Our 3-hour tours are $90 per-person. A 3% service fee and 3% USDA forest-use fee are added to the tour purchase total during final checkout.
What is your cancellation policy?
We are located in a temporate rainforest with over 200 rain days and over 100 inches of rain per year, so tours do go out rain or shine. In the event you have to cancel your tour you will be given a full refund, as long as you call 864 373 4022 at least 5 days in advance from the time of your tour. No refunds are given within 5 days or less of the tour date and time. If you are unable to make it to your tour on the day selected due to an unforeseeable event please contact us so that we may reschedule your tour. Any tours canceled by Highland Excursion, for any reason will receive a 100% refund.
What is a Pinzgauer?
Also known as a Mountain Horse, the Pinzgauer is a rugged, open-air vehicle used for backcountry transportation. We offer tours on the Pinzgauer or in an SUV depending on our customers’ preference. While the Pinzgauer is a unique and enjoyable experience for many people, it is not especially suited for some disabled people or those who have an issue with their physical mobility. Our goal is to keep our customers as comfortable as possible while providing them with enjoyable tour experiences.
What locations does the tour visit?
We are an authorized and insured Federal permitted Outfitter/Guide service. Our tours vary depending on local road conditions, weather, tour length and guests physical ability, but we frequent the following locations: Highlands Town, Sunset Rock, Sunrise Rock, The Giant Poplar tree, Secret Falls, Blue Valley, Brooks Falls, Picklesimer Rock House, White Water Falls, Granite City, Slick Rock, Silver Run, Horse Pasture River, Chattooga River, Cullasaja Gorge, Sliding Rock, Horse Cove, Whiteside Cove, Whiteside Mountain, Gorges State Park, Nantahala National Forest and Panthertown National Forest.
Can we bring an infant or toddler car seat?
The Pinzgauer and Merceded G Wagon tour vehicles are not suited for an infant/toddler car seat.
Do you allow dogs on tours?
We welcome dogs to come along on our private tours. Dogs should be kept on a leash for activities outside of the tour vehicle. Guest are given the option to invite “Aussie”, our Mountain Guide dog on their tours as well. Aussie is great with people and kids and helps keep children entertained on the tour. You can meet Aussie on our Tour Information page.
Do you offer special pricing for groups?
We do offer special pricing for large groups during certain times of the year and depending on how busy our schedule is. You may contact us with any inquiries.
Do you provide food or special catering?
Private tour groups may bring your own picnic or request a catered picnic lunch on our private deck. We will be happy to discuss the options with you. Please contact us with any inquiries.