Saying “Goodbye” to Summer

It’s hard to tell now, but the Crescent City is gearing up for Autumn.

Within weeks, the warm weather will start to feel breezy, the Honey Island Swamp will see migratory birds, the sun will set sooner, and tank tops will be replaced by (at least) long sleeved shirts.

What does this mean? Fun and excitement, of course!!

Whether you live here, or are in town for the Voodoo Music Experience, for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas in New Orleans, there won’t be a shortage of things to do.

The Cajun Encounters team has been hard at work to prepare, too, ordering festive things for the gift shop, preparing inventory, and drilling down some extra fun things to suggest to our guests while they are in town.

How about you? What do you plan to do when the weather changes? Whatever it may be, remember that Cajun Encounters is here to help with your transportation, group tours, and dining!

Cajun Encounters Gator Cake!!

Hey guys,

Check out this cute gator cake made by one of the Cajun Encounters’ team. How cute would this be for a birthday party?

And this cake isn’t the only thing we’ve got cookin’ up!

We’re hard at work perfecting our New Orleans city/cemetery tours, expanding on our plantation tours, and finding new ways to make our swamp tours the best around. We’re even working on tours in different languages!!

How’s that for team spirit? So if you are even thinking of booking a tour, having a birthday party, or just giving us a call, reach out to Cajun Encounters now while there’s still space available!

Introducing “Pepe”: The Give Hope Disaster Relief Trip Student Group Mascot

We were given the honor last month of having a repeat visit by our friends at Northwest High School.

These students, hailing all the way from Michigan, were part of a Disaster Relief trip group called “Give Hope.” The group travels to New Orleans to help with hurricane relief.

(A big thank you to you guys, as well as to everyone who takes time out of their schedule to volunteer!)

And with that, we would like to introduce you all to “Pepe,” the groups’ unofficial mascot for the trip.

How fun, right?!

The kids purchased these little guys from the gift shop, and gave them their own dress.

So different! Thanks to NW High for sending these over, for the volunteerism, and of course, for the visit.

To our readers, do you have a neat travel buddy that you’d like to have featured on the blog? Send us some pics, and maybe we can feature you next!!

We’re Getting Excited for Jazz Fest

Well, it’s surely “festival season” down here in New Orleans. That’s what locals like to call this time of year, and yes, it is our favorite!

This Friday marks the start of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with acts like Wyclef Jean, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk and Coco Robicheaux taking the stage.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, remember to rest up, wear sunscreen, and have fun during your stay in the Big Easy.

As for us, the team here may take some time after our tours to take in the music and atmosphere. How could you not?

Remember, we can help with any transportation needs throughout your stay, and will be on standby with some fantastic tours of New Orleans to help you get the most out of your vacation here! Come pay us a visit!!

New Pictures, Courtesy of Cajun Encounters Visitors!!

Every once in a while, we scour the internet, just get an honest opinion of our tours. We value visitors’ viewpoints, and we want to use any criticism we can in making the BEST New Orleans experience.

Firstly, a big thank you everyone taking the time to catch up with us, much less actually post videos and pictures of their experiences. There is some truly amazing media out there of Cajun Encounters!!

One thing that stood out to us as unique is the imagery of the wild hogs seen on the swamp tours. Usually it’s gator pics that people post, but look below from some stunning imagery taken from

Need a Field Trip Idea? We Have Just the Thing.

Have a group of youngsters for the day, and want to show them something educational, safe, and fun?

Why not bring them out on a swamp, New Orleans city, or plantation tour?!

With discounted group rates, unbeatable tour guides and a reputation for the best tours in New Orleans, we at Cajun Encounters work hard to be your “one stop shop” for all of your field trip needs.

We offer transportation within the greater New Orleans area, (and beyond, just ask!), and personal, one on one service. We can even provide accommodations for lunch and photos!

The team here at Cajun Encounters has worked with group leaders for more than 10 years to provide impeccable, memorable tours.

Want to see for yourself? Just contact us!