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Explore the causes and effects of one of 21st-century America’s worst natural disasters on a private, 3-hour tour of New Orleans focused on Hurricane Katrina. Learn about the confluence of extreme weather, the city’s vulnerable geography, and sociopolitical factors that lead to such a devastating loss of life and property when the hurricane hit. Drive through the city in a private vehicle to see the areas most affected by the storm, and hear how the recovery effort has reshaped New Orleans.
Private, 3-hour Hurricane Katrina driving tour of New Orleans
Visit areas that played a key role in the flooding and fallout after the hurricane
Learn about the storm's devastating effects on local communities
See how the city has rebuilt through community effort and capital construction projects
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and meet your driver and guid at your French Quarter hotel. Hop into a private vehicle suited to your group size, and head out on a driving tour through the city’s diverse communities. See the sites that played a key role in the storm’s devastating effects, such as the levees and neighborhoods most affected by flooding.
Along the way, learn about the topographical, engineering, and human factors that made New Orleans such a vulnerable target through an honest and open discussion with your guide. See how the city has rebuilt in the past decade and how the hurricane reshaped local communities. Hear about what's being done to prevent another such disaster in the future, and get a look at new development and storm defense projects under construction by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Feel free to ask all the questions you like on this private tour, and stay comfortable with restroom and refreshment stops. The 3-hour experience concludes with drop-off at a convenient downtown New Orleans location.