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Louisiana is more than alligators and Mardi Gras parades – it is a state with a wealth of cultural influences, diverse topographies and extensive historical roots. Louisiana's culinary roots run deep and are drawn from French, Spanish, African and Caribbean cultures. The history of this state is equally varied and blended, visible in the architecture of houses, churches, mausoleums and plantations. Visit one of the many state parks, enjoy a night on Bourbon Street, or browse one of the museums. Whatever your ideal vacation includes, Louisiana has something for everyone.

  

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Overview

Louisiana is home to America’s Creole and Cajun cultures and cuisine; the tangible blend of history between the French, Spanish and African people who made the area their home before and after the United States purchased the land in 1803. The Mississippi River runs from the north to the south, ending in the Gulf of Mexico. While it’s known for its bayous, there are also beaches, parks, and campgrounds. If outdoor activities are not for you, Louisiana also has unique museums, festivals and the Audubon Zoo.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: Required Documents: Passports are required for international travel. You will not be permitted to depart without necessary documentation. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as vaccinations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Passport and entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. For the most current information on passport and entry requirements, please visit the Government of Canada official website at http://travel.gc.ca. Special travel documents are required for children traveling with or without their parents. If you are traveling with children, please check with the airline or cruise line prior to departure. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must contact the consulate of the country you are visiting.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require you to present a marriage certificate or license for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring your marriage documentation with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.ca/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or https://travel.gc.ca/ for advice and advisories.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers' tips, public announcements, travel advisories and more, please visit the Government of Canada official website at http://travel.gc.ca.

Climate:
Average Celsius Temperature:
  • December through February: 18° to 18° (Winter)
  • March through May: 22° to 29° (Spring)
  • June through August: 32° to 33° (Summer)
  • September through November: 30° to 22° (Autumn)

Tropical Storm Season from June to November

Water Safety: Tap water is safe to drink.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Central Daylight Time.

Telephone Information: Direct dialing for local and international telephone calls is available from most hotels and from most public phones.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, private transfers, ridesharing services, taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules for public transportation, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.