A Review of Cajun Encounters Tour Company Swamp Tour
Located at 55345 on US-90 in Slidell, LA
Overall Score: A
Cost: B (Without hotel pickup, adults: $29, kids 12 and under: $19)
Fun Potential: B
Touring Information: You can catch a tour by Cajun Encounters by driving your own car to their location or having Cajun Encounters pick you up. On their website, there is an option to be picked up at your hotel or at a central place in the French Quarter (941 Decatur Street). The company offers a list of hotels that they pick up from, including a few street addresses to simplify the numerous pickups. If you are booking a tour with transportation to the swamp, be sure to select where you want your pickup from. You must be outside waiting for a full 30 minutes during the pickup window. With transportation, general swamp tours cost $56 for adults and $36 for kids under 12. Approximate drop off times (back at your hotel) are also listed on their website, depending on what tour you choose. Swamp tours take approximately two hours.
There are not many places to tour a genuine, pristine swamp. Marshlands are seldom seen and often hidden. When people talk about visiting New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, the Garden District, crawfish, beignets, jazz, swamplands, and more. That’s why when you’re in the area, touring a swamp should definitely be on your itinerary to get the full New Orleans experience!