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Shark Valley, Everglades National Park
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Shark Valley offers an opportunity to explore America's marshlands using a paved road, a limestone trail, and a boardwalk. Take a self-guided tour through the sawgrass slough and tropical hardwood forests. As a part of Everglades National Park, the 24 km (15 mi) trail winds through alligator territory and is also home to turtles, deer, and other wildlife. Halfway along the path, climb the observation tower to view the valley's panorama. You'll find bicycles for rent and tram tours available at the site as well. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Everglades National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shark Valley and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Really worthy to see. You can meet aligatora, wild birds, turtles. The entries for car is 25$. Then you have 3 options: walk (5-6 hours), take a bike (9$/hr/bike, takes 2-3 hours) or tram (24$/person,...  more »
  • My second time here.. now not as hot as September, but less baby alligators with their mother. If you are over 60 are entitled for a free National pass.. so do not pay. Ask on the entrance.. not sure ...  more »
  • Nice experience past the $ 25 entry because after you will be able to walk on foot or by bike on a course of 25 kilometers approximately. The shark Valley, you can cross easily a few alligators, at the edge of the water and on the road and so let you take a picture close to these animals. but be careful to keep a safe distance and stay on your guard and everything will be fine. In the end, well more interesting and enjoyable than an Airboat ride where you will see 2 or 3 alligators from afar, and again.
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