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Wildlife and Culture of Louisiana's Cajun Country

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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Led by local experts, venture into some of Louisiana’s refuges, reserves and sanctuaries to observe magnificent birds and wildlife in their natural habitat and gain a fuller understanding of human impacts on this pristine wilderness. For “lagniappe” (lan-yap: a little something extra), learn about Cajun history and heritage, culture, traditions, and enjoy music and dancing.


• Explore Lake Martin (on foot and by boat), home to egrets, herons and alligators!
• Ride a pontoon boat into the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp — the largest river basin swamp in America — for a close-up look at native wildlife.
• Trace the journey from Acadians to Cajuns, learn the Cajun Waltz and Two-Step, and go dancing at a popular local dance hall/restaurant.

Program Notes

New for 2016: All program dates will be a small group, with a maximum of twenty-four participants.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for an hour and a half on a field trip to a folk life village. Walking up to a mile on uneven terrain at Lake Martin. Ability to maneuver into and out of a boat.

Date Notes
This session will spend one afternoon at Festival International de Louisiane, a Francophone music festival held in downtown Lafayette.10/11/2016
This program includes an afternoon at the Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, an outdoor music and food festival held in Girard Park, which celebrates Cajun and Zydeco music and Cajun and Creole food. The festival continues through the evening of Sunday, October 16, for those who wish to stay to spend more time at the festival after the program is over.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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