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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans provided by Tours by Isabelle

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans
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Last updated: Aug 6, 2020
A note from Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans
Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides wear masks and disposable masks are provided to guests upon request.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Getting to the Louisiana bayous and plantations from New Orleans can be extremely difficult without renting a car, but this swamp boat adventure and plantations tour includes round-trip transport for a stress-free day. First, go deep into the swamps safely with a guide, and then visit two Southern plantations with lunch included. Plus, you can choose from two different swamp-boat options for whatever best meets your budget.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Pack a swamp adventure with two plantation visits into just one day
Experience Cajun and Creole culture firsthand in a small-group environment
Sit down at Houmas House Plantation for an elegant lunch
Round-trip, air-conditioned transport from New Orleans included for convenience
What to expect
Your full‐day swamp and plantation tour begins with morning pickup from your downtown New Orleans hotel. Make sure to grab coffee and breakfast before boarding, then take in the idyllic scenery as you ride over the Mississippi River and deep into Cajun country. A Cajun guide awaits at the water’s edge to take you on an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition through remote cypress swamps.  Along the way, hear fascinating information about the area and its wildlife population including reptile habits, healing plants, and exotic birds. Get great up‐close photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps and the Cajun people. After your boat tour, head to Laura Plantation and hear personal stories of the men, women and children who lived there. Explore the West-African influence on the architecture and traditions of the Creole culture. Continue on to Houmas House and enjoy onboard commentary about the antebellum south. Tuck into a delicious elegant lunch before your tour of the plantation. Please Note: Thrill‐seekers may upgrade to include a high‐speed airboat ride with the tour; however children younger than six are not allowed on the airboat.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2292GRAND
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by 14-passenger air-conditioned high roof van with guide giving live narration • Narrated swamp pontoon covered boat or fast and fun airboat tour • Lunch at Houmas House • Tour of Houmas House and Laura Plantation • Hotel pickup with exact pickup time provided • Entry/Admission - Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site • Entry/Admission - Houmas House and Gardens
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Must be centrally located, contact local supplier to confirm pick up point. Supplier will contact you to give an exact pick up time the day before your tour.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport by 14-passenger air-conditioned high roof van with guide giving live narration • Narrated swamp pontoon covered boat or fast and fun airboat tour • Lunch at Houmas House • Tour of Houmas House and Laura Plantation • Hotel pickup with exact pickup time provided • Entry/Admission - Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site • Entry/Admission - Houmas House and Gardens
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Must be centrally located, contact local supplier to confirm pick up point. Supplier will contact you to give an exact pick up time the day before your tour.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking in the special requirements field
Tour operates in all weather conditions. Umbrellas and rain ponchos are available for use if guests forget their own. If a tour cannot operate due to inclement weather you will be notified
Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate in the airboat portion of the tour.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Bayou Segnette State Park
  • 1
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Houmas House and Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
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Torey B
1 contribution
Great day adventure
Jun 2021 • Solo
Loved this tour! Worth every penny! I went as a solo traveler and enjoyed every minute, the experience as a group was great, there was no moment where it was weird because I was by myself. Rene was our guide and was fantastic, offered great suggestions for New Orleans after our tour! My personal favorite part was seeing the alligators.
Be sure to pack water in your bag, it is a must!
Written June 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darrick N Talia B
North Las Vegas, NV12 contributions
Summer Fun!
My husband and I took my youngest and her best friend to NOLA for some summer fun. I have 2 older children that are in the military, leaving my youngest home alone and sad. Hoping this trip would brighten her mood, we booked this tour in addition to a few others. Last minute my two military children, who are stationed a few hours from NOLA, decided to drive in and surprise the baby for the day. While we were excited, I was worried about the tour we had booked. Not only was Isabella tours able to help by adding the additional people, they offered military discount and responded quickly, immediately even. Thank you for an amazing tour, with great guide and food!
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Traciem10
Green Cove Springs, FL50 contributions
Great day out of downtown!
May 2021 • Couples
I booked the swamp/plantation tour based on reviews from TA, and it did not disappoint. Nancy was our guide for the day and she was very knowledgeable about New Orleans. She picked us up at our hotel promptly at 8am and was with us throughout the day. The swamp tour was very informative, the gators weren’t extremely active yet as it was early in the morning. The two plantation tours were very nice and the lunch included was good. Overall a great day to be outside and seeing a different side of NOLO.
Written June 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beth Cline
Tipton, IN10 contributions
Real live gators...
Brilliant experience. You really get submerged into the wild life. Captain Barry didn't miss anything he always stopped and got everyone a chance to look and experience. Worth the time and value. Larry was our driver from NOLA, fantastic as well.
Written June 1, 2021
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Janel Tingey
1 contribution
Extremely Fun Plantations and Airboat Tour
May 2021
We had a great day with Giselle! Isabelle Tours was very accommodating with pickup arrangements. Giselle was a delightful woman who showed and told us about anything we could think of - very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans! The bus rides were very fun, and the group got along well. We really enjoyed Laura Plantation, especially Logan's tour of the grounds, house and slave quarters. It was humbling to see and hear stories of life back then. Very impressive and extremely well done tour.
The lunch at Houmas House was delicious; we enjoyed that and walking around the gardens. There was a wedding going on, however, and we felt like we were in the way a bit and got dirty looks from wedding guests/photographer even though we weren't doing anything wrong. It felt like they didn't want us there. Seems like there should be a better way to separate the two things. The house tour was meh... didn't feel like we learned any history of the place; just some odd facts about the current owner. Totally could have skipped that.
We had fun on the airboat ride - saw an alligator fight and enjoyed the ride through the canals - you could tell they were trying to make it fun!
Overall, a great day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all...highly recommended!
Written May 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scenic61311378358
7 contributions
Two iconic plantations, lunch and airboat ride
We had a wonderful day visiting Laura Plantation and learning all about the history of this creole plantation and Houmas House with a delightful lunch and beautifully maintained and decorated home. We ended the day with an exciting as well as relaxing airboat ride along the Louisiana bayou encountering deer and alligators along the way. Our tour guide Gisele was superb, keeping us informed and entertained along the way to each location; stopping at some of her favorite spots along the way for photo opportunities. We had a day full of fun and knowledge that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Written May 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SteveCindyUSA
Medford, OR55 contributions
Our Favorite Tour on Our Visit to New Orleans
May 2021
My Wife and I visited New Orleans in May 2021. Loran our captain and guide on our swamp tour driving a fun airboat with about 12 people. We same several alligators and turtles. the scenery was amazing. This is a must do. Next a tour of the Laura Plantation very interesting history. We had Lunch at Houmas House and tour with Cheryl she was fun and informative. Hotel pickup with exact pickup time provided.
Written May 29, 2021
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Renee F
Newberry, SC4 contributions
You have to try
May 2021 • Couples
The whole team was fabulous & knowledgeable. They made you feel like you had traveled back in time!!
Written May 29, 2021
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bakersdozen518
Bettendorf, IA10 contributions
Great day! Great experiences!
Gisele was a wonderful host and guide on our all day adventure! What a wealth of knowledge. Great information and very smooth ride.
Written May 26, 2021
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Shelley R
Fairfield, ME8 contributions
Great Tour
We had a wonderful time. We saw lots of alligators and wildlife on the swamp tour. The guide was awesome and very informative. Our tour Driver Ellen was fantastic and knew a lot of history of Louisiana. The lunch was really good. The Houmus House and gardens were really beautiful.
Written May 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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We enjoyed every moment of our tour of New Orleans with our guide, Rene. Rene was on time, polite, friendly and ha
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Rene the tour guide.
We had a wonderful time and Rene was a great guide. He knew all about anything we asked. Great time. Would love to
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Riding In Gator Land (safely)
This tour far exceeded our expectations. The knowledgeable guide made the trip so much more than a boat ride! He e
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10/10 recommend
Ellen was our guide & she was wonderful. She’s knowledgeable about so many things Louisiana, not limited to just pl
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Great experience!
Great tour! Our Guide, John, was so knowledgeable and authentic. He provided us with information and stories of Ne
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Fantastic tour and great guides
Excellent tour and a great tour guide in John from Tours by Isabelle and Captain Lawrence our airboat pilot. It was
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Excellent and very informative tour!
My husband and I took the Historically New Orleans City tour with Ellen. She was great and very informative. She ma
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Amazing tour
Thank you to Isabelle and Rene for an amazing trip. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we learned so very m
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Great Experience!
We had the best time with Gisele! She is so well informed about the area’s history and culture. Loved the plantati
PaytonCA
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Everyone Should do This at least once.
Great airboat ride. Saw a lot of wild life. Our guide Tick Tock was great. He seemed to know all the good spots f
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A day I will always remember. Thank you
It was a day to remember. Our Driver/Guide, Rene, picked us up on time. Not only was he a good driver but also an
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Memorable and perfect
Details and knowledge of Gisele. Very enthusiastic and pleasant style. Flexible and accommodating to our needs.
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Great Excursion
I did the tour today and was happy with the resulting excursion. Both plantations were interesting in their own way
ginger2468
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Fantastic plantation tour!
Tours by Isabelle was great! Our guide, Nancy was very knowledgeable and accommodating when we asked for an unplann
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Informative tour!
I will definitely use Tours by Isabelle again! Our tour guide, John, was great! He took photos of our group and h
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