The Activity We Experienced
What we chose to do
Our Combo Tour Showed us the Best of Both Worlds
How did you discover this activity?
We Googled tour companies and TripShock had the tour we wanted!
When did you book your tour compared to the departure date?
We booked 1 day in advance.
Why did you choose this activity?
This activity was on our bucket list for things to do in New Orleans!
How did you get to the activity location?
We used the transportation provided in our tour.
What was your experience with the activity's staff?
All our tour guides were excellent, patient, knowledgeable, and friendly!
Highlights or memories you and your group will take from the trip?
We could have spent much more time at Oak Alley, as it was extremely informative, insightful, and offered a small peak into the history of plantation life (lives, crops, slaves, battles, etc.). Our home guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the home and the people who lived on the plantation.
All the exhibits are well worth viewing, and be sure to spend time with the lecturing staff by the slave homes. Ask questions; she is amazing! We then were bused to the swamps where we boarded a 9-person airboat. We wanted to go on a smaller boat, as we figured it to be more intimate and informative, and boy, were we right!
Our driver was Danny, and he has lived there all of his life, and took us into many nooks and crannies of the bayou. He often stopped the boat to enable us to take in the many alligators of all sizes! He fed marshmallows to a very large one that came along side our boat, that was really cool!
We saw different birds, swamp flowers, and hanging moss. He also carried with him a very young alligator, who we all were able to hold as he explained the details about the life of the gators.
Danny also gave us a GREAT boat ride in the wide waterway, and the fun part of that was when he turned the boat in a way that sprayed us to where we were totally drenched. It was a wonderful way to cool down that sunny day! All in all, it was pretty much a perfect day!
Would you recommend this activity to another group like yours? Why or why not?
This was a great tour that we thoroughly enjoyed! We recommend going on tours that have the least amount of travelers in order to have a heightened experience.
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