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Tours in Miami
Tours in Miami
There are so many tours in Miami. The Everglades tour being one of the Top 5 Tours to do while in Miami.
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The Everglades tour includes transportation, the airboat ride, alligator educational show, and free time to walk and explore the park’s exibits.
The Everglades are a huge expanse of green wetland occupying a large section of Florida. They have the distinction of being a World Heritage Site (UNESCO), and are amongst the top visited destinations in the country.
The Everglades are within easy driving distance of Miami. Some sections of the western part of the city can actually be considered a part of the Everglades, and sometimes an alligator or two finds its way onto the Highway connecting Miami to the Everglades National Park. Be careful if you have a flat tire! And no they are not looking to hitch a ride.
Visiting the Everglades
The distance from Miami to Everglades is less than 20 miles, which translates to a 30 minute drive in a car. You can also hop onto an Everglades shuttle that operates at convenient hours of the day. It’s a cheaper option than renting a car, and you won’t have to consult maps or worry about the parking if you take the shuttle.
There are several activities you can attempt in the Everglades, once you reach there. You can go hiking along one of the many scenic trails that are spread out over the Everglades National Park, or you can go biking. You can visit one of the many different tourist attractions that include parks, animal farms and visitor centers, see a wildlife show or even camp for the night there.
Touring the Everglades
The best way to explore the Everglades is in a fan boat. A fan boat is a large and comfortable boat that is propelled along by a large fan mounted at the back. It’s the best way to explore the tough terrain of the Everglades, as the boat can cruise at high speeds through the saw grass, without the propeller getting tangled somewhere.
You can rent an airboat (along with the airboat operator) for a day, or take advantage of an Everglades tours Miami package tour. The Miami Everglades tours packages include airboat tours and alligator tours.
On the airboat tour, you will get to ride the official Everglades airboat and explore the amazing mangrove forests, hammocks, pineland, slough and saw grass terrain of the Everglades. The Everglades National Park covers about 1/5th of the total area of the Everglades. It is protected land, and many species of animals on the brink of extinction, like manatees, the Florida panther and bobcats can be found here. The airboat tour of the Everglades is a once in a lifetime chance to catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals in their natural habitat.
The alligator tour of the Everglades is a tour that takes you to see the fearsome reptiles found here. On the tour, you will be taken to places where alligators can be found in plenty, in their natural habitat. The airboat passes so close to them that it’s possible to lean over and pet the animal on the head. You will get lots of chances to click memorable pictures on the tour.
If you want privacy on the tour, you can even book an airboat tour solely for you and your family.