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Address: New Orleans, LA 70461
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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$29*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
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$52*
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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour
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$106*
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Private Tour: Honey Island Swamp by Boat

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Very informative

We did the city and cemetary tour and had Derek as a guide. He was amusing and very well informed. Just long enough to get a feel for new orleans. A tip when you stop at the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Miss-sip
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Bermuda
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Bermuda
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the city and cemetary tour and had Derek as a guide. He was amusing and very well informed. Just long enough to get a feel for new orleans. A tip when you stop at the park the cafe is busy so why not take a walk around the park instead, much more enjoyable! Finally Derek was kind enough... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw alligators, wild pigs & cottages on the swamp. All the reviews below tell the same thing. An affordable interesting tour. Did it in the Winter...will try it in the Summer as I am sure it will be even more intriguing.

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Thank DaleShaffer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the swamp tour and it was great. We got picked up in front of our hotel and the bus was big and clean. During the 45 min ride there, our driver gave us a guided verbal tour of the city as we drove through it. The tour itself was great, our guide asked what the group was most... More 

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1 Thank sandip d
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Sandip D, We greatly appreciate your review. We are very happy to hear that everything about your tour experience was great. That's what we love to hear! You are right about the alligators, they do prefer warmer weather and laying out in the sun. The Honey Island Swamp really does have so much to offer and we do hope... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent tour with Jacob as our guide / boat driver. On the tour we saw snakes, wild boar, blue heron, turtles and alligators. The whole experience was really informative and we'd highly recommend the tour.

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Thank Victoria M
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Victoria M, Thank you so much for your review! We are super excited to hear that you enjoyed your Swamp Tour and found it to be fun and informative. We will pass along your kind words to Captain Jacob. I'm sure it will make his day. Thanks, again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the swamp tour. Booking over the phone was very easy. We were instructed to be outside our hotel between 1315-1345 for pickup. About 1330 a small van shows up we get on give our names and there were already a few people onboard. We barely sit down and the driver tells us to get off and go to... More 

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GuestRelations M, Guest Relations Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hi ApoloniaTraveller, Thank you so much for your review. Being a locally owned and operated company, direct feedback from guests means the world. While we are happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour and see a wonderful variety of wildlife, we're still concerned that other factors may have taken away from the overall experience. Throughout periods of frequent street... More 

Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up in a smaller van (30 capacity) and then taken to the outskirts of the city to be placed into a larger bus. The driver then gave us a run down of NOLA before and after Katrina as we drove for about 45 minutes to the Honey Island Swamp location for the Cajun Encounters Tour Co. We... More 

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Daphne G, We appreciate definitely your detailed review! We are very excited to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the Honey Island Swamp while you were here. There are so many different things to see! The Cypress Trees and the wild pigs are definitely my personal favorites. Your recommendation for a jacket is definitely a good idea for... More 

Roselle, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel pickup was prompt and very convenient. The driver was very pleasant and pointed out major points of interest during our ride out there. Our captain was awesome! He had a lot of information about the different areas we viewed on the tour.

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Thank rachou123
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Rachou123, Thank you so much for reviewing us! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time on your Swamp Tour. Our Captains are definitely awesome and they appreciate all of your kind words. Please come back and join us again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my husband, my 3 year old and I took the Laura and Oak plantation tour.. from 9 am to 3 pm we had so much fun that even my 3 year old didnt have time to throw tantrums! Brenda was our bus driver, such a lovely lady

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the tour of New Orleans. We were picked up on time. Our guide, Chuck,was very knowledgable. He had quite a few side stories to add since he was born and raised in New Orleans. I would highly recommend this tour company. I had a great time!!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pontoon tour including lots of birds, alligators, and wild hogs... along with very informative comments on both the flora and fauna of the swamp. Tip: If you take this during the cool season, either dress for cold or sit near the rear of the boat.. when they make the run between spots it gets "windy"!! Overall a very enjoyable time.... More 

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Thank R K
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello R K, We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable time with us. You are right, it is quite cold out on the water during this time of year. Definitely a good idea to bundle up! Thank you so much for taking the time out to send us a review. It sounds like you really did... More 

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