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Reduced priced nights, firefly viewings still guaranteed ($95/ticket): May 26 and June 4
Full price nights, firefly viewings guaranteed ($145/ticket): May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2
Tour time: Refer to calendar, tours depart at either 8:15 pm or 8:45 pm each night depending on your booking
Meeting location: We meet approximately 40 minutes outside of Asheville; location provided once booking. We drive individually (not as a group) an additional 25 minutes to the secret viewing location.
How to Book: Each guest may book only 1 Firefly Tour ticket, so that each person can answer a series of questions required before joining this special tour.
Best viewing: Firefly viewings are similar each night, with potentially fewer fireflies on the reduced price nights (see the first line above).
Transportation: Transportation to the Firefly Tour location is not included.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at the meeting location.
Ages: 14+ years old age requirement. We are not permitted to take younger kids on this tour due to safety and conservation issues.
Difficulty: Easy night hike in dark woods, 1 mile long with numerous stumps, roots and stairs we carefully navigate with red flashlights. We cannot accommodate guests with injuries or health issues for this remote, nighttime tour. A moderate level of fitness is required.
Should I bring a chair? No, please do not bring a chair. We do not sit in chairs for this tour but rather appreciate the fireflies while quietly standing on the trail.
What to wear: Please do not wear sandals, permeable shoes or white shoes. The trail often has mud and mud puddles difficult to see at night. Dress for a true hike deep into the forest. Pants and close-toed shoes required for safety! Jacket and raincoat recommended.
What’s provided: Red flashlights.
Cameras: Photography and videography is not allowed on these tours. Any small light or flash disturbs the fireflies.
Cancellation policy: Guests must cancel a tour at least two weeks BEFORE the tour date, in order to receive a full refund. Firefly Tours may be cancelled by the operator the morning of the tour in case of a high percent chance of rain, unusually cold weather or several days of storms leading up to the tour. In case a Firefly Tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, tickets will be fully refunded.