How Tours Work On GAFFL

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Browse through user generated tours in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can also start your own tour in minutes.

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If you like a tour in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hit connect to start planning a trip immediately with your travel buddy.

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Meet up with your travel buddy at a pre-decided public location and start your trip together.
Mariella
Join Mariella for this road trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Feb 25, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018
A friendfrom Germany is visiting me for spring break and we would like to do a 5-6 dayshiking tri...
Dan
Join Dan on his Adventure Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
This is a difficult backpack/hike. Total mileage is just over 23 miles, with most in day 2 (15 mi...
S.
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Join S. on his Adventure Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Anybody wanting to mark some miles off of your 900 miler map, join me for a 25 mi. -35 mi. overni...
Brett
Join Brett for this road trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
 a three night loop for moderate to well seasoned hikers.Day 1: 6 mi 1200 ft elev gain. Very easy...
S.
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Join S. on his Adventure Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 15, 2019
Approx 15 mile hike on Lakeshore Dr, NC beginning at Tunnel To Nowhere and ends at Campsite 77.
S.
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Join S. on his Adventure Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Natio...
Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 (Flexible)
Looking for adventuresome, fun loving, respectful,  outdoor enthusiasts to join me for a casual, ...
Suchit
Join Suchit for this road trip to Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg
May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Planning a short road trip to Gatlinburg  Smoky Mountain Hiking,Starting 24-May Noon and will be ...
Kathy
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Join Kathy for this road trip to Asheville
Asheville
Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019 (Flexible)
Women’s trip to Asheville to hike & shop, & to enjoy some great food & wine. 

FAQ About Tours in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

How are Great Smoky Mountains National Park tours on GAFFL different than normal tour companies?

GAFFL tours are DIY (Do It Yourself) tours. Traditionally, tour companies will plan everything for you and group you up with people. On GAFFL, tours are user generated. Any traveler with a potential itinerary can start a tour. If you like a tour, simply connect, then plan a trip together using the real-time chat, meet up, and travel together.

Can you give me an example how is it different?

Absolutely! Think about hiking the Grand Canyon. A traditional tour company will charge you thousands of dollars to put you in a group to hike the Grand Canyon together. On GAFFL, you can just search for the Grand Canyon National Park, find a trip you like, connect, plan, split costs, and hike together. You do not pay anything extra for tours and also save money if you decide to split costs with your tour mates.

Are Great Smoky Mountains National Park tours on GAFFL free?

GAFFL does not plan any tour for you. We just help you connect with the right travelers. After getting connected, you are planning everything with your tour mates. That’s why we do not charge anything for tours.

How much money can GAFFL save me on my next tour in Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

GAFFL can potentially save you 70-90% tour costs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traditional tour companies may charge thousands of dollars for a two week tour in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After getting connected on GAFFL, when you and your tour mate split costs for rental car and lodging, you are not paying for anything extra and on top of that by sharing costs, the overall cost per person goes down significantly.

Are GAFFL tours in Great Smoky Mountains National Park safe?

Users on GAFFL go through a multi-step verification process that includes phone, social, and ID verification. Also, you have the right to connect or not connect with anyone you want to. You are in control of who you go on a tour with on GAFFL.

Are Great Smoky Mountains National Park tours on GAFFL run by tour operators?

No, tours on GAFFL are not operated by tour operators. Our tours are 100% user generated.

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What GAFFL Users Are Saying

Marie
Marie Arroseres
from France

"It’s really nice to have a platform like GAFFL with lots of travelers wanting to do the same as you, a real beautiful cultural exchange. You can meet people so easily and in a trustful way. We were four girls, from French, German and American backgrounds, without knowing each other from before. We spent an amazing week together, 2000km driving, camping on the way. We saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins and pelicans"

Saed
Saeed Alam
from Canada

“I have found GAFFL to be an amazing tool for finding similar minded travel partners to embark on an adventure. Through GAFFL, I had organized a trip to Mexico City last month and Quazi joined the trip from Victoria, BC. We spent 14 days of straight exploring, hiking, eating and drinking. Quite an amazing experience - all thanks to GAFFL!”

Scarlett
Scarlett Mansfield
from United Kingdom

"I accidentally scrolled across GAFFL and I'm so pleased I did. I met Amaia and immediately decided to road-trip together. We're spending 10 days together and it's great because we have so much in common. Couldn't have done it without GAFFL helping us find one another! It has honestly made NZ so much cheaper to explore as I get to split the costs with someone too​"