Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great tour to do. The bus driver was full of interesing information as we drove along.
The Bayou tour was peaceful and full of wildlife. Our guide was very interest to talk to.
The tour of Oak Alley was just lovely.
Would recommend to anyone.
Awesome activities ! Bus driver for Swamp tour was really amazing, Very informative of New Orleans on our way back. Swamp guide was really professionnal. The Oak Alley Plantation was 1 of the most beautiful thing I ever seen.
The swamp tour was fantastic and the tour guide was funny and entertaining. The Oak Alley Plantation Tour rated in the Top 3 of all time tours!!!! The guide was phenominal!!!!
The plantation tour was fantastic, our bus driver was informative and friendly, and made some stops for pics that he didn't have to. Try the Mint Julep - yum!
The swamp tour the next day was great also, and the swamp was not what we expected -- in a good way! The tour guide was really knowledgable and passionate about the swamp, and we got to hold a 2yr old 'gator!
Only bad thing was getting the tickets from the office -- the staff were not very helpful, and initially gave us tickets for the Friday (we were there and had booked tickets for the Mon/Tues) and then was confused as to why I asked her to change them!?
All in all 2 wonderful tours and experiences!
Interesting, informative and fun. Plenty of photo ops. Boat was comfortable. Bring mosquito repellent.
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide on the Swamp and Bayou tour, who made time to point out the alligators, plants and animals in and surrounding the Swamp and Bayou. Highly recommended. Plantation tour was also interesting, though a little dry, but well worth having a look round. The plantation is not very big, so may be more interesting to look at a larger one.
My wife and I enjoyed both tours! The guides were very informative and knowledgeable about their surroundings. I would recommend these tours for everyone that wants to learn more about Louisiana. The tours are well worth the money we spent on them!
These two tours were our favorite on our trip. The bus driver to the swamp was a little bit of a wild driver. We did have to wait a little but for her at the swamp too but that couldn't be helped (traffic?)/ The actual tours were awesome. Loved, loved, loved our swamp guide. Oak Alley was beautiful and nice to see at our own pace.
We enjoyed the Oak Alley tour. Would have liked to visit Laura Plantation also.
The Bayou tour was also very good.
The captain was well-informed and humorous! The accomodations were more than adequate and the weather was great. We learned a great deal about the flora and fauna of the bayou and swamp. We would highly recommend this tour to our travelling friends. It is a shame that the drive out to the bayou is so long, but that still did not diminish our enjoyment!
My rating is based on a 4-star rating for the Swamp/Bayou tour and a 2-star rating for the Oak Alley Plantation tour.
The swamp tour was fun and informative. The tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable we saw several alligators and some other wildlife.
The plantation experience was interesting and the grounds were beautiful. Some of the staff were less than friendly, much more interested in their own conversation than answering my questions. And, unfortunately, the entire journey to and from the Oak Alley Plantation was narrated non-stop but a driver who I found to be quite condescending and insulting. I was wanting information but his delivery of information was less than desirable.
The bus drivers were full of information which made it interesting. Both tours were like being at Disneyland. Not real stories, but something that was created for the benefit of the tourists.
The swamp and bayou tour was okay. We just streamed down a swamp, nothing big. We saw some alligators swimming by. The boat was full with everyone from the bus. I would have liked it more if there were fewer people on the boat. As for the plantation, that was okay. They just brought you to a big house and we saw the inside. Just a redone house with non-original furniture. No pictures were allowed inside. The bus ride was more interesting than the tour of the grounds. They showed a video of the Laura Plantation and the bus driver pointed out some stuff. I wouldn't recommend either one of these. Just tourist attractions. As for the booking, a little confusing with when and where for each tour.