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Exploring the Natural Wonders of the NC Smokies: A Guide to Guided Tours


If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors, look no further than the beautiful NC Smokies. Located in Haywood County, North Carolina, this region is home to a plethora of natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. And what better way to experience them than through a guided tour? In this blog, we’ll introduce you to some of the best tour companies in the area that will take you on a journey through the stunning landscapes of the NC Smokies.

For those seeking a thrill, Blue Ridge Slingshot Rentals is the perfect choice. Rent one of their state-of-the-art Slingshot vehicles and embark on an exhilarating ride through the winding mountain roads. Feel the wind in your hair as you explore the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains on this unique and exciting tour.

If off-roading is more your style, Cataloochee UTV Adventures has you covered. Hop on one of their rugged UTVs and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride through the backroads and trails of the NC Smokies. Led by experienced guides or on your own, these tours will take you to some of the most picturesque spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering breathtaking views and a truly memorable experience.

For a more laid-back approach to exploring the Smokies, Slinging in the Smokies offers a rent and go option in their open-air Slingshot vehicles. Cruise along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and discover the best overlooks and picnic spots to take it all in at your own pace. With the wind in your face and the beauty of nature all around you, this tour is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

Scenic Tours and Rentals in Maggie Valley is another fantastic option for those looking to discover the beauty of the NC Smokies in a comfortable and convenient way. They offer a range of guided tours, including scenic drives in their Jeep or UTV rentals and you can even customize your tour to suit specific interests. With their expert guides, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history, geology, and wildlife of the area.

If you’re interested in the history and culture of the region, Cataloochee Valley Tours is the perfect choice. Their knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through time as you visit the historic Cataloochee Valley. Learn about the area’s rich heritage, explore the remnants of old homesteads, and even catch a glimpse of the famous elk herd that roams the valley.

For those who prefer to let someone else do the driving, WNC Shuttle offers transportation services to various destinations in the area. Whether you want to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway or explore the charming mountain towns in the area, WNC Shuttle will get you there safely and comfortably.

Last but not least, Appalachian Adventure Company offers a wide range of outdoor adventures, including guided hiking and overnight backpacking experiences. Led by experienced guides with deep roots in this area, these tours will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of the NC Smokies, where you’ll discover hidden waterfalls, pristine streams, and breathtaking vistas.

So, whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a history buff, or simply someone who wants to immerse themselves in nature, the guided tours in the NC Smokies have something for everyone. Book your adventure today and get ready to explore the natural wonders of this beautiful region like never before.

Whatever tour you decide to do, don’t forget to share your photos on social media with #HayNow and @VisitNCSmokies for a chance to be featured in our marketing!

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