Day 1 :
Welcome to Florida!
- Arrive in Tampa, FL:
Meet your WorldStrides representative and get ready for your action-packed adventure in Florida.
- Hotel check-in:
Meet your Course Leader for a team-buildingactivity and learn about the exciting activities and hands-on learning experiences you are about to enjoy.
- Pizza dinner and pool party:
Day 2 :
Discover Tampa, FL!
- Crystal Springs Preserve:
Enjoy exclusive access to thisincredible nature preserve, which is closed to the public. Dipnetin shallow river water to identify a range of aquatic specimens,hike the preserve and spot amazing wildlife, snorkel in thenatural springs fresh waters, and conduct a tree restoration tohelp conserve this protected habitat.
- Tampas Lowry Park:
Explore naturalistic Florida exhibits inthis top-rated zoological park. Discover the wetlands throughfun and interactive activities including a scavenger hunt,experiments, and up-close encounters with animals native to theregion. You will also visit a world-class hospital where Floridassick and injured manatees are treated.
Day 3 :
Manatees and more!
- American Pro Dive Shop:
Get outfitted with snorkel gear andreceive a lesson in snorkel safety from expert divers.
- Crystal River: Snorkel with the Manatees:
Board a pontoonboat and navigate the Crystal River in search of manatees. Yourguide will educate you on the history and conservation of theendangered manatee.
- Slip into the water for a up-close encounter as these gentle giants swim close-by.:
- Rainbow River:
Discover abundantwildlife as you swim to the bottom of the crystal-clear water insearch of prehistoric sharks teeth, which are being released asthe underground limestone caverns erode.
- Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park:
View endemicspecies, including American alligators, river otters, and bobcats.Descend into an underwater observatory to photograph WestIndian manatees up close.
- Return to hotel:
Day 4 :
Continue to explore Florida's natural world!
- Island Adventures:
Explore one of Floridas most popularbeaches at Fort DeSoto State Park. Participate in a sharkdissection, kayak through the mangroves, and participate in a coastal clean-up on the beach beside a historic fort from the Spanish-American War. Then, grab a net to explore marine life in the nearby seagrass beds.
- Depart for Clearwater, FL:
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
This incredible facility believes in preserving both marine life and the environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Tour this marine life rescue center, then get hands-on with a squid dissection.
- Clearwater Beach:
Take the opportunity to discover this beautiful Gulf Coast beach. Enjoy a stroll and a chance to discover!
- Return to Tampa:
Day 5 :
Walk on the Wild Side!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Busch Gardens:
Embark on an adventure to the wild side atBusch Gardens Tampa Bay, where you will come face-to-facewith more than 2,500 exotic creatures; explore the fascinatingcultures of faraway lands; and experience some of the mostthrilling rides in the Southeast!
- African Safari:
Journey through the African veldt on an open-trucktour to discover the magnificent wildlife inhabiting this 65-acre Serengeti Plain. Your professional wildlife expert willintroduce you to an array of exotic species, including zebras,giraffes, and rare white rhinos.
- You'll find many opportunities to photograph these incredible animals and the breathtaking views!:
- Lunch at the park:
- Busch Gardens Exhibits:
Explore a variety of animalinteractions, thrilling coasters, and fascinating shows.
- Depart Tampa for home.:
Habitat: H2O can also be a 4-day/3-night itinerary by eliminatingthe activities on day two.*This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airportssubstituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departuretimes, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyondWorldStrides control.