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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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The tour takes place entirely outdoors, and is limited to 10 people per tour. Reservations and face masks are required.
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Jungle Prada Site Tour explores the last 1,000 years of Florida history at one of most important historical landmarks in Tampa Bay. Jungle Prada was the site of a Tocobaga Indian village for over 600 years, and it is generally recognized as the 1528 landing place of Panfilo de Narvaez and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. Discover one the best-preserved American Indian mounds in all of Florida on this 75-minute guided historical walking adventure. We will escort you to the top of the private Anderson/Narvaez mound, a 900-foot-long, 25-foot-high shell midden. This family-owned property also boasts a 3-acre, Florida-friendly waterfront garden, a small museum with archaeological artifacts from the site, and dozens of free-roaming peacocks. The tour is full of fantastic story telling. It's an immersive historical and botanical experience that should not be missed. Reservations and facemasks are required. Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1700 Park St N
    1700 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA
    Enter at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park and park in the round lot to the left. Look for the entry gate in the fence next to the large greenhouse where we begin our tours.
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    St. Petersburg
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Jungle Prada de Navarez Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    1700 Park St N
    1700 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA
    Enter at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park and park in the round lot to the left. Look for the entry gate in the fence next to the large greenhouse where we begin our tours.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
1700 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 75-minute Historian led guided tour
  • Parking available on-site
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attraction
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Pets are not allowed on the site
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All guests will be required to wear a face covering on the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pam K wrote a review 17 Jan
Iguazu National Park, Argentina3 contributions4 helpful votes
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What a great experience if in St. Pete! We learned about the Native American tribe from the area and walked around the beautiful property. If you like peacocks... it’s a must! The owners were very hands on and have a generous spirit to share their land with us!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from David A, Owner at St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour
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Thank you for your visit, and for leaving this positive review! I think these reviews really help our tour bubble up in the search results. Cheers!
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Celia Grant wrote a review 10 Jan
Omaha, Nebraska112 contributions66 helpful votes
Be aware that this is a historically significant, but very small site. David, our tour guide had clearly done extensive research on the inhabitants of the area for the last 1000 years, from the makers of ancient middens to the colorful residents of the 1930s, to former
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from David A, Owner at St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour
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Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I appreciate your kind words about the tour, and think it's important that people who read about our site on TripAdvisor know what to expect when they visit. Your review does a really great job of summing it up :) Cheers!
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Awesome P wrote a review 10 Jan
Winter Springs, Florida1 contribution
If you enjoy history, you'll really enjoy this tour! Informative, and a good chance to walk around outside with the whole family.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from David A, Owner at St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour
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Thank you so much for coming on the tour. I really appreciate the kind review!
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Natashia Milburn wrote a review 2 Jan
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If you live in or are visiting the local area and love history, this hidden jem is a must see!! David, the tour guide, is extremely personable, he really knows his facts and his passion shines through his presentation.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from David A, Owner at St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour
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Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review. It really makes a difference and helps more people find us. Cheers! :)
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RobinBeth wrote a review Dec 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida19 contributions6 helpful votes
David is a fantastic tour guide and has a gift for storytelling. I was somewhat knowledgeable about the early history of the area, but I learned so much more on this tour. We felt comfortable in the former greenhouse (museum and shop) because the door was open and the space
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from David A, Owner at St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour
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Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, it really helps. Have a great New Years!
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By: Discover Florida Tours
Jim H
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Waste of time--not based on Historical fact, only make believe
I had hoped this was a legitimate venue given my interest in Florida history but I was disappointed. The 'wise one
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twestheimer
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Best tour at the best price
I have never seen a site with only five star reviews but he really deserves it. His enthusiasm and knowledge is fan
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777lizettet
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It's like a secret right in the city
I had never heard of this great place and nobody I know had heard of it. It is small but with a wonderful informati
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Val F
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Interesting Tour
David our tour guide was very enthusiastic about the Indian mounds. This property belongs to his family and he is
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Laura B
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Main area was not open
We walked around the mounds but the tour was not going, so we were not able to enjoy most of the area. We will retu
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Ellen S
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Excellent tour!
This was a lovely way to spend a few hours and learn about the history of the St Petersburg area. The guide was VE
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O3176HIcarolynb
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Tour worth taking
Our guide was wonderful, full of knowledge, well spoken with enthusiasm. About 1.30 tour of slow walking with stop
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Christy J
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Great history
Thank you for the wonderful tour. I grew up in St. Petersburg and never knew about our rich history.
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Mark S
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A family honoring history
What a great place to see and learn. The Anderson family property contains an Indian mound from the long passed To
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The C
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Florida History
David is an extraordinary guide with exellent knowledge on the florida indian history, and culture. We are going to
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Heidi P
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What a hidden gem!
We discovered this special place through a Living Social Deal. It was well worth the visit! The best part is that
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KaroGraphix
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Great visit
I must say that we really enjoyed this little trip to the local site. The stories were exceptional and we learned a
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Betsy R
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Worth the trip!
An absolute gem! David is knowledgeable and very nice. We learned so much about the native plants and Florida histo
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billiebob128
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A must see for everyone
David and his family are so amazing for letting us tour their property. Best part was all the beautiful peacocks th
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tammidriver
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So beautiful and interesting
Loved this tour! David is such a great tour guide...so knowledgeable about the plants and history. We loved watchin
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