Day trip

New Orleans: Single Plantation and Pontoon Swamp Day Trip

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Activity provider: N’awlins Luxury Tours
Day trip

New Orleans: Single Plantation and Pontoon Swamp Day Trip

Activity provider: N’awlins Luxury Tours

From US$ 138 per person

Start the day with one of three plantations, Laura, Oak Alley, or Whitney Plantation. Then enjoy a swamp tour, the captains navigate their way through the back swamp as you learn about the Wetlands.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup from in front of your listed hotel in New Orleans.


  • Explore 1 of 3 plantations and visit their museum exhibits and beautifully preserved structures
  • Take an educational step back in time and learn about the lives of those who lived, worked, and died on the plantations
  • Take a Louisiana swamp tour and learn about the lives of American alligators
Full description
Take a guided narrative tour down to Plantation Country in a 14-passenger bus and explore Laura, Oak Alley, or Whitney Plantation. Enjoy a convenient pickup between 8:00 and 8:30 AM from downtown hotels and head out for a 90-minute tour of the plantation of your choice. At the Laura Plantation, awarded the title of top travel attraction in Louisiana, you’ll visit the Big House, the French Garden, the Kitchen Garden, the Banana Grove, and the original 1840s slave cabins. Take time to browse through local arts, crafts, and souvenirs in the historic Laura Plantation gift shop. Don’t forget to visit the new museum exhibit about the inhabitants’ daily lives on the sugar plantation.   Oak Alley Plantation includes visits to the gracious interiors of the Big House as well as to the Oak Alley exhibit, that shares the stories of those who were enslaved on this sugar plantation from approximately 1835 to the end of the Civil War. Learn about health care, punishment, and life after Emancipation, as well as sugar’s impact on the people of Oak Valley. Finally, visit one of the few remaining 1890s-era forges of its type in Louisiana.   Whitney Plantation is the site of the last surviving example of a true French Creole Barn, what is believed to be the oldest detached kitchen in Louisiana, and an excellently-preserved Creole cottage. Through restored buildings, museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and thousands of first-person slave narratives, Whitney Plantation gives a voice and respect to the slaves who lived, worked, and died here.   Finish your day with a Louisiana swamp tour. The Cajun Captains will navigate their way through the back swamp. Learn about Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, and the history of the Louisiana Bayou and swamp exploration days.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission tickets
  • Tips
  • Food and Drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  Whitney Plantation is closed on Tuesdays.
  •  Eating and drinking is not permitted on the bus (except water).
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based on 4 reviews

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March 16, 2023

smooth from pickup to drop off

October 22, 2022

The Whitney Plantation tour was definitely worth the experience - make sure to get the audio tape to guide the tour and you’ll learn a ton. The swamp tour was meh. We were on a pontoon boat and saw several small alligators, but nothing large. Our captain on the swamp tour talked excessively and got upset if anyone else on the boat talked - even if it was to point out interesting sites along the water. So we weren’t able to learn about the turtles or birds or anything other than what he wanted to talk about - which was mainly one large alligator no one actually saw and a bunch of made up stories. Our tour bus driver was interesting and had good information to share between NOLA and the plantation, and then was mostly quiet (playing music) on the way back when everyone was tired. I would recommend the plantation tour, but have been on better swamp tours before, and wouldn’t go back to this one.

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April 14, 2022

Product ID: 290685