• Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 39.00 View price calendar

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Discover a bygone era on a 3-hour tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hear stories about the Cherokee people and settlers that lived and worked in the mountains, and learn how they survived off the land. See a small family cemetery, 19th-century barn and an old fashioned spring house, then get a glimpse of settlers’ daily lives in a small restored cabin. Enjoy a relaxed nature walk with a guide that brings the Smoky Mountains’ distinctive wildlife, plants and geology to life at every turn.


  • 3-hour nature and history tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Visit the park with a guide
  • Learn about Native Americans and settlers who lived in the mountains
  • Walk a gentle nature trail
  • Small group tour ensures a personal experience

What You Can Expect

Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour

Deer at barn

Customer Reviews

Karla V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was AWESOME! Debbie our guide made the experience memorable. We booked Explore a Simpler Time, but roads to the area were closed due to repairs. Debbie gave us other options that we could do. We selected a trek that was similar in difficulty. It was beautiful and Debbie was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and personable. By the end, it was like taking a hike with a good friend.The sights were gorgeous and we actually got to see a bear and her two cubs. I would definitely recommend this group.

Gail R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Scott was a great guide ... we learned things and we had fun!

Jane c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

I thought I would be bored with this trip BUT it was good , not only did Eric tell us about the wild life he mention plants tress and many more things.I,ve tried to put this review on tripadviser but it kept saying try again... If any timeI,m back I would book Eric again.. Thank you Eric from Richard and Jane x

Joyanne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very wonderful hike! Matt our guide was so full of knowledge about the mountains. He was laid back and kept our pace at one at which we could see many things -- wild flowers, animals, plants. It was fun looking for some of the live items he had showed us. Views were amazing! I would highly recommend this tour.

MartiKay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was wonderful! Our guide was fabulous was very well informed exceedingly enthusiastic and just a whole lot of fun!!! The mountains were gorgeous we went in late October and the stories and folk lore was a lot of fun to hear!!! The hike is not hard at all! Go and enjoy yourselves!

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