forest Trail, traveling through a dense forest on relatively flat terrain at 4,000 feet. This gentle trail, situated in the Nantahala National Forest, is suitable for all skill levels. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.03
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Cape Hatteras Kayak Adventure in Rodanthe

Cape Hatteras Kayak Adventure in Rodanthe

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The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a must see on Hatteras Island. On this kayak tour, we frequently spot ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, terns, rails, skimmers, wrens, and warbles just to name a few. We will tour the salt marsh canals and flat waters of the Pamlico Sound. This tour location also packs a punch with its unreal sunsets!!!! LOCATION: HWY 12 South, Just South of Rodanthe, NC 27968 Great sunset tour area! Search for sea turtles, rays, river otter with a HUGE variety of waterfowl Great sunset tour location! Safe, fun & educational Quality Sit In Kayaks Available all spring, summer & fall 2 Hour Experience
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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US$49.00

Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views

Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views

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Discover Asheville’s noteworthy landmarks and architectural gems while covering plenty of ground. This 2.5-hour tour by electric bike lets you safely navigate Asheville’s hilly terrain. Follow your guide through city streets, greenways, and picturesque neighborhoods. At carefully chosen viewpoints, you’ll stop to hear the stories behind historical sites. Numbers are limited to seven riders per tour to ensure personalized attention.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.67
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US$66.67

Electric Bike Brewery Crawl of Asheville

Electric Bike Brewery Crawl of Asheville

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Cycle to five of Asheville’s most popular microbreweries, enjoying a drink (or two) at each location. You’ll be riding a state-of-the-art e-bike, so the hills won’t be a problem. In addition to soaking up the local vibe and great scenery, you’ll sample some of the best craft brews in town. If you like beer and bikes, you'll love this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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US$70.84
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Elijah Mountain Gem Mining Experience Admission Ticket

Elijah Mountain Gem Mining Experience Admission Ticket

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It can be hard to find something fun and different for your kids to do while in the Asheville area. Travel outside the city just 30 minutes to Hendersonville’s Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Guarantee your visit for the whole family by booking ahead, and choose from multiple packages to find which one is best for your budget.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Bike Ramps and Trails at the National Athletic Village

Bike Ramps and Trails at the National Athletic Village

The National Athletic Village offers an immense amount of space to explore. Guests may bring their own bikes or choose to rent a bike on the property. There are ramps and trails available to explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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Hike Wine & Dine

Hike Wine & Dine

The Hike, Wine & Dine Tour is a guided tour and picnic with your choice of three drinks (beer, wine, water, or soda). Enjoy activities among long leaf pines as the sun sets and the stars rise. The tour includes obstacles, a history of the area, roasting marshmallows over a fire, as well as special seasonal events such as Navigating March through September, and Stargazing October through April. This tour allows you to sample our signature NAV brew beer while picnicking in the woods. The trail is easy-going and appropriate for all ages. Enjoy the beer garden with wines, brews and s'mores while playing bar sports or watching the kids play on The Beach. You are welcome to bring your own cigars.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

Sunset Sail Tour from Wrightsville Beach

Sunset Sail Tour from Wrightsville Beach

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Cruise through the waters of Wrightsville Beach aboard a 42-foot (13-meter) yacht during this small-group coastal sailing adventure. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding waterways and barrier islands, and catch a glimpse of marine life. Soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and light refreshments are provided on board the boat. Plus, choose from morning, afternoon, or sunset cruises to best suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium Admission Ticket

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Slip beneath the surface with tickets to the SEA LIFE Charlotte–Concord Aquarium, and meet the thousands of mammals, bright fish and seahorses that thrive in dozens of exhibits that recreate the ecosystems that surround North Carolina. Get a fish eye’s-view of the marine landscape as you walk through an underwater ocean tunnel. Spot all eight legs on the Giant Pacific Octopus, see a feeding frenzy and explore the slippery world of jellyfish in soaring cylindrical tanks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$18.29
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US$18.29
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Asheville Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Asheville Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

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Explore the historic French Broad River in Asheville on a stand-up paddleboard during this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group tour. Float through the city’s calm, downtown waterway and learn about the history of the region while participating in one of Asheville’s most popular activities. Paddleboarding experience is helpful but not necessary. All equipment — paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties and dry bag — are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.48
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea & Fern Forest

Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea & Fern Forest

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Horseback riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains is a beautiful way to explore the area’s natural attractions. Trot through fern groves, past rows of wild flame azaleas, and into a white pine forest on well-trained, gentle horses. This tour includes a safety training, too, making it a good choice for beginner horseback riders and children.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.26
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Blue Ridge Parkway & Waterfall Hike - Private Tour From Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway & Waterfall Hike - Private Tour From Asheville

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On these Private Waterfall Tours, you will get to enjoy the falls up close and with ease. We specializes in taking tours to hidden gems and locally-known waterfalls, uncluttered by foot traffic and crowds.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size

Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

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Experience a scenic and memorable guided horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a wide variety of departure times, then ride the beautiful Flame Azalea Trail, traveling through hardwood and white pine forests, plus open meadows with majestic, elevated views of the all-American Blue Ridge Parkway. Get to know the horses in advance. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76.88
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Watauga River Small-Group Rafting from Elizabethton

Watauga River Small-Group Rafting from Elizabethton

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Rolling class I and II rapids make this Watauga River rafting trip a great choice for adventurous families looking for kid-sized thrills. Float through the Tennessee foothills with a guide who helps you navigate twists and turns with ease, and then relax on a private beach reserved for rafters. This tour also includes exclusive access to a picnic area, hot showers, and changing rooms so you can comfortably move onto your next activity.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.35
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US$61.35

Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

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Trolley Pub is a BYOB, pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling pedal bar for up to 14 people at a time. The Trolley Pub is powered by YOU and your fellow pedalers, with an electric assist motor for the hills. It’s hard not to smile on the Trolley Pub! If you don’t have enough people for a full beer bike tour, or you prefer to socialize with other people, you can purchase Mixer Tickets (individual seats).  All Charlotte Mixer Tours are in Uptown and make two to three stops (15-20 minute each) along the way. Your driver will customize the route each time based on the riders and requests. Although rare, if a mixer tour does not meet the five-passenger minimum for the tour, we will have to cancel the tour. 
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  • 2 hours
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US$41.03
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Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Solve clues, complete challenges, and race against competing teams while checking out top Asheville sights on this self-guided Asheville scavenger hunt. Follow the guide on your smartphone to reach historical attractions, outdoor art, and essential Asheville sights, all with your self-chosen team of two to five people. Because this tour is all from your phone, you can complete it on your own schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.44
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Charlotte Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

Charlotte Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

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Book the skydiving, skip the airplane jump with this indoor skydiving experience in Charlotte. Those with a fear of heights can still feel the thrill of skydiving in this windtunnel-based activity; no terrifying plane jumps necessary. You’ll have an instructor by your side the whole time over the course of two jumps, and all equipment and instruction is included.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.02
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Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide

Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide

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Discover the scenic views, mountain trails, wildlife, and plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a local guide to lead the way. With so much to see in the region, nature lovers can get overwhelmed deciding where to go and what attractions to prioritize. By traveling with a guide you don’t have to worry about the logistics and can rest assured you don’t miss any of the highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.00
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