Miami-Everglades Park-Sanibel Island-Fort Myers (181 miles)
We will depart from Miami and drive into Alligator Alley, a stretch of road that connects the West and Southeastern parts of Florida, until we reach Everglades National Park. Our first stop will be at Billie Swamp Safari (or similar), where we will take an Airboat Ride. After our time in the park, we will continue west, stopping for a quick lunch break (not included in price) in Bonita Springs. After lunch, we will continue on our way to Sanibel Island, where we will be able to take some free time to stroll through this little slice of paradise or lay out on the beach. In the evening, we will take a sunset cruise on the Gulf of Mexico.
Everglades National Park, FL
The Everglades National Park of Southern Florida is a beautiful area that is most easily navigated on an airboat ride that cruises through the swamp channels. An Everglades Safari Park showcases the local wildlife and Miami is the nearest city.
Billie Swamp Safari
Located on 2,200 acres of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Billie Swamp Safari offers visitors the chance to explore the Everglades of Florida with a variety of activities, including airboat rides, buggy tours, and live shows.
Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 7:00am - 6:00pm, Fri - Sat 7:00am - 7:00pm
Everglades Airboat Rides
When people think of the Florida Everglades, often they picture adventurers zooming through the swampy waters on an airboat. Now you, too, can explore this famous Floridian landscape with the wind at your back on an airboat ride!
Sanibel Island, FL
This island city sits off the coast of Florida. It has a population of 6,741. A bridge connects the island to the mainland. It is filled with lovely beaches where you can find great sea shells.
Standard Hotel: Fort Myers Beach - La Quinta Inn & Suites
Fort Myers-Babcock Wilderness-Miami (214 miles)
We will begin the day by visiting the estates of two famous titans of industry, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, by visiting the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Then, we will continue north to take the Babcock Wilderness Adventure Tour. Afterwards, we will return to Miami via Alligator Alley, stopping along the way at the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Malls for some shopping.
Fort Myers, FL
This city on the western coast of Florida was once the winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Each year, the Boston Red Sox spend their spring training here.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
These two neighboring estates were once the vacation homes of good friends Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. In addition to a museum that explores their lives, the grounds are home to Edison's 17-acre botanical gardens, which contain hundreds of plants.
Punta Gorda, FL
A city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. There are many historic places in Punta Gorda, including ten places on the National Register of Historic Places.
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
The Babcock Ranch in Florida lets visitors go on wilderness adventures, bringing visitors on a 90 minute drive around this fully operational cattle farm.
Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. It was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson，a developer whose World Famous Upside-Down House attracted buyers to what was then a remote area.
Sawgrass Mills Mall
This impressive shopping mall just outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers designer wares at bargain prices. Stores at the complex include Bebe, Anne Taylor, Armani, United Colors of Benetton, Cache, Vans, Zales, Tommy Hilfiger, The Children's Place, and many more.