Jewels of the South

7 Nights from 32,487 pps



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Departure Date: 18/04/2020

Fly on Qatar Airways via Doha to JFF and then fly on Jet Blue to New Orleans where you will begin your self-drive adventure. Explore through New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Lafayette and end your self-drive holiday in New Orleans. A self-drive trip gives you the flexibility to stay longer at the places you want to and the freedom to decide where you want to go to next.


Days 1 -2
Visit New Orleans and stay at Bienville House
New Orleans is world-famous for its music, Creole cuisine, plus its unique dialect, and its celebrations and festivals with the most famous being Mardi Gras. It is well known for its boutique stores and antique shops. It is home to Jazz. New Orleans is home to the Audubon Nature Institute (which is made up of the Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Insectarium), and home to gardens which include Longue Vue House and Gardens and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Did you know that City Park, is one of the country's most expansive and visited urban parks, has one of the largest stands of oak trees in the world.

Day 3
Visit Baton Rouge and stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
It is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. It is famous for the many parades & festivals that it hosts in particular the Mardi Gras. Attractions include: the Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe, amusement parks of Dixie Landin'/ Blue Bayou, and dining at the Louisiana-cuisine restaurants. It also has many minor league baseball teams, soccer teams, indoor footfall teams, basketball teams and a hockey team, so if time allows perhaps catch a game.

Day 4
Visit Natchez and stay at Hotel Vue Natchez
Natchez is located on the Mississippi River across from Vidalia in Concordia Parish in Louisiana. Did you know that these films have been shot here, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), Crossroads (1986), Raintree County (1957), Horse Soldiers (1959), Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1981) and Ma (film) (2019)?

Days 5-6
Visit Lafayette and stay at Comfort Suites Lafayette
Lafayette is is a city in the Tippecanoe County, Indiana in the United States. It is very well known for its art organizations and for its fairs and festivals like the
Feast of the Hunters' Moon, Mini Maker Faire of Greater Lafayette, Art in the Park, OUTfest, Mosey Down Main Street, Beers Across the Wabash, Round the Fountain Art Fair
and A Taste of Tippecanoe.

Day 7
Visit New Orleans and stay at Bienville House
Spend your final day in New Orleans, soak up the local culture, listen to some Jazz and reminiscent on your wonderful holiday memories before travelling home.

What's Included

Return flights on Qatar Airways ex Johannesburg via Doha to JFK and on Jet Blue from JFK to New Orleans and from New Orleans via Doha to Johannesburg, approx. airport taxes, 7 nights hotel accommodation as indicated in the itinerary and car hire Intermediate SUV (IFAR Ford Escape 5 seats) with Unlimited mileage, CDW, SLI, Sales Tax, State Tax and Airport Fees and a One-way fee.

7 Nights from 32,487 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 18 - 25 Apr 2019. Mandatory daily Resort Fees may apply in some of the chosen properties. These can only be paid by guests directly at check-in. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes. Packages exclude items of personal nature, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, meals & drinks not listeds. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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