Before heading to Miami International Airport (MIA), be sure to explore Flamingo Gardens, one of the best botanic gardens and wildlife sanctuaries in the region—60 breathtaking acres of tropical paradise located on an historic estate. Relax and enjoy a tram ride through some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida, a showcase of more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants, including the state's largest tree.
Then tour the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge for permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals and home to 83 native species of birds and animals: alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks and, of course, flamingos. Marvel at the exotic birds in the open-air aviary, one of the largest in the country. You may even see adorable baby otters, members of one of the most successful otter breeding programs in the world.
Don't miss visiting the Wray Home Museum, the beautifully restored original residence of Floyd and Jane Wray, who helped establish Flamingo Gardens, then known as Flamingo Groves, in the late 1920s. Through period architecture, décor and furniture, you'll catch a glimpse of what life was like back then in a typical South Florida country home.
Embark on an exhilarating 30-minute guided airboat ride through Fort Lauderdale’s remote “River of Grass” before being conveniently escorted to the airport for your flight. Skim across the brown waters of the Everglades, an expansive network of sawgrass marshes and tropical wetlands, where you might spot wading birds and sunning alligators during your journey. Join a trained alligator handler back on shore for a live wildlife demo before you are transferred to the airport.
Delight in Fort Lauderdale's spectacular cityscapes and waterfront scenes on a 90-minute boat ride before being conveniently escorted to the airport for your flight. Travel via motor coach past the popular Riverwalk district and posh Las Olas Boulevard. Float down the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and into Port Everglades on a paddle wheeler-style vessel, viewing millionaires' homes and mega yachts in "the Venice of America."" Enjoy onboard refreshments before being transferred to the airport.
There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating excitement of a live horse race at the famous Gulfstream Park Racetrack. Enjoy the many Casino Games with your $20.00 FREE Match Play along with a breathtaking view as you lunch in the TEN PALMS restaurant with an exquisite array of fine menu options as you watch the race. Includes a $25 Food & Beverage credit for the fabulous Ten Palms Restaurant off the A la Carte menu!
Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture. Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture.
Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. You have two different routes to choose from: the City Route and the Beach Route.
Your bus tour enters Miami’s distinctive neighborhoods so you can check out top attractions. For example, South Beach offers world-class boutiques and a magnificent beach. Architect-lovers will enjoy seeing its iconic buildings. You’ll know you’ve entered Coral Gables by its tree-lined boulevards and ivy-covered mansions. Discover the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Science Museum and the lively shopping and dining district in Coconut Grove.
Colorful murals, monuments and the pulsating beat of Afro-Cuban music are clues that you're in Little Havana. Enjoy a stroll down Calle Ocho, see the Walkway of the Stars, which celebrates Latin American stars like Celia Cruz. Your tour concludes at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Spend the last few hours before your flight on one last sightseeing adventure, South Florida. Your narrated tour aboard an open top, double-decker bus will take to the region’s most beautiful locations. As you ride to Miami, you‘ll learn about the arts and culture hub in Hollywood, Florida. You’ll pass Hallandale, a luxurious and quiet neighborhood that includes premier racetracks for world-class thoroughbred horse racing, and Aventura, a Miami suburb located near famous beaches. Then, as you enter Miami, you’ll come across the luxurious oceanfront condos and hotels of Bal Harbour, which is known for its ultra-luxury shopping centers, world-class beaches and resort spas. It’s also a hideaway for the rich and famous. You’ll drive through the renowned South Beach, which showcases the largest collection of Art Deco buildings, and visit the second largest financial center in the U.S. when you ride along Brickell Avenue. Continue to Coral Gables, a residential area with ivy-covered, multimillion-dollar homes and view the University of Miami’s campus and the Biltmore hotel.
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