Here at Cajun Encounters, we have the honor of welcoming guests from across the globe on our tours.
From providing private New Orleans City Cemetery Tours for two honeymooners in town, to greeting groups of over a hundred students at the Honey Island Swamp, to providing pick up service throughout the French Quarter on our Plantation Tour, we’re overwhelmed by the privilege of sharing our culture with visitors to New Orleans.
With this privilege comes the responsibility to give an authentic view of our ways of life, to ensure safe, streamlined travel, and most of all, for our guests to learn and have FUN!
One of the neatest things about giving tours is that while guests get to learn about us, we have the chance to learn about them, as well. While it’s true that we know a good deal about some of our tour guests beforehand, most of the people we meet each day, we get to know on or in the days leading up to the tour.
Recently, we learned that it had been a bit cumbersome for our friends at Deafinitely Wanderlust to explore the swamp. We didn’t know it at the time, but Lilo and Stacey, the writers of Deafinitely Wanderlust, a travel inspiration blog for both Deaf and Hearing communities, had been searching for a bit to line up a tour with an interpreter on board for the excursion.
When Raven, our Groups Coordinator, heard from Lilo and Stacey, she jumped to help them!
As noted in their blog,
Upon arrival, we met Raven who worked hard to look for an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, named Andrea. We gushed how awe we were in, asking “why is it that you [Cajun Encounters] decide to provide an interpreter, comparing to several other swamp tour companies who doesn’t provide?”
“There’s no reason why you should not come and enjoy touring the swamp.”
She said. BAM, our heart, seriously. We were completely touched with that answer, blushed even.
And we enjoyed having them on tour with us and it looks like they had a great time out on the water.
To read all about their experience, just check out their post here: Deafinitely Wanderlust Visits Cajun Encounters!