day 1 | airport transfer to our home for the week. meet your new friends at the house with welcome drinks & snacks. start your adventure with some good ol’ nola jazz and mediterranean food, with a new orleans twist, that will blow your mind. prepare for one of the most unique evening experiences the city has to offer.
day 2 | breakfast is shared at home before we embark on an impactful volunteer experience. then we’ll enjoy lunch at a vibrant restaurant birthed out of the tragedy of hurricane katrina, as a place for locals to gather, share delicious food, and build community. we’ll walk off our lunch with a guided tour of new orleans’ most historic neighborhood, the french quarter. you cannot visit nola without eating the most delicious beignet and chicory coffee in the world at café du monde. after some free time, we’ll reconvene for a meal and explore the magic the city has to offer, one surprise at a time.
day 3 | after breakfast at our cozy abode, we’ll be driving out to a sugarcane plantation. part of the co-mads mission is to bring individuals face to face with the harsh and uncomfortable realities that make up the history of the country we live in. lunch will be shared at a local nonprofit café that serves southern staples and transforms the lives of at-risk youth by encouraging personal growth and providing job training. we’ll have some free time and later, meet up to eat, what we consider, the best po’boys in the city. then let’s spend our evening enjoying the live music culture by hopping jazz bar to jazz bar.
day 4 | there can only be one thing better than brunch and bottomless mimosas…brunch, bottomless mimosas, and drag. after this extravaganza, you may have to mentally prepare for our next event…a cemetary tour where we’ll learn about the rich history of nola death culture and the hauntings that go along with the above-ground tombs. spooky! we’ll end our legendary new orleans experience with a cajun/creole meal that will blow your socks off. but wait, there’s more. we’ll take you some hidden local gems to indulge in the city’s cocktail scene.
day 5 | where did the time go? we’ll share breakfast and memories before bringing you to the airport for our final goodbyes. you should cross your fingers and hope we don’t perform voodoo to make you stay!