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Beyond the Bayou

Swamp, Plantation, and Cultural Tours in Southern Louisiana

New Orleans and Cajun Country Adventures

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Experience Authentic Louisiana Nature & Culture

What Makes Us Different

Small Group Adventures with Local Experts

At Beyond the Bayou, we have taken the guesswork out of finding the most educational and genuinely local experiences in Louisiana. We live here in New Orleans and have spent years scouting out the most exciting activities this state has to offer. Planning these trips has been a blast, and we can’t wait for you to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant culture with us. Check out our tours, and we’ll see you…Beyond the Bayou.

We're Seeing Stars! Here's What Our Guests Say:

Loved every minute!

My family and I (6 of us - adult children and parents) booked the private boat tour and had a fantastic time. Jake is extremely knowledgeable about the area and was also a pleasant and chilled out driver and host. We saw some gators, turtles and an array of beautiful birds. We didn’t see another boat during the entire 2 hours and felt very lucky/smug not to be on a big boat tour with all the other tourists. Highly recommend!

– Harriet L/TripAdvisor
Fun Tour!

Our group was very small which made things very individualized. The plantation tour had been recommended to us so it was great to make a full day of it with the swamp kayaking.

– Ann K/TripAdvisor
Highlight of our Trip!

We had a blast using Beyond the Bayou and would use them again in a second. Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable and the trip was so much fun. Highly recommend!

– Lynhen/TripAdvisor
I Really Recommend!

We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip with our guide, Andrew. He was knowledgeable and interesting and our time on the bayou was one of the highlights of our trip. I really recommend taking this tour, it was great!

– Alison Marshall/Facebook
Book This Tour!

I definitely recommend booking this tour. The small group size made it really easy to interact with the guide, Andrew. Being a life-long resident of Louisiana, he is really knowledgeable about the terrain & wildlife - and he's very personable!

– Deneen M/TripAdvisor
We Found a Ringed Map Turtle!!

This was an awesome tour! No feeding the animals, just observing them. We saw turtles, snakes, alligators, and herons. Andrew was very knowledgeable and took the time to point out different wildlife and let us get a good look at everything. I'm looking forward to coming back in September!

– Tattersb/TripAdvisor
Bayou Born

Andrew, our guide, is locally born and raised with a great range of knowledge about the bayou environment. Full of information and committed to creating an eco-adventure that is meant to expose you to this wondrous place with the least impact as possible. Great morning in the bayou on a hot July day! Lots of flora and fauna to see!

– Kaconrad3/TripAdvisor