Feel the NOLA Essence


2 - 7 Jul 2020

You've asked for it so here we are delivering. The Wind Collective NOLA takeover during Essence fest week.  If it's your first time in New Orleans, join us as we guide you through one of the most fun cities in the world during one of the best times of the year. Oh, and did we mention we'd be hosting a day party while we're there? Well, now you know where to be.  

Day 2

Today we're going on a walking tour of New Orleans, stopping at all the famous stops, walking along the Mississippi river and eating some world-class beignets in the French Quarter.

After a relaxing afternoon our accommodation, we'll make our way to the Essence Festival Night Concert. 

Day 1

Arrive in New Orleans and check into our accommodation for the trip. Meet your fellow travellers, bond over cocktails/mocktails on arrival, NOLA Style.

And for those who are up for it, we may venture into the French quarter for a first taste of NOLA party vibes. 

Day 4

No visit to Nola would be complete without a tour of the famous Lafayette Cemetary in the Garden District. We'll stop on our way to visit the Treme Neighbourhood, home to the oldest black community in America. We'll end the day with a tour of the haunted Nola after dinner. 

Day 6

It's time for goodbyes. 

After breakfast, you can grab some last souvenirs, pictures and what we hope will be a bag full of fond memories and new friends. 

Day 3

We're touring the swamps of NOLA today, or the bayou as they are referred to locally,  getting up close and personal with the wildlife of Lousiana. This is one you can't miss. In the afternoon, we're opening up our house for Wind Collective Day Party.

Day 5

For our last full day, we're taking you to the Whitney Plantation, a museum devoted to the history of slavery in America.  It'll be led by our local creative history teaching us about black history in this important region of the USA.

What's Included? 

  • 5 Nights boutique NOLA accommodation

  • Breakfast every morning

  • Cocktail/mocktail on arrival, NOLA style!

  • Frenchman Street Night Owl Experience

  • The Essence Festival Day Experience

  • 1 Essence Evening entrance ticket

  • NOLA Trolley Ride

  • French Quarter Walking Tour

  • Mississippi River Promenade Experience

  • Bywater Arts & Culture

  • The Bourbon Street Adventure

  • The Soul Walk - Into America’s Oldest Black Community

  • The Plantation Day Trip

  • Return transfer to the Plantation Day Trip

  • ​Live Like The Wind Creative session

  • ​Give Back Session

  • ​Professional Photoshoot sessions with our creative team



  • International or internal flights**

  • Meals/drinks other than those specified in "inclusions" above

  • Activities not listed above including Essence Festival Night Tickets

  • Visa and passport fees

  • Travel and contents insurance

  • All personal expenses including tips


Total: £1599

Secure your spot with a £100* non-refundable deposit today by hitting the "book now" button.

Balance to be paid using our monthly part payment plan which runs up to 1 month before departure.

*Please ensure that all foreign currency transactions equal the original value in British Pound Sterling above.

*All accommodation included. Booking is based on shared Villa occupancy.

**Due to the variety of individuals from all over the world who attend the experiences we are unable to include flights, however, we can advise you on the best and least expensive options. 

Due to the nature of our trips and acts of mother nature out of human control, please note the schedule of this trip may change.