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Cajun Encounters

New Orleans, LA
504-834 1770
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Ranked #39 of 178 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Serving the New Orleans area for 15 years, Cajun Encounters is a local, family owned tour provider. #1 Swamp Tours, Top City/Cemetery Tours, and... more » Owner description: Serving the New Orleans area for 15 years, Cajun Encounters is a local, family owned tour provider. #1 Swamp Tours, Top City/Cemetery Tours, and Plantation Tours that show why Nola is a city like no other. « less
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Ontario Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to New Orleans years ago and did a swamp tour then. I have to say Cajun Encounters was head and shoulders above my last experience. The young man that took us out was knowledgeable and fun. He didn’t rush this tour at all. He took his time and made sure we got the best experience possible. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took both the swamp and city tours. Our driver to the swamp tour was Josephine. She made the 45 minute ride to the swamp interesting as she explained a great deal about the city of New Orleans and her personal experience with hurricane Katrina. Eric was our boat captain. We had close up encounters with 2 alligators, wild pigs... More

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Philadelphia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Did the Cajun Experience Swamp Tour. I was a bit skeptical about this since visiting a swamp is not on my bucket list. We spent the first 45 minutes of the tour picking up people in the French Quarter. I think they should have just two pickup points and make people go there instead of traveling through traffic for multiple... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My sister and I signed up last minute for this tour and it was our favorite activity of the whole trip. We had perfect weather and saw a lot of crocodiles, some pigs, a raccoon, and a bunch of birds. Our tour guide, Ryan, was awesome. He was friendly, entertaining, and knowledgeable I would highly recommend the tour with Cajun... More

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Butch was very knowledgable and gave us a great history of New Orleans in the limited amount of time we had here.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our experience with the City Tour started out on a difficult note and went down hill from there. We were the last two people picked up on the bus and as a result my wife and I had to split up for the duration of the tour. This is not the fault of the tour company, rather it was the... More

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Marysville, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We booked with Cajun Encounters since they had the best reviews and they did not disappoint. They picked us up in one of their tour buses at the hotel and it was about a 45 minute drive to Slidell, LA. Our bus driver had an extremely strong accent and we could barely understand a word he said. Once there, we... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I booked this tour at the last minute, as I couldnt leave LA without seeing the alligators and the bayou. I wasn't disappointed, our guide Billy was funny, interesting and had great knowledge of the area. We fed alligators and explored the swamp. The hotel pick up and drop off was fabulous and the business was very well organised. Well... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The swamp tour was great! Loved the swampy scenery. It was fun to see and learn about the wildlife. Our guide Ryan was very informative and entertaining. Highly recommend!

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a good tour guide for a plantation tour and enjoyed the plantations. However, the bus was packed, the air conditioning didn't furnish and since we got picked up last, we sat at the back of the bus. The ride was bumpy and quite frankly, we wished we had rented a car instead. Given the 80$ price per person,... More

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