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Top Destinations: New Orleans Part 1 – 3 Reasons To Book A Swamp Tour In New Orleans!

By on February 7, 2015

I first visited New Orleans last year on my 10-week USA trip with one of my best friends, and I did not want to leave! With only one full day to explore New Orleans, that was just enough for me to fall in love with the place!


Before arriving into the city of New Orleans, our tour made a quick pit stop to Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours for our very own swamp tour along the bayou! New Orleans is the perfect destination for swamp tours as the city is surrounded by swampland, attracting not only natural beauty, but amazing plant and animal life. Swamp tours in New Orleans are a very popular tourist attraction and experience!


3 Reasons Why You Should Book A New Orleans Swamp Tour


1. Natural beauty and scenery

The scenery along the bayou on our swamp tour was just beautiful! Take a look!

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2. Wildlife

Swamp tours in New Orleans are famous for attracting many species of wildlife.

Here are a few we saw on our swamp tour:

Wild Pigs

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Alligators (my favourite)

The alligators are literally the main attraction on the swamp tour! Growing up in Australia, I had only ever seen crocodiles so seeing an alligator for the first time was pretty exciting!


The difference between crocodiles and alligators:

Crocodiles are largely found in Australia in saltwater, and alligators are found off the south-east of the United States usually in freshwater. In appearance, alligators have wide U-shape snouts and crocodiles have longer, pointy snouts!

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3. Wildlife encounters

Towards the end of our swamp tour along the bayou, we had the opportunity to hold a baby alligator!


Want more information?

1. Check out the Jean Lafitte Swamp tours website!

2. Check out my post “Why you need to spend a week or more in New Orleans” 

3. Check out my New Orleans Youtube video!

The first part of the video has photos from the swamp tour!

Share Your Thoughts

1. Have you been on a swamp tour in New Orleans before? What was your experience?

2. LIKE this post if you would like to go on a swamp tour!