Everglades National Park day trips and tours
Guide to the Everglades near Miami
The Everglades is one of the most beautiful scenic locations in the United States. This sprawling expanse of untamed subtropical wetlands is one of Florida’s most important and profitable ecological treasures and there are several activities and sights available for tourists and visitors in this region. The Everglades region has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also considered to be a U.S. National Park.
Getting to the Everglades
To get to the Everglades, international visitors can get to Florida via Miami. From Miami, travellers can then take the bus or hire rental cars to reach the area travelling through Route one or Route 41.
Tourists will find that the Everglades National Park is known to charge reasonable rates for entry. Once inside, travellers can stay for the day or longer by setting up accommodations at one of the camping grounds in the park. Campers can either stay at the Flamingo Campground near Florida Bay or at the Long Pine Campground. There are also a number of visitor centres in the area like the Shark Valley Visitor Center or the Ernest Coe Visitor Centre that offer a variety of services to guests.
Helicopter tours and wildlife
There are hundreds of bird species that call the Everglades their home and visitors to the Everglades National Park will enjoy going bird watching at the park. Other activities include a visit to the crocodile farm, boat tours or helicopter tours. Helicopter tours offer tourists the best view of the park but are slightly expensive. Boat tours, on the other hand, are very affordable and offer tourists an opportunity to get a closer view of the animals and birds.
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