No trip to Miami would be complete without experiencing the Everglades National Park, one of the world’s few national parks to hold all three titles of a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance. The natural attraction’s rich flora and fauna and diverse ecosystems allow for a number of memorable experiences. Additionally, there are a variety of ways to tour the Everglades and its 1.2-million acres (404,685 hectares), with excursions departing right from Miami so you don’t need to figure out transportation.
For those who want to learn about Miami in-depth as well as experience nature, the Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour offers a range of opportunities in one tour. You’ll experience a 30-minute airboat ride through the wilderness of the Everglades, where you’ll see alligators, native flora and other exotic wildlife. Afterwards, return to Miami for the second part of your day, where you’ll see Art Deco architecture, mega-mansions, beautiful beaches and the tropical city skyline, and hear about the art, music, diverse population, famous residents and cosmopolitan mystique that make up Miami.
The Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure is another not-to-miss adventure. You’ll pair up with a naturalist guide to go wildlife spotting plus this excursion also includes a live alligator demonstration, where you’ll learn about the animal and get to hold it for a wild photo opp. Next, a jungle hike allows you to experience the Everglades flora and fauna on land.
And if you’re just into exploring nature for the day, the Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Biscayne Bay Cruise offers a live alligator show, airboat ride for wildlife spotting and jungle trek. Afterward, a Biscayne Bay cruise provides a relaxing ending to the day, as you sip wine and beer and take in the Miami cityscape, Miami Beach, Miami port, Fisher Island and Millionaires' Mile.