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

Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site, located in Vacherie, Louisiana.
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Head out to Manchac Swamp and visit the local alligators and other wildlife, then head out to River Road for a plantation tour and learn more about the history of the area. Visitors will choose between Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site or Oak Alley Plantation. This combo tour gives guests the opportunity to take a step back in time, and learn about Louisiana from a different, historical perspective. Book your Cajun Experience today!

Activity Highlights

  • Full-day adventure to New Orleans Plantation Country
  • Guided tours of either Oak Alley Plantation or Laura Plantation
  • Thrilling boat ride through private swamps in search for alligators
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and 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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Review of The Cajun Experience - Swamp & Plantation Combo Tour From New Orleans

  • Loretta USA Mar 29 2018 08:28am

    The bus ride out was very interesting. The driver shared little tidbits all along the way and it made the ride enjoyable. The swamp tour was interesting. We saw a lot of alligators, raccoons and turtles. The guide was interesting and funny. He had great stories. Enjoyed the tour very much. The plantation tour was fascinating. Our tour guide kept it very interesting. Lots of interesting details. Our ride back was not as enjoyable but part of the reason was due to traffic. The driver was not as informative but he got us back safely even though he had to take a less traveled route. The tour took the entire day (as the site advised) and it is a lot of riding in a tour bus but it was worth it.

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  • Melody Baker Alabama, USA about 3 months ago

    Swamp Your

    Loved the fact we had transportation. The tour was fun and informative.

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  • Robin Coulombe Alabama, USA about 3 months ago


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  • Teodora Ruiz Alabama, USA about 3 months ago

    Loved it!

    The weather was terrible but the tour went on without a hitch! Knowledgeable tour guides at swamp & plantation! Well worth it for whole family!

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  • Susan Mcgregor Alabama, USA about 4 months ago

    Swamp and plantation tour

    Loved our tour, saw at least 15 gators, some turtles, snakes and birds..our tour guide was informative and funny..Loved the plantation tour also

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  • Kathryn Wren USA about 4 months ago


    Our tour guide Kyle was absolutely amazing and a very knowledgeable including everything he told us and any questions I or my friend who joined me on the trip had. I had taken the plantation tour back in the spring of 2015 and knew that I enjoyed this much more than the Oak alley to her that I had taken because of the knowledge and amazing storytelling abilities of the tour guides and made it a priority on my trip back to New Orleans!

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  • Lori Tsukiji Alabama, USA about 4 months ago

    Fun tour!!

    Captain Bishop was great! We saw a lot of alligators. The highlight was getting to hold Michael the gator. The Oak Alley plantation was impressive but after the swamp tour there really wasn’t enough time to experience all there is to see there. If I had it to do over I would do the pkantation and swamp tours separately. That is my only complaint about this tour!

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  • Lois Konkol Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Nikki Amie-Fong Alabama, USA about 5 months ago


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  • Samantha Brackett Alabama, USA about 6 months ago


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  • Lorraine Brabham New Orleans about 6 months ago

    Cajun pride swamp tour

    We had a wonderful time with our knowledgeable captain and tour guide!!

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2018-09-16 12:24:48

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