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5 Days
Availability : Pick your date
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Max People : 12
Overview

From the sensational parades, to the enchanting French Quarter, to all the excitement of Bourbon Street, join the bucket list festival at New Orleans, a home to the #1 Mardi Gras Party in the World!

 Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.

Every year, adventurers from around the globe make their way to New Orleans to experience this spectacular and very special celebration of the lifetime!

While you’re in town for Mardi Gras, remember there’s more to Carnival than catching beads. Get caught up in the unique traditions and history behind the “Greatest Show on Earth” at these attractions, museums and restaurants. Try on authentic Mardi Gras costumes, climb aboard a real float, and celebrate the designers and artists who pull it all off year after year after year.

Highlights
Visited Places:
  • New Orleans
  • French quarters
  • Parades
  • Mississippi river
Travel Experience:
  • Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour
  • Parades – Krewes, Clubs & Floats
  • Mississippi River dinner cruise
  • Mardi Gras
  • Lundi Gras
  • Local cuisine, nightlife, celebration
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6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

New orleans

Tour End

New orleans

Destination

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Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 12pm 
  • Return: Day05 anytime after 12pm
Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

New Orleans

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Description:

Welcome to New Orleans a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. 

Arrive before 2 pm, the party starts on arrival! the group meets and greets at the hotel lobby, get ready and heads out for The Krewe of Endymion is host to Samedi Gras, the greatest block party on earth. drawing 30,000+ from Mid-City neighborhoods to help kick off Endymion. The krewe’s motto is “Throw ’til it Hurts.” They estimate that they toss more than 15 million throws along the parade route which ends with a ride through the Mercedes Benz Superdome for the Endymion Extravaganza.

Evening free time to explore the nightlife, local cuisine, and music.

Activities Included:
  • Walking/exploring
  • Grandstand parade viewing
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in New Orleans
Day02

Parades – Krewes, Clubs & Floats

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Description:

Today get ready for explore and witness another colorful and festive parades.

Morning parade – Okeanos, Mid-City, and Thoth – 10:00 AM start time

The Krewe of Okeanos honors the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys. Following is the Krewe of Thoth, named for the Egyptian god of wisdom. Favorite floats include “Tut’s Tomb” with pyramid medallion bead throws. The Krewe of Mid-City brings a one-of-a-kind sparkle to St. Charles Avenue with floats decorated entirely in brightly colored tin foil.

Evening parade – Krewe of Bacchus – 4.15pm start time

“Bacchagator”, “Bacchasaurus” and “King Kong” are among the favorites in the Krewe of Bacchus parade celebration. Named after the god of wine and presenting a celebrity King, Bacchus brings fun and revelry to the streets of New Orleans. Over a million strings of beads will be thrown from the festive floats.

Activities Included:
  • Walking/exploring
  • Parades
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in New Orleans
Day03

Lundi Gras

Description:

Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras beginning in 1874, Rex, the King of Carnival, would arrive by boat at the riverfront and with great pomp. A wonderful party with food, drink and music on three stages.

We start our day with a New Orleans city tour. See the most important New Orleans sights and learn about the city’s Creole heritage in just a few hours. Beat the heat aboard a comfortable air-conditioned minibus as a guide takes you through the famous French Quarter and beyond, to parts of the city that many visitors miss. Admire Garden District mansions, learn about the city’s distinctive burial practices, and see the canal breached by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina.

Later evening enjoy another parade Proteus and Orpheus – 4.15pm

Founded in 1882, the Krewe of Proteus is among the oldest and most traditional carnival groups in the city. Harry Connick Jr.’s Krewe of Orpheus always embraces a musical theme. Artistic and whimsical floats include the mighty “Leviathan” dragon, with the coveted stuffed Leviathan doll throw. 

Later get ready for an adventurous evening to explore New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

Your night tour in New Orleans starts in the French Quarter. Meet up with your guide, and get ready to explore the city’s dark history filled with voodoo, vampires, witches, and ghosts.

New Orleans is infamous for its spooky past, filled with tales of voodoo, vampires, ghosts, and witches. During this walking tour, save time with a guide who knows the quickest routes around the Big Easy and brings the folklore and history of the city to life, all during the creepiest time of day—the night.

Activities Included:
  • Guided New Orleans city tour
  • Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour
  • Walking/exploring
  • Parades
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in New Orleans
Day04

Mardi Gras

Description:

Happy Mardi Gras Day! Enjoy the parades, festivities & fun all over New Orleans!

Today we enjoy the parade through the grandstand, Get the best view of the parades by one of the elevated seating options, stands are situated directly on the parade route for maximum parade enjoyment and participation. Everyone in the stands is able to easily catch bags full of beads and other parade throws.

Morning parade starting 8:00 AM, you will enjoy are:

Zulu, Rex, Elks, and Crescent City

Every New Orleans parade has something different to offer. Dance along with the local bands, catch numerous beads and enjoy the magic of Mardi Gras. The parades present one-of-a-kind sights and sounds you have to experience for yourself.

Evening enjoy Steamboat Jazz Cruise with Dinner

This tour offers a whole evening of New Orleans fun aboard a paddle-wheel riverboat. Enjoy unique views of the city on the Mississippi River without having to deal with crowded streets, and save time and money by combining a cruise with a night of live jazz and Creole-style dinner.

Activities Included:
  • Grandstand parade viewing
  • Steamboat Jazz Cruise with Dinner
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in New Orleans
Day05

New Orleans

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Description:

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today with breakfast at the hotel. Check-out is usually by 11am so book your return flight accordingly. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

Activities Included:
  • NA 
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Grandstand parade viewing (1st & 4th day)
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Guided city tour 
  • Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour
  • Steamboat Jazz Cruise with Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Meals (other then mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Transfers 
  • Travel insurance
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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