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Great Smoky Mountain AdventureRivers, mountains, and forests in ancient Appalachia

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About the trip

Adventure in the Appalachians

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of United States's most popular. Known for the wild diversity of plant and animal life, the park is nestled on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina - in the heart of the ancient Appalachian mountains. The rolling ridges of the peaks and the lush forests welcome and inspire visitors in nearly any season.

Spend a week seeing the park from all angles as you hike its trails, paddle its rivers, and learn of its history and ecology from an expert guide. In the evenings, you'll unwind in a luxury tent and enjoy live music, games, and delicious food during your stay at Under Canvas.

Basic Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Knoxville, transfer to Gatlinburg
Day 2: Full day tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, transfer to Under Canvas
Day 3: Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River
Day 4: Full day hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Day 5: Full day in Gatlinburg
Day 6: Transfer to Knoxville, departure

We'll work with you to create your custom schedule. Itinerary with travel through other nearby cities is also available.

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Here’s what you need


Essential Gear

  • Daypack (15-30 L)
  • Water bottles or Camelbak, 2L total minimum capacity
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Recommended Gear

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera
  • Book
  • Journal


Essential Clothing

  • Hiking boots preferred, waterproof with sturdy soles
  • Wool hiking socks
  • Moisture-wicking athletic clothing
  • Warm layer
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Light gloves
  • Warm hat

Trip Package


  • Transport between airport and hotel
  • All park fees
  • All ground transportation, beginning and ending with airport arrival and departure
  • Accommodations (final price determined by accommodation level requested)

Does not Include

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides