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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

There should be no limits when it comes to travel and this is the perfect article that will give you the necessary information maybe even give you that little push you need to start planning your amazing holiday weather you are a wheelchair user or you may have a physical disability, you must know that it is possible to have a safe and extraordinary experience while travelling on your wheelchair and more.

We hope you find among these lines enough information to optimize your next travel experience, and we have considered important facts and most real content that you really are looking for. After all, we are experts on the topic!

1. Planning

We highly recommend you to take your time and research everything about the destination or destinations you are planning on visiting, including the kind of airplanes available for the route in hand. Also when planning is important that you consider imitating your home routine during your holiday, which means for instance that if you have more energy on the mornings then concentrate your itinerary with activities during the day and try to rest and recover your energy by the afternoon.

2. Airlines

Managing beforehand every single detail of your flight is possible nowadays. Also if you are able to purchase at first class or business category then go ahead and treat yourself, but if that’s not the case then ask for the wheelchair service as you may need to use the one provided by the airlines, that will fit perfectly on the airplane aisles. Furthermore, we strongly recommend you to check on your special request with the airline 48hrs prior your departure and to be at the airport 3hrs before if you are boarding an international flight, if domestic only 2hrs in advanced. You can additionally arrange assistance during your flight and ask for a seat close by the bathroom to facilitate your access.

3. Travel Insurance

On this point we want to emphasize how important is to purchase the right travel insurance and make sure you will buy the most adequate one, which must include medical care overseas in case of an emergency.

4. Borrowing or bringing you Wheelchair?

It is important to decide in advanced whether or not you will bring your own wheelchair to your destination. Of course bringing your own wheels will provide greater comfort and surely you may not need to worry about arranging one during your holiday. Although if you possess an electric one, then you must consider the form of the plug and voltage, also you need to check on airlines that are extra careful when transporting wheelchairs.

5. Using a specialized travel agency

These days, there are so many destinations that can be visited privately or in small groups by visitants with physical limitations such as Russia, Bali or Machu Picchu in Peru.  Of course, it will be beneficial if you are in contact with a travel specialist that will know already about accessible hotels and what kind of activities they can offer you to enhance your experience. Our world has become a more accessible and inclusive one, but surely it is good to have some guidance and modern equipment when it comes to travelling.

At the end of the day the most important thing is your comfort and wellbeing, that is why in Disabled Peru Tours we are working constantly to offer you the most suitable experiences, cover all your needs and surpass your expectation in the best possible ways.

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