Asheville & Smoky Mountains National Park, NC: Oct 5-Oct 9, 2023

      Asheville, NC, USA

      10 reviews
      Oct 5 - 9, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 12
      Asheville & Smoky Mountains National Park, NC: Oct 5-Oct 9, 2023
      Asheville, NC, USA

      10 reviews

      Oct 5 - 9, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 12

      About this trip

      Give back while you explore Asheville! 

      Here's what you can expect:

      Beautiful Locations

      Asheville offers a unique blend of mountain vistas, historic architecture, and a bustling downtown filled with great shops, galleries, and restaurants. Just a short drive away, the majestic Smoky Mountains offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

      Feel Good Volunteering

      This trip will include a fun outdoor volunteer opportunity in the area! 

      Fun Outdoor Activities

      We've got some great activities picked out that will really show off the beauty of Asheville and the surrounding areas. They won't be super strenuous but you'll want to be able to comfortably walk at least 5 miles. 

      *Activities are weather dependent. If needed, the Trip Leader will be equipped to pivot the trip itinerary with a suitable alternative activity.

      New Friends

      You'll head home with a bunch of new friends after spending a few great days together having fun and doing good! We have designed the trip itinerary for ages 25-39, but if the trip speaks to you, please sign up and join us.

      Check out these FAQs for more info on what to expect.


      Arriving in Asheville
      You'll need to arrive at Asheville Airport on October 5 by 3PM. Our welcome activity will begin around 5PM. 

      For more flight options, consider looking at flights to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and then taking a shuttle or renting a car (2-hour drive to Asheville).

      Departing from Asheville
      We recommend booking your flight out of Asheville after 11AM on October 9..

      Looking to extend your trip?
      You’re welcome to arrive early or depart later after the trip dates but additional costs are not included in your trip package. If you want some help extending your trip, check out Pack Up + Go's Staycation option!


      We'll help you out with a recommended packing list. Look for it in your confirmation email.

      Cancellation and Postponement Policy

      You’ll have the option to add-on Peace of Mind Refund Assurance, which allows you to change your trip dates or cancel your trip for any reason, up until the day of your departure.

      · 100% of your travel budget if your Trip is 8+ weeks away
      · 80% of your travel budget if your Trip is 4-8 weeks away
      · 60% of your travel budget if your Trip is within 4 weeks

      If you need to change your Trip dates:
      · We will change your reservations to either another trip date or hold them for future use.

      Our full cancellation and postponement policy can be found here.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        4 nights in Asheville in a downtown hotel.
      • Volunteer activity
        Spend a half day volunteering as a group.
      • Outdoor activities
        A hike + outdoor activities led by your awesome local Trip Leader in and around Asheville.
      • Surprise activity
      • 4 breakfasts
      • 2 lunches
      • 3 dinners
      • Free time recs
        Additional ways to enjoy your free time, including restaurants and shopping.
      • Group transportation
        Transportation to/from group activities.
      • 24/7 traveler support
        Trip Leader will be a local expert in the area. CPR and First Aid certified.
      • HFDG Hat

      What’s not included

      • Peace of Mind
        Refund Assurance. Purchase as an add-on.
      • Flights
        To and from Asheville.
      • Airport transfers
        To and from downtown Asheville.
      • Tips
        For your rad Trip Leader & activity providers.

      Available Packages

      Shared - 2 people (2 beds)

      Price is per person.
      You'll share a room with a roommate. The room will have 2 separate beds and a private bathroom. You will each have your own bed.

      Deposit: $540
      Private - 2 people (2 beds)

      Price is per person. Must include 2 participants at the time of booking.
      If you're attending with someone and you'd like to share a room. The room will have 2 separate beds and a private bathroom.

      Deposit: $540
      Private - 1 person (1 bed)

      Price is per person. You'll have your own room for the duration of the trip. The room will have 1 queen or king bed and a private bathroom.

      Deposit: $675

      Your Organizer

      Have Fun Do Good
      10 reviews
      Group travel that gives back ✌️ US trips that leave you feeling good long after you’ve landed. Making volunteering fun since 2016.


      Trip canceled due to low participation so nothing to review. Bummer.
      By Delvis D for Yosemite & Napa Valley - October 13-16, 2022 on Oct 26, 2022
      I've written this review a million times and it ends up being way too many words!!! The trip was amazing but Adam and Ben make the experience :) Just book the trip - you won't regret it :)
      By Liz S for National Park Tour - June 16-20, 2022 on Jun 22, 2022
      This was a great trip! I really enjoyed the group that went with us, though it was small we all got along and had a really great time. Adam and Ben were great at keeping us on track for when we needed to be places but also allowing us plenty of time to explore and experience the places we stopped at.
      By Natalie W for National Park Tour - June 16-20, 2022 on Jun 22, 2022
      Adam and Ben (guide and photographer) are skilled ice-breakers so our small group of strangers felt like friends in no time. I joined the trip for the volunteering aspect, which makes Have Fun Do Good unique, but all aspects of this tour are organized and laid back. We travelled from place to place in a comfortable minivan with huge, train-like windows so the amazing vistas where always on full display. Its a robust and active schedule but there is plenty of late afternoon and evening rest and relaxation time in an amazing house with million dollar views. Playing board-games and drinking wine as the big fireplace flickers was so fun. So was watching the night sky in all its glory with no light pollution! Sure, you can plan trips yourself, but having all the details, entrance fees, driving, cooking, scheduling, plus volunteering and getting to meet new people whilst staying in amazing accommodation just outside Zion National Park is a treat beyond measure. HIGHLY recommend.
      By Penelope B for 50+ Trip: National Park Tour - May 19-23, 2022 on May 29, 2022
      I had such a blast on this trip! It was very well-organized. The hosts, Adam and Ben, were extremely attentive and friendly and encouraged all of the travelers to get to know one another, but there was no pressure to engage if you needed alone or quiet time. The van they drove us around in was comfortable and spacious. The windows were HUGE…it was like being on a train! They frequently checked in with all travelers to make sure the temperature was to our liking and pulled over at every request. The accommodations were wonderful. I lucked out and was given a room to myself, although I would have been happy to share my space—the rooms were all big and airy and had private bathrooms (with separate sinks and showers so 2 people could get ready at the same time if necessary). The house had washers/dryers, a hot tub, a grill, wrap around porches and large tvs in every room. There were plenty of games and activities to engage in at the house if one chose but we spent the majority of our time on excursions!!! The volunteering was what inspired me to take this trip and it was thrilling to be able to serve with my fellow travelers at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary—such a special experience. I loved the opportunity to see Zion, Bryce, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend up close—-Adam and Ben took us on the best hikes—-not too difficult and breathtaking views!!! They didn’t rush any of us but encouraged us along the way, making sure we never wanted for anything. Antelope Canyon blew me away!!! This place has been on my bucket list for a decade and it did not disappoint! I have never been anywhere so beautiful in all my life. We were lucky to have been on this trip with some very interesting and funny people. You never know who you’re going to end up with on a trip like this and I was pleasantly surprised at how well all of us got along with each other. Adam and Ben are very personable and funny and they broke the ice right out of the gate. I would definitely go on this trip again… But probably Costa Rica next time.
      By Michelle L for 50+ Trip: National Park Tour - May 19-23, 2022 on May 27, 2022
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