Delta Bohemian Tours

Delta Bohemian Tours are your source for Customized, Relational Tours of the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Blues sites, Mississippi River, Clarksdale History, Tennessee Williams Lore, oxbows, lakes, agriculture, countryside homes and churches, Civil War HIstory, serendipitous encounters with locals, sunset ops, you name it. Let us give you a real and personal Mississippi Delta experience--one you will never forget!

But don't take our word for it. Read a few reviews from some past Delta Bohemian Tours Daytrippers.

"Best tour ever! Billy is a wealth of information about Clarksdale and the Mississippi River. His love of the beautiful Delta shines through. Fun, fun, fun!" - Barbara Wintermantel, Allegany, NY

"I love, love, loved my red jeep tour! What a great little corner of the world (country) that I never knew existed! And Billy added to the wonderful experience! Clarksdale....we'll be back!" - Sue Finn

"I am so glad I contacted you - walking (driving) encyclopedia about Clarksdale and the delta - knowledge only outdone by humor - Best ever!" - Carmen

"Billy took us on an all day tour that took us rambling through the old plantation fields, out to Robert Johnson's grace and to the site of Emmett Till's murderers trial. Amazing, life changing experience. Thanks so much for a truly amazing time." - Rose Cameron

"Billy is an AMAZING tour guide!! The Clark House, and its story, are just the beginning... The wealth of information stuffed into that brain of his is scary at times! He knows so many details and stories to share! I can see why people take the tours over and over - I'm ready to go again - have already thought up more questions! Then there are all the people you meet along the way... course the alligator and herd of deer are nothing to sneer at! I have to get my photos off my camera!!! We were soooo lucky to have you along Madge!" - Sandy Stauffer

"Alan and I really enjoyed our excursion today. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. You will always learn something new. Alan has an agricultural background and he was very interested to learn about the different crops grown and their rotation and to see the grain being loaded on the barges.... Thank you Billy for everything!" - Joan Pumford

"'Diz muz b da plaz' to experience Clarksdale! All visitors to the area must do a 4-hour (no less) Jeep tour with Billy. We liked that we were able to get out of town and get a feel for agriculture and the plantation area as well as hear stories (past and present) about town." - Wendy and David, Essex, London

"We had an amazing time with you today. You are the perfect blend of getting to know you friend and tour guide. Laura and I think it's the best tour we've ever been on. Your personal touch was awesome! Thanks Billy. Couldn't have known Clarksdale without you!" - Kevin and Laura Kapala, Illinois

"You're the best. We had a great time yesterday. I couldn't have discovered that much cool info in a year on my own." - Glenn

"Thanks Billy for a wonderful Back Road Excursion Tour. It was just what we were looking for and more! Your love of the Delta shines through and made for such a wonderful experience. Ellen and I couldn't have asked for a better day! We would have never been able to find all the amazing sites in Clarksdale had it not been for you." - Shy Pilgreen

"Take the tour! Billy knows lore and locations and you will go places that you could not have possibly found yourself!" - Kathy Farris

And, if you have twenty minutes to dive into Clarksdale via your computer, here is a documentary that peeks at Clarksdale through the eyes of music legend and multiple Grammy Award-Winner Charlie Musselwhite:

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Latitude: 34.600232 Longitude: -90.480896 Elevation: 190 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Madge Howell

Sample Itinerary of Experience

Any day is a good day to tour the Mississippi Delta. Rain. Shine. Hot. Cold. Doesn't matter. The terrain will seep into your bones as you listen to Poor William tell you his stories. Let yourself experience something you could never discover on your own. 

We have given tours to many visitors drawn here by Clarksdale Tourism. Those desiring a deeper intimacy with and mindfulness of the "Most Southern Place on Earth" and the regional identity informing it, will surely enjoy several hours trekking with an eclectic Dude, acutely familiar with the historical, socio-economic, educational, agricultural and racial nuances associated with Mississippi Delta culture and living--past and present.

Our central focus is to acclimate and inform inquisitive and open-minded area guests as to why the Mississippi Delta matters and why it is worth understanding. This ain't Disney; it's more like Galapagos.

Read this special article written by a visitor from Holland about her 12+ hour tour. A Europeans take-away from a Delta Bohemian Tour

Costs and Fees

2 hour minimum
3 hours recommended
$65 hr for 1 person
Maximum 4 passengers.
Up to 2 additional passengers $10 each per hr

We can accommodate bus groups or using optional vehicles for tours. Just ask.

We recommend a minimum three hour tour for all back road excursions that include the Mississippi River or extended blues sites outside of Coahoma County.

If we have been told it once, we have been told it 100's of times, "we would never have discovered or learned about all the information you shared with us and showed us had we not taken your highly informative Delta Bohemian Tours!"

Each of our tours are chocked full and the only thing limiting you is times and money. 

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Seasons Open and Departure

Contact Chilly Billy via 662-701-5020 or to work out the details of your tour. He will pick you up or meet you at a convenient location.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Billy and Madge Howell, founders of The Delta Bohemian®, began giving custom DB Tours in 2014. 

In May of 2016, the couple purchased a new red Jeep Wrangler with working air conditioner! Billy's first Jeep had no ac and passengers still loved the experience.

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