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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

Hike the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway on a 5-hour guided 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.95
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Photo Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway with Hike

Experience America’s favorite drive on this guided, 6-hour, small-group photo tour along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Take a relaxing drive and enjoy not only the incredible long-range vistas but also the close-up views of the rugged mountains, the pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands and the flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Capture the many keepsake moments with local nature photographer Josh Aron. Along the way, pick up photography tips to improve composition with either a digital or film camera. This is a self-driving tour. Snacks are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.99
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Alpaca Farm Tour at Apple Hill Farm

Visit Apple Hill Farm in Banner Elk, North Carolina — a unique, mountaintop alpaca farm — on this guided, 45-minute walking tour. Get up close with the alpacas, llamas, angora goats, guardian donkeys, dogs and other animals that call Apple Hill Farm home. Each farm tour is a conversation. Ask questions and get to know the tour guide and other people on the tour. Bring a camera, dress for the weather and wear closed toed walking shoes.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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Outer Banks Paddleboard Eco Tour

With this stand up paddle board tour on the Albemarle Sound, you get to explore the open waters, see wildlife, and admire stunning shoreline views all at once. Your guide provides instruction and gets you set up on a paddle board—making this tour suitable for beginners—and then takes you on a scenic route from Shallowbag Bay, past the Marshes Lighthouse, and through an estuary teeming with wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.50
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Hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a top Local Guide

There are a number of beautiful places to visit and things to do while you are in Asheville, but your search is over. When you leave this area our goal is to make THIS experience the one you remember and enjoyed most! Our licensed LOCAL guides will take you to some of the best locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains and show you what makes this area so special. They live to be outside and love these mountains - and love showing what this great region has to offer. They will talk about the history, the mountains, the wildlife, flora, fauna and so much more. They might even tell some of the local secrets - like where to grab a beer or great food too!
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset by the Caribbean!!

Luxury van, small group, and a tour guide with a lot of experience, that know what it takes to make it Perfect!As a US Veteran I know to keep you and your family and friends safe!
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$189.00
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Half-Day Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour through Biltmore Estate

Ashville’s massive Biltmore Estate sits on nearly 7,000 acres (2,833 hectares) of land, with thick forests and a picturesque winding river. This stand-up paddleboard tour provides a morning of fresh air and exercise as you explore the estate’s Bent Creek, keeping an eye out for native wildlife such as turtles, herons, otters, and beavers. Before starting out, your guide provides a lesson on paddleboarding basics.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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Discover a Real Working Cattle Ranch

Excite Your Senses... Come visit Western North Carolina’s Premier Cattle Ranch located in the beautiful Nantahala region of the Smoky Mountains.   Visitors can see the Black Angus herd up close, learn about the ranches animal welfare management and discover how the ranch manages complete beef production. Charlie wants visitors to experience the sights and smells of the farm while discussing the cattle nutrient requirements. There are many photo opportunities. In addition, you will see many conservation practices used to protect the farms resources, water quality and environment.Come stay with us in our Farm Stay Hostel reasonably pricedLunch reservations available at an additional costPrivate tours for groups available
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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BEE FARM AND HONEY TOUR TASTING

Learn about a bees life, inspect a hive up close, taste different honeys paired with different foods and drink champagne! All in a beautiful mountain top setting.A sommelier would describe honey similarly to the terroir of a fine wine, an expression of place, time and weather. Like wine, our honey is as unique as the micro region of our mountain retreat.Killer Bees Honey is committed to providing the purest and most natural honey possible. Our artisanal honey is nothing like the heat-treated, ultra-filtered, bland, off-the-shelf store honey. Killer Bees Honey is never blended, flavored, heated, or pasteurized. All honey is harvested, hand-bottled, and packaged on premises.From the forest, to the hive to your table; let Killer Bees Honey sweeten your day.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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