On this immersive school trip to New Orleans, students will be transported into a world of music, history, and culture that this vibrant city is renowned for. The experience will not only provide a deep dive into the origins and evolution of Jazz but also offer an exploration of the rich French heritage that has left an indelible mark on the city's identity.
Day 1: City Tour of New Orleans/ Jackson Square
Begin your adventure with a city tour of New Orleans, where you'll explore the historic Jackson Square, French Quarter and its iconic landmarks.
Later, soak in the views of the Mississippi River at the River Walk and savor beignets at Café Du Monde.
Day 2: Volunteer at Project Restore and Louis Armstrong Tour
Immerse yourself in the spirit of giving as you volunteer at Project Restore, making a positive impact on the community. Explore the Ruby Bridges Foundation and step into the shoes of this brave civil rights pioneer. Her story will inspire your students to advocate for change.
Dive into the mesmerizing world of jazz on the Louis Armstrong Jazz Tour and gain insights into the city's history at The Presbytère Museum.
Day 3: Airboat Ride in the Swamp / Tour Plantation
Get ready for a thrilling day in the great outdoors with an airboat ride in the swamp. Witness the unique wildlife and natural beauty of the Louisiana bayou.
Then, delve into the complex history of the region with a tour of a plantation, gaining a deeper understanding of its cultural heritage.
Day 4: Mardi Gras World / New Orleans Jazz Museum
Step behind the scenes of the world-famous Mardi Gras celebrations with a tour of Mardi Gras World. Discover the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into these spectacular parades before concluding your unforgettable journey.
Tour the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Day 5: Canal Street Cable Car and Head Home
Take a ride on a historic cable car on Canal Street
Depart from New Orleans, carrying with you the music, culture, and rich experiences that will leave a lasting impact on your students. Your adventure may end, but the memories and knowledge you've gained will stay with you forever."