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The Great Delta Tours

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About The Great Delta Tours
The Great Delta Tours: Cultural Wonders, Wetlands and Wildlife Enjoy a unique, first-hand experience of the natural, cultural and economic importance of the Mississippi River. This fresh and insider’s perspective of New Orleans and its coastal communities, takes participants “off the beaten path” to explore the beauty and significance of the region’s greatest natural asset. View formidable flood, wetlands and water management innovations that are a part of the largest coastal restoration project in the world. Our participants will see wildlife in their natural habitat at Bayou Sauvage, the largest urban wildlife refuge in America and will visit working fishing communities where America’s seafood is harvested. Enjoy delicious, local cuisine. The tour is an invigorating mix of adventure, human connection, education, and fun. The climate-controlled coach is the best way to explore the Mississippi River Delta - on either hot and rainy or perfect blue-sky day.
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New Orleans’ fortunes are entwined with the Mississippi River delta but getting a comprehensive overview of its wetlands and islands is difficult transport-wise. This naturalist-led, small-group tour lets you explore fishing villages, spot gators at Bayou Savage Wildlife Refuge, and see Lake Pontchartrain and other sights; all with a guide’s perspective. Discover Hurricane Katrina’s impact, visit an award-winning bakery, and hear tales of local life and nature you’d otherwise miss.
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My wife and I took this tour on our recent trip to New Orleans. We loved every minute of it and highly recommend it. A fascinating and one of a kind blend of history (both long term and more recent post-Katrina), science, environmentalism, and culture. Would definitely do again
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Response from thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback on the tour and what struck you most about your tour experience! It was our pleasure to have you join us! We appreciate your support!
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I definitely recommend this bus tour of the outer-New Orleans area! Barbara was a courteous and knowledgeable tour guide, knowing tons of history about New Orleans and the efforts being made to restore the ecosystem and economy after Hurricane Katrina. It was a great opportunity
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Response from thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this important feedback about your experience. It really helps us to understand what struck about your experience so that we can continue to provide the best visitor experience possible! Thanks so much for joining us for our unique eco excursion that celebrates this amazing delta, people and way of life all shaped by the Great Mississippi River! Thanks much for helping us to spread the word!
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It was great to travel out of the city and get a insight into the wider area. Peter was an engaging speaker who is full of tales on all aspects of the region. A thoroughly enjoyable few hours - Many thanks.
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Response from thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thanks for choosing The Great Delta Tours and taking the time to share what stood out for you. Delighted that you enjoyed going beyond the flood walls to enjoy the history, wetlands, cultures and way of life often not experienced by our visitors and locals. Thanks again for taking the time to give us this important feedback, Nig!
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Our group of friends has been coming to NO for several years. As we were planning, this tour caught my eye. I reached out to Barbara and explained our schedule and she put together a wonderful itinerary for a customized private tour. We were picked up promptly at the agreed
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Response from thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Your insights and feedback are greatly appreciated! We were honored to host such a great group. So pleased that we were able to provide a unique, informative and interesting eco excursion that was enjoyed by all. Thanks again for helping us spread the word!
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As an environmental scientist from the west coast, the tour was just the kind of tour I would be interested in. It was fun to talk shop with Barbara and learn how things are done differently in LA. It is so amazing how the area has come back after Hurricane Katrina and in some
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Response from thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback Ivy. Delightful to have you two on our adventure with your fascinating insights and experience in California in addressing environmental issues and projects! Please comeback other than the Chinese New Year for a treat at Dong Phuong on us!!! Enjoy your next great adventure!!! Safe travels!!!
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