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Florida Everglades and Keys

Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West, Pennekamp and Bahia Honda State Parks.

A one week adventure in Florida, featuring light hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, wildlife, and biking.  Included in the price: Shark Valley Tram Tour ($22), Yankee Freedom Catamaran to Dry Tortugas ($170), and the glass bottom boat or snorkel tour at John Pennekamp State Park. ($30)

Confirm all dates with Adventure Bus before booking any flights or pre-trip accommodations.

***This tour will feature tent camping and a passenger van.***


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Call for more departure details.


This tour will feature our Adventure Van.


This tour will feature all tent camping. Call Adventure Bus for tips on getting the best airfare and accommodations before and after your trip! 1-888-737-5263


Warm to hot days and cool nights are typical in the on this adventure tour.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for light hiking, snorkeling, biking, and kayaking.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.


Price per person: $1095
Returning guests: $895

$300 deposit required

Trip price includes all park entrance fees and 70% of the meals.


Little Gator Florida

Day 1

Ft Lauderdale, FL

We'll pick you up in Ft Lauderdale, Florida at 4PM and enjoy a dinner out of delicious local Cuban fare before settling into our first campground just outside Everglades National Park.

Little Gator Florida

Day 2

Everglades National Park

Our first stop...Everglades National Park!  Take the Tram Tour or Bike through Shark Valley to observe incredible wildlife and this uniquely Florida ecosystem. Alligators, turtles, herons, storks, and anhingas abound! Enjoy a fresh key lime shake or local fruit at our favorite farm stand, “Robert is Here” before camping out tonight deep in the Everglades along the Florida Bay.


Day 3

Everglades National Park

Kayak or canoe in Florida Bay in the morning and hike the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails and see even more gators, herons, cranes, anhingas up close in the afternoon. Then, it’s off to the Florida Keys for the next several days.


Day 4

John Pennekamp State Park

Today, you have many options! Take in a snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour, (included) or rent a kayak for a few hours, relax on the beach, hike a trail, and check out the aquarium and museum in the John Pennekamp State Park visitor center.

Sunset sai, boat west keys florida

Day 5

Indian Key State Park and Key West

We'll kayak out to Indian Key State Park which was once an important thriving trading post. You'll see ruins, nesting osprey, and learn about the history and demise of this once fruitful community. After we settle into our next campground, we'll head into Key West to explore this unique historic town and enjoy sunset with the locals at Mallory Square. We'll end the evening with some tasty local Florida cuisine.

Sunset sai, boat west keys florida
Dry Tortugas National Park

Day 6

Dry Tortugas National Park

This is a truly unique experience! We'll take the Yankee Freedom Catamaran out to Dry Tortugas National Park. Snorkel, explore Fort Jefferson, bird watch and more. The history, colorful waters and Yankee Freedom hospitality will make this a day you will never forget!

Dry Tortugas National Park
Manatee viewing in Florida

Day 7

Bahia Honda State Park

You'll have another chance to go on a snorkeling tour out to Looe Key, or rent a kayak. Hike the Silver Palm Nature Trail, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bahia Honda. Keep your eyes on the marina for manatee!

Manatee viewing in Florida
Alligator in Florida

Day 8

Return to Ft Lauderdale by noon.

Alligator in Florida