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See majestic elk in Cataloochee Valley

See majestic elk in Cataloochee Valley

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

We are a team of long-time residents of Western NC. We know the area, the history, the natural beauty, and the many wonderful things that make this area special. We regularly lead tours all over the area, and our Cataloochee Elk Adventure is one of our most popular tours. We understand the conditions of the Cataloochee Valley ... when it will be safe to drive in the area and when it's best to…

What we’ll do

- As we drive through the valley in search of the elk, our tour guide will give a short history lesson of Cataloochee Valley and the elk. Although we cannot control elk sightings, we'll do our best to ensure that you see elk. So far this season, the elk haven't disappointed. They have appeared as if on cue. - This tour is family-friendly and a delight for kids as they see wild animals in their…

What I’ll provide

Bottles of water
15-passenger van Although Airbnb's max headcount is 10, we can accommodate up to 14 passengers; 12-13 adults fit most comfortably in our van.

What to bring

rain jackets and umbrellas in case of rain
comfortable shoes that can get dirty in case of rain or muddy conditions

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Where you'll be

As we head into the Great Smoky Mountains, we'll tell the history of the Cataloochee Valley, including the once thriving community that inhabited the area and the Cherokee Indians who once roamed the area. We'll also discuss the extinction and successful re-entry of the animal population 2001. As we head into the valley, we'll drive slowly in search of elk that usually graze in the open grassy areas at the base of the beautiful mountain range.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. - Our tours operate with a 6-person minimum. We mix and match groups to reach this minimum, but in the case that you are scheduled for a tour that hasn’t reached 6 people, we will call you to reschedule. Thank…
See majestic elk in Cataloochee Valley
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