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Wildlife Enthusiasts

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast planning a vacation to Cajun Country in Louisiana, you may want to put Houma on the itinerary and get a Houma visitor's guide. Southern Louisiana travelers know that Houma is Lousiana's Bayou Country. Every day on the bayou is an exploration – where 100-year old cypress trees extend over the wetlands and swamp regions where turtles, snakes and big gators come out to cool themselves along the water’s edge. Louisiana swamp tours only cover a fraction of the 2,500 square miles of swamps and wetlands in southern Louisiana. For those who enjoy photographing exotic flowers, wildlife and birds, the wetlands are the place to bring your camera. From the comforts of a guided tour boat, you can snap photos of fifteen-foot alligators.

You’ll enter an amazing world full of wildlife parks and refuges, birding sanctuaries and nature preserves – many with elevated boardwalks and viewing decks – teeming with some of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife. For bird watchers, there’s nothing more beautiful in the early morning light than watching a siege of Blue Herons skim the surface of the water, snatch up fish and then take to the air. Keep your cameras at the ready, because there are plenty of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Brown Pelicans, White Egrets, Marsh Wrens, Yellowthroats, Red-winged Blackbirds, Boat-tailed Grackles, and Seaside Sparrows to be photographed (just to name a few of the nearly 250 species of exotics birds).

If the mystery and the excitement of an authentic Louisiana swamp tour is part of your travel itinerary, then look no further than Houma, Louisiana – Louisiana's Bayou Country. With over 2,500 square miles of swamps and wetlands, Louisiana swamp tours don’t get any better than those around Houma. Bird watchers and alligator enthusiasts alike will be thrilled by our guided tours of wildlife refuges, marshes, swamps and bayous.

The southern Louisiana territory is home to nearly 45% of all the wetlands found in the lower United States. The wetlands around Houma provide an oasis for bird watchers and big gator enthusiasts alike. If you don’t know your way around, there are plenty of guided swamp tour boats to be found. So, pick up a Houma visitor's guide and book a trip into the wildlife refuges, where marshes, swamps, and bayous play home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the nation.