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Guided Destrehan Plantation & Barataria Swamp Tour

By Louisiana Tour Company
Price was undefined, price is now $102
Free cancellation available
6h 30m
Printed Voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Highlights

  • Tales of the antebellum mansions role in Louisiana History

  • Tall oak trees framing this historic plantations grounds

  • Boat Tour through the mysterious Louisiana Swamp Country

  • Flora of southern Wetlands like cypress trees & Spanish Moss

  • Mammals, birds & reptiles of the swamp in their environment

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided history tour of Destrehan Plantation

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Barataria Swamp in choice of Airboat or flat boat (select option)

  • What's included

    Round Trip Transportation from and to your New Orleans Hotel

  • What's included

    Live commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and Beverages

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary

  • To ride the Airboat, you must be at least 4 feet (121cm) tall

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from and to most centrally located New Orleans hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation..

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time..

What you can expect

Learn about some of the defining years of Louisiana's history on a tour that shows you the Destrehan Plantation and the Barataria Swamp. Your guide shares the stories of wealthy landowners and slaves on the region's oldest plantation before a boat takes you out in search of crocodiles in the wetlands.

Meet your guide in downtown New Orleans and head west toward Destrehan Plantation, which stands on an estate framed by towering oak and magnolia trees. As you walk through the site, hear how the plantation stood at the center of Louisiana's indigo and sugarcane trade in the 19th century, and saw the largest slave revolt in the United Sates during the German Coast Uprising in 1811.

Next, your guide leads you out to the Barataria Swamp, where you motor out into the glittering wetlands. Keep an eye out for muskrat, red-shouldered hawk, and the American crocodile in the water, and look up at the ancient cypress trees and Spanish moss as you cruise through the 23,000-acre (9,308-ha) swamp's meandering tributaries.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Location

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Activity Location

  • 13034 River Road
  • Destrehan Louisiana 70047

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pick Up
  • New Orleans Louisiana
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