Chance to experience the fabled backcountry of Louisiana
Creatures of the swamps & bayous in their native environs
Opportunity to explore & learn about storied plantations
Laura Plantation, sugar homestead with a tragic history
Oak Alley's famous & impressive alley of live oak trees
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Manchac Swamp and a Louisiana plantation
Roundtrip transportation from most centrally located New Orleans, Kenner, and Metairie hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meal is not included.
Sunblock, rain ponchos, or drinks are not included
Know Before You Book
Children 3 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
Car seats are required for children 4 and younger, weighing less than 40 pounds (18 kg). You must provide your own car seat.
Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located New Orleans, Kenner, and Metairie hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
Pickup time is between 10:30-11:00am. Please be outside your pickup location for 10:30am.
What you can expect
Pair Louisiana's captivating backcountry with a look into history during this combination tour. Venture into the swamps and bayous of Louisiana to discover the wildlife thriving there, and then visit a plantation, where you learn about the sobering realities behind aristocratic plantation life.
Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Manchac Swamp, where you climb into a boat to cruise the incredible natural area. Stay on the lookout for alligators and a variety of other creatures lurking in the shallow waters between moss-covered trees, and learn about the uniqueness of Louisiana's bayou from a guide.
After exploring the swamp, your tour takes you along the River Road to the Laura Plantation or Oak Alley Plantation. As you follow your guide through stately, well-preserved rooms, compare the apparent elegance of the house to the troubling and tragic history of slave labor that southern families relied upon for generations.