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Traverse Florida’s wild Everglades on an exciting half-day tour from Miami. You’ll travel by safari-style Jeep deep into the secluded UNESCO–listed Everglades region, explore Big Cypress National Preserve by Jeep and foot, and take an airboat cruise through sawgrass marshes — teeming with native critters. Enjoy commentary from your naturalist guide about the area’s unique geology and history!

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour private Everglades area tour from Miami by Jeep
  • Experience a variety of ecosystems and their amazing wildlife, including birds, fish and alligators
  • Learn about the history of the people who've inhabited the Everglades
  • Take an airboat ride through Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour by open-air vehicle

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll enjoy a more personalized experience on a safari-like tour with a private guide, who allows you to explore much of the area and provides interesting facts, such as how seven million Floridians receives their water from the Everglades.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve

Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve

Your private 5.5-hour Everglades expedition begins with (suggested) morning pickup from your Miami hotel. Meet your wilderness guide and enjoy the warm Florida breeze as you cruise in an open-air Jeep toward the Tamiami Trail. Learn about prehistoric geological wonders within this extraordinary wetland area — the only in the world to be considered a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next, head into Big Cypress National Preserve for a 15-minute nature walk. Your guide’s expert commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife-spotting expedition. Skirt though fields of sawgrass and stroll along cypress-lined trails. See some of the area’s native animals such as alligators, turtles, otters, wild pigs and variety of water fowl. Then continue touring the preserve by Jeep, hearing about the area’s cultural history and stopping at sites like Sweetwater Stand for more scenic views. 

The final leg of your trip takes you on the water! Trade your Jeep for an airboat and set off on a 30-minute educational ride through sawgrass marshes. Witness the unique wetland homes once used by Miccosukee Indians and enjoy an entertaining and educational wildlife exhibit.

Throughout the trip, learn about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and conservationist efforts to preserve it. Your tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your Miami hotel.

Customer Reviews

Leonard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was an exceptional tour. Great value for money. Our guide knew the history of the area thoroughly and was enthusiastic. His knowledge of and interest in the flora and fauna were fantastic and infectious. The only downside was the airport ride and this was not his fault. We did not go to hear the captain's view of President Obama!

Ariovaldo S

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2016

Bom passatempo. Guia esforçado e atencioso.

Crystal E

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2015

Great guide but for the prince not worth it. At. Minimum. Simple lunch or something should be included.

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