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Native Son Tours

New Orleans, LA, USA
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Private and small groups tours by a native with 300 years of family history in the area.
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brittanyr4690 wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This tour was so much fun! Loki kept me engaged with his energy and personal anecdotes as it pertained to the history of his home. He was friendly with other locals, which was refreshing to see when you ask for a native New Orleanian to give you a tour. The pace of the tour was perfect and really took us all over the garden district which I had never seen and by the time it was over, I felt so much more knowledgeable about the people of New Orleans and why they love their home so much. Afterward, Loki introduced us to this great restaurant called Gris Gris that had the best shrimp and grits and gumbo ( it take 4 days to make it). I couldn’t have asked for a better time!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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CarolLovesItaly wrote a review Mar 2018
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions3 helpful votes
We took a two hour New Orleans mini bus tour. Our tour guide and driver was Lee. It was so wonderful and enjoying and very reasonably priced. We learned so much and went all over the city. It was Informative, enjoyable, very comfortable, and Lee could not have been a better tour guide. There are lots and lots of options for New Orleans tours but we just happened to stumble on this company because of the reviews. What a great stroke of luck. We even referred some friends of ours to this tour company and they also thoroughly enjoyed their tour. Thank you once again for your excellent work, Lee!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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DrMiha wrote a review May 2017
Austin, Texas5 contributions
A few of us were in New Orleans for a wedding and had an extra day to see the city. This was not the first time for any of us and we thought we'd do more than just drink this time. ;) A friend recommended we all sign-up with a tour with Loki (of Native Son Tours) and we were not disappointed. First off, Loki was clearly very knowledgeable and always offered to tell us the myths as well as the actual story (informed by documented facts). He is clearly very knowledgeable about the city's history and I loved the fact that he was willing to point out the facts even when the myths were more captivating. It also quickly become clear that Loki enjoys what he does. He is full of energy and exceptionally entertaining (ask him about his nickname!). We asked - and got - an adult tour with the appropriate language and sights. His quick wit made the tour a lot of fun... and I generally do not do or enjoy tours. If all tours were like this I'd be more inclined to do them. As an added bonus, he had ponchos for all of us since there was a chance of rain. Nice touch and appreciated since it did rain. :) Overall, I can highly recommend Native Son Tours. If you want a fun, engaging and knowledgeable guide contact Loki! Next time I am in New Orleans, I will definitely look him up again for another tour!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Debra W wrote a review Jan 2017
Keller, Texas16 contributions5 helpful votes
If you are looking for an entertaining and knowledgeable Tour Guide then George (Loki), of Native Son Tours is your man. Great tours with tibits of information only a born and bred, true New Orleanean would know told in an informal way, kind of like a walk around your college friends hometown. So much of the areas history is brought to life in the historically accurate stories, Loki even brings the proof of his tales with pdf'd documents and newspaper clippings! While in town we took two different tours with Loki, both were excellent and well worth the time, money and exercise. Don't be let down by other tour companies have George (Loki) give you a tour, you won't regret it.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Brian L wrote a review Dec 2016
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I took my eleven - year-old son on a French Quarter tour with Loki as our guide. He was recommended by a mutual friend of ours. He brings a charismatic blend of history and folk-lore that makes the stoic brick structures come alive with legends and mirth. His knowledge comes from not only life-long residency, but also from several generations of family history. He comes from hearty stock and should make for good breeding material. Also, he tailors the tour based on how seedy or pleasant you want your experience to be. I asked for a PG-13 kind of experience due to my sons' age and we got a tale, illustrated by the cityscape, of treachery, heroism, and disaster. Along the way, Loki pointed out famous people from the past and where they lived. ME HAD TIME GUUD! RECOMMEND IT!
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from Loki i, Owner at Native Son Tours
Responded Dec 13, 2016
Thanks, Brian! I am so glad you and your son had fun that afternoon! I'm glad I was able to hit the right mix of family friendly and adult content for the two of you. Tell the young man that I send my best!
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