US Forest Service permitted Outfitter Guide Service. We specialize in custom Private Rainforest Tours within the Nantahala National Forest for individuals and up to 25 guests. Your tour starts in the quaint town of Highlands. North Carolina’s hidden jewels just 2 hours drive north of Atlanta surrounded by the Nantahala Rainforest and situated atop a plateau. Experience mother natures’ four seasons, explore scenic drives in our open air Pinzgauer, stroll beneath waterfalls, drive through a rare North American Temperate Rainforest, see massive 400 year old trees and picnic on our private deck in the shadow of the oldest mountains in the world. A Highland Excursion is one of the best things to do in Highlands NC. We put your safety and comfort first each vehicle is equipped with all the necessary gear for the back country. Your guide is an experienced certified wilderness first responder, and an expert in mountain driving.