Great Smoky Mountains Hiking, Rafting and Glamping Weekend


11 Explorer Chicks
Glamping, Hiking, National Park, Smoky Mountains, Weekend, White Water Rafting
4 Days
3 - Active
Physical demand level for this trip

In Her Words

Lisa B.Lisa B. ★★★★★ If you prefer to work really hard and spend lots of time and energy planning a trip and dealing with the headache of navigating, finding good places to eat and fun things to do all on your own then this is not for you. Now if you prefer to show up and have amazing people guide you and cover every detail so you don't have to and love every minute of it, then this is definitely for you! As a solo traveler I was warmly welcomed (with a margarita!), met some amazing women and had the adventure of a lifetime. It would not have been possible without our brilliant guides Lauren & Amanda on the Smoky Mountain Boots & Roots Hiking Trip. This being my first time I would not hesitate to book another trip. Amazing experience!!Jennifer J.Jennifer J. ★★★★★ I just returned from the Smoky Mountains Boots and Roots hiking trip. The history of the area and the beauty of the fall colors were amazing! Got to hike the Appalachian trail to Charlie's Bunion and make pottery. Guides Lauren and Anna did a great job of planning the trip including the food. Even a little rain did not get in the way of having a fun time.Holly A.Holly A. ★★★★★ I did the Smokey Mountains trip in Sept and I was nervous about meeting new people but it was amazing! I can’t stop browsing the website for my next trip! The women were great and so fun! Anna and Jess were awesome guides, great cooks, super considerate and really quite funny. I would do an EC trip again without hesitation.Laura D.Laura D. ★★★★★ Had a fantastic time on the Smoky Mountains Boots and Roots Hiking trip!Anna R.Anna R. ★★★★★ Just got back from a trip (in the Smokey Mountains) with Anna and Jess - the trip was outstanding!!! They were both so knowledgeable of our hikes, extremely helpful, and so fun! The glamping site was lovely! And the food was fabulous! Highly recommend Anna and Jess - they made the trip very memorable!Jeneta I.Jeneta I. ★★★★★ Anna & Kara-Great guides and hosts! Went to Smoky Mountains trip. Amazing experience. Thank you for everything you did for our group! 🙏🏼🌸debbie T.debbie T. ★★★★★ This was my first trip with Explorer Chick and it definitely will not be my last! I am so excited for the 2024 schedule to come out so I can start planning!I just did the Smokey Mountains hiking and glamping adventure. It far exceeded my expectations on every level. Our amazing guides, Anna and Jayme, were outstanding! Every detail was so well thought out and planned. It was so nice to have beautiful spreads for breakfast, packed lunches to enjoy with Mountain View’s, awesome dinners when we arrived back at camp, and of course many delicious snacks and drinks along the way. The moonshine tour was so much fun and a nice change of scenery during the trip! After only 3 days, I felt like I really bonded with the other women and formed a sisterhood along the trails. This experience was both mentally and physically challenging in the best way possible! I not only got to share it with an incredible group of women, I got to know myself better and am forever changed. My cup has been “filled back up” and I’m ready for whatever comes next! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Explorer Chick for making these adventures accessible for women and for allowing us the space to learn and grow. Huge shoutout once again to JAYME and ANNA for being the best guides and incredible humans! I am so grateful!!! See you all again soon!!!Susan W.Susan W. ★★★★★ Had an amazing experience on my first Explorer Chick trip! Spent 4 days in the Smoky Mountains seeing some awesome scenery, challenging myself, meeting new friends, and being led by and taken care of by our fantastic guides Jayme and Anna! Definitely recommend!Sheri W.Sheri W. ★★★★★ Just completed my first EC trip in the Smoky Mountains, it was sensational! Anna and Ashley took phenomenal care of the group, thought of every detail and provide guidance every step of the way (literally and figuratively). Such a memorable experience. Time to start considering which trip will be #2.Brooke J.Brooke J. ★★★★★ I just returned from the 4 day trip to Great Smokey Mountain NP and all I can say is WOW! The trip was incredible. Anna and Lindsey were so knowledge and fun! They made delicious meals for us from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snacks! I can't say enough how much I appreciate them- they really made the trip! Our hikes were fun and we had perfect mountain views with incredible fall foliage. The whiskey tour was more than I expected- great variety and a helpful tour guide. I would give this 10 starts if I can and look forward to signing up for another trip next year 🙂Lorri B.Lorri B. ★★★★★ Glamped over Labor Day weekend in the Smoky Mountains and cannot overstate what a fantastic time we had. The weather was somewhat cooperative but we did get wet and cold on our first hike. Everyone kept good spirits and we all made it to the summit for the best pita/hummus/vegetable I ever ate. Day 2 was a shorter hike in better weather and a walkabout Gatlinburg for our distillery tour. Day 3 ended our weekend too soon with an overcast sunrise hike. Anna and Ashley were fantastic guides - super supportive and encouraging. The food was wonderful and filling and gave us plenty of fuel for our adventures. I can't wait to see the list for 2023 and plan another trip.MelMel ★★★★★ I went on the Smokey Mountain 4-day trip and absolutely loved it. Our Guides, Ashley and Jessica were amazing. They were Super knowledgeable about hiking, backpacking, and all things nature related. I would highly recommend and have recommended to friends that they tryout one of the amazing trips that Explorer Chick offers! My friends and I are already looking to plan our next trip with them!js_loader

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