Soulful food, soulful sounds and a melting pot of cultures — New Orleans is a city where avid foodies, history aficionados and culture enthusiasts will find equal delight. It often feels like there's a celebration to be had in New Orleans, where the likes of Mardi Gras and hometown jazz dominate the social scene. From crawfish étouffée to chorizo jambalaya, the flavours in New Orleans are just as vibrant as the culture, with strong influences of Creole and Cajun cuisine. The oldest part of the city, the French Quarter is home to the famous Bourbon Street and is best explored by traditional horse and carriage, taking in the many historical sights. Southern Louisiana holds a rich past, with its exquisite plantation houses by the Mississippi River offering a taste of the old antebellum life.
The temperature in New Orleans is mostly pleasant all year round, with a similar climate to the Caribbean. The humidity levels fluctuate throughout the year, with May to September being typically hot and humid and June to November experiencing occasional heavy rainstorms. We highly recommend visiting between February and May.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.