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United States

Access Aloha specializes in disability travel for Hawaii.

Access Tours provides package vacation tours in the American West, including National Parks and other special areas, for people with physical disabilities, especially slow walkers and scooter or wheelchair users.

Accessible Journeys has accessible lifestyle vacations for slow walkers wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends.

blind women shoppingBest Bets Travel caters to travelers with disabilities and offers travel planning for wheelchair accessible cruises, services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, slow walking tours, accessible Disney World area villas as well as accessible tours.

Connie George Travel Associates specializes in resort packages, tour and cruise vacation planning for wheelchair users, slow walkers, deaf and non-disabled travelers.

Dialysis at Sea is the largest provider of dialysis services aboard cruise ships in the world. Each cruise is accompanied by a board eligible/certified nephrologist and one or more dialysis nurses, depending on the number of dialysis cruise patients. They offer cruises to Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and specialty cruises to other part of the world.

Flying Wheels Travel has specialized in disability travel since 1970. The are one of the premiere agencies in this field receiving the Conde Nast award for top travel specialist for travelers with disabilities in 2004,2005, and 2006.

Globe Trotter Club is a travel agency created by professionals whose dedication and passion have been used to offer outstanding tourism packages and services designed for the physically challenged travelers, their families and friends making all areas of the world accessible to them.

Gone Tomorrow Travel takes the hassle out of planning vacations for persons with disabilities for cruise lines, tours, or hotels, and also make arrangements for medical equipment rentals such as motorized scooters, manual wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.

The Guided Tour was the first professionally supervised travel and vacation program in the United States for persons with developmental and physical challenges. They have been in business for over 35 years providing tours for persons with developmental challenges ages 17 and up.

Nautilus Tours and Cruises are a full-service travel agency specializing in disability travel in the U.S. and internationally. The company started in 1988, Joan Diamond and Jill Bellows are real experts in disability travel.

People and Places is an organization providing year-round, small group travel, vacation, and respite opportunities for persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Suntastic Tours specializes in accessible travel and personal VIP concierge services to create quality vacation experiences for Central Florida including Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and all of the area attractions.

Sprout is based in New York City and provides tours and custom trips for people with developmental disabilities.

Trips, Inc. provides travel outings to adults of various abilities, and the trips are designed for people with developmental disabilities and special needs who require staff assistance for a safe and enjoyable vacation.

Trips Unlimited/Alternative Leisure is an organization providing recreation and travel for seniors and people with disabilities. They offer tours within the US, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

Undiscovered Britain caters to travelers with disabilities who long to experience the off-the-beaten-track treasures of the “real” Britain and Ireland. Founder, Ann Litt specializes in customized and inclusive itinerary planning from airlines, accommodations, transportation, tours and private guides, and special events.

World on Wheelz arranges and books accessible trips specifically for wheelchair users, slow walkers, seniors with special needs, and all people that face mobility challenges. Whether one's passion is cruising, an African safari, or destinations in Europe, Egypt, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, the United States or Canada, they can make accessible arrangements to suit one's special needs.

 

Africa

Accessible Adventure Travels has accessible African safaris and worldwide adventure travel advice for wheelchair users and physically disabled people.

Endeavour Safaris offers accessible travel in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia for people with mobility, visual and hearing impairments as well as oxygen-users and those requiring kidney dialysis.

Epic Enabled specialize in accessible travel in Southern Africa, including the famous Krueger National Park, Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban in South Africa and can also offer tours to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe/Zambia and the rest of Africa.

Flamingo Tours provides personalized, tailored accessible trips aroundwoman in wheelchair with cheetah cub Capetown and South Africa based on the client's specific needs, interests, and budget. Co-owner, Pam Taylor, is a registered nurse. Here is my friend, Sharon Myers, with Pam getting up close and personal with a cheetah cub. (Photo courtesy of Flamingo Tours).

Go Africa Safaris and Travel creates individual itineraries for safaris in Kenya and Tanzania for persons with disabilities.

Titch Tours offers tours to Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa for travelers with mobility and visual disabilities.

Wild at Heart is division of Zulu Safaris that specializes in tours for travelers with disabilities for South Africa.

 

Asia

Baan Khun Daeng provides accessible holidays in northern Thailand.

Discover Asia Travel offers a 4 day tour of Bangkok on a wheelchair-accessible bus.

Wheelchair Tours of Thailand designing accessible holidays and escorting groups on accessible vacations exclusively for slow walkers, wheelchair travelers offered by a native agency owner who is a wheelchair user.

 

Australia and New Zealand

Accessible Kiwi Tours is a full-service travel agency started in 1991 providing tours meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and seniors.

Take a Break caters to people with mobility restrictions.

Wheel Chair Tours Australia has accessible tours of Perth, including Aboriginal culture.

 

Central America

Go with Wheelchairs offers accessible tours of Costa Rica.

 

Europe

Access Tourisme Service is a disabled owned and operated travel agency that provides a wide range of accessible services. They provide adapted vehicle rentals, accessible hotel rooms, travel companions and medical equipment, as well as personalized expeditions to Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, Provence, and the French Riviera.

Access Travel is an agency located in the United Kingdom specializing in disability holidays to destinations around the world.

Accessible Barcelona will arrange for accommodations, transportation, and offers a variety of equipment such as electric scooters, and manual or electric wheelchairs.

Accessible Europe is a pool of European travel agents expert in accessible tourism services for people with special needs: people with disability, slow walkers, aged people, family parties and all the tourists needing special care.

Accessible Italy is an all-inclusive agency offering tours through out Italy since 1995, including tours for persons with visual disabilities. They even have a department for organizing accessible weddings in Florence, Rome or Venice.

Accessible Italy is the first travel agency in Italy to specialize in disability travel and provides tours of Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice, and Milan in their own vans with wheelchair lifts.

Accessible Portugal offers a variety of tours including theme tours, adventure tours such as hot air ballooning, tandem sky diving, as well as renting electric scooters, manual wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, and accessible transportation.

Accessible Prague offers complete service from local experts. This consists of carefully selected accommodation, transfers in vans adapted for wheelchair users, equipment hire, and personal assistance.

Can Be Done Holidays has been offering a wide range of holidays since 1985, but specialize in wheelchair accessible holidays to over 30 countries and many more destinations.

Celtic Castles have found a few gems that allow guests with disabilities to enjoy the experience of a castle stay in Scotland, Ireland, England, France, and Wales.

Christianakis Travel is a Greek tour operating company specializing in itineraries for persons with disabilities. They provide transportation, hotel booking and guides to escort you around historic sites and attractions in Greece.

Disability Travel operates in the United Kingdom and offers accessible tours throughout Europe, Africa, and Florida.

I Need a Vacation Too is a travel agency specializing in accessible travel and tours in Brittany France. They have 6, disability-friendly apartments located in a renovated cotton mills and offer a variety of services including personal aides, accessible transportation, and equipment rental.

Paris On Wheels offers walking tours, excursions, guide/attendant service, travel consultation, and transportation for wheelchair-using visitors.

Sea Puffers Pulmonary Cruises are cruises escorted by Respiratory Therapists. Cruises may take you to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Panama Canal, Pacific Coast and Hawaii. Land tours may include the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, a Northwest train excursion, Florida, and city tours.

Vitalise is a national UK charity providing short breaks (respite care) and other services for people with disabilities at 5 accessible centers around the country. They also specialize in providing group holidays for adults with a visual disability and for sighted guides.

Wheelchair Travel Hungary provide group and individual tours. They have personally visited hotels, thermal baths and other places to visit to choose out the ones that suit the international standards and requirements of accessibility.

Wheeling Around the Algarve has a variety of options for travelers with disabilities including booking day trips and guided tours in Portugal. They have accessible villas and apartments, car or van rentals, plus electric scooter, manual wheelchair, hand bike rentals. They also offer access to a variety of adaptive sports.

 

Latin America and Mexico

Accessible Tourism in Argentina offers customized itineraries, adapted accommodation, tours and transfers.

Accessible Mexico is an agency specializing in Puerta Vallarta. They offer tours, accommodations, ground transportation, and other services.

 

Middle East

Egypt for All s a specialized travel program for people with disabilities. Our services cover any individual with special needs, elderly, slaw-walkers and small groups that require private & special care.

Israel for All provides customized travel and for groups and individuals with special needs. They arrange all types of special equipment during your visit. This includes power wheelchairs, electric scooters, oxygen, and much more, as well as accessible accommodations.

 

Destinations

 

Australia

Bearded Dragon Country Lodge is set on 110 acres of farm and bush land on the Gold Coast. It offers full wheelchair access and two rooms with facilities for persons with disabilities. There is live cane toad racing and entertainment every weekend. Good times are guaranteed.

Byron Bay Rainforest Resort adjoining Cape Byron Marine Park and Aeakwal National Park has wheelchair-accessible accommodations.

Kuranda Homestay Bed and Breakfast in tropical north Queensland has wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are in every suite because it was designed by a paraplegic. The Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, Cairns and other world-class attractions - all are less than an hour's drive from their location.

Lorikeet Lodge in Queensland has wheelchair access, roll in shower, grab rails, front loading washing machine/dryer, remote TV in bedroom and lounge, along with a large accessible deck.

Noosa River has a spacious 2 bedroom apartment for vacation rental that has a roll-in shower and other amenities.

 

Arizona

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is an accessible dude ranch with guest rooms, bathrooms, lodge, dining areas, swimming pool and hot-tub as well as a special riding arena for novice riders and any disabled rider who cannot ride on his/her own on the trails.

 

California

Yosemite National Park has many facilities accessible for people with physical disabilities. Free shuttle buses are equipped with front-door wheelchair lifts and tie-downs for two wheelchairs. Although not ADA compliant, Yosemite also has several hikes which are wheelchair accessible with assistance.

 

Canada

Access Victoria has accessible vacation suite rentals featuring kitchen having lowered counters and a roll-under sink and cook top, and bathroom with a roll-in shower. The suite is located within 12 minutes of 85% of Victoria's attractions.

Nova Scotia Mersey River Chalets have totally accessible units with roll-in showers (shower chairs available, as well as a hydraulic lifter). There are wide nature trails throughout the resort, designed for easy rolling (board walks and gravel trails) and specially-designed wharfs to allow access to swimming, kayaking and canoeing.

 

Colorado

Wilderness On Wheels Foundation operates a model wilderness-access facility which makes a Colorado mountain environment accessible to all.

 

Florida

Accessible Villa in Orlando located 5 minutes from Walt
Disney World Resort. It features ramps and includes lowered light fixtures, a roll-in shower, grab bars, an accessible vanity and other amenities.

 

Honduras

Bay Island Beach Resort in Roatan hosts as many as 20 wheelchair divers a year and at least 40 more guests who have physical limitations. Our dive staff has been trained to work with physically challenged divers. The beachfront and beach guest rooms are permanently ramped and the resort complies ADA standards.

 

France

Access Holidays in the small hamlet of Gresignac in the Dordogne region of southwest France has two accessible properties, one a lovely stone cottage and the other luxurious country house.

La Coume is a renovated 17th Century farmhouse set in the rural heartland of the Languedoc-Rousillon region of southwest France. Two of the three Gites are Disabled Friendly and wheelchair accessible and should meet the basic access requirements of those with reduced mobility. The site has photos showing their accessibility.

La Repandise, in the heart of Alsace about 65 km from Strasbourg, has a 2 bedroom holiday apartment that is accessible with a fully equipped kitchen (washing-machine, dish-washer, cooker, electric heating, fire place) and a big living room with a view of the valley.

Les Cerisiers is recently converted 19th century barn located in a small hamlet close to the tranquil town of Lezay. It was designed to be accessible and has a roll-in shower.

Luberon has an extensive list of accessible holiday apartments, homes, and cottages in this area of Provence.

 

Greece

Eria Resort Hotel for the Disabled, located in the historic village of Maleme, of Crete Greece, is specially designed to fully accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchairs electric or manual, hoists, stanchions, oxygen compressor, scooters, rollators and others, are available upon request. A specially adapted mini bus is also available to transport you safely, to and from the airport or the harbor.

Sirens Resort is a complex of 5 fully accessible apartments, built by the higher standards to provide easy access to wheelchair users. Located near the city of Loutraki, the resort is easily accessible from Athens, and they have adapted minivans for transportation.

 

Hawaii

Accessible Maui has an oceanfront vacation rental condo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, one with with a roll-in shower.

Maui Accessible Condo is 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit located on the beach at Ma’alaea Bay, Maui. Additional features are free high-speed internet and free long-distance calling to North America.

 

Mexico

Our House is locate on the beach at Barra de Potosí in beautiful southwestern Mexico near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. It is completely accessible with bathrooms having raised toilets and wheel-in showers with shower chairs, benches and grab bars. The beach access is paved allowing all our visitors access to our beach palapa area. They also have a specially-equipped bus with a wheelchair lift, and with it they offer airport pickups.

Freedom Shores is a 4-star Accessible Hotel and Beach Resort in Isla Aguada, Campeche, Mexico. This tropical getaway is located on the historic Yucatan Peninsula, and features nine luxuriously furnished rooms that are completely wheelchair accessible including roll-in showers. There are also 30 fully-equipped Recreational Vehicle sites. Lift-equipped vans do airport pickups and drop offs and guided excursions to Mayan Archaeological Sites. Other amenities include portable overhead tracking lift system, electrical transfer lifts, hoyer lifts and nurse’s aides available.

 

Micronesia

Kosrae Village is a resort of traditional bungalows that are wheelchair accessible on a secluded tropical island of rainforests, mangroves and mountains with the amazing sea life on stunning, pristine Micronesian coral reefs. An amazing location, rated by National Geographic as one of the top 50 ecolodges in the world for 2008. All bungalows are roomy, with 36 in. doors, and roll-in showers. Restrooms in restaurant and dive shop are accessible, along with floating docks with ramps at the marina. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, rainforest hiking, fishing, and bird watching.

 

South Africa

Tuscan Villa Guest House situated in one of Cape Town’s most sought after seaside suburbs Fish Hoek has an accessible ground floor suite with a roll-in shower.

 

Turkey

Access Centers Turkey ACT is probably the first specialist holiday hotel resort of is kind in Turkey. The resort is located about 1 hour from Dalaman Airport and has accessible vehicles for transport to and from the Airport, to local safe beaches and excursions which include visits to historical sites and the resort of Dalyan.

 

Washington State

Olympic National Park has fully-accessible visitor centers, campgrounds with accessible restrooms, as well as lodging facilities, one of which has an accessible hot springs pool.

 

Outdoor Recreation

Boating

Sea Wolf Adventures is an adventure yacht for Alaska and British Columbia that has 3 accessible staterooms along with lifts for access to kayaks and skiffs.

DR Yachting provides sailing holidays from Greece for persons with disabilities. Their boats have been adapted for guests with special needs.

 

Camping

Frontier Travel Camp was established in 1997 as a summer camp alternative for individuals with varying special needs. Diagnoses include: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, William's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome and other special needs. Their participants have traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska engaging in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

 

Fishing and Hunting

Tranquil Adventures offers wheelchair accessible charters in Key Largo, FL for catch and cook cruises, sight seeing, snorkeling, beach party, island hopping, restaurants and Tiki Bars on the water, sunsets, or star gazing.

Accessible Canadian Adventures provides disabled sportsmen and women a safe and meticulously planned adventure to hunt or fish anywhere in Canada.

 

Golf Carts

Golf Express sells accessible golf carts.

Solo Rider manufactures and accessible golf carts.

 

Hiking

Alpenglow Adventures is project of Kentucky Easter Seals Camp Kysoc has hiking adventure trips to the Grand Canyon and Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

RV Travel

Caravanable provides UK information about facilities for caravaners with disabilities. The listings have he minimum requirements for access to a shower, sink and bathroom with ramped access. The site also has many useful links for campers and caravaners.

The Enabled RVer has US travel resources for RVer's with disabilities.

Mobility Motor Homes in New Zealand offers custom-built motor homes for rent that have hand controls, electric wheelchair lifts, and roll-in showers.

Wheel Go Travelling has UK and European resources for traveling in a caravan or motor home as well as articles on travel experiences.

 

Scuba Diving

Admiral Handicapped Scuba Adventures offers accessible scuba and snorkel trips along with fishing and kayaking for persons with disabilities and their guests. The organization also provides scuba certification for youth and adults with significant disabilities. They are located in Key Largo, FL.

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