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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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New Orleans, USA

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6 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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 4.47 out of 5 stars based on 15 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
Julia_Y, Jan 2022 Verified
Everything was very well organized. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. The plantation tour was an amazing trip to the past. Swamp tour was filled with interesting information about swamp habitat. Our Capitan Reggie was amazing. He showed us alligators of different sizes. Told us interesting facts. Very educational tour for adults and kids alike. Highly recommend.
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
Paul_M, Aug 2021 Verified
The local in house guides make this trip worthwhile. Lots of factual history and compelling stories. The plantation video is a little whitewashed , implying good food and lots of free time, ignoring the implicit rape and violence evidenced by the number of mullato slaves on the “owners” ledger. This rosy depiction is countered by a live tour narrative that puts the brutality and inhumanity back up front, especially around the failed 1811 slave revolt. Very worthwhile tour and remarkable documentary linkage to Jefferson and the LA land transaction.
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
yanivh123, Jul 2021 Verified
The tour guide in the destrehan plantation was just phenomenal, lots of alligators as well so was fun
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
Tontalheaha, Jun 2021 Verified
I never realized that there was so much history in New Orleans which is not taught in schools. My first time here but definitely not my last
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
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).
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
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.
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
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.
Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
Laurie R, Feb 2018 Verified

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

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
richard, Oct 2017 Verified

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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
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.

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