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

Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site, located in Vacherie, Louisiana.
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With this combo tour, you’ll head out to the privately owned Manchac Swamp, where you'll hop aboard a Cajun Pride boat to see alligators and other wildlife. The boat is covered with open viewing and the ability to stand and walk around which allows for more photo opportunities of the beauty and excitement of the swamp. After an extensive tour of the swamp, you'll head out to River Road to take a plantation tour of your choice. Choose between Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site or Oak Alley Plantation. Laura is a colorful plantation home provides with you with a deeply researched tour about the Creole family and the enslaved people and features a Slavery Museum on site. Oak Alley is the most well-known and photographed of all Louisiana Plantations, featuring 28 live oak trees that are believed to be more than 300 years old, in addition to a full-service restaurant and bar on site.

Activity Highlights

  • Full Day Adventure to New Orleans Plantation Country
  • Guided tours of either Oak Alley Plantation or Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site
  • Thrilling boat ride through private swamps in search for Gators
  • Complimentary Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off

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 the main house, 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 go out.
  • 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 you have booked it is recommended to call to confirm if our shuttle service is available from your hotel.

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  • Jennifer Dominik Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Hiremagalur Srirangarajan Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Ling Yang Washington, D.C., USA about 4 months ago


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  • Mary Kottman Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA about 4 months ago


    Our Swamp and Plantation Tour was great! I highly recommend this experience!

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  • Kristine Fogarty USA about 5 months ago

    The highlight of our trip

    We had a wonderful time touring the swamp and plantation. Everyone was very accommodating from pick up with Glen. To drop off with KP. Trip shock had the most competitive pricing and value.. thank you again.

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  • Peggy USA about 5 months ago

    Great time

    Our tour guides were both excellent. Brandon at the swamp tour had critters for us to touch, answered all of our questions and was very knowledgeable. My only complaint is that we had no time to look around at the plantation. We didn't even get to go in the museum, and only had time to grab a quick snack at the gift shop. Otherwise they were both amazing tours!

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  • Robert USA about 6 months ago

    Swamp tour

    Saw many gators and learned a lot about culture

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  • Stacy USA about 6 months ago

    Best tour for the price!

    This was a fantastic tour, my favorite part of my New Orleans trip by far! The swamp part of the tour was awesome, lasting about 2 hours, we saw many alligators and our guide was entertaining, providing history of the area, info about the culture and the environment. We were even able to hold a baby gator! We went to Oak Alley plantation as the second stop on the tour, beautiful grounds were a must see. The interior of the house itself is not all original but presented with a replication of how it may have looked they did provided a brief guided tour through the house with a bit of the history behind it. Well worth the price since transportation is also provided!

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  • charles Yaeger USA about 6 months ago

    Great Day

    Gator tour was grea... lots of gators. The Laura Plantation was fantastic. Without doubt it was the best thing we did on our trip thanks to our guide Kyle. He was fantastic in every way.

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  • Lyndsi USA about 6 months ago

    Best part of our trip

    We just loved Captain Tom, he made the experience even better. Thank you

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2018-09-16 12:24:48

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