Everglades National Park and Florida Keys

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them; their vast glittering openness, wider than the enormous visible round of the horizon, the racing free saltness and sweetness of their massive winds, under the dazzling blue heights of space.

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1947

Snorkel along the reef, kayak among the mangroves, take an airboat ride and tram tour through the Everglades on this exciting adventure to the Sunshine State. The tour begins in Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, where you may encounter many exotic and endangered species. The Florida Keys offers countless opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife that Florida has to offer. At John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park created in the US, many varieties of fish, wildlife, and plant life await you as you snorkel through the crystal blue waters off the coast of the Keys.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

Arrive in Florida
Depart for Everglades National Park
Lunch
Airboat ride and wildlife show
Shark Valley Tram Tour
Check into Florida City Hotel
Dinner


DAY TWO

Hotel breakfast
Everglades National Park
Ernest Coe Visitor Center
Lunch
Explore the wildlife of the Anhinga Trail
Depart for the keys
Feed the tarpon at Robbie's Dock
Dinner
Check into hotel in Marathon, FL


DAY THREE

Hotel breakfast
Snorkel at the coral reef off Marathon Key
Lunch
Kayak through the mangroves at John Pennekamp State Park
Free time and swimming at Cannon Beach
Dinner
Return to hotel


DAY FOUR

Hotel breakfast
Turtle Hospital
Dip netting and critter collection at Curry Hammock State Park
Lunch
Depart for Key West
Free time on Duval Street
Dinner
Mallory Square at sunset
Return to hotel


DAY FIVE

Hotel breakfast
Depart for Key Largo
Swim with the dolphins
Lunch
Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary
Depart for Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Flight departs for home

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