Our guide lived through the disaster and gave us a first hand experience. He was passionate about the tour and gave an excellent explanation of what happened and what the city was doing to prevent it from happening again.
Our excellent and knowledgeable guide Etienne was a wealth of anecdotal and personal stories about the situation before,during and in the decade since Katrina struck the city. The folk in the 9th ward are incredibly gracious to continue to allow tour buses to visit the area. It is 10 years since the disaster struck the city and though the water...
This is definitely a must see... we were amazed at the stats and the catastrophe this caused. The kids also learnt a lot as they got a chance to walk through and see ... what they had only read or heard of.
I don't know how you can go to New Orleans and not go on this tour. The guide survived Katrina himself and provided incredible insight about the disaster, a very different view from what I had heard on the news. Fascinating and riveting. It's well worth your time to learn what happened and why, and to see the geography firsthand.