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Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike
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Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike

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Discover the natural highlights of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains during this privately guided trek. Follow a woodland trail leading to a waterfall, rock garden, and century-old ruins. Listen to entertaining facts and stories from your guide as you walk. Tours include optional hiking poles and rain ponchos as needed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Hike to 3 Amazing Waterfalls - 2.5 Hour Hiking Tour

Guided Hike to 3 Amazing Waterfalls - 2.5 Hour Hiking Tour

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Asheville pops out of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the most biodiverse spots on Earth. On this tour, simply meet up with your small group, take a short ride into Pisgah National Forest, and follow the way into the “Land of Waterfalls.” Your guide will provide hiking poles, rain gear, water, snacks, and plenty of knowledge to deepen your experience in this incredible slice of Mother Nature.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and 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
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Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail
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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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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

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As featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, discover the authentic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls that make Asheville famous. This intimate, small-group tour makes it easy to get to know your experienced, expert guide and learn more about the region. -Learn about the area’s history, plants, and wildlife from your naturalist guide -Visit famous waterfalls and ones that most tourists miss -See the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s expansive mountain views
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2-hour Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour by 4WD
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2-hour Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour by 4WD

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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
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$57.70
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Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

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Take a spooky stroll through the streets of downtown Asheville on this ghost walking tour. Led by an expert local guide, learn about the area’s hair-raising tales and dark history, like the woman who haunts the Omni Grove Park Inn, the body entombed in the wall of the Basilica of St. Lawrence and much more. It's a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Charlotte's Historical City Tour
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Charlotte's Historical City Tour

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Explore Charlotte aboard a 7-person golf cart, on this small-group tour of the area. With a local guide at the wheel, visit popular landmarks like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Discovery Place, the Mint Museum, the Imaginon and Levine Museum of the New South, and more. Visit all of Charlotte's historical sites, as well some of the more modern, popular areas in the city. The tour concludes at a local restaurant where you can sample a popular dish (included with your tour).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Asheville Night-Time Guided Walking Ghost Tour (1 or 1.5-Hour Options Available)

Asheville Night-Time Guided Walking Ghost Tour (1 or 1.5-Hour Options Available)

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Discover the spooky side of Asheville with this small-group nighttime walking tour. Meet your guide for a city stroll focused on Asheville's haunted and paranormally active locations. Hear stories about local history as you walk past landmarks including the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Battery Park Hotel, and Pack's Tavern. Choose between two different tour lengths depending on your needs and interests.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Asheville

2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Asheville

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Explore the "Paris of the South"—Asheville, North Carolina—on a Segway during this 2-hour guided tour. Traveling via Segway allows you to cover much more ground than you would on foot, which makes this a great comprehensive tour for first-time visitors. You'll get lessons on how to maneuver the 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooter before you depart; even beginners will feel safe and comfortable.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Maximize time in Downtown Asheville with a sightseeing tour led by a local guide. Learn about Asheville's history and culture during a city stroll that includes breweries, distilleries, cafes, and historic sites. See popular landmarks like the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Grove Arcade, and the Leaf Global Arts Center. Taste local beer and spirits during brewery and distillery visits. In lieu of a tour ticket, tip your guide whatever amount you find fair.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views
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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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  • 3 hours
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Charlotte Beyond the Grave Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour
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Charlotte Beyond the Grave Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

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See Charlotte’s most historic and haunted places with a 1.5-hour walking tour through the Fourth Ward. Follow your experienced guide to the city’s most infamous landmarks, where locals have spotted ghosts for centuries. Hear about Charlotte’s ancient Indian trading path and revolutionary battles, and learn the secrets behind uptown’s spookiest mansions. Watch for theatrical ghosts, medical ghosts, famous ghosts and unknown ghosts as you explore Charlotte’s best preserved historical neighborhood.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour 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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Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike
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Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike

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Discover the natural highlights of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains during this privately guided trek. Follow a woodland trail leading to a waterfall, rock garden, and century-old ruins. Listen to entertaining facts and stories from your guide as you walk. Tours include optional hiking poles and rain ponchos as needed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Guided Group Half Day Hike

Guided Group Half Day Hike

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Discover the natural beauty that lies just outside of Asheville by booking a guided hike. This private experience can be tailored to your needs and preferences, whether you want a challenging adventure or an easy-going walk. Depending on where you go, your tour may include waterfalls, mountain views, or biodiverse forests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Group Guided Meditation Hike

Group Guided Meditation Hike

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Come join us on the trails for an easy-moderate hike and a relaxing, guided meditation in nature. Soothe your nervous system and ground into the healing powers of the earth with a guided sensory-meditation and sound-healing experience aimed at helping you connect with the earth and melting away stress. We will hike for about an hour at an agreeable pace for the group, then stop in a secluded spot for our meditation which will include a combination of sensory activation, chimes and/or drumming. There will be some time to explore the area before heading back to the trailhead refreshed and relaxed! Snacks and transportation are included; please specify dietary restrictions when booking. Tour requires a minimum of 2 hikers to operate. Blue Ridge Hiking Company has been in business for 13 years; we believe the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life. All guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, and knowledgeable in local history, flora, and fauna.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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7 Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour On The French Broad River in Asheville

7 Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour On The French Broad River in Asheville

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Paddle 7 miles (11 km) with a private guide on the picturesque French Broad River. You’ll pass by Asheville’s massive Biltmore Estate and hear about its history. Learn stand-up paddleboarding tips and techniques from your SUP instructor and keep an eye out for native wildlife like turtles, herons, otters, and osprey. Enjoy the fresh air and exercise during a morning or afternoon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Horse and Carriage Ride through Moses H. Cone Park

Horse and Carriage Ride through Moses H. Cone Park

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Enjoy a leisurely ride through Blowing Rock’s Moses H. Cone Park on a horse and carriage. Pre-book your ride and meet your coachman at the park, then sit back and relax as you ride in the comfortable carriage. Ride past the historical manor and along carriage trails and take in the views of the Blue Ridge parkway.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide - small groups!!

Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide - small groups!!

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail

Afternoon Sail

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Take a 2.0 hour sailing cruise on a Sparkman and Stephens Sailing Yacht. With your small-group, engage on this classic 42 ft yacht, that accommodates a 6 passenger maximum for an intimate cruise through the waters of Wrightsville Beach.  This tour is a spectacular way to see the waterways, barrier islands, and marine life surrounding Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.  Please note, beginning November 8, 2018 our Sunset Cruise will depart at 3:00 pm.  Sunset Cruise guests should arrive at least 10 minutes early.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Carolina Waterfalls and Highlands Private VIP Boutique Tour

Carolina Waterfalls and Highlands Private VIP Boutique Tour

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Enjoy the beautiful guided waterfall adventure for a whirlwind tour to The North Carolina Highlands. This tour offers waterfalls, cliffs, quaint towns, and adventure! You will also have your very own personal photographer!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Walking Tour of a Real Working Cattle Ranch

Private Walking Tour of a Real Working Cattle Ranch

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Excite Your Senses' as we stroll down the concrete drive and I explain the importance and management of productive pastures. The ranch manages the pastures with a rotational grazing system, so keep your eye out for the herd. We want visitors to experience the sights and smells of the farm while discussing the cattles health, and 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. ​ Buses, RV's and pets are welcome. Farm Lodge, RV Ranch and a picnic area are available with plenty of parking. Shop at our Farm Store and consider grilling out while you relax in our picnic area enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains. (fees apply)
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
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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
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