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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a vibrant tapestry of culture, music, and revelry, a kaleidoscope of colors and energy that ignites the soul. Imagine streets ablaze with the flamboyant hues of costumes and floats, where every step resonates with the rhythm of jazz and zydeco.

With VACAYA, you’ll taste the rich flavors of Creole cuisine, savoring every spicy bite amid the intoxicating atmosphere of The Big Easy. You’ll feel the pulse of the city as parades cascade through the historic streets, beads and trinkets raining down like treasure from the heavens. It’s a spectacle of unparalleled joy and exuberance, an experience that will dance in your memory forever. The incredible spirit of Mardi Gras is the same spirit that courses through the veins of VACAYA.

Led by New Orleans native and VACAYA CEO Randle Roper, your V Team has created a truly stellar five-night Mardi Gras experience just for you!

This curated VIP vacation event includes:

  • Five Nights of Exclusive Accommodations at Hotel Indigo New Orleans – French Quarter (the whole hotel belongs to VACAYA!) Feb 28-Mar 5, 2025
  • VIP Grandstand Seating for all major Mardi Gras parades on Saturday night, Sunday night, and all day on Fat Tuesday
  • Pre-Parade Cocktail and Dinner Reception at world-famous Brennan’s on Sunday, March 2
  • Group transfers to all scheduled non-walkable events
  • Bayou Tour and Crawfish Boil on Monday, March 3
  • VIP Attendance at the Krewe of Orpheus Ball on Monday night
  • Group Transfers from Hotel Indigo to MSY Airport on Wednesday, March 5
  • And SO MUCH MORE! Read on…


At VACAYA, we believe delivering extraordinary experiences at the very best price is the definition of value. We do all the heavy lifting so all you have to do is enjoy the ride!

This five-night experience is packed with exclusive events that will make you the envy of other festival goers – a deep embrace of the very heart of the Crescent City. New Orleans is a city steeped in the mystique of voodoo and jazz, where every cobblestone whispers tales of resilience and rhythm. It’s a gumbo of cultures, where Creole spices perfume the air and Mardi Gras purple, gold, and green paint the streets. You’ll quickly discover that every corner pulsates with life, and here, time dances to its own beat. Before you know it, you’ll become a part of the enchanting melody of The Big Easy.

Mardi Gras with VACAYA is the ONLY way to experience Mardi Gras. Let The V Team take great care of you. Laissez les bons temps rouler! 💜💛💚




Hotel Indigo New Orleans – French Quarter is a vibrant oasis nestled in the heart of the city. As you step into the lobby, you’re enveloped in the warmth of Southern hospitality and the vibrant energy of the city. The hotel’s design pays homage to New Orleans’ rich history and culture, with eclectic décor and local artwork adorning every corner.

Inspired by brass bands and rich, colorful costuming of locals, at Hotel Indigo New Orleans – French Quarter you’ll quickly be “part of that number.” Nestled in the Central Business District on the St. Charles streetcar line, this newly renovated, pet-friendly hotel, originally built in 1837, weaves tradition with modernity. Offering 143 artfully designed guestrooms, including nine with balconies overlooking St. Charles and Common, you’ll be within steps of the city’s biggest parades throughout your stay here.

Looking to burn off a few of those beignet calories during your stay? The hotel’s fitness center is located on the 2nd Floor and includes treadmills, elliptical, stationary bike, weight machines, exercise balls, and free weights.

Don’t want to leave your puppy at home? Hotel Indigo is pet-friendly for smaller pets up to 25 lbs. A 75 USD nonrefundable fee will be charged at check in. Pet owners will be required to sign a pet occupancy agreement at check in. Max one pet per room. Additional fees will be charged in accordance with damage found after departure.

The hotel’s prime location at 705 Common Street on the corner of St. Charles Ave. puts you within walking distance of world-renowned attractions such as Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the bustling French Market.

Common Interest, Hotel Indigo’s restaurant and lounge, mirrors the hotel’s design and will serve as a communal hub for Vacayans and locals to discover their common interests. Brunch is available here daily from 6am-2pm. Dinner is available from 2pm-10pm. You can explore the a la carte menu HERE.


Located at the end of the French Market and the corner of Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Cafe du Monde is the world’s most famous coffee shop and a New Orleans institution. It’s been serving up crispy beignets and creamy cafes au lait since 1862.

Dive into an exquisite seafood dining adventure at GW Fins. With a commitment to fresh, sustainable ingredients, this restaurant offers a vibrant menu of seafood delights prepared with a modern twist, ensuring a memorable culinary journey in the heart of New Orleans.

CAFÉ AMELIE (an absolute favorite of VACAYA CEO Randle Roper)
Nestled in a picturesque courtyard, Café Amelie offers a serene escape from the bustling French Quarter. Savor Creole and French-inspired dishes in this charming restaurant, known for its beautifully landscaped gardens and romantic ambiance.

Sylvain is a chic, French Quarter bistro known for its Southern-inspired cuisine. With a menu featuring classics like shrimp and grits and a cozy, historic atmosphere, it’s a must visit for those seeking comfort food with a modern twist.

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Check in at Hotel Indigo begins at 3pm.

Grandstand seating on Lafayette Square (just a few blocks away from our hotel) to watch the Krewe of Endymion parade through the city this evening.

Pre-parade Cocktail and Dinner Reception at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, Brennan’s. Open Premium Bar, with the following food menu:

  • Gulf Oysters, served with Lemon, Mignonette, and Cocktail Sauce
  • Marinated Crab Claws
  • Seafood File Gumbo
  • Vegetable Orecchiette Pasta, with seasonal Squash, Spinach, Leeks, Tomato, Shitake Mushrooms, etc. in a creamy herb and wine sauce
  • BBQ Shrimp & Grits
  • Sweet Tea-brined Turkey Breast
  • Pepper-Dusted Prime Rib of Beef
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Bananas Foster (Brennan’s is where this delicious dessert was invented!)
  • Assorted Seasonal Mini Desserts

Bayou Barn Cajun Fais Do Do (that’s a party, y’all)! This will get Mardi Gras Monday started just right! We’ve got round-trip transfers, a Live Cajun Band, high-speed Airboat rides, and the ultimate Crawfish Bowl for lunch, featuring:

  • Premium Open Bar
  • Boiled Crawfish
  • Louisiana Celebration Salad
  • Cochon de Lait (that’s roasted pig)
  • Vegetarian Jambalaya
  • Vegetarian Mardi Gras Pasta
  • Cajun Corn Maque Choux
  • Spicy Boiled New Potatoes
  • Jalapeño Cornbread
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Tonight’s the BIG one! We’re all going to the Krewe of Orpheus’ Ball, Orpheuscapade! Orpheus was founded by New Orleans legends Harry Connick, Jr., Harry Connick, Sr., and Sonny Borey, and is, without question, the gayest Mardi Gras celebration in all of New Orleans. Included in this black-tie evening are the following:

  • Transportation from Hotel Indigo to the New Orleans Convention Center
  • Admission to the Ball (the Ball is where the parade ends – the floats come right into the Convention Center for a massive celebration!)
  • Catered Tables of 10 for our entire group, with each table receiving the following:
    • 2 Bottles of Ketel One Vodka
    • 1 Bottle of Tanqueray Gin
    • 1 Bottle of Crown Royal
    • Mixers & Sliced Fruit
    • 25 Mini Muffulettas (those are some yummy Nola sandwiches, y’all)
    • 50 Finger Sandwiches
    • 50 Boiled Large Gulf Shrimp
    • 24 Meat Pies
    • 24 Chicken Tenders
    • 20 Slices of King Cake
    • A Souvenir Mardi Gras Bag (for all the beads you’ll catch!)

FAT TUESDAY! – Grandstand seating on Lafayette Square to watch all of Mardi Gras Day’s biggest parades – Zulu, Rex, Elks, and Crescent City.

Group transfers from Hotel Indigo to New Orleans International Airport (MSY) throughout the day.

Bookings for the 2025 Mardi Gras Experience start at $3,197 per person based on quadruple occupancy. Please contact us directly at [email protected] or (+1)713.661.2117 for real-time availability of spaces and for reservations.

You can now book this trip yourself using this link. Note: When booking any VACAYA trip for yourself using the 24/7 reservation. Remember to add us as your travel agent. It’s simple, under the Guest Details tab, for “Your Travel Agent (if applicable)” type: Concierge Travel. Easy as that! Be sure to also send us an email that you made the reservation yourself.


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Corey Colfer

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