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LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

The Cajun Experience in Music, Food, and Dance

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Program #5629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Oct 22 — Oct 27, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of Cajun Country. Just minutes from UL Lafayette, Vermilionville, and other tourist attractions. Approximately 3.0 miles from airport.

Contact info:
1801 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA
phone: 337-233-8120
Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet, 32" flat panel television,mini-fridge, coffee station, blow dryer, iron & ironing board. Microwave available upon request.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room. Complimentary laundry facilities, 24 hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65
Arrangements must be made directly with the hotel. (337) 233-8120

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, October 22 - Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: 3:00 pm check-in time.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or local restaurant.

Evening: We will meet promptly at 4:30 for the program orientation. We will go through the itinerary for the week, engage in a fun colloquial vocabulary/language exercise, and have a general Q&A session. Individuals will introduce themselves to the group. It's a lively beginning to the program that is not to be missed!

Lodging: Hotel Acadiana

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of Cajun Country. Just minutes from UL Lafayette, Vermilionville, and other tourist attractions. Approximately 3.0 miles from airport.

Contact info:
1801 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA
phone: 337-233-8120
Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet, 32" flat panel television,mini-fridge, coffee station, blow dryer, iron & ironing board. Microwave available upon request.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room. Complimentary laundry facilities, 24 hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65
Arrangements must be made directly with the hotel. (337) 233-8120

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, October 23 - Jean Lafitte Acadian Culture Center; Vermilionvil...
Breakfast: Included.

Morning: Field trip to Jean Lafitte Acadian Culture Center to view films on the deportation of the Acadians, as well as a film about the Atchafalaya Basin. There will also be time to see the on-site museum.

Lunch: Lunch at La Cuisine de Maman (on-site cafe at Vermilionville).

Afternoon: A guided walk through the folk life village at Vermilionville.

Dinner: Included.

Lodging: Hotel Acadiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of Cajun Country. Just minutes from UL Lafayette, Vermilionville, and other tourist attractions. Approximately 3.0 miles from airport.

Contact info:
1801 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA
phone: 337-233-8120
Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet, 32" flat panel television,mini-fridge, coffee station, blow dryer, iron & ironing board. Microwave available upon request.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room. Complimentary laundry facilities, 24 hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65
Arrangements must be made directly with the hotel. (337) 233-8120

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, October 24 - Cajun Dance/Accordion Factory
Breakfast: Included.

Morning: Classes: Learn the Cajun waltz and the two-step in an entertaining dance lesson.

Lunch: Local Cajun restaurant.

Afternoon: Learn more about local food-ways, pantry ingredients,and the plate lunch culture.

Dinner: Local Cajun restaurant.

Evening: Field trip to Martin Accordions, where we’ll learn the secrets of the family trade and be treated to a jam session with the Martin Family Band.

Lodging: Hotel Acadiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of Cajun Country. Just minutes from UL Lafayette, Vermilionville, and other tourist attractions. Approximately 3.0 miles from airport.

Contact info:
1801 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA
phone: 337-233-8120
Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet, 32" flat panel television,mini-fridge, coffee station, blow dryer, iron & ironing board. Microwave available upon request.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room. Complimentary laundry facilities, 24 hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65
Arrangements must be made directly with the hotel. (337) 233-8120

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, October 25 - Shadows-on-the-Teche; Tabasco
Breakfast: Included.

Morning: We’ll take a trip to New Iberia to see the Shadows-on-the-Teche, where we will learn about the history of this beautiful old home, as well as the influence of sugarcane farming in the area. Afterwards, we’ll travel to Avery Island, the home of Tabasco.

Lunch: Included

Afternoon: Evening activity TBA.

Dinner: Local Cajun restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Acadiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of Cajun Country. Just minutes from UL Lafayette, Vermilionville, and other tourist attractions. Approximately 3.0 miles from airport.

Contact info:
1801 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508 USA
phone: 337-233-8120
Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet, 32" flat panel television,mini-fridge, coffee station, blow dryer, iron & ironing board. Microwave available upon request.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room. Complimentary laundry facilities, 24 hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65
Arrangements must be made directly with the hotel. (337) 233-8120

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, October 26 - Cypress Lake @ UL Lafayette; Dance Lesson Review/...
Cypress Lake @ UL Lafayette; Dance Lesson Review/Mulate's for Dinner & Dancing

Breakfast: Included.

Morning: Class - The History and Evolution of Cajun & Zydeco Music. We'll view the film, "J'ai Été au Bal" as well as engage in discussion.

Lunch: Local specialty, tba.

Afternoon: See the swamp on campus at the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette. Take a driving tour of the Lafayette downtown area to see a number of murals by local artist Robert Dafford. Visit the 500 year old oak on the grounds of the St. John Cathedral. Later in the afternoon, we'll have a second dancing lesson to review what we've learned. Graduation before leaving for dinner.

Dinner: We'll go out to a favorite restaurant/dance hall for dinner and dancing to live music.

Lodging: Hotel Acadiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, October 27 - Breakfast served from 6:00 - 9:00. Free to depart...
Breakfast: Included

Morning: You are free to depart before or after breakfast. Check out of hotel. Have a safe trip home!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lafayette, LA
Acadian VillageMuseum of authentic Acadian homes. Located on the grounds of Acadian Village are eight authentic Acadian houses dating back to 1800. There is a recreation of a General Store that was the main gathering place for the community. Onsite is a replica of a Chapel, the floor of the Chapel was made with long leaf pine that is over 200 years old. The reproduction of the Blacksmith Shop was built with weather-beaten, aged cypress boards. The shop is complete with original tools used by the blacksmith years ago. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For additional information, visit: www.acadianvillage.org/
Downtown LafayetteShops, live music, restaurants, art museums, planetarium
For additional information, visit: www.lafayettetravel.com/
Heymann Performing Arts Center1373 S. College Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
For additional information, visit: www.ticketmaster.com/venue/221705/
Lafayette Natural History Museum and PlanetariumThe Museum exists to encourage the discovery and understanding of the natural world, the universe, and the role of humans within them. Hours of Operation Monday - Closed Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission Charges Adults - $8.00 Seniors (65 or older) - $6.00
For additional information, visit: www.lnhm.org/
University Art MuseumThe University Art Museum's Permanent Collection consists of more than 1,500 works of art, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and photographs. This collection represents 18th, 19th and 20th century Louisiana, as well as the United States, Europe and Japan. Hours of operation: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday - Closed Ticket prices: Adult $5 Senior Citizens $4
For additional information, visit: www.louisiana.edu/UAM/
Zoo of AcadianaHours of operation are from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. (Closed major holidays) Admission cost: $7.95* for adults $6.95* for senior citizens *plus tax.
For additional information, visit: www.zooofacadiana.org/

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

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