We anticipate showcasing Louisiana’s River Parishes to senior, international, student, and all types of affinity group travelers. Our Creole and Cajun heritages fused together have created a distinct southern culture and presents a collection of gems, extending along the east and west banks of the Mississippi River. Out Here, roots go deeper, like the depths of the river, whose waters are filled with stories waiting to be told. Narratives about the plantation life are interesting and infinite, and the creation of food, like Andouille, has a mixture of local carious versions. Tales about the bayous and swamps in Lake Des Allemands are distinct and diverse, and the formation of Perique Tabacco and Kicking Mule Rum have their own unique stories.

Visit us #Out Here. We have so much to tell you!

Group Travel Made Easy

Louisiana’s River Parishes are committed to ensuring your groups’ experiences are exciting and adventurous. We look forward to assisting you with developing itineraries, booking hotel rooms, and providing a variety of other services to help make arranging tours Out Here easy and simple. We offer:

Tour Leads

On your behalf, we will make direct contact with our tourism partners and provide them with your groups’ lodging, dining, and sightseeing requirements.

Familiarization Tours

To familiarize yourself with what is offered to groups throughout the region, we can make arrangements for you to visit the destination.

Itinerary Customization

For your affinity travelers and your travelers that enjoy flexibility, we will assist you with creating itineraries to meet those groups’ needs.

Digital Library

Access to our digital library is available to you at all times. There are standard images and videos that you may use when developing your group tour brochures and publications.

International Languages Collateral

For your French, German, Spanish, and Chinese travelers, we have specific collateral, upon request, for those groups.

Tour Guides

Upon request, local tour guides may be hired to step on your group’s motorcoach and give a narrated tour of your selected regions.

Willma Harvey is Out Here just waiting to assist you with developing the ideal tours for your groups. Contact her soon!


Willma Harvey, CTP, CTIS
Director of Sales and Business Development
River Parishes Tourist Commission
671 Belle Terre Blvd.
LaPlace, LA 70068
985-359-2783 – Direct
361-904-8313 – Cellular

Start Planning. PICK AN ITINERARY.

Discover Exciting Ways to Explore

Make planning your next vacation to Louisiana's River Parishes easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.


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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

STILL Have Questions? Drop us a line AND REQUEST A VISITORS GUIDE.