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Day Trips from New Orleans

Just A Short Drive From New Orleans

Less than a gas tank away from downtown New Orleans are hundreds of sights to see and places to explore. These day trips offer you a chance to take a break from the excitement of the French Quarter and explore what the rest of Louisiana has to offer.

Southern Louisiana contains between 40 to 45% of the wetlands in the lower United States, which you can experience through an exciting swamp tour. Learn the ins and outs of Louisiana seafood industry on a Down the Bayou Shrimp Tour. Or, if history is more your style, then you'll want to be sure to see the beautiful plantations near New Orleans, some of which date back to the 1700's. Cajun and Creole cuisine, swamp tours and great Louisiana culture are all just minutes from New Orleans!

  • Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours

    Louisiana Swamp Tours

    There’s no better way to explore the vast Louisiana waterways, then via a swamp tour. These tours will take you by boat; deep into the heart of Louisiana’s beautiful, pristine and sometimes mysterious marshlands. Guides will teach you about the swamps, the wildlife that inhabitant it and local legends as they take you on a cruise that you’ll never forget.

  • Down the Bayou Shrimp Tour

    If you love seafood, consider a Down the Bayou Shrimp Tour. These 1.5 hour adventures in Dulac, Louisiana, will give you a behind-the-scenes view of Louisiana's fascinating shrimping industry. View shrimp boats, find out how the nets work, tour the processing plant, learn how to choose fresh shrimp and more. Take home fresh seafood for dinner from the seafood shop. Just 1.5 hours from New Orleans.

     

  • New Orleans Plantation Country

    Plantation Tours

    Journey beyond the city limits, and explore a place where time stands still. Beautiful, historic plantations await your visit, each with their own unique stories and mystique. See extravagant homes overlooking sugarcane fields and ancient avenues of oaks. 

     


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