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
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.
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