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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

10 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

6 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Combine two excellent New Orleans day trips with this 6-hour experience visiting Destrehan Plantation and going on a swamp tour. This Plantaiton is the closest Plantation to the Fench Quarter. Visit the 1787 Antebellum housein the Mississippi Valley, including an 1811 slave revolt museum/cabin on the grounds along with its massive oak trees. Next take a swamp tour in the bayou to look for alligators, turtles, snakes, and other wildlife. The Plantation house tour is limited to 20 persons in each group and the average guided house tour will be about 1 hour. Overall you spend about 1 hour 30 minutes at the Destrehan Plantation grounds and house tour.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included



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Average 4.30 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Joel N, Mar 2020 Verified
The plantation tour was interesting in terms of information on the family who owned/ran the plantation as well as the buildings themselves. I most enjoyed the "trapper" who shared information on edible local plants as well as way of life for people who lived in the time period. I would have liked more information on the typical lives of the slaves, how they spent their days, how they were treated in different situations/locations, etc. Overall, I would say the Plantation Tour was good.The Swamp tour was FABULOUS! Where we got on out flat boat, there were numerous airboats for tours as well. They were so loud and fast that they couldn't see any alligators while we saw many on the side of the swamp. I took many pictures, some that moved away, and a few that just sat there on the bank as our quiet boat slowly moved near them. The Captain told us information about the life cycle of alligators as well as information on the swamp, such as the shrimp boats we passed on the way. Our boat captain also had a small live alligator that we were allowed to hold. One of the most interesting things I have ever done, and I used to be a Science teacher!One issue we did have was the tour bus operator. Our driver left and we were told we would have a different driver back. When the swamp tour was over, there were 3 buses from the company, but no-one seemed to know who we should ride back with. It was confusing, but we did get a ride back. On further issue was the behavior of a group from a "bachelorette party" who were rude, loud and cursing. Once a few of the other passengers asked them to stop being so rude, there was almost a fight right on board the bus. Our driver did her best to stop the behavior and pulled the bus over with permission to leave the bachelorette group on the side of the road. They quieted down and we continued. I mention this as I imagine that group will all write bad reviews about the driver, but she did her best in a difficult situation and I would congratulate her on her job (although I do wish they would have been left on the side of the road as they deserved it).
LIGIA P, Oct 2019 Verified
It was interesting with wonderfull view.The story with the aligator was so lung. Sorry, I don't have time to compose a long review.
Robert B, Aug 2019 Verified
We took this tour at the conclusion of our lower Mississippi River cruise. This was the best of all the tours we took on this trip. Both segments of this package (Destrehan Plantation and the swamp tour) were very interesting and educational. There was a minimal amount of walking or stair climbing involved (being somewhat mobility limited, I appreciated this). I would certainly recommend this tour to all--you won't be disappointed.
Laurie R, Feb 2018 Verified

Excellent tour, excellent guides, and the pace was just right. Highly recommended.

richard, Oct 2017 Verified


Pam, Oct 2016 Verified

Enjoyed the history of the Destrehan Plantation as well as learning about the 1811 slave revolt. Swamp tour- we did the covered flat boar instead of the airboat due to my husband's back. It was awesome. Our guide Rocky was great. Had a chance to hold a 2 month old baby gator, a 2 year 2 foot gator and was able to pet the 6 footer he brought up to and on the boat. Highly recommend it.

Patricia B, Aug 2016 Verified
Loved it - wish we had more time though at the plantation. Would recommend this tour to anyone The swamp tour was really interesting. The guides in both places were extremely knowledgeable.
Denise P, Apr 2019 Verified

Wonderful visit at the plantation. Wish we had longer to wander the plantations. Thought the swamp visit would include more of a tour of the swamp area and to learn about the vegetation and the area.
It was still fun to look at the gators and feed them.
The pick up service at the hotel was nice.

Yvonne B, Feb 2020 Verified
It was a rainy and cold day - okay to visit the plantation but not for the swamp Tour.Destrehan is very interesting. I liked the different, old fashioned men and women which have guided us through the rooms. I got a lot of insights about the life of former owners, deseases and slavery.The swamp tour is not recommended at cold degrees. There we’re no alligators to see, no fun during steamboat ride. The guide didn‘t cancel the senseless Tour, didn‘t help to protect for getting wet.
Roxanne K, Oct 2019 Verified
I canceled my booking 48 hours before my booking, the day before my booking I receive a call from tour company, I told them I canceled the day before, they said they showed it was not canceled. I explained it was, they told me to contact aCool New Orleans, so I did, they said they would check into it, came back with an email denying refund. I did everything correctly but because I have no proof, I have no recourse, I was busy doing touristy things that I did not go back to email to check if I received confirmation of my cancellation. I am out hundreds of dollars because of this, will never go through aCool New Orleans again,

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