• Florida
  • Established 1947
  • 2,350 square miles

Everglades is the first national park created to protect a threatened ecological system. The park is also a World Heritage site. These important designations, and the protections they include is helping but many populations of animals are dropping, and the park is shrinking. Despite this, Everglades remains a veritable paradise of plants and animals. There is a huge variety of plants and animals. There are over 700 species of plant alone in the park. Hundreds of species of bird, like the wood stork and ibis. If you are very lucky, you may glimpse one of the endangered Florida Panthers, or many more species of extremely diverse life in the park. Everglades has two seasons, wet and dry, and most visitors go during the dry season, when there is few mosquitos and it is less hot and humid.

No elevation within the park exceeds eight feet above sea level. It’s no wonder this area was named ‘the “river of grass” by conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas in the 1940’s. Take a boat to explore The Everglades many islands and inlets, or take a guided nature walk and see the sights right up close. Better yet, consider a guided kaya, canoe or pole boat excursion so you can be at water level in this wondrous environment that depends on a consistent flow of clean water to sustain itself.

National Parks Revealed will help you make the most of your visit to Everglades and next door Big Cypress National Preserve by creating a private custom itinerary tailored to your specific wants and needs. We work with local guides who are committed to operating sustainably operated tours to help you make the most of your visit. We will suggest driving routes, local restaurants, and of course we know the best and most luxurious accommodations in both nearby Naples and Miami and South Beach. If you stay in Miami, we recommend a boat tour of Biscayne National Park (95% of it is underwater); contact us and we’ll begin discussing exactly what you’re looking for.