Louisiana: Gators & Gumbo Adventure

Length
9 Days

Departs

April, October

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Explore Louisiana’s Incredible Culture & Nature over the course of Nine days with a local guide!

EXPERIENCE the incredible culture of Louisiana guided by a local, from unique private encounters of living history in New Orleans to breathtaking natural adventures throughout Cajun Country.

LISTEN to jazz in one of New Orleans’ most storied establishments.

SAVOR the culinary wonder of New Orleans’ world-renowned restaurants.

DISCOVER how to cook traditional Cajun and Creole dishes from a local chef.

ENJOY getting to know a local specialty farmstead through the eyes of a Cajun farmer.

EXPLORE swamps and bayous by boat and kayak with our naturalist guides.

VISIT a local, family-owned accordion factory and learn about Cajun music.

TOUR the Whitney Plantation, dedicated to the lives of the enslaved.

LEARN why Anthony Bourdain famously said, "There is no other place on earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don't even try to compare it to anywhere else."

What’s Included in Louisiana: Gators & Gumbo Adventure?

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  • Eight nights of accommodations
  • Private transportation from New Orleans to Cajun Country and back
  • All meals except for one dinner during your free night in New Orleans. All provided dinners include a beer or cocktail
  • A private Cajun cooking class
  • All tours and entrance fees, including a privately guided walking tour of the Whitney Plantation
  • Visit to a family-owned accordion factory
  • Bayou kayak tour in New Orleans and three flatboat tours in Cajun Country
  • Visit to a local specialty farm
  • We pay for Carbon Neutralization for each guest to minimize your trip’s impact on the environment

See Louisiana like a local and have authentic encounters with its landmarks, communities, nature and wildlife during an adventure unlike any other.

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This was a truly memorable and eye-opening trip to a part of the country we’ve never seen before. We explored nature with a guided swamp boat ride and a guided kayak tour… We explored the culture with our visit to a Cajun musician, along with a Jambalaya cooking lesson and a shrimp boil… They were professional, entertaining and informative. A truly wonderful experience.
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LAWRENCE D
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Click each image below to see the full image and read the captions. You may also use the arrows in the gallery viewer to move from one image to the next. The photos were taken on this tour by Gondwana staff, guides, and/or guests. Enjoy!

Roseate Spoonbills migrate to Lake Martin
Roseate Spoonbills migrate to Lake Martin
12 Foot Alligator
12 Foot Alligator
Slave Cabin at Whitney Plantation
Slave Cabin at Whitney Plantation
Brunch in the Sun Room
Brunch in the Sun Room
Learn more about Louisiana’s music from local musicians.
Learn more about Louisiana’s music from local musicians.
Enjoy a private Cajun cooking class with Chef David Abshire.
Enjoy a private Cajun cooking class with Chef David Abshire.
Visit the historic Whitney Plantation.
Visit the historic Whitney Plantation.
See wildlife like the great blue heron.
See wildlife like the great blue heron.
Delightful views of cypress trees on Lake Martin.
Delightful views of cypress trees on Lake Martin.
Keep your eyes open for baby barred owls.
Keep your eyes open for baby barred owls.
Get a taste of Louisiana with delicious local dishes.
Get a taste of Louisiana with delicious local dishes.
Soak in some sunshine in the beautiful courtyard of Hotel Peter and Paul, one of our alternating accommodations for this tour.
Soak in some sunshine in the beautiful courtyard of Hotel Peter and Paul, one of our alternating accommodations for this tour.
Sip a complimentary southern cocktail or local beer.
Sip a complimentary southern cocktail or local beer.
Explore the bayous on a kayaking adventure.
Explore the bayous on a kayaking adventure.
Spot gators at Lake Martin.
Spot gators at Lake Martin.
Search for wildlife during a swamp ecotour.
Search for wildlife during a swamp ecotour.
Listen to the tune of Zydeco musicians.
Listen to the tune of Zydeco musicians.
Rest in art deco inspired rooms in Hotel Saint Vincent, one of our alternating accommodations for this tour.
Rest in art deco inspired rooms in Hotel Saint Vincent, one of our alternating accommodations for this tour.

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