"On this 5.5 hour tour you will get to view and enter the slave quarters as part of your experience. You'll start off with a 1 hour and 15 minute drive out to the plantation. On this tour you will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The book “Br'er Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that were disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process is a story all in itself.""""The Laura Plantation Tour is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women most notable
"This tour will be educational and enlightening so that you can revisit and explore New Orleans’ attractions and points of interest. This is a must for anyone coming to the City. Your driver is a licensed city tour guide that will narrate your journey alo traffic or road restrictions. The tour is conducted on a minibus and the you may stay aboard the vehicle for the duration of the tour. The only stops will be during the rest stop and at the cemetery.The small or large air boat portion allows you real close. So close that you will be able to look into their reptilian eyes in awe.If you choose to go by our swamp tour boats you will experience a fully narrated tour from captains that are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a backgrounds in fishing and trapping. They will entertain and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland as they have lived the life. Your comfort is guaranteed on our tour boats. They have a roof restroom facilities cushioned seats and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather. There is also plenty of standing and walking room on the boats. These tours are an entertaining
"Oak Alley Plantation Tour: The Greek revival home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds is a restaurant blacksmith shop souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant a shaded by the Oaks.Swamp and Wetlands Adventure: The New Orleans swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting fishing and trapping. They will entertain you and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland. They have lived the life! Here birds
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