Highland Excursion
Highland Excursion
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Walking ToursHiking TrailsPrivate Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Adventure Awaits! Our unique, Temperate Rainforest Adventure tours take you to spectacular rivers, lakes, waterfalls and mountain vistas in Highlands, NC and Cashiers, NC. Tours includes sightseeing, hiking, and more. Lots of Adventure tours to choose from. Fun for families, groups, cooperate businesses, wedding parties, and couples on Private Tours. Fun for all!!!
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Charles H
Sarasota, Florida, USA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had such fun on a Highland Excursion boat ride/rainforest tour that we booked an Ellicott Wilderness tour with the same guide, Jeff, who had wowed us with his wit and knowledge the first time.

He did not disappoint! A multi-generation Highlands native, Jeff has an encyclopedic knowledge of Highlands history and lore. The jeep tour began with a brief ride through downtown. Then, we headed for the Ellicott Wilderness. Advised that one of the friends in our group was a botanist, Jeff put a special emphasis on the flora and fauna of the area we were exploring. We stopped for a few short walks in the forest, then explored the dramatic scenery along the Chattooga River. Soon, Jeff was using a knife and flint to make fire, and heating water from the river so he could serve us hot cider and hot chocolate. "What, no s'mores?", I joked. But then Jeff pulled some marshmallows out of his bag! Highlands' spectacular location allows for exploring amazing scenery only a few miles from town. And Highland Excursion is the perfect company to show you what's out there.
Written October 3, 2021
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Scott R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We are considering buying a couple ebikes and wanted to experience them before the purchase. And since Highlands is only an hour away we thought the Ebike Excursion offered by Highland Excursion would be perfect.
Justin was an excellent host and guide and was very knowledgeable about the ebikes. He is also an expert on the Highlands area and we ended up learning a great deal about the area. Overall a great day!
Written September 29, 2021
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Lanierprincess2013
Clarkston, GA116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
What a wonderful day exploring Highlands area in the Mercedes G Wagon. The Wagon had a great propane heater and blankets to wrap up in but was open so you could enjoy the sights.
Justin was our Guide, he customized the adventure as we have hiked in the the area before and wanted to experience something new. Our group loved learning a little bit of history of the area, learning new flora and fauna and even smelled a bear on the trial.
We hiked Satulah Mountain. What a surprise to have hot chocolate and s'mores while taking in the gorgeous views.
One of the highlights was having Justin's Mountain Guide Dog "Aussie" along for the trip.
Definitely would recommend, we will be back in the summer and would like to do the kayaking trip.
Written December 2, 2021
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Glad y’all had fun!! See you this summer! 🤠
Written March 9, 2022
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Steve Heckler
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amy took my wife, parents, and dog on a fabulous tour of beautiful waterfalls and overlooks in the Highlands area. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun, and did an excellent job of accommodating our range of mobility needs. Being in an open air vehicle made everything that much more fun, and we appreciated that she picked us up right at our hotel.
Written June 16, 2024
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Holly S
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We did the PRIVATE TOUR. We highly recommend this tour for couples. The tour is customized tour to your likes. Once you meet up they ask you what are your interests, nature, views, waterfalls, hiking, history, etc. and then they tailor the 2.5 hours to your liking. We sat back let Justin be our expert guide to all things Highlands. Prior to the tour they asked us if we had any food allergies and our favorite wine. It was the perfect day!
Written October 25, 2021
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DayTrip701796
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amy was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable, easy-going and a great personality! We had our family of 7, (two couples and three teens) and the ride and scenery was fantastic. Really appreciate her taking photos for us! Highly recommend to see a lot of the beautiful waterfalls!
Written June 17, 2024
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Tammy K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a great time!! We saw awesome views that we wouldn’t have been able to access on our own. We also learned quite a bit of history and town information during the tour. Justin was great!! So glad we did this the first day of our trip. Our 13 year old loved it.
Written March 26, 2024
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Jailboy24
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was our 1st time vacationing and touring in the mountains. Justin. Was an excellent guide along with Aussie. We saw several amazing sights including waterfalls. We were able to capture some awesome pictures as well. This excursion/tour was definately worth it. We are thinking of a trip during the summer months to experience what promises to be an amazing difference. Thanks Justin and Aussie.....
Written January 16, 2020
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Kayla P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Jeff was such a wonderful tour guide and person. He was so accommodating to everyone in our party. We had a 3 and 1 year old and Jeff was somehow able to entertain our children- and have conversation with us adults. What an amazing experience! highly recommend.
Written May 4, 2021
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MArgo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Spectacular. Justin was not only knowledgeable but also engaging and entertaining . We did the rainforest tour. The tour had a little bit of everything. Short hike, waterfalls, history and area info!
As a bonus Justin gave us a tip on how to photograph a waterfall. My picture was amazing
I can’t wait to come back!
Written May 2, 2021
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