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Smoky Mountain Guides

Gatlinburg, TN, USA
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About Smoky Mountain Guides
Smoky Mountain Guides provides high quality small group adventure tours. We accomplish this by providing interpretive and local guides, that lead Mercedes van tours, hikes, walks, family adventures, backpacking trips and a variety of unique specialty tours. All of our trips and tours are aimed at accomplishing our clients objectives, whether that be: attaining historical insights, seeing panoramic vistas, understanding the natural vegetation or learning a new skill. SMG corporate services division, serves the corporate sector with one of a kind services. This ranges from all-inclusive retreat programming and negotiations, to transportation logistics and even providing high quality team development programming utilizing adventure and experiential learning techniques.
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High Points Driving Tour

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linda b wrote a review Jun 2022
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I’m normally not a big review person but this was worth me taking the time to write something. I didn’t want to go off for hrs in the woods not being knowledgeable about the trail. This ended up being one of the best decisions to hire a guide. His knowledge of nature and would stop to teach simple things made it very interesting rather than just following the leader. Didn’t have to stress on where we were going , just enjoy the views. He was fantastic w the 3 , 14 yr olds we had and kept it fun. Not a super hard hike at all. Had time to stop whenever we needed. Not rushed at all. Highly recommend this . Our guide John was over the top fantastic. Forest , hiking and outdoors is his thing. You will not be disappointed. Spend the money and have fun.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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christine g wrote a review Jun 2022
Fort Wayne, Indiana4 contributions
Kayaking the French Broad River with John, best day of the 6 days in Gatlinburg area. Flat water kayaking was so nice and relaxing. We did hit one spot when we had to get out of the kayaks and pull them 40' or so, but other than that we spent the entire 5.5 hours in the kayaks. Typically a 4 hour trip, but the dam release wasn't much and we had a head wind. It was nice that John didn't push us to go faster and get back within the 4 hours. He kept saying this was our excursion and however fast or slow we wanted to go was up to us. John was super knowledgeable about the wild life in the area. We saw a bald eagle, several different types of cranes and other birds. Cows in the river to cool off and deer getting a drink. Really seemed like we were in the middle of nowhere, very peaceful trip. My husband and I have gone on several kayaking trips on our own, but this was well worth the money to have John's expertise and company for our day on the river.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Linda G wrote a review Jun 2022
Breckenridge, Colorado2 contributions
Great night of watching fireflies. We saw undreds of them. Clayton and John were fantastic guides. I can now check this off my bucket list.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Debi S wrote a review Jun 2022
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My 12-year old granddaughter & I had an awesome experience with “A Smoky Mountain Summer Night”. Clayton & John were great hosts, guides & educators. They provided everything needed for an enjoyable evening, including fold-up camp chairs, red lights for walking in the dark, & bottled water. The campfire & fixin’s for s’mores was a nice touch! They led our small group of 12-15 people into the forest shortly before dark. We sat in a peaceful place as the sky darkened and the lightening bugs put on their light show. We saw blue ghost and synchronous fireflies. It was a spectacular light show & we made memories for a lifetime! If you love nature and are looking for a unique experience, I highly recommend this adventure with Smoky Mountain Guides. We were able to skip the lottery process and avoid the crowds. Thank you Clayton & John!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Barb M wrote a review Jun 2022
Jefferson City, Missouri4 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a glorious summer night with Clayton and Andy watching the synchronized and blur ghost fireflies at a secret location. It was just 20 people and our guides and the fireflies. It was wonderful. Clayton and Jack made sure everyone was safe and had a great time. A one of a kind adventure. Can’t say enough good things about Smoky Mountains Guides. It was so fun. Thanks so much guys.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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