About traveling with a wheelchair
Wheelchair travel, going on a holiday with a wheelchair can be a challenge. What is possible and what is not is often hard to figure out for yourself and it takes time. However, with correct preparation and information you can reduce the stress that comes with the search for a carefree and unforgettable holiday.
There are relatively few international wheelchair travel agents or accessible tours available. This is regrettable, because everyone, including wheelchair users and mobility impaired people love to have the opportunity to travel abroad. Therefore we have tried to simplify the search of finding the right wheelchair-accessible journey for you by presenting a variety of tours and trips from around the world that will capture your imagination.
Difficulties for wheelchair traveler
The search for a carefree holiday begins by considering your own possibilities, limitations, and flexibility. You must know what you can do and what you cannot do. This might be difficult, but this will ensure that you can start searching for the ideal holiday. And this is also useful information for our travel agency & tour operator partners who are involved with your trip. Agencies can adjust their advice and recommendations based on your personal capabilities. Not only do destinations, accommodations and types of holidays depend on what you can do but also on what you enjoy doing. Because your own personal interests and tastes are just as important to ensure a fun and memorable trip.
Our Travel Agents offer solutions for wheelchair travel
Every person has different specific care requests. For example, you could consider taking your own wheelchair with you or renting one at your holiday destination. And depending on the travel agency and your own situation and preferences, a certified healthcare could be present to accompany you. If needed, they would provide care and practical support during a trip. For example: during excursions they can help you up sidewalks, enter restaurants, or move through foreign streets that can have steep slopes and uneven pavements. Caregivers are not always included in a tour and if extra help is needed this is one important issue that must be discussed with the travel agency when you are booking your trip.
Rooms for people with disabilities are usually larger in floor space, have wider entrances and are often located on the ground floor. Sometimes they are also found on an upper floor, usually close to a wide elevator. The beds in these types of hotel rooms are also usually raised and adjustable too. Bathrooms are adjusted with widened entranceways, supports can be fitted around the bathtub area, toilets have been raised slightly and there could be a seated open shower. Some hotels also offer facilities to charge mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs and guide and assistance dogs are often permitted.
This is an ideal situation, but in reality there is still a general lack of accessible rooms in many popular destinations around the world. Our partners should be able to inform you clearly about the specific details in the accommodations they offer during trips.