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New Orleans Swamp Tours

By Viator, August 2014

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Revel in the history and culture of the Cajun people while pursuing contact with the distinctive wildlife found in the swamps and bayous of Southern Louisiana. The region is replete with so much abundance in the way of the beautiful and the bizarre that little more than a guided tour is required to make for an exciting and memorable experience. The amount of living history—whether it be Cajun or the profusion of Antebellum plantations—is truly something to behold.

Road Trip

The transition from urban New Orleans to the mysterious realm of cypress swamps, vast sugarcane fields and historic bridges spanning the mighty Mississippi River are best experienced in that most American method of transportation: the automobile. Explore the region on your own or soak up some local history with the aid of one of the many guided tours readily at hand in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

All Aboard

Learn the secrets of local alligator hunters, fur trappers and fishermen aboard a guided boat tour of the swamps and backwater bayous of Louisiana. Though many travelers take pleasure in blazing their own trail, these gator-infested waters are not for the uninitiated. Take advantage of local knowledge of reptile habitats, healing plants and exotic birds while in pursuit of alligators, snakes, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and other wildlife.

Tour a Plantation

Though often evocative of a painful period in U.S. history, a tour of one of the region’s countless antebellum era plantations is not an experience to be missed for history buffs and casual vacationers alike. Partake in ample amounts of trademark regional hospitality while witnessing the unique combination of opulence and practicality of the Old South firsthand.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 288 Reviews

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.00

New Orleans Airboat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Take a break from the hustle-bustle of New Orleans and escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Spot alligators, snakes, turtles, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs

From USD $40.00

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 152 Reviews

An airboat tour through Louisiana’s famous swamps is the perfect way to experience the untamed side of New Orleans. Aboard a small airboat, explore marshes and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 223 Reviews

Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00

New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

The tenacious city of New Orleans showcases her rebuilding efforts and her Southern charm on this combination city tour that includes both the city’s old ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transport from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Take a thrilling airboat ride through the wetlands near New Orleans and plenty of alligators on this active, family-friendly tour. Travel over bayous and open ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

Small-Group Swamp Boat Tour of Cajun Country from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Welcome to Cajun Country, the heart of French culture in Louisiana. Discover the history of the Cajun people, then board a boat for a 1.5 hour tour of the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Enjoy the flexibility of combining the Swamp and Bayou Tour and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour and SAVE! Travel across the Mississippi by coach for a boat trip ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 days

From USD $120.00

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