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Exploring the Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park, occupies a large area of Florida. The Everglades ecosystem is complex, involving freshwater areas, saltwater marshes and mangroves, birds, such as eagles and herons, and alligators.

To get to the Everglades we had to drive, about 1 hour from Miami.

We took a private tour to explore The Everglades, when we got there, we walked straight to the reception to wait for our guide.  The air boat driver told us a bit about the alligators and the ecosystem.

The group tour departs about every 30 minutes.  There is no need to make a reservation; you may purchase a ticket when you arrive, and can also buy tickets online.  If you would like to do a private tour, than it is best to reserve in advance.

When everything was ready, we went on a ride on a small airboat, which, can fit up to about 10 people.   We saw many reptiles, such as lizards alligators and turtles.   We also saw where people camped and many boat pathways which criss-cross the everglades.

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Back on land, at the Safari Park, we also saw a presentation of alligators, and it was also possible to get close and take pictures with them.

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We were lucky enough to catch a beautiful sunny day, and to see wild birds and huge alligators.

For this tour we chose the company: Everglades Safari Park

Best time to visit the Everglades: From December to April, is the winter and dry season. Temperatures are cooler.

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