Tour Details of Pisgah National Forest Waterfalls Tour

Meet Me In™ The Land of Waterfalls - Brevard, NC, USA


Meet Me In™ The Land of Waterfalls of Brevard North Carolina
(4-8 hours Approx. each Tour) | August 4-6, 2023

The Meet Me In™ the Land of Waterfalls Cultural Tour in Pisgah National Forest & Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, USA. It is a water and nature lover's playground! This tour takes you to the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, which spans over 500,000 acres of land and boasts of 83 cascading waterfalls, mile-high peaks, and scenic hiking trails.

Pisgah National Forest includes Native American Indian Traditional Cultural Properties and Sacred Sites, areas that have ascribed Tribal importance and require special considerations and management. Pisgah is also known as the birthplace of modern forestry in America, as it was the first tract of land purchased to create national forests in the eastern United States. The forest is primarily a hardwood forest, and nearly 100,000 acres of it, located near Asheville, were once the property of George W. Vanderbilt and part of Biltmore Estate, which is the site of America's Largest Home.

On this tour, you will explore the vast natural beauty of Pisgah National Forest and the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway is a scenic drive that spans 469 miles and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, forests, tunnels and valleys. You can hike along the numerous trails (easy to moderate) that wind through the forest, such as the Graveyard Fields Trail, which takes you to a beautiful waterfall and an alpine meadow, or the Looking Glass Rock Trail, which rewards you with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to easy hikes to waterfalls to view, wade and jump from. You can also visit the Cradle of Forestry in America, a historic site that offers a glimpse into the rich history of forestry in the United States.

Apart from the natural attractions, this tour also allows you to experience the unique culture and cuisine of the region in Brevard and Asheville, NC. In your free time, take a day trip to the charming town of Asheville, which is known for its vibrant art scene, historic architecture, craft breweries and Biltmore Estate (America’s largest home). The town offers plenty of free activities, such as visiting the Asheville Urban Trail, a 1.7-mile walking tour that takes you through the town's history and culture, or exploring the River Arts District, where you can see local artists at work.

Other free activities in the area include visiting the Folk Art Center, which showcases the traditional crafts of the southern Appalachians, or exploring the North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden that features a wide variety of plant species.

This Meet Me in the Land of Waterfalls Tour in Pisgah National Forest & Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, USA is an ideal tour for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region, and experience its unique culture and cuisine. Whether you want to hike along scenic trails, drive along the parkway, or explore the charming town of Asheville, this tour has something for everyone. Meet Me In Tours allow you to build your budget and free time itinerary!

DAY 1 – Meet up and Welcome Dinner: Meet in Brevard, North Carolina, get settled in, stroll the downtown and meet at the welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Downtown Brevard. If you arrive early, we will share a list of waterfalls nearby that are walk-up (no hiking, no swimming) for a leisure and relaxing day.

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.

DAY 2 – A Day in Pisgah National Forest (full-day 6-8 hours): We will meet at the Ranger Station of Pisgah National Forest to begin our drive to parking areas near waterfalls, then take easy to moderate hikes to the best waterfalls of Pisgah. We will drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to scenic sites and stop along the way to enjoy the waterfalls (5-10 options of waterfalls depending on the season, trail openings, water table, etc.). Bring your own bag lunch.

DAY 3 – A Day in Dupont State Park (full-day 5-8 hours): We will meet at the Ranger Station of Dupont State Park to begin our easy to moderate hike to the magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes all within a close distance (3-4 options of waterfalls depending on the season, trail openings, water table, etc.). Bring your own bag lunch.

  • All ages
  • Family friendly for all ages (children ages 0-12 require 50% per person tour fee and tour minimum must be met. If you would like to book a child ages 0-12, please book the child separately in a new booking using the coupon code: CHILD0-12 for 50% off)
  • Participants should have a moderate physical fitness level – requires moderate walking on paved, grassy, rocky paths and hiking trails (easy to moderate) 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.
    • The full 3-day base package price of $285 includes:
      • Half-day and Full-day Waterfall Tour Experience (4-8 hours approx.)
      • Walking Tour and Trails (easy)
      • Cultural Talk – Native American Indian tribal leader will join us virtually or in-person for a historical and cultural talk of the sites and significance of these former Cherokee Indian lands
      • Your Travel Coach & Concierge on the ground with you supporting your travel and accompanying you on select tours
      • Free or no additional fee experiences curated by your Travel Concierge
      • Travel research
      • Travel planning
      • Travel coaching
      • Travel advising
      • Travel and destination expertise
      • Personalization / customization
      • Bookings and reservations of your accommodations and transportation
      • Issue-handling before, during, and after your trip
      • Risk-management
      • Quality control
      • Pre-tour virtual meeting to prepare for the best experience!


  • Choose your daily tours Day 2 or Day 3 or both for $125 each day includes:
    • Half-day and Full-day Waterfall Tour Experience (4-8 hours approx.)
    • Walking Tour and Trails (easy)
    • Your Travel Coach & Concierge on the ground with you supporting your travel and accompanying you on select tours
    • Pre-tour virtual meeting to prepare for the best experience!
  • Accommodations – your travel concierge will help you search and book your accommodations
  • Transportation to/from/around Pisgah National Forest – we will carpool and meet up
  • Park donations and any admission fees
  • Meals and 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)
  • Anything not detailed in the tour itinerary and inclusions.

The Square Root Restaurant
33 Times Arcade Aly, Brevard, NC 28712

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Meeting time will be after 5 pm local time to be determined based on restaurant availability and accommodation of our group. We will contact you to confirm the meeting time.

  • A leisure and relaxing day with nature
  • Leisure time on your own
  • Pisgah National Forest features historic centers, walking and hiking paths, grassy knolls, creek side picnic and sitting areas, waterfalls galore
  • Waterfalls for viewing, wading, swimming, and jumping from falls.
  • Accessibility: select park areas and waterfalls feature wheelchair accessible paths
  • Waterfall Tours are subject to safety precautions, weather and park hours, reservations and availability, so reserve in advance. Therefore, we will choose amongst several waterfall options and confirm a minimum of 24 hours prior to tour start.
  • Group size minimum participants to offer the tour: 10 participants
  • Group size maximum: 20 participants
  • Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Lunch (prepared)
  • Water and beverages (no glass bottles, non-alcoholic; may be alcohol restrictions by national, 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
  • Please read and agree to our full terms and conditions here and Section: “Land Only Tour Package Participants”
  • Apply this booking payment to any 2023 Cultural Tour of your choice of the same value or greater value within one (1) year of your purchase date.
  • Worry-Free, No Obligation Reservations for 7 days on Land Tour Packages
    World Awaits Cultural Tours offers a worry-free, no obligation reservation request for 7 days after the Tour Booking is received, during which time you can cancel your tour package’s reservation request for any reason. Credit card payment processing fees are not refundable.
  • Minimum Non-Refundable Deposit and Final Payment
    If you are making your tour reservation within 30 days of your tour date, the 7 days grace period is waived. There is a non-refundable deposit of USD 50 per person. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to your tour’s departure date or by the payment deadline dates specified for your specific tour. If the reservation is made within 30 days of the tour departure date, full payment is due at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellation
    You can cancel 31 days or more in advance of the tour, but 3% of your total payments is non-refundable and any charges/penalties by accommodation supplier, land operators and travel suppliers. Cancellation must be in writing.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or different tour or a full refund.
  • Hiking in Pisgah National Forest – there are many hiking trails available, ranging from easy to difficult, and offering beautiful views of waterfalls, forests, and mountains.
  • Looking Glass Falls – a beautiful waterfall located just a short drive from downtown Brevard.
  • Sliding Rock – a natural water slide that is open to the public for free during the summer months.
  • Dupont State Forest – another nearby forest with many hiking trails, waterfalls, and beautiful scenery.
  • Downtown Brevard – take a stroll down Main Street and enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.
  • Brevard Music Center – during the summer months, there are often free concerts and events held at the Brevard Music Center.
  • The Bike Farm – a mountain biking destination that offers free trails and rental bikes for a fee.
  • Bracken Preserve – a hiking trail that offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Transylvania Heritage Museum – a small museum that tells the story of the county’s history and culture.
  • Looking Glass Rock – a challenging but rewarding hike that offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
  • Slick Rock Falls – a smaller waterfall that is less crowded than some of the others in the area.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway – take a drive along this scenic road and enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site – a free museum dedicated to the famous American poet and author.
  • Moore Cove Falls – another beautiful waterfall located in the nearby
  • Pisgah National Forest.
    Cradle of Forestry – a historic site that tells the story of the birth of American forestry.
  • Gorges State Park – a nearby state park with many hiking trails and waterfalls.
  • Whitewater Falls – a series of waterfalls that are among the highest in the eastern United States.
  • Connestee Falls – a gated community that offers free access to a beautiful waterfall.
  • PARI Observatory – a free observatory that offers public viewing events and educational programs.
  • Lake Toxaway – a nearby lake with many opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating.

Our immersive cultural tours offer you maximum flexibility and experiences to build the vacation you desire. This is only one of the possibilities. Ask your travel concierge for current options and pricing and availability based on your itinerary such as:

  • Private tour package or free-time tours for your family or group upon request
  • In-country domestic airfare transfers
  • 4-star, 5-star, boutique and luxury accommodations
  • Two-day or more overnight add-on experiences
  • Experiences and activities are endless from exotic experiences, gastronomy and cooking, art, entertainment and performances, sports, eco-tourism, adventure, wellness classes, or other learning experiences
  • Romantic or special getaways
  • Special occasions celebrations
  • Extend your trip in the same destination or connect it to another destination

Your Local Hosts

Bernell King

"You could spend one week in Pisgah National Forest region and you have still only experienced 25%. Relaxing, playing in the waters and just being in nature here is curative and refreshing for me. I love it!"

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 and Snowbird 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.