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Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour

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USD 42.00
2 travellers
    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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Snacks: peanut based (peanut butter crackers or trail mix). Please advise in advance if someone has a severe peanut allergy.
    • Professional guide
    • 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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    Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

    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.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jeana S
    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    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.

    1  Thank V5761CEjustinl
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank elissamarie2019
    Reviewed 13 October 2018

    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!

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Deanna N
    VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 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!

    Reviewed 21 August 2018

    Our Guide Eric was amazing ! Full of knowledge about the area ... He cared for our safety as well ... Scenery on the walk was amazing ....

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank LarryN188
    VesnaGatlinburg, Owner at Explore a Simpler Time Smoky Mountain Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind review! Erik Soltan is certainly one of our best guides. We look forward to hosting you in future.

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    26 July 2019|
    Response from V5761CEjustinl | Reviewed this property |
    I would say it's too far for a 3 yr old to walk.
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