This article was published on September 17th, 2017
New Orleans is a soulful city best known for experiencing fascinating history, diverse culture, lively arts and music, spooky cemeteries, beautiful architecture, and mysterious voodoo and folklore. But what about wild adventures where you can see alligators, raccoons, and pigs, up close? A Louisiana swamp tour is the new essential must-do activity when visiting New Orleans, just like having a beignet from Café Du Monde or a hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s. A Cajun Encounters swamp tour will get you down n’ dirty, and up close, with the wild side of nature right outside the Crescent City.
Trip Advisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence Cajun Encounters is the largest operator of tours in the New Orleans area and offers fantastic excursions to see the swamps and nature, up close. Professional, insightful guides who grew up in the area so they know the bayou and the ecosystem. Guides use specially designed boats that are easily maneuverable through the rivers, passageways, and soggy marshland.
Cajun Encounters swamp tours will take you on a two-hour long journey on a 22 passenger or 8-10 passenger boat, depending on the type of experience you choose. A member of the Louisiana Nature Conservancy, Cajun Encounters guarantees wildlife sightings at nearly every turn. Tour guests have the potential to see wild boar, raccoons, snakes, owls, egrets, exotic birds and alligators, all in their natural environment. There are non-stop photo opportunities aboard every tour.
The tours operate in Honey Island Swamp, one of the most unique ecosystems in America. Warm, shallow waters, mixed with tall, old trees with moss hanging off them dot this stunning swampland. Great stewards of the environment, Cajun Encounters is dedicated to educating the public about the Louisiana bayou system while not impacting or changing the environment for the animals and plant life within the tour area.
With return shuttle service available right from your hotel doorstep, Cajun Encounters swamp tours are a great way to experience the wild side of New Orleans. The tour guides will take you on an amazing journey through the swamps, feeding alligators and pointing out local vegetation and wildlife along the way. Plus, there’s no need to worry about a swamp tour cutting into your drinking time in New Orleans; you’re welcome to bring your own beverages aboard the boat!
HomoCulture has make your LGBT-friendly trip to New Orleans easy for you to book! Stay at the luxury Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter, just blocks from all the fantastic gay bars, and get on the wild side by booking a bayou experience with a Cajun Encounters swamp tour!
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