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Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

1. Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on our Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on our Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

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Orlando: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

2. Orlando: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Come and explore the world of illusions and experience the impossible. Located in the heart of International Drive Orlando at ICON Park, this mind-bending indoor museum invites you to enter the fascinating world of illusions. Confuse your senses and question your own perception of reality, all while educating yourself in the art of optical, photographic, and interactive illusions. With over 50 exhibits to challenge the senses, you will learn about vision, perception, and science as you move around the different areas. Find out why your eyes see things that your brain cannot understand. Let your imagination run free in the vast expanse of the Infinity Room, defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room, and shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Capture seemingly impossible photos as you go.

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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

3. Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

Confront history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences, NASA time machines, and the Hubble Observatory. Jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator that literally takes you out of this world! Watch 3D movies to feel what it is like to visit the moon. And stroll around the incredible rocket garden. The out-of-this-world package includes round trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney and Lake Buena Vista areas, admission to the Kennedy Space Center.

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Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

4. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

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Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

5. Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

Boldly go where so many satisfied space enthusiasts have gone before! Explore the many exhibits, shows, and attractions at the Kennedy Space Center's visitor complex, including the Hubble Telescope exhibit, Eye on the Universe, Journey to Mars Explorers Wanted, the Virtual Shuttle Launch Experience, the Rocket Garden, and IMAX movies including Hubble 3D IMAX and Space Station 3D. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the priceless spacecraft Atlantis and 30-year shuttle program with more than 60 interactive experiences. The NASA bus tour offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the behind-the-scenes working of the space center, exploring startling views of the Vehicle Assembly building, and the Mobile Rocket Launch pad. Continue onward to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring the immense, fully-restored Saturn V rocket; the largest ever built. Relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of the rocket's lift-off.

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Clermont: Trophy Bass Fishing Experience with Expert Guide

6. Clermont: Trophy Bass Fishing Experience with Expert Guide

Take a day away from Orlando's theme park madness and relax on a privately owned fishing haven. Enjoy 4 hours with an experienced fishing captain among the beautiful countryside in Lake County. There is no need to wait for hours before even casting a rod: just turn up, walk across the car park, and start fishing. You'll have access to all the fishing equipment you need including the license, artificial bait, hooks, reels, and rods. Get as much or as little guidance from your captain as needed. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. For the more experienced, feel free to bring your own tackle and rod. When you catch a big one, you'll CPR: catch, photograph and release. If you catch a 10 lb bass you will be awarded a place on our Wall of Fame and become a lifetime member of the 10 lb Club.

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Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

7. Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

Travel into space and orbit the earth with a full-day ticket to the Kennedy Space Center. Explore all public areas of NASA’s space program and launch site and experience the world’s most famous “science museum” for a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration. Walk beneath a massive moon rocket and climb aboard the shuttle launch. See space shuttle launch pads from a 4-story observation gantry. Relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and meet a real astronaut as you stroll through the Rocket Garden on the way to watching eye-popping IMAX® space films. Your ticket now includes (at no extra cost) the Space Shuttle Atlantis experience, a showcase of the priceless spacecraft that tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. It is displayed as only spacewalking astronauts have seen her before - with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. Play with more than 60 interactive, touch-screen exhibits and high-tech simulators that invite you to “be the astronaut.” Learn more about the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Marvel at the complexity of the engineering that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Conduct a virtual EVA (Extravehicular Activity) maneuver, and practice docking to the ISS. Extract cargo from the payload bay, create sonic booms, or glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide. Experience the sensation of floating in space. Virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank, or kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle. Get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior. Experience an orbital sunrise. Strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch, and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. Before the 3…2…1…countdown, grab the opportunity to sit down to a delicious buffet lunch with an astronaut from NASA’s Astronaut Corps. Limited seating gives everyone a chance to ask questions, get autographs, and have their picture taken. Share the excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal stories of one of NASA’s best!

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Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

8. Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

Be collected at your hotel and enjoy a breakfast on the go. Get the VIP treatment with more time at Kennedy Space Center and a morning guided tour from an experienced guide. Upon arrival, your tour guide will give you an orientation of the visitor complex. See the highlights of the Heroes and Legends, the Atlantis exhibit including the Shuttle Launch Simulator, and a stop at the IMAX theater. At noon you will be on your own to grab some lunch and take a ride on the KSC behind the scenes tour. This takes you out to the Atlas V building where you can touch a real moon rock. Use your $15 voucher for merchandise or at the dining areas throughout the complex. Make a stop in the largest space shop to see the displays and all the great souvenirs. At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Orlando with snacks for the drive home. 

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Great experience with grandkids. Ages 16,12 and 9 - They loved it. Son in law said it was the best day of trip - we’d already been to Universal, Magic Kingdom and Epcot - so that’s saying a lot.

Interesting Only downside is the queueing 1 day is not enough atleast late closing times or 2 day pass

Great day just not enough time definitely need a 2day pass

Awesome experience! Our guide Tanner was hilarious.

Great stuff! Fun to see a lot of USA space history