Few places are as beautiful and as richly diverse as the Smoky Mountains. Ridges cascade through the landscape, providing a home for over 10,000 known species of plants and animals. Your group will uncover the wildlife, hike on some of the parks 800 trails and learn the area's human history that ranges from ancient Native Americans to Roosevelt's New Deal. You'll also go whitewater rafting, shop in Gatlinburg, and take a gondola ride into the mountains. For more details, see our sample 3-day itinerary.