Nantahala Rail N Jeep Tour Combo

Hop on a Train to Enjoy a Jeep Smoky Mountains Tour For Two

About This Experience

General Information hide

Spend a beautiful 7 hour day combined with a jeep tour in the Nantahala Gorge and a two hour Great Smoky Mountains train ride. You and your guest will begin the two hour railroad excursion over Fontana Lake and into Nantahala Gorge in Bryson City, North Carolina at the train depot. As you travel on the train, watch the paddlers on the Nantahala River challenge the rapids and enjoy the serene view of the North Carolina Appalachians.

At the top-of-the-line you and your guest will disembark from the train and climb aboard a customized Jeep for a personal exploration up to the Appalachian Trail and back down along Winding Stairs Rd, an old stagecoach route. At the end of your outdoor adventure, you will be shuttled you to the Center, where you will be provided return transportation to the train depot in Bryson City. 

If you are looking for a fun traveling adventure, from Bryson City to the Appalachian Trail this trip is a one-of-a-kind experience, and the perfect gift to share!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Bryson City, North Carolina

Who Is Included hide

The Nantahala Rail N' Jeep Tour Combo Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be additional passengers on the train and up to five passengers in the Jeep.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Nantahala Rail N' Jeep Tour is offered seven days a week March to October, subject to availability.

How Long Is It hide

The Smoky Mountains Rail N' Jeep Tour Combo includes a 2 hour train ride, plus the Jeep and Walking Tour and is approximately 7 to 7½ hours in total duration.

Weather hide

The Rail N' Jeep Tour Combo may be cancelled by the Guide due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Comfortable attire, jackets, hats, sunglasses and flat, rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this experience.

Additional Information hide

You will travel in a Jeep Wrangler converted vehicle, with an extended rear to accommodate 5 passengers with a clear plexiglass canopy over the roof. Participants are advised to bring: jacket, hat, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, and wear comfortable shoes for walking and weather appropriate clothing. A rain poncho, water and snack will be provided. Insect repellent, a first aid kit and a small cooler along with interpretive books with maps and plant ID pictures will be carried by the Guide. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered by the Guide to be unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Nantahala Rail N' Jeep Tour Combo
Minimum Age: 6 years and 40lbs
Intensity Level: Mild to moderate, but not strenuous.

Guide Gratuities are not included and can be extended following your adventure. Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.

Lunch is included.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Nantahala Rail N' Jeep Tour Combo Experience require twenty (20) days advance notice. Changes to reservations are subject to a $40.00 administrative fee.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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