Revel in Mardi Gras and all its colourful glory.
Get ready for a colourful celebration: it’s time for Mardi Gras down South! Southwest Louisiana knows how to party, and this is the perfect excuse to experience the carnival atmosphere of one of the largest festivals on earth. You’ll tour smaller towns to learn the traditions of Mardi Gras, and finish in New Orleans for a knock-out party on Fat Tuesday. This 9-day adventure covers the highlights of Louisiana food, culture and hospitality with a focus on the Mardi Gras festival, so become part of a krewe, join in the traditional bead throw, dress in yellow, green and purple and experience how fun Mardi Gras can be in the US of A.
Mardi Gras season is a celebration for everyone, and this tour is a perfect opportunity to experience the festival at its cultural heart.
Before celebrating on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, learn about the traditions behind the celebration: the krewes, king cake, throwing of the beads and more.
By day, drive through the Creole Nature trails sighting marsh wildlife, and by night, dance on a parade float in Lake Charles.
Experience the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette, with good food, swamp adventures and warm Southern hospitality.
Even though Mardi Gras is the focus, you won’t miss out on other Louisiana hotspots! Eat down-home cuisine, experience traditional jazz and blues, and discover where the world-famous Tabasco sauce is made.
Less time spent in a vehicle; more time to explore each destination. This trip has been carefully designed to give you the best experience of a region by reducing the number of one-night-only stops, giving you extra time in the places that matter.
You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may also have limited options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Louisiana Mardi Gras Festival Tour trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
LAKE CHARLES MARDI GRAS
MERCHANTS’ PARADE FLOAT RIDE
Please note, To take part in this activity all riders must have good physical mobility including; ability to climb stairs and ability to stand throughout parade (approx. 3 hours). Travellers must also sign a Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau waiver to ride the Mardi Gras Float.
A single supplement is available on this trip.
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE
This Trip require a minimum of 4 passengers to be Guaranteed
A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
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