Pre-BEX Tours Tuesday, October 11th.

Downtown Lafayette Walking Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Downtown Lafayette Walking Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 11 | 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 11 | 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.

Lafayette History Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Lafayette History Tour
Number of Participants:30
Date & Time:October 11 | 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 11 | 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 11 | 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.

Haunted Lafayette

Pre-BEX Tour:Haunted Lafayette
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 11 | 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.
Additional Infomation:Only ONE Pre-BEX Tour sign up per attendee. Please use the same email you registered for the conference with.

Lake Martin Paddling Photography Tour

Pre-BEX Tour:Lake Martin Paddling Photography Tour
Number of Participants:10
Date & Time:October 11 | 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!