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New Orleans: Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Combo

4.3 / 5

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New Orleans: Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Combo

From US$ 102 per person

On this full-day combo tour, visit the Destrehan Plantation - one of the closest and most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans - combined with a swamp tour in the Barataria Basin.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 - 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Picks Up from New Orleans Hotels and Air BNB
Small group available


  • Enjoy time away from busy French Quarter
  • Tour a historic plantation home
  • See gators, racoons, wild pigs and much more the swamp has to offer
Full description
Destrehan Plantation is an antebellum mansion, in the French Colonial style, modified with Greek Revival architectural elements. It is located in southeast Louisiana, near the town of the same name, Destrehan. This plantation is about 45 minutes away from downtown New Orleans.   Welcome to the New Orleans Swamp Tours and Wetlands Adventure. See the Cajuns of the bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of the covered New Orleans Swamp Tour boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000-year-old Indian burial mound, a Cajun cemetery and fishing village. You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria swamps the crown jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals and gators are the king of the swamp and easily spotted in spring, summer and fall. Your captains are natives of the Barataria swamps with a background in gator hunting, fishing and trapping. They will entertain you and amaze you with their knowledge of the ecology of the swampland. They have lived the life. Pick up begins at 8:30am and return by 245pm. Ground transportation included.
  • Transportation
  • Plantation entrance fees
  • 1-hour and 40 minute guided swamp tour
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains, you will get wet. Because of the nature of the airboat ride, pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate
  • Children must be 48” in height to sit and wear a seat belt
  • Hearing protection will be provided by the company. You can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour snack shop
  • The Swamp Tour is recommended for everyone of all ages
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4.3 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Well organized, Good quality information

The plantation is well organized, not too big and therefore not too many visitors at the same time. The swamp tour was well organized. Good explanations from the boat guide. However, I found it a bit long for what there was to see. I found that we stretched the time to justify the price but that there was not so much wildlife to see. Personally I found the price too high for this combo. I would have liked a combo with a kayak tour in the bayous rather than a boat. It would have been more exotic. The response after booking is quick, the explanations too, the transport is perfect. I really appreciated being able to be taken near my airbnb accommodation, the walgreens on St-Claude er Rampart. It's a plus

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January 7, 2019

great experience. knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides

July 11, 2021

June 16, 2021

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