We are so excited about our new City Wonders tours from Miami to the famous Everglades. This blog post will give you an overview of the Everglades - where they are, what they are, and why you should visit! With a variety of Everglades tours available, there are so many reasons to explore with us during your vacation. We can’t wait to help you discover this beautiful part of Florida.

Where are the Everglades?

Everglades National Park in Florida Map

Located in the southern part of the state of Florida, the Everglades are around 30 minutes west of Miami by car. They cover 1.5 million acres, and provide a completely unique ecosystem which is home to a huge variety of weather patterns, wildlife and ecological species. The system actually begins with the Kissimmee River, not far from Orlando - discharging into Lake Okeechobee.

What are the Everglades?

Tourists taking a tour of the Everglades Wetlands by Airboat

The Everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands - often compared to a slow-moving grassy river. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the whole of the United States, which is as good a reason as any to explore the Everglades on a City Wonders tour from the Magic City of Miami.

Made up of coast mangroves, pine flat woods and sawgrass marshes, there is so much to see at the Everglades. As well as beautiful scenery, you can discover hundreds of species of animals. Visitor centers, trails and lookout towers are located across the land meaning you can admire the view and learn about what you’re looking at! Some of the animals you might spot include alligators and crocodiles, Burmes pythons, various manatees, white-tailed deer, Florida panthers, black bears, Coral snakes, rabbits, otters, various birds and so much more.

When it comes to plans you’ll find orchids alongside the mangroves and sawgrass as well as pond apple trees, mahogany tress, cypress trees and more. The biodiversity here is some of the best in the world.

Why should you visit the Everglades?

Flamingos at the wetlands of Everglades National Park

Well, why not? Visiting the Everglades with us is a brilliant chance to escape the busy city life in Miami - beaches, bars and boardwalks are always fun but after the hustle and bustle of the Magic City, you’ll relish the chance to explore somewhere new that has a completely different vibe.

There is peace and quiet to be found at the Everglades. It is also a learning experience - the sheer amount of wildlife here is astounding, and you are bound to spot creatures and plants that you have never seen before. As previously mentioned, the Everglades has a completely unique ecosystem. You can’t find it anywhere else, which is what makes a visit here so special - you are able to see something that not everybody will have the chance to see in their lifetime. Being less than an hour away from Miami, it is within easy reach and you can tick somewhere new and unexpected off your bucket list!

Each trip to the Everglades is different in itself. They are so vast, so spread out and so biodiverse that every time you visit the Everglades it will be a new adventure - this is why you should definitely include it in your to-do list every time you head out to Miami. Even if you’ve already been to the Everglades, consider joining one of our amazing tours to see it again: at a different time of year, perhaps, in a new light or a different weather. Make fresh memories every time you return to this fascinating location; our tours, led by expert, English-speaking guides, will bring the Everglades to life for you in front of your eyes. Learn more than you ever have before, and see things that you might not see if you were to go it alone…

One thing that visitors associate with Florida is the abundance of alligators. But you’re not likely to see them as you’re walking down the street - they’re not that bold. If you do want to see alligators in the wild during your trip to the Sunshine State, though, head to the Everglades! This is the best place to see them, living their best life in their natural habitat. You’ll see crocodiles too; because of the mix salt and fresh water here, alligators and crocodiles exist naturally side by side. This is the only place in the world where this happens. Why would you not take a day trip from Miami to the Everglades to catch a glimpse of these two formidable species?

Miami to the Everglades

Alligator at the Everglades National Park

As you can see, we’re big fans of the Everglades - from the animals to the plant life to the wonderful scenery, it’s an amazing place to visit during your trip to Miami. With it not being far away at all, you can spend the day amongst nature and still make it back in time to get ready for an evening of partying on the beach as the Floridian sun meets the Atlantic Ocean. Our tours are a fun and manageable way to discover this fantastic side of Florida!

A trip to Miami doesn’t just have to be about sun, sand and shopping - take this chance to see another part of Florida, one that will leave you speechless as you admire the incredible views: all 1.5 million acres of them. Be sure to pack your comfortable shoes and a camera because you won’t want to miss the chance to explore the Everglades with City Wonders.