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Gumbo and Cocktail Swamp Tour from Lafayette
"A professional network of comedians historians outdoor outfitters and Certified Cajuns will guide you to having an authentic Cajun experience visiting southwest Louisiana. From cruising down the Lazy Bayou Vermilion in your private luxury 21 foot Sun Cruiser Pontoon boat exploring cultural Cajun Heritage parks learning how to Cajun dance peeling a crawfish and sampling some of the area’s most unique foods. You will journey on specifically designed trips to let you Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! (Let The Good Times Roll!!)."""
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Southern Louisiana Private Swamp Tours
"The departure point for this 2.5 hour long swamp tour is located 30 minutes outside of the great city of New Orleans and along the way you will see fishing villages and breath taking views of the bayou. If needed transportation is provided to and from the location with high end luxury vehicles and there is a pick up fee per person that is due at time of arrival at the tour location.As your tour departs from the docks and you begin to explore the swamp you will see all sorts of wildlife ranging from alligators to migratory birds from South America and everything in between. The beautiful Mississippi River Delta is ranked as one of the top 5 deltas in the world with the most animal life per acre. On your tour you will have the opportunity to see alligators up close as your tour guide hand feeds them food. Come see what southern Louisiana has to offer.""""A private swamp tour is the best way to explore and appreciate the history and landscape of southern Louisiana. This two and a half hour tour explores over 28 square miles of terrain with many different types of wild life such as alligators and migratory the tour guides are locals and they are knowledgeable in the rich history of the area. Make sure to ask them about the 2
From $90.00
 
New Orleans Marigny Neighborhood Tour
"We will stroll past architecturally significant buildings and historical sites recounting such tales along the way such as how the game of Craps was first introduced to America by way of New Orleans and how that famous culinary delight known as the po' ­boy came to exist.  This neighborhood sits on the original plantation of Bernard de Marigny one of the more colorful characters in the city and was once home to a thriving population of Free People of Color. Today it is  predominantly inhabited by musicians artists and entrepreneurs that add a rich layer to an already significant past. Tour like a local as we introduce you to the Frenchmen street scene and all the sights and sounds of this vibrant area."
From $25.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Louisiana

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Terrible Road

If you look on your road atlas and think you might want to drive down Louisiana Highway 580. DON'T!! It is a terrible road, narrow and very rough. Avoid at all costs there are other better roads...
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Natchitoches- Cane River

The rules for the Cane River is that it is illegal to operate a watercraft unless you have completed a boating safety course which is certified by either the Board of Commissioners of the Cane River...
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There are two kinds of insects in Louisiana...

There are two kinds of insects here...those that are small enough to go through a screen door, and those that are big enough to open it. :-)The insect pictured here is a Texas Lubber grasshopper,...
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Stay in the boat!

If you're fishing anywhere in south Louisiana, you might attract more to your bait than fish. This gator and his friends seemed to be attracted to the cork, or anything moving in the water. Yikes!...
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Alligators on teh road

While we were driving in Louisiana, we saw alligator roadkill! It must have been hit by a truck or something. First we saw the tail and two legs in one bit, then about 200 metres later, we saw the...
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Beware of the HEAT and HUMILTY!!!

If planning to come to Louisiana, beware of the very Hot summers we have, people that are not use to the heat, Louisiana is a killer during summer times especially June- Oct. If you choose to come...
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Bourban and Main Street

Don't relax while waiting for a bus, if they see you with your eyes closed, you may be arrestred. If you stumble, and they don't like you, you may be arrested. If their pissed off, and you look like...
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Many shredded tyres on the highway..

..and I saw quite a few right on the middle of the highway!I was told that in the US, if the tyres treads of commerical trucks got worn down, it is not illegal to put a layer of new tyre tread without...
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Fire Ants

Be careful walking around any lawn areas in Louisiana. Certainly don't walk around barefooted. Fire Ants are a big problem in LA (well not just in this State). Their mounds look like just a clump of...
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Alligators

In the swamps of Louisiana you may encounter alligators, they are usually not very dangerous. They will flee if they hear you coming. Except when it is a mother with young.They defend their young...
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prison area

Driving along scenic byway LA66 we encountered this sign. Should we be worried? Or is it just a sign like there are many in the USA, warning for all sorts of dangers and mishaps, just to not be sued...
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Cons

There are all kinds cons on the streets. They want to tell you where you got your tennis shoes, like what state etc..it's a con you may get robbed. I saw the police arrest the guy right after he tried...
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Yankee's beware!!

Anyone that spends enough time in Louisiana will invariably see the secrets that they try very hard not to show “tourists”, out of fear of loosing that almighty travel dollar. The untold undercurrent...
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Beware of alligators

The alligators are to be respected. Even small ones can cause severe injury. They can grow to be as large as 14 to 18 feet in length. Alligators alternate between the water and the banks, as a means...
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Popular Cities in Louisiana

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New Orleans

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Baton Rouge

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Monroe

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Top Hotels in Louisiana

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8 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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7939 Essen Park, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70809, United States
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451 Clyde Fant Parkway, (formerly Hollywood Casino), Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101, United States
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1910 S. College Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508, United States
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5300 University Parkway, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457, United States
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1475 Garrett Road, Monroe, Louisiana, 71202, United States
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Top Things to Do in Louisiana

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Bourbon Street

It seems like on Bourbon Street and also the French Quarter they have their own little money making scams going. Just be cautious. Don't walk around alone, use your common sense and you'll have a lot...
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State Capitol

We entered the Capital Building at the basement or ground floor level. The sign on the elevator said we were not to take it between the basement and the first floor, but the door guard said that was...
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Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions

The adventure started off with Daquiri's at the boat launch's bar location and then went into a wonderful 2 hour boat ride through the swamp to lake charlo. Many birds, reptiles and yes, we actually...
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Evangeline Oak

This oak is said to be the one where the legendary meeting took place between Emmeline Lebiche and Louis Arceneaus, the real life people on whom Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" was based. It is said to...
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LSU Rural Life Museum

Part of the working plantation section of the museums includes the Kitchen, and places where food was raised, like the kitchen garden, smoke house chicken coop and pigeon cote. The kitchen garden is...
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Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site

I read about the Plaquemine Lock and decided it would be interesting to visit since we had done some locks on our narrowboat cruise in England, and also on our own boat on the Intercoastal Waterway in...
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