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EVERGLADES CITY, FLORIDA

Kayaking The Everglades: Exploring the River of Grass

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Program #21349ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
When Marjory Stoneman Douglas published her book “The Everglades: River of Grass” in 1947, she called attention to the deterioration of the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. Since then, the establishment of the National Park and painstaking restoration and preservation efforts have helped maintain the Everglades as a natural treasure. With experts and naturalists, kayak the subtropical rivers that flow through it to experience the beauty of its pristine estuaries and to gain personal understanding of what makes its ecology unique.


Highlights

• Experience a twilight paddle on the East River to feel the mystery of the encroaching Everglades night.
• Paddle through the 10,000 Islands and visit a historical shell mound where settlers raised tomatoes in the early 1900s.
• Learn about unique adaptations of flora and fauna from a naturalist in Big Cypress National Preserve.

Program Notes

Kayaking equipment provided. Accommodation 1 includes a round-trip shuttle transfer from SW Int’l Airport in Ft. Myers to the Ivey House in Everglade City.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Paddling up to six miles, walking up to one mile per day.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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