While a visit to Disney World is on the list for many vacationers who hit the road to Orlando, there are many other activities, attractions, and experiences to fill your time outside of the Happiest Place on Earth. Orlando is one of the largest cities in the Sunshine State by population, combined with loads of tourists heading there for a respite and some fun means there are many and varied activities and Orlando tours to keep you busy and experiencing all the city has to offer throughout your stay.
VIP Insider Disney Tours
There are four Disney parks to choose from in Orlando, and you can spend an entire trip soaking up all the Disney fun and excitement you can dream of and still need to come back for more. Disney fans can turn up the Disney fun and head behind the scenes with a VIP insider tour of a favorite park. The private tour takes you and your group to places behind-the-scenes, to places and activities unseen or off-limits to park-goers during a traditional visit to the park. Park admission is not included in the price of the tour.
Private Helicopter Tour
Go up, up, and away, as you tour the area from a bird’s eye view. Board a helicopter for a unique way to tour the area and see some of the most iconic Orlando landmarks. Soar high above the Orlando area and witness a different view of your favorite attractions. Flights can last from just ten minutes all the way up to an hour. Your pilot will show you around, point out major points of interest, as well as narrate, offering bits of history, information about the development of the area from vacant land to bustling theme parks and tourist destinations. Don’t forget your camera as you’re sure to capture beautiful photos while you soak up the sights, including Disney Springs, Epcot, Old Town Orlando, Sea World, and others. This tour is provided by MaxFlight Helicopters.
Central Florida Everglades Airboat Tour
Choose your starting point and head out on a wild Central Florida Everglades adventure. The airboat tour and alligator encounter is a four-hour journey starting from your choice of 12 points around Orlando. The airboat ride is 30-60 minutes depending on the package you choose and takes you through protected swamps, marshes, and rivers to the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. You’ll get a glimpse of alligators, birds, and lush vegetation as you skim across grassy water, followed by an alligator handling demonstration. The trip also includes a visit to Wild Florida Wildlife Park, where you’ll see alligators, crocodiles, deer, tropical birds, turkeys, zebras, and much more.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Tour
Chocolate lovers will want to add this sweet stop to the top of their must-see list. Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive tour that takes you from the cocoa bean to the creamy, delicious chocolate treats you love to indulge in. Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide teams up with a “handsome prince” and the prince’s dragon sidekick to take you through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and the Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory that utilizes old-world machinery in the creation of delicious desserts. The 45-minute tour includes samples along the way, and for an additional fee you can customize your own chocolate bar!
Manatee and Airboat Adventure
Get ready for a day full of outdoor adventure. The package from Real Florida Adventures is three experiences in one trip! The trip lasts a full 12 hours and departs from your choice of three different departure points around Orlando. Breakfast is provided while you are given an overview of the day’s activities. At your first stop, you’ll board a boat on the Crystal River and set out for a swim and snorkel experience with manatees, so you’ll want to make sure you have an underwater camera. Dry off and head to the next stop: Homosassa Springs State Park for lunch and a tour around the park. From there you’ll be whisked away on an airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River before heading back to Orlando.
Enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay when you book a vacation rental provided by Magical Vacation Homes. Your small group or family will enjoy a two-bedroom unit or plan a reunion and book a unit as large as 15 bedrooms for everyone to tour and experience the town together. Watch the kids play outside on outdoor play equipment, relax on a private balcony or patio, or splash around in a private pool or hot tub at your rental. You’ll love the whimsy of bedrooms decorated in various Disney themes as well as the quiet dignity of professionally designed indoor and outdoor spaces. Many units include flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and spa-like master suites. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area for some relaxation. For a luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit to include perks like a game room, theater room, and even your own private luxury spa to relax and rejuvenate.
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