Pre-BEX Tours- Wednesday, October 12th.

Downtown Lafayette Walking Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Downtown Lafayette Walking Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half-day excursion. We recommend comfortable footwear for walking. The price of lunch is NOT included. ADA accessible.
Description:Let Downtown surprise you! As the heart of our community and the center of Acadiana, we invite you to explore what makes Downtown Lafayette an unforgettable place to be. It’s the place where hundreds of businesses and organizations—small and large—contribute to creating a vibrant community. You’ll discover Downtown Lafayette’s culture, arts, dining, museums, shopping, music venues, and history on this tour.

Bikes, Backroads, Bayous & Brews

Pre-BEX Tour:Bikes, Backroads, Bayous & Brews
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. We recommend athletic shoes and attire. Nalgene/water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. Some cycling experience is required. Riders are responsible for their own meals.
Description:Discover the backroads of Cajun Country on two wheels! Treat yourself to breakfast at Tante Marie in historic Breaux Bridge and ride out to your swamp tour at McGee’s Landing in Henderson. After your boat ride of the beautiful Atchafalaya Basin, continue your trek to Bayou Teche Brewing where you can sample many varieties of locally crafted beers on tap. Enjoy artisanal pizzas and other delicacies at Cajun Saucer. Ride supported and guided by T.R.A.I.L. & Cycle Zydeco: Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Cycling Festival.

Two-Stepping Good Time

Pre-BEX Tour:Two-Stepping Good Time
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half-day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Lafayette's distinct mix of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco makes for a musical experience like no other. For music lovers, there’s no place else where you can get a taste of all these flavors. For dancers, the music is endless as are the dance partners. On this tour visit Tee Don Landry of Key of Z Rubboards and learn how the frottoir or rubboard, used in zydeco music, is made. You can also try your hand at a two-step and waltz at a private dance lesson that includes live music.

Lafayette History Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Lafayette History Tour
Number of Participants:30
Date & Time:October 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Learn about the cultural history of Lafayette starting at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve with the film The Cajun Way: Echoes of Acadia combined with various exhibits. Next door is the 23-acre living history museum Vermilionville, where you will learn about the living history of the Native America, Cajuns, and Creoles.

Cajun Food Tours

Pre-BEX Tour:Cajun Food Tours
Number of Participants:14
Date & Time:October 12 | 9:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Hop on our cozy 14 passenger party bus, for the most delicious tour in Acadiana. Discover the history, fall in love with the culture, and best of all experience the flavor. We’ll visiting 5 local eateries for a variety of authentic Cajun Flavors. Includes all the food and all the fun. Does not include adult beverages, available for purchase at some stops.
Pre-BEX Tour:TABASCO
Number of Participants:30
Date & Time:October 12 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:The tour starts with a look back at the history of the McElhanney family in the history museum. From there you will experience the entire TABASCO hot sauce making process from the plants growing in their greenhouse to the bottling line. In addition, learn about the island’s conservation efforts and the salt mine display as well as a cooking demo and lunch with their various products finished off with a botanical tour through Jungle Gardens.

Lafayette en français

Pre-BEX Tour:Lafayette en français
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half-day excursion. Speaking French is not required although it will be spoken with some translation in English. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Immerse yourself in the heart of French Louisiana with a tour that takes you to throughout the area to experience the food, music, and culture of Lafayette en français.

Museum & Mural Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Museum & Mural Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half-day excursion. The price of lunch is NOT included. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Start your day with a tour of Lafayette’s art museums and murals. You’ll have a chance to meet with curators and local artists as you explore the city by bus and by foot. Architectural features and colorful displays of the region’s culture will provide the best backdrops for your photo worthy moments. The tour will end with some insider recommendations for lunch and shopping in the downtown district.

Lake Martin Paddling Photography Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Lake Martin Paddling Photography Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half day excursion. Photography equipment not provided. Wear comfortable clothes and water shoes as this tour takes place in a canoe. Nalgene/water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. On the water for 2-2:30 hours.
Description:Regardless of whether you're a serious photographer looking to add to your portfolio, or an amateur trying to hone your skills, this 2 1/2 hour long tour will teach you about photography and the swamp, all while helping you capture the best images!

Flora & Fauna Hike & Paddle

Pre-BEX Tour:Flora & Fauna Hike & Paddle
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 7 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Wear comfortable clothes and bring hiking or sturdy shoes for the first portion of the day. Water shoes or sandals are also suggested for the paddling portion.
Description:Enjoy the natural beauty of Lafayette by land and river. The day starts with a morning hike at the Acadiana Park Nature Station where you will be guided through the various plants, insects, and possibly animals that inhabit our area. Following the hike will be a short 10 mile guided paddle where you will learn about the waterways that shaped the culture and communities of Lafayette. The paddle ends at Vermilionville where a late lunch will be eaten at their onsite restaurant La Cuisine de Maman.

Haunted Lafayette

Pre-BEX Tour:Haunted Lafayette
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:Who haunts the houses and buildings of Acadiana, a region rich in culture and history? Those who refuse to leave hang in shadows, tease us with weird happenings, and some even show themselves in the dark of night. On this tour you will visit some of the most haunted places in Lafayette, and even grab a bite to eat at a haunted café, but only if you’re brave enough to face the unexplained.

Lake Martin Paddling Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Lake Martin Paddling Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 12 | 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half day excursion. Wear comfortable clothes and water shoes as this tour takes place in a canoe. Nalgene/water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended.
Description:Experience the beauty and bounty of nature on this canoe paddling tour to explore the flaura and fauna of the area. You will be paired in canoes and led by a guide who will point out treasures in the bayous of Cajun Country.

Cajun For A Day

Pre-BEX Tour:Cajun For A Day
Number of Participants:14
Date & Time:October 12 | 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Full day excursion. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Description:This full-day experience includes a guided tour of the Historic Vermilionville Village, a Louisiana Cajun swamp boat tour in beautiful Lake Martin, Cajun dance lessons, and more! And, of course, you’ll eat like a local! Our favorite gumbo and bread pudding are on the menu for lunch, and a pit stop for boudin, our favorite Cajun snack.
Pre-BEX Tour:Golf
Number of Participants:8
Date & Time:October 12 | 8 a.m.
Meeting Location:CAJUNDOME
Notes:Half day excursion. If need be clubs are available to rent. Wear proper golf attire including collared shirts and golf shoes. Nalgene/water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. Price of lunch not included.
Description:Enjoy a round of golf at one of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Courses, The Wetlands. This course was designed by architect Frank Burandt to showcase the region’s many lakes and wetland areas, it also features abundant native grasses and wildflowers. The challenge of the golf course presents itself with well-bunkered greens and water hazards that affect 11 of its 18 holes.