Big Cypress National Preserve

4 hours

Outdoor activity

One of the species of bird that lives in Big Cypress National Preserve
One of the park's visitor centers
One of the park's boardwalks
A large butterfly that is native to the park
Birds flying through the swamps

Experience description

On this self-guided accessible tour, you will have the opportunity to discover a unique natural environment: southern Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.

Stretching over 2900 km² (720,000 acres), the park contains 5 natural habitats, all of which are home to di...
On this self-guided accessible tour, you will have the opportunity to discover a unique natural environment: southern Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.

Stretching over 2900 km² (720,000 acres), the park contains 5 natural habitats, all of which are home to different species of flora and fauna. One such habitat is the hardwood ‘hammocks’, slightly elevated areas of woodland which look similar to tropical forests due to the presence of ferns and vines. The hammocks are also frequented by the Florida panther, a subspecies of the cougar. Other habitats include the prairie, the swamps, the pinelands and the estuaries, the last of which provides a sheltered environment where marine mammals such as dolphins and manatees can give birth to their young.

During your self-guided tour, you will have time to explore the park and to feel in touch with the natural environment. You can hike on some of the well-marked trails and bring binoculars to spot birds. Visitors exploring the park after dark may be able to see a spectacular night sky filled with stars, as the park is situated in an area of extremely low light pollution.

Big Cypress National Preserve is adapted to accommodate guests with disabilities. The park has smooth boardwalks that can easily be navigated in a wheelchair and the bathroom facilities and visitor centers are wheelchair-accessible. In addition, guests with hearing impairments can pick up informational guides from the visitor center. There are also boards situated throughout the park with illustrations and text about the park’s natural and cultural features.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    No Guides / staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation not included

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the activity

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    There are smooth floors and pathways

    There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other terrain that makes them difficult to access

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

  1. Starting point: Big Cypress National Preserve

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    Big Cypress National Preserve

    4 hours

  3. End point: Big Cypress National Preserve

Free

No extra fees

Accessibility guaranteed

Worry-free travel

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

  • Cleaning measures

    Enhanced cleaning protocol

  • Safety measures

    Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

  • Social distancing measures

    Social distancing measures in place

Important information

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.

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