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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

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Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide. After a convenient, optional pickup from your accommodation, learn about Southern Louisiana’s distinctive ecology while cruising past magnificent cypress trees and watch for native wildlife like gators and egrets. Enjoy flexible timing and opt for a delicious lunch at Restaurant Des Familes with the 10 a.m. tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

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After a New Orleans hotel pickup, relax on board an enclosed, air-conditioned bus to the Plantation of your choice. You will be given a guided tour through the main house and some time to walk the grounds . You will then take a short ride and your at the swamps. Your invited to join us for an educational journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.  Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain's call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Go New Orleans All-Inclusive pass with 25+ attractions & tours

Go New Orleans All-Inclusive pass with 25+ attractions & tours

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Maximize time in New Orleans with an easy to use digital pass to top city attractions. Get free admission to the National WWII Museum, the New Orleans bus tour, a Paddlewheeler Creole Queen river cruise, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and more. The pass also offers access to walking tours such as the Haunted History Walking Tour. Choose between a pass for 1 day or several day pass according to your needs. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 5 days
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$71.00
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$71.00

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

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Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.04
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$62.04
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

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Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a Honey Island Swamp boat tour. After making a short drive to Slidell, travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.36
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$25.36
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Big Easy Ghost and Vampire Pub Crawl

Big Easy Ghost and Vampire Pub Crawl

New Orleans is the most haunted city in America. The spirits of the dead roam around the streets of the French Quarter and Marigny Neighborhood at night. We will take you to the most haunted ghost locations and share with you the horrendous stories of over 300 years of the dead French Quarter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Private Boat Tour Maurepas Swamp, Small-Group (transportation available)

Private Boat Tour Maurepas Swamp, Small-Group (transportation available)

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private boat tour of the Honey Island Swamp. Enjoy the passing scenery and listen to a guide's insightful commentary on the local flora and fauna as the flat boat navigates to places other boats can't reach. This tour can accommodate a maximum of six passengers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

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Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.00
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New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

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Get a taste of 18th-century New Orleans while exploring its most notorious haunts aboard a mule-drawn carriage. Join a small group of no more than eight people for an intimate evening tour through the French Quarter, where rollicking nightlife conceals a past filled with dark deeds, natural disasters, and supernatural sightings. Hear the city's most salacious history from a guide as you clip-clop your way past iron-laced balconies, darkened alleys, and southern mansions steeped in legend.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Sightseeing Bike Tour from French Quarter to City Park

Sightseeing Bike Tour from French Quarter to City Park

Come join us for a fun & exciting ride to City Park. Ride with ease on one of our beautiful comfy custom electric beach cruisers. City Park is voted #11 of things to do in New Orleans. Fun fact: City Park is the largest greenspace in New Orleans & home to the largest collection of mature live oak trees, some older than 600 yrs old. Your journey will begin in the French Quarter sightseeing the beautiful architecture then over to the Lafitte greenway by Armstrong park and ride the path to City Park. We will coast along some of the many trails while taking in the wonderful sites of the park. We will stop for 45min to hour so you can visit the famous Cafe Du Monde, Acorn, a Dickie Brennan cafe or Filmore in the oaks a 4 star American eatery. Finally we will leisurely stroll back to the French Quarter while taking in all the exquisite views to our starting point. Make this your favorite thing about your trip to New Orleans!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

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Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this private tour from New Orleans. Listen to engaging commentary about the city as you make your way to the West Pearl River. Then, climb aboard a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$960.00
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$960.00
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Private Tour of the Honey Island Swamp

Private Tour of the Honey Island Swamp

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Adventure to Honey Island Swamp on this private tour and see the natural beauty of the Louisiana swamp up close. Cruise from the West Pearl River in Slidell on a shaded flat-bottom boat into the marshy waters, and stay on the lookout for alligators along the riverbanks. Pass through a Cajun village, hear stories about the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and learn about the swamp's environment from your guide who’s a professional wetland ecologist.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

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Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets, and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.27
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Honey Island Swamp Tour

Honey Island Swamp Tour

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Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Guided Boat Tour of New Orleans Bayou and Wildlife

Guided Boat Tour of New Orleans Bayou and Wildlife

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Are you ready to experience one of the best excursions New Orleans has to offer? Adventures of Jean Lafitte offers personal Alligator Tours through Louisiana’s beautiful backcountry. Gather your whole crew and come experience the “road less traveled”! You’ll be touring 20,000 acres of tidewater cypress swamp. During your 1 hour 30 minute tour you’ll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis, and we sometimes see hawks, owls and bald eagles. We are approximately 35-45 minutes from New Orleans. If you do not have transportation to our location we offer pick-up and drop-off services to all hotels located in the Greater New Orleans area for an additional fee. Because we are located about 40 minutes outside of New Orleans, cab and uber services are not available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Private Fishing Charter

Private Fishing Charter

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Fishing with Ellender Charters is a fun filled adventure that is always entertaining. Whether we are catching speckled trout two at a time or chasing tailing redfish in the marsh, we always have a fantastic time. Our motto is to enjoy and fully appreciate what God gave us! So whether you're the hard core fishing enthusiasts or the type that wants to sit back and enjoy a beer while enjoying the beautiful scenery, we can accommodate!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,000.00
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New Orleans Natural Treasures: Swamp Boardwalk Private Tour

New Orleans Natural Treasures: Swamp Boardwalk Private Tour

Want to get a closer look at the famous Louisiana bayou? This tour has it all, just the way the locals like it! Don’t worry about slipping in; the boardwalk is a safe way to get closer to nature. This walk is familiar to locals, and once you visit, you’ll see why it’s a favorite local destination. So, what are you waiting for? Your favorite host has all the fascinating details you never imagined you’d hear while on a tour of the swamp. There’s plenty of history and natural gems in every step, and you’ll see some strange and intriguing creatures too! Want to take a leisurely stroll? Your host will show you the best trails to take a relaxing walk through the swamp. And if you want to get views of the swamp and all its creatures, there’s a picture-perfect panoramic spot you’ll love! Just ask your local to guide you to the special platform. Feel like a hike? There are plenty of trails for that, too! Check out birds that wade in the marshes and make their homes in the forest.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.22
Price varies by group size
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$85.22
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New Orleans Plantation & Swamp Private tour

New Orleans Plantation & Swamp Private tour

New Orleans quickly brings thoughts of Mardi Gras and jazz music to mind- but don’t let that limit your experience of this fascinating city! There’s plenty to explore outside of the main streets, and this day trip is what it’s all about. Let your local host show you another side of New Orleans on a private day trip. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Who doesn’t love some scandalous history and hidden stories? The Barataria Swamps have plenty of those! Visit the Barataria Preserve in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve and learn about infamous pirate gangs, and see just where they conducted their black market businesses. You’ll be surprised at some of the turns the story of this outlaw takes. Get a unique look at the history behind plantations and slavery in the south as you visit the oldest plantation in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Take a walk through history as you explore the old plantation home.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.68
Price varies by group size
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$234.68
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Private Airboat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

Private Airboat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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See a different side of Louisiana on this ultimate swamp and plantation tour that showcases both Cajun and Creole culture in an all-inclusive package. Enjoy a private airboat ride through cypress swamps with a gator-hunting guide before exploring antebellum history at Houmas House and Laura plantations—two of the region’s best-preserved estates. Extras include a gourmet Cajun lunch at Houmas House and private transport from New Orleans.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,840.00
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