Today we made an airboat safari tour in Everglade State Park. We first went into the vast open saw grass where we saw why the Everglades were called the “River of Grass”! We traveled by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the “river of grass”), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of ‘glades wildlife. If you are lucky, you can see the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents. The Everglades were truly unique and vibrant environment.

After the safari we went to the Amelia Earhart Park to make a picnic and watched water sports. And finally, we visit Little Havana at the evening to see the Cuban life.

1. Activities

2. Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kendall (Our score is 8.5/10 because of poor internet connection)

13475 SW 131st Street Miami, FL 33186

3. Daily Expenditures

$ 10.00 – Enterance fee for Everglades National Park 

$ 36.46 – Coopertown Airboat Safari for Alegators 

$ 37.42 – Food and beverages 

$ 13.66 – Gasoline 

$ 79.07 – Hotel (Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kendall)

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$ 176.61

4. The Route