I'd like to rent a car on a Saturday in New Orleans to drive out the Laura Plantation for a tour. It appears that most if not all of the car rental companies in New Orleans close by noon or one, preventing customers from renting cars on a Saturday to drive out to the Plantations or Swamp Tours. And they're completely closed on Sundays! Does anyone know of any car rental companies that rent cars for single weekend days in New Orleans? Being a bit cynical, I have to wonder if there's a conspiracy between the tour companies and the car rental companies so that tourists will have to pay the tour companies at a rate of $80-$100 a person to get a tour of a plantation that would otherwise only cost $20 per person if you get out to the plantation on your own.
Alternatively, anyone know how much a cab or limo to the Laura Plantation might cost each way?