Open for 2023!! Please note: This tour operates out of Bryson City, NC with a 4 guest minimum booking and requires us to pick you up and drop you off at your stay location near Bryson City. If you don’t see availability on the calendar, please contact us – we may have availability that is not displayed. 828-569-6699
You get the best of both on this Waterfalls and Breweries Tour with a designated driver! This ~9 hour tour visits 4 Western North Carolina waterfalls which includes some hiking, and then 5 breweries. Tour starts with a Bryson City stay location pick up at 8:00 A.M. and later drops you back off. Tour accommodates up to 7 Guests and requires a 4 person minimum booking. Food trucks are available at several breweries along the way and Tour includes guided hiking, a pint of beer at each brewery plus transportation. This is our most popular Tour… Book early as we do sell out! Bring your friends for a fabulous day!
Scott Silvester –
My friends and I took the Waterfall and Breweries tour on our last day of vacation. This was a great balance of morning scenic exercise and afternoon excess! The waterfalls were breathtaking and fun to walk around. The five breweries had great beers and each one had its own special vibe. Mark took great care of us. The perfect ending to a week of Western North Carolina adventure.
Cameron Bellemy –
I can’t say enough about my amazing experience with Carolina Bound Adventures. My boyfriend and I spent a day and a half with Mark, doing the brewery tour and the waterfall hike. He is so knowledgeable about the Bryson City area, so we learned a lot from him! He came to pick us up from our hotel (Lakeview at Fontana). On our brewery tour, he was sure to show us the best food trucks, give us the free goodies he could get from each bar (buttons, stickers, and coasters), and take a ton of pics so we can look back at each memory. He gave us space to hang out, but we also really enjoyed hanging out with him! Everyone looked at us like we were VIP being “escorted” to and from each brewery and we truly felt like it! We enjoyed our time with Mark so much that we booked the waterfall hike with him the next morning (and Easter at that!) The two and a half hour hike was so fun. We saw three falls and learned about the trail, area, trees, etc. Again, we got plenty of pics and Mark gave us a real workout! I can’t wait to book more adventures when we visit again.
Karen West –
Recently did the brewery and waterfall tour. Not only did we have a blast at the breweries, also enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls. Perfect combination! To top it off , Mark was so knowledgeable about the area. Our brewber driver picked us up at our cabin and returned us so we didn’t have to drive at all. Highly recommend!
Sami Deen (verified owner) –
we absolutely loved the trip to bryson city! the best part was the beer and waterfall tour through Carolina bound adventures. thank you to mark for making our time there memorable!!!!
James Fountain (verified owner) –
We did the Waterfall and Brewery Tour and it was amazing! Mark is a very knowledgeable tour guide who is in tune with your needs and skill level when it comes to hiking. The views are amazing and the beer is even better after hiking back up from the bottom of the gorge. By the end of the tour, Mark felt like one of our drinking buddies. Definitely recommend this tour and Mark to anybody!
Michelle Balthazar –
My husband and I contacted Mark to help us put together some adventures while we were in the area. Mark organized a day of hiking waterfalls and visiting breweries in the area; he also organized a pontoon boat rental and a half day of fly fishing. We found Mark to be a fantastic communicator, well organized, super professional and prompt. Most importantly, he is a really nice guy! We learned that he is also an expert in the region’s local flora and fauna. Mark is a great resource as he has cultivated relationships with many well run businesses in the area. Mark is very Covid aware and prepared with wipes, antibacterial hand sanitizer and the requirement to wear masks. We felt safe the entire time we were together in his large clean comfortable SUV. Check out his website as it’s a wealth of information. We highly recommend his services and will contact him next time we are in the area.
Karen Hyche (verified owner) –
Mark was a wonderful guide for our waterfall and brewery tour! He was professional and kind and totally prepared – he provided walking sticks for the waterfall trek. He was committed to providing us with a perfect day. I would recommend his company for any tour!
Jeff Guyot –
Had a reunion weekend with an old Navy buddy and others. Booked the Brewery and Waterfall Tour with Mark a few weeks back. The experience actually exceeded my expectations. All five of us (3 guys and 2 ladies) had a great time. Waterfalls were spectacular. No substandard beer selections. All the breweries offered a good variety for varied beer tastes from Beer Snob to Beer Lite Weight. We will definitely be booking in the future for another tour. Mark’s got it going on. Period.
Marie Lohman (verified owner) –
Booked a waterfall & brewery tour with CBA for my husband’s birthday. We took some friends so we had the whole tour to ourselves which was extremely cool. The waterfalls were first which was cool because the crowds were at a minimum. Lunch and the breweries followed. The weather was beautiful enough to just sit outside and enjoy a cold one…a few times. No one was disappointed in their beer choices which was great because my husband is picky about his beer. 🙂 Mark is super personable and in-the-know and seems to have a great rapport with all of the breweries so we were well taken care of. Well worth the money. It was actually the best day of our vacation.
Jeff Gibson (verified owner) –
So we did a tour of the waterfalls and a beer tour after. Mark made the experience fantastic. He gave us just enough background on the company, his background and the hike. He took very good care of us (thought of everything) during the whole day. Had the car ready where we were, before we were ever there, had walk sticks for the girls in the group, very cool, dude was even packing out trash as we went. He offers anything you can think of to do in N.C. Very personable. Book a tour..! Thanks Mark..!
Dottie Russell –
Mark picked our group up at our campground and showed us some beautiful waterfalls. He then took us to some breweries and dropped us off at our campsite so we didn’t have to be concerned about driving. He provided us with knowledge about the area, snacks, cleaned up our trash and even had walking sticks. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this tour. He can also assist you with just about any adventure you want.
Morgan Villafranca (verified owner) –
Mark took six of us on his Waterfalls and Breweries tour yesterday. We had an amazing time! He arrived promptly to pick us up with a spacious and clean car. He helped us pack our belongings, had a phone charger for us, put us in control of music, and even had barf bags at each seat in case anyone got motion sickness (thankfully, no one did). He was laid back and incredibly knowledgeable of the area. We joked afterwards that he knew “a ton of stuff about a ton of stuff.” All of the waterfalls he took us to were beautiful. There was a light/moderate hike to see a few of them, and as fairly in-shape people, in their late twenties, we broke a little bit of a sweat, but it wasn’t anything crazy and was totally worth it. Mark was eager to tell us the spots to get the best pictures of the falls, more than willing to snap pictures for us, and stayed excited for us every step of the way. After the falls, we stopped at five different local breweries, all with their own vibe. Our favorite stop was The Lazy Hiker for sure. We got lunch at the food truck there and bought a bunch of merchandise. The beer was delicious too. Mark made us feel comfortable, taken care of, and never rushed us. Overall, this trip was a huge success and we would recommend it to anyone. We arrived safely back at home having learned a lot about the area as well as a lot about all of the different services Carolina Bound Adventures offers. We look forward to booking another tour with Mark again in the future.
Taylor & Jeff –
Mark is a treasure trove of amazing history, and information about the area! The hiking was moderate, but beautiful absolutely breath-taking views and so fun! The breweries Mark took us to were SO good, with great views (again), and great selections of beer! Could not recommend this tour, or any tour with Mark enough
Janelle Theis –
My party of 4 did the waterfall, hiking and brewery tour with Mark. He was an excellent guide and the tour was perfect! I would highly recommend this tour. My party ranged from 22-44 years of age, we all had a great time! The waterfalls were beautiful and the brewerys were delicious.
Thomas Campbell –
Great tour with Mark & Joanie! Six of us started early in the day. Drove & walked through gorgeous areas
to view the waterfalls. By early afternoon stopped for lunch and starting enjoying the fine breweries in the
area. A super time!
Katie Hollis –
I booked this tour to celebrate my husband’s 45th birthday, and all of us agreed it was an amazing day! Not only were the waterfalls beautiful and the breweries the best in the area, Mark is a wealth of knowledge and was so much fun to spend the day with! We can’t stop talking about how great it was!
Jane Davis –
Carolina Bound Adventures is simply awesome! We had a wonderful day with Mark and J.J., and we now count them as our friends. We learned so much about the environment and history of the Nantahala National Forest on the waterfalls part of the day, and they put up with our gabbing and singing on the brewery tour in the afternoon. Thank you so much for a fabulous adventure!