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New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour

Most people who visit New Orleans don’t make it out to the swamps on a tour, which is a shame. The Crescent City has a lot to offer, but is surrounded by beautiful swamps and bayous full of wildlife. A guided kayak swamp tour is a fun and easy excursion that you can do in…

New Orleans Swamp Tour

The Best New Orleans Swamp Tour Most people who visit New Orleans don’t make it out to the swamps on a tour, which is a shame. The Big Easy has a lot to offer, but New Orleans is surrounded by beautiful swamps and bayous. A swamp tour—whether by boat or kayak— is a fun and…

Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Update January 15: There’s still a statewide face covering order in Louisiana, as detailed in Proclamation Number 89 JBE 2020. Guests and staff has to wear face masks, so please arrive wearing one. Thank you for complying with this state mandate. COVID-19 Safety Protocols COVID-19 is now an inherent risk in all aspects of life,…

Zoos and Nature in and near New Orleans

Zoos can be a fun, educational and convenient way to see a large number of animals up close. While the animals are just on the other side of the glass or in an enclosure, they are often exhibiting non-typical behaviors in captivity. They may have limited range of movement, no longer hunt or scavenge for…

5 Fun Facts About the Louisiana Swamps

The swamp is a magical place filled with unique wildlife, history, culture and mystery. There’s nothing quite like an adventure through a flooded forest, with sunlight flickering down through the canopy above and helping the water to seemingly dance as you glide through on a boat or kayak. Waterways filled with alligators and cypress knees…

Day Trip Through Cajun Country with Beyond the Bayou

The road trip is loosely based on itineraries crafted by Beyond the Bayou. We offer sustainable swamp tours as well as 2 and 4-day Cajun Country adventures that leave from New Orleans. Leave New Orleans after breakfast and head towards Baton Rouge on Interstate 10. Once you leave the city behind, Highway 310 takes you…

Looking for a Safe and Fun Adventure?

In collaboration with Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, we’ve put together two new packages for you to experience the absolute best of New Orleans & Cajun Country. If you are feeling a little stir crazy, keep reading about these adventures that are built to be safe despite the pandemic—and to keep things cool this…

The LA Times Features Beyond the Bayou’s Cajun Adventures!

We are thrilled that the LA Times featured our Cajun Tours in their Travel Section. Author Ann Harnagel covers some of the amazing activities we offer on our 4 day “Ultimate Cajun Country Adventure”. Take a look at the article here! Unique Activities We spent years scouting out activities that feature the best of Cajun Country. We…

Chicago Tribune Highlights our Cajun Country Tours!

We are proud to announce that our Cajun tours were highlighted in the Chicago Tribune’s Travel section, alongside other recommended adventures in their “Travel Tidbits” column. Check out the article here! It is an honor for us to be included in this highly regarded publication and curated a list of tour operators. Author Phil Marty writes that we “pack…

Beyond the Bayou Featured in Travel Channel’s “Insider’s Guide to Mardi Gras”

We are excited to announce that Beyond the Bayou was recently featured in the Travel Channel’s “Insider’s Guide to Mardi Gras”. In a recent piece, our Operations Manager Jake Kelston helped to outline some of the best events to catch this Carnival season and gave his tips on the best ways to experience them. Author Meredith…

Beyond the Bayou Tours Featured in The Washington Post!

We are excited to announce that our company was featured in this Sunday’s Washington Post Travel section! Less than a year after launching our unique environmental and cultural tours, writer Diane Daniel interviewed our founder Jared Sternberg about why he decided to start Beyond the Bayou and what sets us apart from other tour companies in…

Beyond the Bayou’s Guide to Mardi Gras

Visiting New Orleans at Mardi Gras time can be an overwhelming experience between the crowds, the overindulgence and the lack of available transportation. But if you know when to go, where to go and how to get there you can have an authentically local Mardi Gras experience soaking in culture and tradition while seeing the…

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