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Our Tours Through Your Eyes!! “All Call” For Pictures 2014.

At Cajun Encounters, we love what we do. We appreciate meeting our guests, hearing where they are from, and learning about why they chose New Orleans, Honey Island Swamp, or “Plantation Alley” to visit.

When a guest sends us a “thank you” note, emails us about their experience, or sends us a picture, the entire team wants to see. In short, the chance to see our excursions through someone else’s eyes is a joy.

This week, we made an “all call” on our Facebook page for tour photos, and boy did we get feedback! We wanted to showcase some of the amazing images we received, so be sure to scroll down to check them out!

Swamp Tour Photo
photo by Wendy Hall
Honey Island Swamp
photo by Joey Stanley
Swamp Wildlife
photo by Cindy Evans
Alligator
photo by Kasey StaffordZimmerman
Swamp Tour Captain
photo by Kimberly Nelson-Gramm
Swamp Gator
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
Gator Mouth
photo by Julie Schultz
Wild Hog Swamp Tour
photo by Verociraptor Pleau
Wild Hog
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
Honey Island Swamp
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
Slave Cabins
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
Laura Plantation Home
photo by Ashley Garst
Oak Alley
photo by Ashley Garst
Laura Plantation
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
Oak Alley
photo by Erica Rose Hopper
sugar cane
photo by Erica Rose Harper
Swamp Tour Boat
photo by Ashley Garst
GatorBait
photo by Joey Stanley

What is “Plantation Alley”?

laura plantationHello readers!

We hope that you are having a wonderful time visiting New Orleans, living in New Orleans or planning a visit to the Big Easy. And while images of the French Quarter, of street cars, Mardi Gras, wonderously spicy food and of the surrounding swamp all come to mind, we urge you to take time out for something unique, something that will transport you back to the times of old, where there was a slow grace to a person’s walk and a genteel manner that coined the phrase “southern hospitality.”

What we are referring to, of course, are the plantation homes south of New Orleans, set alongside the Mississippi River on River road within a stretch of land the locals like to call, “plantation alley.”

There are quite a few plantations along this stretch, and taking visitors to each and every one of them would prove quite cumbersome. With this in mind, we at Cajun Encounters have put together a tour consisting of two very different but historically key plantation homes – the colorful (really, the plantation is yellow) and wonderfully Creole French “Laura Plantation,” and the charming and astutely detailed old American “Oak Alley Plantation.”

oak alley plantationWhile both of the homes are just down the street from each other, they have a vastly different and equally intriguing story to tell.  From their connections to Europe, to remodeling efforts, to the plethora of blockbuster movies that have been filmed inside their walls, these plantations have made their mark on history.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, please come out and see for yourself!

Read more here, or if you are ready, reserve your seat.