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Shark Valley

Shark Valley Loop Road Miami, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
305-242-7770
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$159*
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip...
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Plenty of birds and alligators on site. Great bike trail or hiking the loop. There is also a tram available. Best time to go is in winter time to avoid the excessive heat and humidity along with plentiful bus. Easy parking and bathrooms are always clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place. Lots of alligators and other fascinating animals. Rent a bike and take the tour into the wild. You won't be disappointed.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took the first tram tour of the day with the sweetest tour guide couple - Sylvia and Gene. They were priceless! It felt like I was travelling with my most favorite and fun Aunt and Uncle, who were there to ensure I was going to have fun. They were very knowledgeable and I loved their stories. We were able... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is hard to believe that you can get this close to the huge alligators that are in Shark Valley! We rented bikes at the park--the big old-fashioned beach-cruiser type of bike--built like a tank, back brakes and all. I think they were around $7 per hour, or you can bring your own. We rode along the paved trail next... More 

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are wanting to get up and close to nature and see some of the beautiful Everglades then I thoroughly recommend visiting this park. From the moment we entered the park there were alligators lining the road and basking in the sun, turtles perched on rocks and the most beautiful birds - all before we even got to the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wonderful tram ride to a spectacular lookout tower deep in the everglades. Fun knowledgable tour guides point out all the wildlife along the way. This is a fun nature lesson that is exciting for all ages. Bring some cold water, a hat, and your camera. Worth the drive. Call and make reservations for sure.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great place to view wildlife!! We saw and got close and personal with many many species including the alligator. Rent a bike. It's a great way to really appreciate the Everglades (River of Grass). Be wary of the crows. They will rob your cooler and picnic basket; regardless of zipper, snap or latch. Although we didn't get to eat our... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When visiting the everglades we took the tram tour. It was exceptional. The guide explained the history of the habitat and explained what happened in the park in both the dry and wet seasons. He explained the life cycle of a lot of creatures . We saw alligators, turtles, all sorts of birds. It was a great way to understand... More 

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Edinburgh area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visit about once a year-usually in November but sometimes in May. There is always plenty to see withing walking distance from car park. The tram to the end of the road is worth one visit if you haven't been before-mainly for the information passed on by the ranger-or if it is too hot to walk around near the car... More 

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Grosseto, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Unfortunately the day we planned to visit this park was a rainy one. We couldn't enjoy 100% but was very interesting. Walking around the visitor center area we could see very closely a couple of nice alligators "parked" along the way. They are so cute and really do not seem to be dangerous. Anyhow I didn't test their aggressiveness :)... More 

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