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Program #11031RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Caro Lynn from Crystal Lake, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
Loved the diversity of this program. Felt the coordinator went above and beyond in planning the program and her handling of the group and activities. She was awesome and made the program a success.

Jacquelyn from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
This program was well planned and the coordinator thought through all the issues to make our experience very good. Patty should be commended both by Road Scholar and by U of Lafayette for her excellent work in program planning and execution. We learned a great deal about cajun country Mardi Gras and came away impressed and informed about this unique culture.

Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 225
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
This program was fantastic, Without the background that Road Scholar provided, we would never have understood the origins of the Courir de Mardi Gras, otherwise known as the Chicken Chase. Our fun-packed week was filled with music and laughter, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Cajun Mardi Gras -- especially the rural event -- showcases a unique pocket of culture in America. Our leader, Patti Daigle, was excellent and got our week off to a good start by teaching us Cajun expressions both in English and in French.

Susan from Hurst, TX Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
The leader of this program, Patti Daigle, is experienced as a planner, a speaker, and a leader. She goes out of her way to make sure all the participants in the group are comfortable and also know what is expected. I'm a repeat participant to Mardi Gras in Cajun country and hope to attend again!

Monica from Crystal Lake, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
Fabulous experience that was both educational and entertaining. I would recommend this program to anyone that has not been to Cajun country. Much better than trying to explore this area on your own, and worth every penny.

Stephen from Hurst, TX Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 02/26/14 - 03/03/14
This program is well organized and LOADS of fun as well as educational.

Sonya from Suffern, NY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 02/10/13 - 02/15/13
I had a great time. We danced partied and ate our was through Mardi Gras. I recommend it to anyone who likes to have fun and learn at the same time.

Ronald from Lewisville, TX Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 02/10/13 - 02/15/13
By far this is the best program we have attended. If you have a desire to learn about the Cajun culture and eat good Cajun food this is the program for you. Not to mention that the program coordinator is SUPURB.

Sheila from Hot Springs Village, AR Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/10/13 - 02/15/13
We have lived in Arkansas most of our lives, yet we did not know the history or meaning of Mardi Gras.We found this visit to "Cajun Country" to be most informative and enjoyable. Road Scholar Adventures are truly the way to discover this great country of ours.

Stephen from Hurst, TX Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 02/10/13 - 02/15/13
I enjoyed this program very much and reccommend it to anyone.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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