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TOURS/Consierge/Guides: Carolina Bound Adventures, Cataloochee Valley Tours, Alarka Expeditions

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CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES is a concierge vacation planning service in the Bryson City area. They are passionate about creating a memorable adventure for everyone, from the first time visitor to the experienced traveler. With their expertise and familiarity in the area, they help you create an unforgettable family vacation experience. Different adventure packages are available, ranging from day-long to week-long adventures, plan, stay, play, groceries stocked for you, bookings, waterfalls, biking, hiking, rafting, train & brewery trips…too much to name. Their team will use their area expertise to guide your way by making reservations for you or even offering fully guided Adventures. Get Started on Your Adventure on

Join CATALOOCHEE VALLEY TOURS on a guided Eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains — Cataloochee Valley!  See the elk on their guided Evening Elk Eco-Tour or a Sunrise Elk Eco-Tour, offered year round weather permitting.  In June you can journey to their “secret” location to witness the magic of the Synchronous & Blue Ghost Fireflies on a Firefly Night Walk. Travel back in time to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Cataloochee Valley…where the big elk roam and the black bears play!  You will be transported luxuriously in an eco-friendly Cadillac Escalade Hybrid over the rugged, winding mountain road once called the “Cataloochee Turnpike.”  Their tour is named  in Forbes 5 Great American Wildlife Adventures, Fodor’s Travel 10 Best Safaris in the US, and featured in Southern Living and Lux Life Magazines. Reserve your spot on

ALARKA EXPEDITIONS – Wild Your World!  Let them tailor your trip down the Little Tennessee River that caters to your unique preferences, offering endless opportunities to expand your knowledge of the riverine wilds of southern Appalachia for groups, couples and individuals. Tailor walks and hikes to your specific interests, including birds, botanicals or the fascinating cultural history in our wild mountains. They also offer backyard phenology workshops and art and literature sessions and excursions. You may agree with the 18th century botanist and artist, William Bartram, describing this area as “one of the most charming mountain landscapes perhaps anywhere to be seen.”  Make your tailored-designed expedition in the Nantahala National Forest and the Cowee National Historic District with the conservationist and educators of