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I promised I would let you know how our Cajun tour went recently so here goes! Photos show the latest member (16 years old) of the tv program, Swamp People, with the alligator in his back yard. Cypress tree with Spanish moss is in bayou. Turtle is an Alligator Snapping Turtle which can kill alligators!

The Cajun tour was awesome! There is so much to learn in the Houma, LA, area which involves ecology, geography, geology, marine science, etc., etc. Our receptive works with student groups and will design a tour appropriate for junior high school, high school or college. They have offered some credit course tours for college students through a local university.

The marshes, wetlands, bayous, etc., offer a wealth of opportunities for hands-on research. We visited shrimping, oyster and other businesses where the people make a living off the “water life.” We enjoyed tremendously a ride through the bayou with a typical Cajun who had never left the county and was filled with a wealth of information. We listened to a retired Cajun college professor whose expertise was geology of the area and was a fascinating speaker, telling us how much the area has sunk over the past years and how water is overtaking much of the marsh land. All the farmers with me were enthralled with his presentation.

We saw and heard how oil has become an important business in the off-shore area. Depending on the time of the year, guests can go on a shrimp boat or do more hands-on activities. We visited an alligator farm which was fascinating and allowed guests to hold a baby alligator as well as learn how this farm is helping to hatch and maintain the species in the wild. We learned about the plant life as well as the animals of the area. I’m ready to return to this area and think you would be well pleased with a tour to this area.

I highly recommend that you consider a tour for your students to the Houma, LA, area. The lady with whom I worked is Sandra Pellegrin. Her email address is sandrapellegrin@gmail.com. Web Site is www.cajuntours.com. Her cell phone is 901-412-6304.

If you have questions which I can answer about the tour or the area, please do not hesitate to ask. She indicated they could also locate appropriate housing for students.

Marilyn Schild, Manager of Business Development
Presley Tours

 


Thanks again for the fun and informative day long Cajun tour a couple of weeks ago. The swamp tour was fun also. I never realized that alligators could be called to come like a dog. I think 3 alligators came over to the boat. After we left the swamp tour we stopped at one of your suggestions for dinner and music - the Jolly Inn. We stayed for several hours. Really enjoyed the music but the hospitality was wonderful. We were treated like we were regulars instead of visitors. I think the band was called Coochy Coochy. We were given a cd, a shout out from the band to welcome us, included with cake from the anniversary couple and a certificate that we were "Honorary Cajuns." There was also a group of teenagers that came in from Seattle. They were volunteering in the area. They had a lot of fun learning dance steps from some of the regulars.

Overall - the whole day with you, the swamp tour and our experience at the Jolly Inn was a highlight of a terrific vacation!

You're a terrific guide and it was a pleasure getting to know you for the day.

Sandy and Rex Pryor
Kansas City


What a wonderfull experience you and your guides created for our tour group from Illinois and Missouri. John and Don di a great job and were so god to explain the area. I had been to New Orleans but it was not nearly so good as this tour. Keep up the good work.

Janice Funderburk


Thank you for arranging our tours in Houma last week. The trip was excellent! Your plan included everything we wanted to see and provided the opportunity to experience the native culture and people as we had hoped. The food at Big Al's was as good as you said it would be.

The stay at Twelve Oaks was wonderful. The room was huge, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Barbara was most gracious and friendly. She obviously enjoys guests and made us feel right at home. She was always available for anything we needed, but still allowed us our privacy. Obviously her breakfasts were top notch. She said she was going to make sure we liked the B & B experience. She succeeded, but may have spoiled us for any other B & B stays.

Don was an outstanding tour guide. His first-hand knowledge allowed him to provide interesting answers to the millions of questions we peppered him with. His familiarity with many of the local people gave us the chance to talk directly to them to learn even more of the history and culture of the area.

Again a big thanks to you, Barbara, and Don for making our visit to Cajun Country memorable and enjoyable.

Joan and Dennis McNeer
Warner Robins, GA


My wife and I took out 3 young daughters (9, 5, 18 months) for a couple of days in Cajun Country. Our first day was spent on a Cajun Tour booked trhough Cajun Tours (Sandra Pellegrin). Our guide, Don Geautreux) met us at our hotel promptly at 0930. It is a "walkaboard" tour, so Don joined us in our vehicle and directed us around town to see various sights. To say Don is good with kids would be an understatement, they had a blast! (So much so that when we left Houma, my daughters said they would miss Mr. Don.. and that he seemed like an "uncle") :) I have to admit, touring with Don was like having a friend of the family, or a local relative taking you to the sights. You could certainly TRY to tour the area yourself, but you'd never find or have access to the areas Don took us to. It was a great value and a great time. I highly recommend it!

Great time with "Uncle Don"


We went on a shrimp boat and had the shrimper show us how he caught shrimp. Our guide, Don went out of his way to give us the best tour. We saw crabs shedding their shells and the lady at crab factory talked to us. We saw how shrimp were dried and even tasted them. Our lunch was fresh seafood and was it good. We went to a shrimp factory and saw shrimp being processed. The highlight of the tour was viewing alligators in the wild. Bring your cameras if you do this tour because I am doing it next month with my camera equipment. The tour was special and something we could not have done on our own. The alligators came up to our car.

Kentucky Visitor


Thanks again for the fun and informative day long Cajun tour a couple of weeks ago. The swamp tour was fun also. I never realized that alligators could be called to come like a dog. I think 3 alligators came over to the boat. After we left the swamp tour we stopped at one of your suggestions for dinner and music - the Jolly Inn. We stayed for several hours. Really enjoyed the music but the hospitality was wonderful. We were treated like we were regulars instead of visitors. I think the band was called Coochy Coochy. We were given a cd, a shout out from the band to welcome us, included with cake from the anniversary couple and a certificate that we were "Honorary Cajuns." There was also a group of teenagers that came in from Seattle. They were volunteering in the area. They had alot of fun learning dance steps from some of the regulars.

Overall - the whole day with you, the swamp tour and our experience at the Jolly Inn was a highlight of a terrific vacation!

You're a terrific guide and it was a pleasure getting to know you for the day.

Sandy and Rex Pryor
Kansas City


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