The 4 Most Interesting Tours in Orlando
Take a tour in the Orlando area and experience a new and exciting attraction you might never have encountered before!
Looking for something a little different to do during your next trip to Orlando? Why not take a tour? Because of its perennial good weather, Orlando is a great place to take a tour, regardless of what you might be looking to experience. From the affordable short local walking trip to the pricier all-day family excursion, you will never be short on something to do when you book your tour in the heart of central Florida.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour
Start your tour of tours in Kissimmee with the Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour. This affordable family adventure takes you on an educational journey through the life of chocolate, from bean to bar! The tour is interactive, so guests (particularly kids) will have a chance to explore a chocolate museum, a cacao treehouse, and a chocolate river, among other exciting scenes. At a small additional fee, the members of your party can even create their own customized chocolate bar that can be whatever they want. Kids and adults both are sure to love this fascinating tour!
This is not one of the more elaborate tours in the area, and it only takes about an hour to complete. Even so, if you are traveling with kids, this can be a fun way to spend your afternoon while exploring the other attractions in the Kissimmee area. Pair it with a day of mini golf or even stop by on your way to Fun Spot. The Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour starts every hour on the hour from 11am-5pm daily, so it can fit into your schedule easily.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour is located at 2858 Florida Plaza Boulevard in Kissimmee.
Everglades and Miami Adventure
This tour may not stay in Orlando, but it does board there, and gives you the perfect opportunity to see everything the Everglades has to offer without having to make the trip on your own! This is a full day tour, so it may be better suited to adult travelers, or kids who are particularly good at staying entertained. It may not be the best choice for the very little members of the family who might not get the most out of seeing the Everglades up close.
Board the tour bus in Orlando and you will be given your complimentary bagged breakfast to enjoy along the way. As soon as you arrive in the Everglades, you will be whisked away for a half-hour airboat tour throughout this massive swamp. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators! Rejoin your tour group for a brief discussion on animal handling, then head to the Bayside Marketplace in Miami to grab lunch and do some shopping before heading off on a boat tour of the city. Finally, enjoy a little free time on South Beach before heading back to Orlando to complete your adventure.
There are several pickup points for this tour throughout Orlando. Check the tour’s web site to choose the one closest to you.
Loch Haven Park Scavenger Hunt
This is a great choice for locals or for people who have been to the area a few times and might be looking for something they haven’t yet tried. The Scavenger Hunt takes place in Winter Park and downtown Orlando, in the Loch Haven district. You can choose to compete with the other members of your party or work together to solve the various clues that are located throughout this area.
If you would like to end your quest with a mystery restaurant, you can choose a type of restaurant and then enjoy a final clue leading you to your reservation. Of course, this does cost extra, but it is a fun bonus at the end of your tour. The entire walking time of this unique tour is about two hours, and you will be covering between one and two miles depending on how much backtracking you need to do. Wear comfortable shoes!
The Lock Haven Park Scavenger Hunt costs around $30 per person.
Crystal River Manatee Tour
If you want to get up close and personal with one of Florida’s most beloved residents, book a Crystal River Manatee Tour. This tour, for six people at a time, includes the use of rental water gear such as wet suites, snorkels, masks, and more. You will board a scenic tour boat and take a cruise during which you might spot dolphins, otters, and other Florida wildlife while you look for your manatee buddies. Finally, you can join the manatees for a snorkeling adventure unlike any other!
Be sure to arrive at least a half hour before your tour begins. This is to give you plenty of time to get into your wet suit, and also to learn how to behave when snorkeling with the manatees. They are a protected species, so it is important to treat them with respect!
Crystal River Manatee Tour is located at 2380 North Suncoast Boulevard in Crystal River, about an hour’s drive from Orlando.
Choose one or more of the tours from this listen to brighten up your next trip to sunny Orlando. There are plenty of options available for the solo traveler, as well as for couples looking for something fun to do together, or families with lots of kids in tow. No matter what your interests may be, Orlando’s tours can cater to them easily!
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