Come visit the Louisiana swamps this summer and enjoy a taste of the Cajun lifestyle.
Roco Belic’s award-winning film Happy explores the meaning as well as the recipe for happiness, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone from Louisiana to know that his crew spent considerable time with a Cajun family to get a sense of true joy. Cajun cities like Lafayette and Houma, Louisiana made the top of the Wall Street Journal’s list of the happiest places to live in the United States.
What is it that makes the Cajun country of Louisiana so welcoming? If you want to know, the best place to start is in the swamps and bayous around New Orleans, where generations of swamp folk have been living off the fat of the land for centuries.
On a Louisiana swamp tour, visitors have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a setting that has long been the home of the exuberant Cajuns. Along the edge of the amber-hued waterways, men and women from the local fishing village cast their lines to lure in elusive redfish, or they bait crawfish traps in anticipation of a pot of gumbo later that evening.
Look closely and you’ll see the tell-tale brownish-green humps of a gator lounging in the cool waters. Tucked among the branches of a cypress tree, Little Blue Herons and Great White Egrets have made their nests, near enough to the water so that they, too, can fish the bayou. Even bobcats and Louisiana black bears make their homes in the lush, cool shade of the swamps.
Imagine being so close to natural beauty each day. It becomes clear how the Cajun people might experience a unique brand of joie de vie that city-dwellers can only dream about.
For a day, you can experience the tranquility and the grandeur of the swamps from the comfort of one of our specially-crafted swamp boats. On board, we have all the amenities you need to feel at home: a restroom, cushioned seats, a roof to protect you from the sun’s heat, and windows that can be raised or lowered depending on the weather. There’s plenty of room to stretch your legs and a magnificent view of the Cajuns’ happy place that lets you take it all in.
Come visit the Louisiana swamps this summer and enjoy a va-Cajun. Let some of the happiest place on earth become your happy place, too.