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Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

Duration:

4 days / 3 nights

Early Signup: $895

Regular: $1,095

OR Just $195 Down!

THE EXPERIENCE

Begin your journey in Asheville, home to North Carolina BBQ, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and American poet Thomas Wolfe. After taking in the city scape, make your way to the Great Smoky Mountains and get ready to explore the most popular National Park in the United States.

Start

The Beaucatcher Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina at 6:30 pm
Flying? Plan to arrive at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) by 5:00 pm to meet the group for your welcome meeting at the hotel and go to dinner.


Finish

The Beaucatcher Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina
Flying? Plan to depart Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) -- Asheville, North Carolina day 4 after 4:00 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

Welcome to Asheville!

If flying, plan to arrive at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) by 5:00 pm and make your way to your boutique hotel in Asheville, North Carolina by 6:30 pm where your Trip Leader will greet you.

Join your fellow travelers and Trip Leader as you enjoy your first dinner as a group. On the menu: world-famous North Carolina BBQ! 

After dinner, check out one of the many craft breweries in town and get a good night’s rest before starting your Great Smoky Mountain adventure.

Day 2

Rafting the Nantahala River

Wake up early and start your journey into the Great Smoky Mountains. 

Get your heart pumping and head straight to the river and tackle some fun whitewater rapids.

Finish the day off by exploring a nearby mountain town before heading back to set up camp.

Day 3

Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains

Today you will take in your surroundings by foot as you hike up to Lonesome Pine Overlook for incredible views of the Nantahala Mountains.

In the afternoon, make a stop at a local Great Smoky Mountains brewery and learn about its unique history.

Finish your day off by sharing stories around the campfire about your latest adventure.


Day 4

Waterfalls & Departure

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

Hike Deep Creek Waterfall trail to see three beautiful cascading waterfalls to end your Great Smoky Mountains adventure on a high note.

Enjoy some lunch in Bryson City before continuing back to Asheville to either catch your flight back home, departing after 4:00 pm, or extend your stay.

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


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Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

What's Included:

  • 4 days/3 nights accommodation
  • 1 night in a boutique downtown Asheville hotel
  • 2 nights camping in a single 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

Early Signup: $895

Regular: $1,095

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