Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure And Plantations Full-Day Tour From New Orleans

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Must be centrally located, contact local supplier to confirm pick up point. Supplier will contact you to give an exact pick up time the day before your tour.
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to the original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A grand mlange 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.

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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.

Inclusions

Roundtrip transportation with professional guide

Transport by 14-passenger air-conditioned van

Cajun Country Tour

Narrated swamp boat or airboat tour

Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation

Guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation

Guided tour of Laura Plantation

Hotel pickup

Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation

Entry/Admission - Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking in the special requirements field

Tour operates in all weather conditions. Umbrellas are available for use if guests forget their own. If a tour cannot operate due to inclement weather you will be notified

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate in the airboat portion of the tour.

Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind

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  • 13-Jan-2020

    We were picked up from our hotel and our driver/tour guide for the day was very informative about New Orleans and the passing scenery to our destination.
    The swamp boat tour with Captain Brian gave us a good look at the Bayou country. Unfortunately, with the cool weather no alligators were obligingly sunning themselves but we saw plenty of bird life.
    The lunch at Oak Alley plantation was really tasty giving you a sample of Creole cooking. We visited 2 plantations on the tour; Oak Alley with the old Live Oak drive looking toward the Mississippi river was magnificent. Our guide for the house was very entertaining and informative about what we were seeing.
    Laura plantation was very different but no less fascinating. Our guide here gave us an insight into the history of the Laura the house and the Family in the big house and the slaves working the plantation up to when Laura become a museum and open to the public.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    We had a fantastic time and Rene was super informative and fun! The whole trip from the swamp tour to the plantations tours were just perfect.

  • 06-Dec-2019

    everything about this full day tour was perfect. The tour guide, Ellen was knowledgeable and entertaining keeping us engaged during the couple of hour plus drive to and from the Swamp Boat Adventure and the two Plantations we visited. The food was delicious and appropriate with the local New Orleans's cuisine. Overall, 5 star tour

  • 14-Nov-2019

    This tour was very well organized and so much fun. It was a great way to see more of New Orleans and the surrounding areas that we otherwise would have missed out on. Our guide for the day was Kat. She always narrated our surroundings and the history of the area. First she took us to the Swamp tour portion where we had Bryan as our captain of the pontoon. The waterways and wildlife were very abundant. We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 plantation tours and lunch. Be sure to book with Tours by Isabelle. A small group tour and personal attention. Thanks Kat for a fun filled day.

  • 08-Nov-2019

    While visiting New Orleans, if you have a spare day and have gotten your fair share of the city, definitely worth taking to see the beauty of the Louisiana marshlands and nearby historical sites. I went in November, so on the swamp tour you’ll hardly see any gators at this time, but still enjoyable scenery. The meal provided is excellent and authentic. Plus, both plantation tours give you an idea of the regions history with excellent guides, exhibits, and unique architecture. Check it out if you have a chance, especially if you love the outdoors and Southern history.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    The guide was super informative. She really knew her history well and it made the drive to the plantation and swamp tours go by quicker because it was a long drive from the city. Although the swamp tour guide was very informative and let us know the likelihood for us seeing alligators was a half a percentage, I think this should have been information we should have known before booking the tour. Apparently, alligators do not like the cold and stay under water, so if it cool weather and you want to see alligators, probably shouldn't go during fall, cool weather. Also the swamp tour guide should keep some of his opinions to himself.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    Ellen, our driver and tour guide picked us up at the hotel. She was very knowledgeable about facts regarding New Orleans.
    The swamp tour was great. Captain Brian was very informative, and who knew alligators enjoyed marshmallows. The food at Oak Alley plantations was very good-all the favorites of New Orleans. It was very eye-opening with the history they provided. The Laura Plantation had its own story, and interesting too. I enjoyed seeing the Satsuma, Banana and Fig trees. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning and wanting to see something that has never been experienced.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    The tour was very informative especially the Laura plantation. It was full of history about slavery and the plantations itself. The lunch was great! If you have not tried Cajun food before this tour it was a good intro to the food. The Bayou tour was informative of the ways Louisiana was trying to prevent the loss of wildlife and the Bayou. Where can you find egrets, blue herons, bald eagles, and Spanish moss! Harvesting Spanish moss is no easy task.

    Gisele, our guide, was a informed historian. She answered questions and was most accommodating to our needs. She suggested other places tourists can visit while in New Orleans.

    I would recommend Tours by Isabelle because it was a small group.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    It was a wonderfull day and the guide EXCELLENT! Interesting history of this places. I learned more about the PLANTATION.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    We loved and enjoyed the Swamp Boat Adventure and the Plantations Tour very much. John was very informative, educational, likable and friendly regarding the Creole and Cajun area we were going to. The Swamp Boat guide Eric, (who was also a trapper if residents have problems) gave us a great education on the alligators. Ann who gave us a guide of Oak Alley and Al at Laura Plantation really brought us back to the time of the Roman and Deparc Families and how life was lived on sugar cane plantations at the early time of the United States. Overall a wonderful day.

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