The Cajun Experience - Combo Swamp & Plantation Guided Tour with Transportation From New Orleans

Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site, located in Vacherie, Louisiana.
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From rugged Louisiana bayou to refined Southern majesty, this combo wildlife and plantation tour delivers the best of both worlds in one fell swoop. Adventure out to the Manchac Swamp to visit alligators and other regional wildlife like eagles, hogs, and cranes before making your way up the historic River Road for a plantation tour packed with amazing scenery and compelling history. Choose between Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site or the iconic Oak Alley Plantation.

Activity Highlights

  • Full-day adventure and combo tour of Louisiana Bayou and Plantation Country
  • Thrilling boat ride through backcountry swamps in search of alligators and more
  • Guided tours of either Oak Alley Plantation or Laura Plantation
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from New Orleans

What's Included

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off at select hotel
  • Admission to Oak Alley or Laura: A Creole Plantation
  • Guided Tour of Plantation Home
  • Narrated Transportation

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Camera


  • Not handicap accessible.
  • Service animals not allowed.
  • Complimentary pickup transportation services do not include private residences or short term rentals like Airbnb or VRBO. Please locate the nearest hotel in downtown New Orleans for pickup transportation and list in the comments below during checkout.

Additional information

  • Due to the historic nature of plantation homes, access to the second floor (the main living quarters) is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • Children 3 & under are complimentary. (this is Oak Alley Plantation's policy, not Laura's)
  • Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 24 hours prior to departure.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to depart.
  • A standard gratuity of 15-20% is recommended.
  • Restrooms available.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

VERY IMPORTANT! Pick Up cannot be at a residence or short-term rentals like Airbnb or VRBO. Please put pick up location in the comments section below, once guests have booked it is recommended to call to confirm if the shuttle service is available from guest's hotel.

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  • Tunyong Bryant London, England, United Kingdom about 28 days ago


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  • Scott Copeland Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Swamp & Plantation Tour

    The swamp tour was an amazing experience! Being on the bayou, in all of nature was quite refreshing. The captain was knowledgeable, and thorough in his presentation on the reptiles, vegetation, existing swamp stereotypes and life on the bayou. Plantation tour presentation was rather boring.

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  • Barbara Fresquez Alabama, USA about 2 months ago

    The Cajun Experience-swamp and plantation tour

    It was excellent. Good bus drivers, good guides!!

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  • Sonia Gorjup Ney York, New York, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Sarah Dunmire Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Saverio Simione Alabama, USA about 5 months ago

    Great trip

    Great trip and guide!

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  • Diana Rojas USA about 5 months ago

    Great experience!

    Our bachelorette group did the combo tour! It was a great time both at the swamp tours and the plantation tour. Everything was on time. Drivers were friendly. We really enjoyed our experience!

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  • Jessica Newby Family Reunion Group Alabama, USA about 5 months ago

    Swamp to Plantation

    We had a lot of fun finding gators, listening to the laws of the Bayou, and holding s baby gator. The plantation was amazing our guide was very informative and knew the history well. The Laura plantation was beautiful and well kept. Must see!

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  • Jennifer Rumble USA about 6 months ago

    A New Orleans Experience

    Very well coordinated experience.

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  • Brenda Sourk Alabama, USA about 6 months ago

    Fun affordable day trip

    Our boat captain was great! Very knowledgeable with lots of fun little stories.

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2018-09-16 12:24:48

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