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

786 Reviews | New Orleans, USA


9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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.

Overview

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 786 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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cancunlady, Nov 2019 Verified
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.
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Benjamin A, Nov 2019 Verified
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.
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Michelle A, Oct 2019 Verified
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.
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Elizabeth L, Oct 2019 Verified
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.
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LIGIA P, Oct 2019 Verified
It was a wonderfull day and the guide EXCELLENT! Interesting history of this places. I learned more about the PLANTATION.
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LIGIA P, Oct 2019 Verified

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

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ivtvrnae, Oct 2019 Verified
Great and well organised tour. We had a ball on the airboat, saw lots of gators, a grand lunch tours of two plantations and learnt much from, gisele, the licenced professional tour guide, a must.
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ivtvrnae, Oct 2019 Verified

Great and well organised tour. We had a ball on the airboat, saw lots of gators, a grand lunch tours of two plantations and learnt much from, gisele, the licenced professional tour guide, a must.

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Ruth L, Oct 2019 Verified
It was our first time visiting New Orleans and we are so glad we did this tour! It gave us the chance to see some other places outside of the city. Our tour guide Joseph was great! He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of really interesting facts about the city and its history. He was very accommodating and dropped us off close to our airbnb. We got to see many gators on the swamp tour. It was really cool to see 2 different plantations as each had their own charm. Oak Alley plantation was beautiful. They provided a really good lunch with traditional Louisiana cuisine. The next plantation we went to, the Laura plantation, is probably not one we would have picked from the pictures, but we were so glad to have the opportunity to go there. This ended up being our favorite stop of the day. The tour guide told the story of the plantation in a really creative way. I would definitely recommend this tour!!
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Ruth L, Oct 2019 Verified

It was our first time visiting New Orleans and we are so glad we did this tour! It gave us the chance to see some other places outside of the city. Our tour guide Joseph was great! He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of really interesting facts about the city and its history. He was very accommodating and dropped us off close to our airbnb. We got to see many gators on the swamp tour. It was really cool to see 2 different plantations as each had their own charm. Oak Alley plantation was beautiful. They provided a really good lunch with traditional Louisiana cuisine. The next plantation we went to, the Laura plantation, is probably not one we would have picked from the pictures, but we were so glad to have the opportunity to go there. This ended up being our favorite stop of the day. The tour guide told the story of the plantation in a really creative way. I would definitely recommend this tour!!

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