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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
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Travel deep into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florida's Everglades on this half-day adventure from Miami. Tour the Big Cypress National Preserve by Jeep and on foot, learning about the native flora and fauna, and enjoy a thrilling airboat ride through the marshland. Your naturalist guide shares information about the area’s unique geology and history along the way. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
You'll get picked upSee Important Information for details
- 1Big Cypress National PreserveStop: 3 hours - Admission includedSee details
- 2Miccosukee Indian VillageStop: 60 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- Tour with a personal wilderness guide for a more personalized experience
- Safari-style Jeep tour of the Florida Everglades
- Tour several ecosystems, including marshes, swamps, and forests
- Enjoy an airboat ride through Big Cypress National Preserve
What to Expect
After pickup from your Miami hotel, head west of the city in an open-air Jeep. Drive through wetlands, tropical forest, pine trees forest, and Cypress swamps and learn about the unique geology that makes this a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a UNESCO-listed site. At Big Cypress National Preserve, take a short walk with your guide and observe alligators, birds, and fish. Take Loop Road while listening to stories about the American Indians who first inhabited the area, “Gladesmen,” and current residents. Next, trade the Jeep for an airboat for the final leg of the tour through sawgrass marshes. Then, stop at a cultural and wildlife exhibit to learn more about local indigenous tribes and alligators. Hear more about efforts to protect the Everglades on the way back to Miami, where the tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (local hotels only)
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Private vehicle
- Private Airboat ride
- Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
- Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- French and Italian speaking guide availability must be confirmed
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Language requests other than English or Spanish are based on availability.
- Sunscreen is recommended
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My wife and I had an extraordinary tour of the Everglades with Tons of Fun Tours & Rentals. Our guide, John, was highly knowledgeable and personable. As we toured, John provided extensive background on the history of Miami and Everglades, its geology, ecology, and environmental…
Date of experience: March 2020
We had so much fun on the night tour with John that we booked a ride to the Everglades. What fun!!! Fan boat was the highlight. Fast And super Smooth ride. And the driver was a lot of fun! Held turtles and a baby alligator. Learned about the history and preservation efforts…
Miguel picked us up at our hotel. He was personable, friendly, and had a lot of knowledge about the Everglades and surrounding area. The Everglades were formed 5,000 years ago and is the only subtropical wilderness in North America. We toured the Big Cypress National Preserve by…
Date of experience: January 2020
Jhon picked us up and away we went to the Everglades. This was an epic day. The Everglades were amazing and Jhon provided ecological and cultural information. We saw a ton of wild life- alligators and birds. Learned about the indigenous people. I highly recommend this adventure…
We had an amazing trip to the Everglades with Tons of Fun. We all loved it and learnt so much. John was so knowledgable and passionate about the history of the area the eco system of the Everglades and the wildlife. Would thoroughly recommend !
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