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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

From USD
$171.00

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion ... More info ›

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A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience.

You'll start your day driving out to Cajun Country, where you'll go through wild cypress swamps, over the Mississippi River on an impressive suspended bridge, and along vast sugarcane fields, as the guide tells a unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people.

Next you'll take a narrated boat tour (about 1.5 hours) on winding bayous in remote cypress swamps. Your Cajun guide, also an alligator hunter and fur trapper, will share his knowledge of the swamp including reptile habits, healing plants and exotic birds. After this peaceful ride, explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf. A delicious lunch is included at Oak Alley Plantation's Cajun restaurant with a chance to experience traditional cuisine of this region.

After lunch be prepared for a pilgrimage back in time. From the River Road you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. A guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. Free time to walk under a spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks.

Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

Upgrade to the High-Speed Airboat option, to experience a thrilling ride as you comfortably glide over marshes and into deep, secluded bayous.

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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana Star Rating

Duration: 4 hours
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

From USD
$49.00

Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds ... More info ›

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Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.

After a short coach ride across the Mississippi River, embark on a fascinating 2-hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. Watch the beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

Your guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes. Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.

Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity — hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return from the bayous for a coach ride to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo - New Orleans, Louisiana Star Rating

Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

From USD
$102.00

Combine two excellent New Orleans day trips with this 6-hour experience visiting Destrehan Plantation and going on a swamp tour. Visit the 1787 Antebellum house, including an 1811 slave revolt museum/cabin on the grounds along with its massive oak trees. Next take a swamp tour in the bayou to look for alligators, turtles, snakes, and other wildlife.

Get picked up at your New Orleans hotel for this day trip, which lasts a little more than 6 hours.

Start with a visit to Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places ... More info ›

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Combine two excellent New Orleans day trips with this 6-hour experience visiting Destrehan Plantation and going on a swamp tour. Visit the 1787 Antebellum house, including an 1811 slave revolt museum/cabin on the grounds along with its massive oak trees. Next take a swamp tour in the bayou to look for alligators, turtles, snakes, and other wildlife.

Get picked up at your New Orleans hotel for this day trip, which lasts a little more than 6 hours.

Start with a visit to Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. Travel through time from the French and Spanish Colonial periods through the Antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons to the ravages of the Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Louisiana when French was the language, and the white gold of sugar drove the economy.

Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history will intrigue every visitor to the site. The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison. Destrehan Plantation was the site where one of the three trials took place following the 1811 Slave Revolt, one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. History.

During the Civil War, the Union Army seized the plantation and established the Rost Home Colony where newly-freed slaves learned trades enabling them to transition into a life of freedom. Located on the historic River Road, this Antebellum home with its plush green grounds and moss-draped Live Oaks watches over the banks of the Mississippi River just minutes away from New Orleans.

A house tour takes roughly one hour, with time to walk the grounds and see the slave cabin. This may include time for lunch (own expense).

Next, head for the bayou for your swamp tour. From the relaxed comfort of a covered boat, you'll drift slowly past a 2,000-year-old Native American burial mound, a Cajun cemetery and fishing village. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and gators are the kings of the swamp and easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Gators do hibernate during the cold winter months, but lay on the bayou banks on warmer days.

The slow drift of our tour boats through moss-draped trees and small waterways provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography. The tour boats are fully narrated and captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting, fishing, and trapping. 

Boats have a roof, restroom, cushioned seats, and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room.

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