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

818 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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9 hours (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides wear masks and disposable masks are provided to guests upon request.


A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Visit Laura Plantation, built in 1804, and learn about Laura's personal family saga. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the elegant dining room of Houmas House Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. The small-group atmosphere ensures a more personal experience.



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Average 4.67 out of 5 stars based on 818 verified reviews from Cool Zurich and TripAdvisor

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Maksim V, Feb 2021 Verified
We were able to see the swamps and two plantations along with learning a lot of new things about Louisiana and New Orleans. This was a full day tour, but it only seemed like an hour. We absolutely loved our guide Gisèle who was fantastic. And there were only 9 people in the group. Absolutely great experience and worth the cost.
dvslater, Feb 2021 Verified
Isabelle was amazing friendly and informative. She arrived on time and the van was clean and sanitized. Swamp tour was fun and our time at the plantation was beautiful . I will definitely return when a little warmer with my family so we can see more gators :)
Yen V, Feb 2021 Verified
The whole trip was fantastic! The boat ride, plantations and lunch as well as the knowledge that Isabelle imparts along the way. Covid precautions were do very well too.
Jessica C, Oct 2020 Verified
Tours by Isabelle was amazing René our driver was super nice and super knowledgeable we learned so much! The swamp tour was the absolute best! The plantations was ok nice to see wish they talked more about the slaves not just the slave owner. Over all we had a really good time.
Maryellen D, Mar 2020 Verified
Brian was our tour guide during the swamp tour. He was very knowledgeable and he guided our boat so the we were able to see different birds and several alligators. Seeing two different plantations was very interesting and educational,and gave us an appreciation of history. Plus. The the lunch we were served at one of the plantations was so local and delicious.
martins88, Mar 2020 Verified
This tour is as advertised! It was an amazing ride on the swamp boat with Mr Torres. He is a fifth generation Cajun! The plantation tours were informative. Not enough time to see everything at Oak Alley. Loved the history behind Laura.
Brittany h, Mar 2020 Verified
This tour was amazing. I highly recommend it. The lunch was a buffet on the grounds of Oak Alley. We saw a good amount of alligators despite it being a chilly day. The tour guides at every location we went to knew so much and were able to provide knowledge in a fun way. Wasn't bored the whole 9 hours!!
Talia F, Mar 2020 Verified
What a fabulous experience! The communication was easy and our tour guide for Tours by Isebelle came right to our hotel and picked us up despite not being on the list of pick up locations. The ride to the bayous was full of Louisiana history. Our ride down the bayou included wildlife (gators, a bald eagle, egrets, and herons) and more history. Another short ride brought us to Oak Alley where we tried traditional Cajun cuisine. I liked that lunch was included, but would have preferred getting to select my food. The plantation was picturesque and the tour while it provided us with information was a bit scripted. Our final stop was Laura Plantation and I have to say that by far this was one of the best plantation tours I have ever been on. The tour guide (Rose) truly loves the history of the plantation and is incredibly knowledgeable. The story of the plantation came to life with her account. Overall we had a fabulous time and it was nice to get out of NOLA for the day!
, Mar 2020 Verified
Very informative, with an entertaining hostess! Gisèle offered a lot of trivia as we drove from stop to stop, and of course the three stops along the tour were also great. I highly recommend the Laura plantation's tour, which is included in this package, for a well balanced story of plantation owners as both highly clever and innovative people, and also cruel opportunists who capitalized on slavery.
Clint C, Mar 2020 Verified
We enjoyed getting to swamp land and plantations. If cool outside, I would recommend going later in the day as we didn’t get to see a ton of gators. They were not out yet. Otherwise, fantastic day!

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