Creole Plantation Trail (Standard) 6 Days/5 Nights
Creole Plantation Trail (6 Days and 5 nights)
Booking Code: CRO-06
Day 1: New Orleans Arrival
Begin your "Creole and Plantation Trail" in New Orleans, also called "The Big Easy", which is one of the most exotic cities in the world, famous for riverboats, jazz, creole cuisine and a seemingly endless parade of festivals. On arrival pick up your car and proceed to the hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure; take this opportunity to enjoy dinner at one of New Orleans many famous Cajun or Creole restaurants.
Day 2: New Orleans
Today enjoy some picturesque views, take a walk through the Garden District. The neighbourhood is home to some of the city's most impressive historic homes with styles ranging from Greek revival to Creole cottages. If you're looking to explore a neighbourhood with bohemian style and vibrant homes, stroll through the Marigny and Bywater neighbourhoods near the French Quarter. The area is filled with hip shops, restaurants and bars, and Crescent Park has stunning views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans.
Day 3: New Orleans - Baton Rouge
Continue your unforgettable journey to Baton Rouge where you'll find eight majestic, historic plantations and is also known as the South's brightest hot spots! Visit one of the most beloved, largest plantation homes in the South, Nottaway Plantation and relive the fascinating history.
Take a lunch break at downtown Main Street Market and do a little shopping while you're there. After lunch, take a free guided tour of the "New" State Capitol, which is the largest state capitol building in the United States. You can also choose to visit the newly renovated outdoor museum, Rural Life Museum, and get a feel for living and working the plantation life. This evening, get a feel for the lively city that offers several free outdoor concerts in the Park such as Rock 'n' Rowe, Summer Beat Concert and Live after Five.
Day 4: Baton Rouge - Lafayette
As you make your way to Lafayette, get your taste buds ready to be in the heart of the Cajun country. Known for their culinary culture, new generations of chefs are merging tradition with innovation which makes this an incredible place to eat! Take an optional swamp tour or kayaking adventure and explore one of America's greatest river swamps, the Atchafayala Basin or beautiful Lake Martin. Learn about the history and culture of the Acadians or "Cajuns" and Creole cultures at the Acadian Village.
Day 5: Lafayette - Houma
Make your way from the plantations to Louisiana's bayou country. You'll witness the colourful Cajun language and lively music that originates in the rich centuries-old culture. Every day the bayou is an exciting exploration consisting of 2,500 square miles of swamps and 100-year old cypress trees that extend over wetlands. Get a glimpse of the wildlife that lurks beyond the swamps such as turtles, snakes, and big gators that may come out and cool themselves along the water's edge.
Day 6: Houma - New Orleans Departure
End your long-exciting journey back here in New Orleans. Visit other plantations along the way that includes: Evergreen Plantation, Laura Plantation, and many more. Don't forget to take in the culinary experiences before you leave! New Orleans Plantation Country is the perfect place