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Wildlife and Culture of Louisiana's Cajun Country

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Program #8276RJ
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.
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.

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 include an afternoon at Festival International de Louisiane, an outdoor music festival held in downtown Lafayette, with musical acts from all over the world. The festival continues on Sunday, April 26, for those who are staying over and would like more time at the festival.10/6/2015
This session will include an afternoon at Festival 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 Sunday evening, October 11, for those who are staying over and would like more time at the festival.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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


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