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LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

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Program #11031RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Mardi Gras traditions date back to medieval France. Local celebrations derive from the Acadians of French Canada who became the Cajuns of Louisiana. Share their richly distinctive heritage as you learn about and experience food, music, and dance. Delve into folklore and the unusual carnival tradition of the rural Courir de Mardi Gras. Sample authentic down home cooking including gumbo, boudin and more. Celebrate Mardi Gras from your head all the way down to your feet as it’s done only in Cajun Country!


Highlights

• See costumed parade riders fling throws and, on occasion, dance for a chicken!
• Mark the history and feel the rhythm of the fiddle and accordion as we learn about Cajun and Zydeco music with local musicians.
• Bring your dancing shoes and learn the Cajun Waltz and Two-Step.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a mile a day. Standing required for parade watching.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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

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4.8
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