Guided Tours

Explore and Learn about the historic Shangri-La Springs

Walk through the memorable history of these magical grounds and learn about those who walked before you as well as the botanical varieties on these 8.5 preserved acres tucked in the heart of downtown Bonita Springs. Tours conducted by knowledgeable staff of the historic Shangri-La Springs.

Tour Details

Organic Garden Tour
– Tue & Wed by appointment only

Every Tuesday and Wednesday 10 to 11am

The one-hour tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden’s subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information on “what makes a garden” including organic garden methods and permaculture principles.

Tours must be scheduled in advance and are limited to 20 people. Pricing is $15 per person.

Closed-toe shoes, masks, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), and refillable water bottles are recommended.

For more information about our Organic Garden Tour, please call 239-949-0749.

History & Botanical Tour
– Tue, Thu & Sat by appointment only

A tour of Shangri-La begins with a brief 7-minute video of the history of the property. Walking in the steps of the past on approximately 6 of the 8.5 acres of property guests enjoy more in depth historical insight. Over 40 species of trees are noted with markers throughout the grounds which include some very rare and seldom seen trees. Oak Creek flows on one side of the property next to the source of the spring which Bonita Springs is named after. This spring on the grounds of Shangri-La is a naturally occurring outpour of mineral water which is said to date back to the Calusa Indians as a sacred place. The tour includes several of the buildings on the property with information of their prior and present use. We will visit areas that are ideal for their beauty and tranquility. The tour ends with a pictorial history which is on display in the Great House and includes photographs and memorabilia from the prior owners.

Package Tours

We offer an Educational Organic Garden Tour as well as a special Shangri-La Experience Tour Plus Lunch Package.

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