Los Angeles Times

Cajun country tour

- — Anne Harnagel

Explore the bayous and byways of southern Louisiana on a new fourday tour offered by Gondwana EcoTours. Guided activities include a swamp boat tour of the Lake Martin wildlife refuge, home to numerous alligators and more than 200 species of birds, a walking tour of Whitney Plantation and its slavery museum, and a kayak tour of Bayou Teche. Other highlights include a tour of the Tabasco factory, a Cajun cooking lesson and a seafood boil with a private chef. Day trips to New Orleans and the surroundin­g area also available for an additional fee.

Dates: Offered year-round with a minimum of two participan­ts

Price: From $1,499 per person. Includes accommodat­ions, all meals, pick-up, drop-off and transporta­tion between activities, and local driver/guide.

Info: Gondwana EcoTours, (877) 587-8479, www.lat.ms/cajun countrytou­r

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