Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains

Duration:

4 days / 3 nights

Ealry Signup: $895

Regular: $1,095

or $195 Down

THE EXPERIENCE

Welcome to North Carolina! 

Start your trip off strong with some whitewater rafting before making your way to the Great Smoky Mountains and exploring the most popular National Park in the United States. End your journey in Asheville, home to North Carolina BBQ, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and American poet Thomas Wolfe.

Start

Designated starting point in Asheville, North Carolina at 8:00 am
Flying? Plan to arrive at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) -- Asheville, North Carolina by 6:00 am to meet the group at the designated starting point.


Finish

Designated ending point in Asheville, North Carolina
Flying? Plan to depart Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) -- Asheville, North Carolina day 4 after 6:00 pm.

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Rafting the Nantahala River!

Meet your Trip Leader at the designated meeting point at 8:00 am in Asheville, North Carolina and depart toward the Great Smoky Mountains and start your adventure off strong with some whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River.

Enjoy lunch in the quaint mountain town of Bryson City, home to part of the Appalachian Trail.

Make your way to your campsite which will be your home away from home for the next three nights. Enjoy your first dinner as a group then fall asleep to the sounds of nature.

Day 2

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Enjoy a camp breakfast before lacing up your hiking boots and follow the trail to Lonesome Pine Overlook and take in the breathtaking views of the Nantahala Mountains.

After working up an appetite, head back to Bryson City for lunch. Make a stop at the Nantahala Brewery and learn about their brewing and sustainability practices. 

Return to camp for dinner and enjoy another night under the stars.

Day 3

Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains

After breakfast, head to the western portion of Great Smoky Mountain National Park and make your first stop at Newfound Gap to take a hike up to Clingman Dome.

Once you have returned from your hike, make a stop in Gatlinburg for lunch and do some shopping inthe wide variety of shops. Spend the rest of your afternoon in the forest, swimming and relaxing by the Little Pigeon River.

Return to your campsite for one final meal in nature with your new group of friends and reminisce on your trip around the campfire.

Day 4

Asheville & Departure

Wake up in your tent one last time and enjoy your last camp breakfast.

Arrive in Asheville with time to explore this funky town, and even take an option tour of the famous Biltmore estate. 

Enjoy some world famous barbecue for lunch in Asheville before arriving at the designated ending location by 4:00 pm. Either catch your flight departing after 6:00 pm or extend your stay in Asheville. 

Ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Asheville or the surrounding areas.

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Asheville & Great Smoky Mountains

What's Included:

  • 4 days/3 nights accommodation at campsite
  • 3 nights camping in a shared tent
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Nantahala River Rafting Adventure
  • Nantahala Brewery Tour
  • Entrance into Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Guided Hikes
  • Explore Bryson City
  • Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping pad, cooking supplies)
  • Ground Transportation (private vehicle)
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community  

Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration–please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions. 

All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

4 days / 3 nights

Ealry Signup: $895

Regular: $1,095

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