The Cajun Experience - Swamp & Plantation Combo Tour From New Orleans

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First stop - the beautiful Manchac Swamp where you'll enjoy a tour of our privately owned swamp. This swamp is occupied only by Cajun Pride boats which means fewer distractions during your tour and an impressive amount of alligator and other wildlife found in this eco-system. Our boat is covered and comfortable with opening viewing and the ability to stand and walk around which allows for more photo opportunities and full viewing of the beauty and excitement of the swamp.

Next stop - we'll bring you to the plantation of your choice: Laura or Oak Alley Plantation:
Laura: A Creole Plantation was built in 1805. Let the “Memoirs of Laura” transport you into the lives of 4 generations of this plantation’s Creole men, women, slaves and children. The fully guided experience includes the Big House, gardens and the original 1840s slave cabins in which the West-African folktales of Compair Lapin (later known as Br'er Rabbit) were recorded over 140 years ago.

Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1837-39. It is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced Live Oak trees, believed to be at least 100 years older than the big house. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives".

Activity Highlights
→ Historical and educational tour of Oak Alley or Laura: A Creole Plantation.
→ Fascinating true-life stories of the Plantation workers.
→ Enjoy a thrilling ride through swamps and bayous.
→ Fun adventure for families and children of all ages!
→ Learn the Cajun and Creole history and way of life.
→ Explore the habitat of wild reptiles and creatures in Louisiana.

*Please list the name and address of the hotel you are staying at in the "Reservation Comments" field upon checkout

Booking Details:

Pickup available from most New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner hotels. When booking, list the name of the hotel you are staying at in the comments box. Please call to confirm if our shuttle service is available from your hotel after booking. It is best to confirm tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details:
Pickup available from most New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner hotels. When booking, list the name of the hotel you are staying at in the comments box. It is best to confirm tour and time prior to departure.

Duration: 7 Hours

Inclusions
● Taxes
● Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off at select hotels
● Admission to Oak Alley or Laura: A Creole Plantation
● Guided Tour of Plantation Home
● Narrated Transportation

Exclusions
● Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information
● Due to the historic nature of the main house, access to the second floor (the main living quarters) is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
● The length of this tour includes travel time.
● Children 3 & under are complimentary. (this is OAP's policy, not Laura's)
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to go out.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.
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  • Nhok Pomsyda USA about 2 days ago

    New Orleans

    One of the best experience I had. The swamp tour was the best! Captain Allen was genuinely honest about his life living on the swamps. Shared a lot of great stories, stories I’ll share with my family when we get back home. I would highly recommend the swamp tour and plantation tour when visiting New Orleans

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  • DENISE USA about 6 days ago

    A Great VIP Tour of the Swamp and Memorable Tour of Laura Plantation

    We really enjoyed the small group tour with Brandon of the swamp. He was very knowledgeable and took his time to let us see the wildlife that abounds in the swamp. The smaller boat does provide a flexible tour and a much better view. For the extra cost, it would be of value to provide water to guests - the cost to the company is much less than the $2 charged for bottled water. Little extras like that would make the extra cost even more attractive. ... read more

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  • Christine USA about 19 days ago

    Swamp and Plantation Combo Tour from New Orleans

    I loved the swamp experience and the knowledge shared by the guy steering the boat. He was really passionate about this area. The plantation tour gave a wonderful insight as to how the gentry ran their homes back in the day. The house is impressive and our guide explained the history of this beautiful home and gardens. I enjoyed the visit to both swamp and House.

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  • HERIBERTO HEREDIA USA about 28 days ago

    Swamp Tour

    The trips is a must. But warning, the organization of bus pick up and drop off is a mess. First off we got picked up from our hotel. We boarded the wrong bus even after my wife asked if we were in the list. We almost missed our bus because they had to drop us off back at our hotel. After finally boarding the right bus we made it to the swamp. From French Quater to Swamp its about an hour. The swamp tour was amazing. Lots of gators. Small to medium size. Only saw one big gator. Lots of other animals. Our tour guide was hilarious and the swamp tour was well organized. However after the swamp tour you have to board another bus to get the the Plantation of your choice. Same mess. 3 bus drivers for the same tour all telling us different buses to board. We were told we were on one bus and then... read more

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  • sally whittington USA about 1 month ago

    Our tour

    The tours themselves were great. Both of our guides were informative and entertaining. However, our driver was horrible. He calls us and says we will have to walk 5 blocks over to pick us up. His excuse was it would take to long to drive around and get us I said fine and we did. He then called me again because he couldn't find us and then he berated me because we didn't go the way he told us to. We are not from here. We are not familiar with New Orleans. He picks us up finally. I called cajun tours and she apologized and said he would drop us off. When we got back on bus to head back he once again gives us story about how he's just gonna drop us off where he picked us up because it would take HIM to long to drive us to hotel. I told him we were told he would take us to hotel and he said he... read more

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  • Aida Sarr USA about 1 month ago

    Thank you Anne Elisabeth!

    A true journey through the creole world, with amazing historical references!!

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  • Kathy Rutkowski USA about 1 month ago

    Swamp Tour Excellent But Plantation tour to short on time

    The swamp tour was excellent very knowledgable guide but was not informed to bring lunch. Was told there would be a time and a café at plantation to eat. But we got there and only have 1 hour to tour plantation and ground before bus left. Need more time for this tour. so overall for both tours I would rate the combination a Good not Excellent.

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  • Charlotte USA about 2 months ago

    Overall, a good trip

    Caveat: the "all day" trip isn't really. You get picked up from hotel 10-10:30 and travel out to the swamp; there you want till 12 N when the swamp tour starts. Then you travel to the plantations and your tour starts around 2 and you leave at 4:30 getting you back to NOLA around 6. You spend a lot of time in a bus; in spite of this we liked the experience. ... read more

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  • Crystal Davidson USA about 2 months ago

    Great Tours

    I loved the swamp and plantation tours. Our guides were the best. I would definitely recommend these tours to others.

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  • debbie USA about 2 months ago

    Swamp and Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    We enjoyed this tour. The guy on the boat was informative ...a little hard to understand but very nice

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