Tour Details of Best of Greenville WaterFalls Cultural Tour

Best of Greenville Waterfalls


Best of Greenville Waterfalls Cultural Tour | Half-Day (4 hours Approx.)

We will meet in Downtown Greenville at the historic Reedy River Falls that sprawls through Falls Park on the Reedy. Falls Park is the historic "cradle of Greenville" of the Cherokee Indian Nation, first European settlers and mills. It features the Liberty Bridge, a 345-foot suspension bridge over Reedy River and has ben named a "Top U.S. Park" by TripAdvisor several times. We’ll take a 40-minute drive to southern Greenville County to Cedar Falls Park where the Reedy River widens to over 200 feet cascading over rocks and boulders, one of the most geographically significant vistas of the river. We will enjoy lazy days by the river, leisure strolls, trails, free time and lunch on your own in picnic groves of Cedar Falls Park. The park is a historic site where we can learn about the Cherokee Indian Nation, The Falls and Fork Shoals, South Carolina.

The Historic Reedy River is a tributary of the Saluda River, about 65 miles long, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, about 10 miles northwest of Greenville, South Carolina at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It flows through Greenville, Conestee Nature Reserve, and the Piedmont region until it joins Lake Greenwood in Laurens County, which is formed by a dam on the Saluda River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean.

Donations are encouraged at these public country and non-profit parks.

Cultural Talk: Native American, Dani’El Garvin, will join us virtually or in-person for a Native American history and cultural talk about the originally inhabited native lands and significance of waterfalls in Native American culture that we will visit.

Meet at: Falls Park on the Reedy

Stop at: Reedy River Falls Waterfall, Greenville, South Carolina
Walk through paved walking paths and grassy areas (easy, inclines and declines) to view the falls
Duration: 30 minutes

Drive: 35 minute-drive

Stop at: Cedar Falls Park, Fountain Inn, SC
Walk through park, paved and grassy walking paths and trails (easy, inclines and declines)
Duration: 1.5 hours

Stop at: Free time and bag lunch on your own, Cedar Falls Park
Duration: 30 minutes

Return to: Downtown Greenville drop-off point.

Drive: 35 minute-drive

  • All ages
  • Family friendly for all ages (children in car seats require 50% per person tour fee and tour minimum must be met. If you would like to book a child in a car seat, please book the child separately in a new booking using the coupon code: CHILDCARSEAT for 50% off)
  • Participants should have a moderate physical fitness level – requires moderate walking on paved, grassy, rocky paths and hiking trails (easy) with inclines and declines
  • Please inform us prior to booking if you require accommodations such as wheelchairs or other special assistance, or bringing strollers, child safety seats. We will seek to meet your accommodation.
  • Half-day Cultural Tour Experience (4 hours approx.)
  • Your World Awaits Cultural Tours Travel Coach & Concierge
  • Walking Tour and Trails (easy)
  • Transportation round-trip from the designated pick-up points; climate-controlled vehicle (air conditioning)
  • Park donations and admission fees
  • Lunch – bring your own lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water and Beverages
  • Tips & Gratuities (optional) and donations to our Cultural Talk guest
  • Transfers (to/from airport or other locations to designated pick-up or meeting points or drop-off points)

Departure Point
Falls Park on the Reedy
Meet at the Falls Park Main Entrance where South Main Street and Falls Park Drive meet at the traffic light
601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
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Return Point
Falls Park on the Reedy
601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
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  • A leisure and relaxing day with nature
  • Historical and cultural conversations and talks with your local, native tour guide
  • Lunch and leisure time on your own in Cedar Falls Park in picnic groves or by the river
  • Falls Park features historic interpretative signs, public art, walking paths, park benches, swings and grassy knolls.
  • Cedar Falls Park features historic interpretative signs, playground, sand volleyball, walking trails, grassy pastures
  • Accessibility: Both Falls Park and Cedar Falls Park feature wheelchair accessible paved paths and an elevator in Falls Park
  • Waterfall Tours are subject to safety precautions, weather and park hours, reservations and availability so reserve in advance. Therefore, we will choose amongst these options and confirm a minimum of 24 hours prior to tour departure. Options for Upstate South Carolina include: Reedy River Falls (easy), Cedar Falls (easy), or Twin Falls (easy).
  • Group size minimum participants to offer the tour: 10 participants
  • Group size maximum: 19 participants
  • Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes
  • Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Lunch (prepared)
  • Water and beverages (no glass bottles, non-alcoholic; alcohol restrictions by city and county parks without a permit)
  • Park accessories for lounging, comfort and play
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Upon tour booking confirmation, your tour will include details of inclusions and any extras included at no additional charge not listed above
  • Inclement weather plan will be to delay or reschedule the tour. In the case of persistent, heavy storm weather conditions, you will be offered an alternative tour or a tour credit.
  • Tour operated by World Awaits Cultural Tours LLC
  • You can cancel up to 15 days in advance of the tour for a refund minus 3% processing fees.
  • Cancellation must be in writing.
  • For a refund, you must cancel at least 15 days before the tour’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 15 days before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded due to expenses of transportation arrangements, and other confirmations already incurred for your participation.
  • Any changes or participant substitutions made less than 24 hours before the tour’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the tour’s local time.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of 10 participants. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or different tour or a full refund.

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Your Local Hosts

Bernell King

"These falls of the Reedy River over bouldering rocks will captivate your gaze, the sound will put you in a tranquil state to just be still. These are two of my favorite places to just sit, read or study."

Welcome to my hometown area of Greenville & Upstate, SC! I absolutely love waterfalls and it is my favorite pastime worldwide! Yes, I am a waterfall chaser, if there is a such thing. I am passionate about traveling like a local with locals. My life and relationships have been deeply enriched by over 23 years of experience in international business, coaching, consulting and training of expatriates, executives, families and children from around the world and travel to explore world cultures. I have traveled to 15 countries, over 230 cities and I speak 3 global languages: English, Japanese and Spanish. I hold the travel industry certifications of: American Society of Travel Advisors Verified Travel Advisor (ASTA VTA), Airlines Reporting Corporation Verified Travel Consultant (ARC VTC), Certified Special Needs & Mobility Travel Advocate, Destination Specialist for various countries.

Dani'El Garvin

Dani’El Garvin has two native names: Okinow: “Bringer of light & life” and Cherokee: “E Gi Doh.” He is a member of a North American people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada known as the Mi’kmaq. He is a Native American, writer, poet, author, missionary, indigenous counselor, Eagle Dancer, Blowgun Champion and conference speaker. Dani'El has lived on six nation’s reserves on Grand River, Canada. Dani'El has served as a Mi’kmaq tribal elder and chief, Native American cultural and spiritual teacher, medicine chief and was adopted into the Cherokee by a clan mother, an Iroquois Cherokee elder. He has ministered and counseled all ages all over North America, South America, Trinidad and Indonesia and has been featured in newspaper and on television.