After pickup from your Orlando hotel, take a 1-hour bus ride to the Florida Everglades. There, board an airboat for an exciting 1-hour eco-tour led by a US Coast Guard approved captain. Travel deep into the Central Florida Everglades’ 4,200 acres (1,699 hectares) of protected swamps, marshes and rivers. Get an in-depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, lush trees and plants as you experience Florida’s natural beauty in a remote, picturesque atmosphere.
After your airboat ride, head to the live alligator demonstration and enjoy an exclusive 20-minute educational and hands-on experience. You'll learn about the gator’s anatomy and behavior, as well as the types of dangers associated with these creatures. You'll also have a chance to hold or touch the gator and take a photo with it (photo included)!
At noon, enjoy a real Florida barbeque lunch, including your choice of meat (chicken, pork or even gator!), a side dish, bread and a beverage.
You'll then have time to explore the 13-acre (5 hectare) park on your own. See the wildlife exhibits and spot a zebra, white-tailed deer, Watusi cattle, alligators and tortoises. You can also visit the tropical bird aviary and admire several species of birds. Before leaving, make sure to walk along the 500-foot (124-meter) sightseeing dock for spectacular scenic views. You'll also receive a complimentary alligator souvenir to commemorate your experience.
Depart the park at 12pm by coach and arrive back at your hotel around 12:45pm.