Join the Haitian Nomad on a cultural tour of French New Orleans exploring the roots of the creole people, their food, music, and festive spirit. New Orleans and Haiti are linked by culture, food , and history so it's only right that you explore the "Big Easy" with the Haitian Nomad. After the Haitian Revolution, around 1809, there was a mass migration from Haiti to New Orleans of about 10,000 Haitians. They’re these similarities in heritage and homelands, and there’s also the architecture, religion, music, dance, food, carnival, and vulnerability to natural disaster.
This trip will allow you to explore one of the most unique cities in the US known as the top city in the US for foodies. We will learn about the creole history which is comprised of French, Spanish, and African influence and dive into everything New Orleans. On top of having amazing food, this city prides itself on being the birthplace of Jazz.
Our itinerary will touch all of New Orleans with a cooking class of New Orleans dishes, a tour through the French Quarter learning about Afro Creole culture, a visit to the Laura and Whitney Plantation, a visit to the only Haitian restaurant in New Orleans, museum and art exhibits, visits to black owned restaurants, plus some other surprises and if we're lucky, we'll get to catch a second line parade Sunday afternoon.
Second Line Parades are a historical tradition and are the descendants of the city’s famous jazz funerals and, apart from a casket, mourners and a cemetery visit, they carry many of the same traditions with them as they march down the streets. Second line started in Haiti and came to New Orleans at the beginning of the 19th century.
Added bonus: Enjoy New Orleans nightlife every night in the French Quarter and on Frenchmen St.
(ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE )
September 19, 2019
Check into Airbnb 3pm
5pm Explore French Quarter + dinner