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Florida Everglades and Keys

Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West, Pennekamp and Bahia Honda State Parks. A one week adventure in Florida, featuring light hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, wildlife, and biking.  Included in the price: Shark Valley Tram Tour ($22), Yankee Freedom Catamaran to Dry Tortugas ($170), and the glass bottom boat or snorkel tour at John Pennekamp State Park. ($30)

***This tour will feature all tent camping and a passenger van.***

2017 Dates February 18-25, February 25-Mar 4

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Day 1

Ft Lauderdale, FL

We’ll pick you up in Ft Lauderdale, Florida at 4PM and enjoy a dinner out of delicious local Cuban fare before settling into our first campground just outside Everglades National Park.

Day 2

Everglades National Park

Our first stop…Everglades National Park!  Take the Tram Tour or Bike through Shark Valley to observe incredible wildlife and this uniquely Florida ecosystem. Alligators, turtles, herons, storks, and anhingas abound! Enjoy a fresh key lime shake or local fruit at our favorite farm stand, “Robert is Here” before camping out tonight deep in the Everglades along the Florida Bay.

Day 3

Everglades National Park

Kayak or canoe in Florida Bay in the morning and hike the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails and see even more gators, herons, cranes, anhingas up close in the afternoon. Then, it’s off to the Florida Keys for the next several days.

Day 4

John Pennekamp State Park

Today, you have many options! Take in a snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour, (included) or rent a kayak for a few hours, relax on the beach, hike a trail, and check out the aquarium and museum in the John Pennekamp State Park visitor center.

Day 5

Indian Key State Park and Key West

We’ll kayak out to Indian Key State Park which was once an important thriving trading post. You’ll see ruins, nesting osprey, and learn about the history and demise of this once fruitful community. After we settle into our next campground, we’ll head into Key West to explore this unique historic town and enjoy sunset with the locals at Mallory Square. We’ll end the evening with some tasty local Florida cuisine.

Day 6

Dry Tortugas National Park

This is a truly unique experience! We’ll take the Yankee Freedom Catamaran out to Dry Tortugas National Park. Snorkel, explore Fort Jefferson, bird watch and more. The history, colorful waters and Yankee Freedom hospitality will make this a day you will never forget!

Day 7

Bahia Honda State Park

You’ll have another chance to go on a snorkeling tour out to Looe Key, or rent a kayak. Hike the Silver Palm Nature Trail, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bahia Honda. Keep your eyes on the marina for manatee!

Day 8

Return to Ft Lauderdale by noon.


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Call for more departure details.

Transportation

This tour will feature our Adventure Van.

Accommodations

This tour will feature all tent camping. Call Adventure Bus for tips on getting the best airfare and accommodations before and after your trip! 1-888-737-5263

Weather

Warm to hot days and cool nights are typical in the on this adventure tour.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for light hiking, snorkeling, biking, and kayaking.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, an Adventure Bus confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information.



Testimonials

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Itinerary

Little Florida Alligator

Day 1

Ft Lauderdale, FL

We’ll pick you up in Ft Lauderdale, Florida at 4PM and enjoy a dinner out of delicious local Cuban fare before settling into our first campground just outside Everglades National Park.

From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

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Florida Everglades

Day 2

Everglades National Park

Our first stop…Everglades National Park!  Take the Tram Tour or Bike through Shark Valley to observe incredible wildlife and this uniquely Florida ecosystem. Alligators, turtles, herons, storks, and anhingas abound! Enjoy a fresh key lime shake or local fruit at our favorite farm stand, “Robert is Here” before camping out tonight deep in the Everglades along the Florida Bay.

Testimonials

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From the road

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Florida heron

Day 3

Everglades National Park

Kayak or canoe in Florida Bay in the morning and hike the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails and see even more gators, herons, cranes, anhingas up close in the afternoon. Then, it’s off to the Florida Keys for the next several days.

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Florida Kayaking

Day 4

John Pennekamp State Park

Today, you have many options! Take in a snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour, (included) or rent a kayak for a few hours, relax on the beach, hike a trail, and check out the aquarium and museum in the John Pennekamp State Park visitor center.

From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

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Key West Sunset

Day 5

Indian Key State Park and Key West

We’ll kayak out to Indian Key State Park which was once an important thriving trading post. You’ll see ruins, nesting osprey, and learn about the history and demise of this once fruitful community. After we settle into our next campground, we’ll head into Key West to explore this unique historic town and enjoy sunset with the locals at Mallory Square. We’ll end the evening with some tasty local Florida cuisine.

Testimonials

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Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas

Day 6

Dry Tortugas National Park

This is a truly unique experience! We’ll take the Yankee Freedom Catamaran out to Dry Tortugas National Park. Snorkel, explore Fort Jefferson, bird watch and more. The history, colorful waters and Yankee Freedom hospitality will make this a day you will never forget!

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Florida manatee

Day 7

Bahia Honda State Park

You’ll have another chance to go on a snorkeling tour out to Looe Key, or rent a kayak. Hike the Silver Palm Nature Trail, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bahia Honda. Keep your eyes on the marina for manatee!

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Florida alligator

Day 8

Return to Ft Lauderdale by noon.

From the road

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