Essence Festival 2024

Jul 4, 2024 to Jul 8, 2024

Five Days of Culture, Music, and Soul in NOLA!

Listen, Friend, you’ve been the rock, the mover, the shaker, the doer, the dreamer. Isn’t it time you crowned yourself ROYALTY for a change? Let’s transform your Essence Festival experience into a five-day epic adventure you won’t forget!

Why Essence Fest Isn't Just Another Trip - Friend, It's Everything

Early Bird? More Like Early Royalty!


The Time is Now!

Listen, Friend, you’ve been balancing it all – isn’t it time to put yourself first? Crown yourself ROYALTY at the Essence Festival with a five-day group trip!

Picture you here at Essence Fest!

Sip Happens, It's a Group Trip

If it’s not about booking Essence, what’s the convo? Claim your crown with these perks:

  • Save $250 on your Royal Package with code ‘MEETUP
  • A ‘Royalty’ Essence Festival Swag Bag
  • Mix and Mingle with cocktails, cuisine, and conversation

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Friend, what are you waiting for? It’s your moment. It’s your move. It’s all about you for a change! It’s your Summer Trip. Book Essence Fest Now. Sip Happens, It’s A Group Trip!

What's Included

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights of Lavish Living at Doubletree by Hilton, Canal Street
  • VIP Meet & Greet with Handcrafted Welcome Cocktails
  • Gourmet Daily Breakfast to Fuel Your Essence Festival Experience
  • Picture-Perfect Moments: Photo Shoot
  • NOLA Jazzy Pass: Unlimited Access to Local Transit
  • Explore Blue Signature Swag Bag & Curated Gifts
  • Personal Hostess Service by Explore Blue Travel

The package price will not include airfare. *Itinerary subject to change* *Cost Associated

What's Not Included

  • Flights to and from destination (MSY)
  • Essence Festival Admission Tickets
  • Essence Concert Tickets
  • Parties or other events not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips/ Gratuities 
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Meals, Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks
  • Items not listed above
  • Passengers are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with each country’s policy regarding required vaccinations and/or proof of vaccination status.
  • Any information provided on travel description pertain to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.



Starting At:

SINGLE: $2450 per person | DOUBLE: $1685 per person

TRIPLE: $1250 per person I QUAD: $1000 per person

*Prices quoted are based on costs at the time of posting and are subject to change without notice and until a deposit or full payment has been applied. Pricing is per person unless otherwise stated. Payment plan available. Read and refer to Travel Notes for important information on registration.


Automatic Billing Plan:

You can enroll in automatic billing. When you book, an even payment will be calculated for you.

You will know in advance the day of every month that your payment will be processed.

Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge.

Travel Insurance:

Missing a vacation is bad enough.

Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse.

Trip insurance is highly recommended. You should research and choose a travel insurance policy carefully.

Suggested travel insurance companies are listed below:



Travel Notes:

  • Group Registration: Each member of the group must fill out the registration form based on how many people are in the room and acknowledge the Terms & Conditions.
  • Each group member who completed the registration form will pay his or her first deposit to secure the travel package.
  • Once you and your roommate register your price will be updated to match the correct occupancy of the room (e.g., double, triple, quad).


  • You can only register a name or an email address once.
  • To secure your registered travel package, the remaining group members have 48 hours to make their initial deposit. If a group member does not make his or her deposit within 48 hours’ time frame, the package price will reflect the occupancy of all roommates who have paid a deposit.
  • Example: (If the group leader registers 4 members, and only 3 members make their deposit, the package price will reflect a Triple Occupancy).
  • Provided full payment is received no later than your Final Payment Due date, travel documents, itineraries and travel instructions will be sent via email 30 days or earlier prior to trave

Terms & Policies

  • Making reservations for this package acknowledges your acceptance of our Terms & Conditions.
  • All payments to Explore Blue Travel are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This is because Explore Blue Travel has contractual agreements with hotels and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.
  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your government-issued identification (passport).
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked in.
  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.
  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Name changes are allowed with a $50 name change fee.
  • After final payment date, name change fees will increase to $150 per change.
  • Late payments will incur a fee of $250 per person after the final due date listed on your payment plan and will be automatically added to your reservations.

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