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Address: New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Serving the New Orleans area for 17 years, Cajun Encounters is a local...
Serving the New Orleans area for 17 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.
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City Cemetery tour

Today we took the cemetery and city tour. Although the tour was informative our house Jerry was sometimes rude and coarse. We spent a lot of time in the 9th ward and not as much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Today we took the cemetery and city tour. Although the tour was informative our house Jerry was sometimes rude and coarse. We spent a lot of time in the 9th ward and not as much in the other areas of the city. His explanation of the burial rites was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself and three friends went on the tour at 245pm and our tour guide, Ryan, was amazing! He had such a great eye for finding animals and getting them really up close and personal. We practically had a wild boar jump onto our boat!! He told us amazing stories about the history of the area as well. I definitely would... More 

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Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We took the swamp tour with Cajun Encounters after I had spent a fair amount of time researching related tours on the internet, Cajun Encounters came very highly rated, and they deserve the praise. The tour is very reasonably priced and you won't be disappointed. We saw lots of gators, not huge ones, but we did see quite a few,... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just went out this afternoon and had a great time. Captain Ryan was incredible. He was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable about the local area. I highly recommend this tour and Ryan.

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Riverside, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Took the swamp tour with this company. Pickup in front of our hotel and return via bus, took about 20 -25 minutes. Got reservation thru hotel concierge and pay at location. Used a coupon from a NOLA tourism magazine, they accept credit cards. Swamp tour on a flat boat with bench seats on both sides, I sat on left and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend the city/cemetery tour. Schedule it as the first thing you do after arriving in the city. You will get some great tips on visiting the city. We really enjoyed Jason as our guide. Great humor and insight into a city he obviously loves.

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great to to get out of the city for a taste of the swamp. Our knowledgeable guide could spot birds and gators long before any of us. There is a surprise animal deep in the swamp. Go see what it is!!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We did two tours with CE, the Plantation Tour on one day and the Swamp Tour on the second day. We were picked up timely at our B&B (for both tours). As noted in other reviews, we saw Laura's Planation and then Oak Alley on the Plantation Tour. These were two very different plantations. Laura's was an old Creole plantation.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went on the Laura and Oak Alley Plantation tour and loved it the ride there was about 45 minutes and the driver pointed out places along the way and was very nice. Cajun Encounters does not give the actual tour of the plantations, they just drive you there and give you the tickets to get into the plantation and... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had such an awesome time with him yesterday. He made our encounter, no pun intended, AWESOME. He gave us so much of an experience, I really wanted to go have drinks with him but thought he may think we were stalkers..if you are looking for a great tour with fun, request him...thanks so much Capt Bishop

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