Xplor Florida focuses on the southernmost state of the continental United States. Florida’s natural world offers an exceptional scenery from its Everglades, or “River of Grass”, to magnificent cloud formations and lightning storms to a diverse wildlife uniquely its own. There are beautiful clear turquoise blue waves crashing on white sand beaches, waterways lined with Mangroves, lakes the size of small countries and a chain of islands with many places to discover, paddle, dive and snorkel.
The variety of wildlife is abundant, including iguanas, alligators, birds, turtles, raccoon, deer and fish. Yet due to metropolitan growth, much of the Everglades ecosystem was threatened by the early 1900s. In fact only a fifth of the original Everglades remains in tact. Thankfully its importance was recognized, and protections were put in place. In 1947 Everglades National Park was founded to preserve the remaining area, and reverse previous damages. Today the Everglades is not only a national park, but is also a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and specially protected under the Cartagena Treaty.
Expedition Dates: 2013 – 2016, inquire for 2017
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