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Outer Banks What to Do: Corolla Wild Horses


There are a lot of things that make visiting Corolla unique and perhaps the biggest is the chance to see horses roaming in their natural habitat. The wild horses of Corolla are safely contained in an area just north of the village of Corolla where there are no paved roads, only sand dunes and paths. A four-wheel drive vehicle is necessary (no, an all-wheel drive vehicle doesn't count!) and the area is open to the public. However, I recommend leaving it to the pros and going on a tour. With a guided tour, you are not only guaranteed to see wild horses, but you get a lesson in the history of the area as well as the geography. I went on a tour with Corolla Outback Adventures, which is located just south of our office. Rick was our tour guide and I couldn't have requested anyone better! All throughout the tour, Rick stopped to tell us about unique parts of the area and gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions of our own. The highlight of our tour was when we drove down a narrow path, through a few trees and into an open pasture with about 10 horses grazing. Rick turned off the engine and we all sat in silence, enjoying the beauty of the nature surrounding us! When you’re booking your tour, tell them that you’re staying with Corolla Classic Vacations and receive $5 off the adult price! Also ask about their special for 20% off on Sundays only! Don't have a vacation planed with Corolla Classic Vacations yet? Check out the homes we have on special!