Limited Mobility / Senior Travel
Have you limited your travels because you’re “too old”
or have limited mobility?
… we can help!
As Certified Accessible Travel Advocates®, we can meet the requests of the special needs, mobility challenged, and mature populations.
For those traveling on cruises or land-based vacations we can arrange for a broad range of special needs equipment including wheelchair, power chair and scooter rentals, oxygen units, audio and visual aide rentals, baby crib rentals and other essential items.
For your convenience, rental equipment is delivered directly to the cruise state room, the hotel, resort, theme park or convention center.
Neither age nor limited mobility should be an impediment to enjoying all the world has to offer. More and more travel destinations are taking steps to provide access for everyone.
Did you know?
Worldwide around 15% of the population (about a billion people) live with disabilities.
In the United States nearly 48 million Americans report having a disability (almost 22% of the population). People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority.
Although travel can be a challenge, many destinations offer accommodations to meet the needs of people with limited mobility, and more are online daily.
The United Nations has prioritized the development of accessible infrastructure and more and more travel destinations, worldwide, are creating attractions accessible to all.
Travel opportunities exist on every continent and we can design a vacation to suit your every need & interest.
Are You A History Buff?
We can arrange accessible transportation & tours while staying in fully accessible accommodations almost anywhere in the world.
For example, enjoy a trip to Venice, Naples, & Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, or the temples of Southeast Asia.
Environment & Eco Travel
Maybe the environment & eco travel is your passion.
Let us arrange an accessible trip to Costa Rica.
Journey into the magnificent interior of Costa Rica.
Travel through the Central Valley and then into the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Next see Tour La Selva, the private research station.
And, finally, within range of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Arenal.
Would you like to swim with the fish?
No, not like in the Godfather… Scuba Diving!
The wonder of weightlessness provides a gravity-free environment allowing people with disabilities equal access to the wonders of the deep.
Underwater, we are all equal.
There are hundreds of adaptive dive schools around the globe Courses are offered by certified scuba instructors and trained dive buddies using innovative training materials and equipment.
Courses are frequently one-on-one with tailored pacing.
Opportunities range from 2 day beginner dive courses, to weeklong (or more) dive trips.
We can arrange “I want to try it” scuba instruction, multi level certifications, or instructor certification classes.
We can also arrange adaptive dive trips to fascinating underwater locations around the world.
Ahoy sailor! Does Cruising float your boat?
(sorry, we couldn’t stop ourselves)
Cruises offer the best possible solution for people with mobility limitations.
The cruise industry has been proactive in providing access for everyone to enjoy a cruise.
While there can be hurdles, there are trained, helpful staff who will be sure your vacation is enjoyable.
(That said, some cruise lines are better equipped to deal with disabilities than others, which is where we can help.)
Remember, we can arrange for mobility equipment (wheelchairs, scooters, etc,), oxygen, and/or special needs equipment to be delivered right to your stateroom.
Do you love adventure?
Did you know that adventure is still possible with services for special needs travelers?
There are several companies offering fully accessible safari tours.
- 12 day South Africa safari including Kruger Park, a private game reserve, and Cape Town (Table Mountain, Stellenbosch Winelands, & Cape of Good Hope).
- 7-day Kenya safari through Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha.
- 7-day Tanzania safari through Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- 9-day Uganda safari through Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
We can help you decide where you want to travel, the length of your trip, and the type of accommodations you’ll need.
We can arrange your adventure to fit your specific needs and dreams.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon 🎶
Many hot air balloon companies have redesigned their baskets to allow access to wheelchair users.
Traditional baskets required passengers to climb over the side of the basket using footholds built into the side, barring those with physical limitations from experiencing the thrill of a hot air balloon ride.
Redesigned baskets have a wide door allowing easy access.
Other features (varies by company) may include lower sides, or clear doors, for increased visibility from chairs, and/or a harness system to secure a wheelchair.
We can arrange balloon flights as a destination vacation, or as an activity within a vacation.
Ballooning companies around the world offer redesigned baskets and more are coming on board every day.
“Adaptive skiing uses special adapted equipment to allow people with a wide range of disabilities to take to the snow and experience the freedom of snow sports in the least restrictive manner possible.
“Winter sports such as adaptive snow skiing, snowboarding, and a variety of sit-ski options are now available to many people with disabilities.
“With the increase in adaptive ski programs throughout the country, and the advances in equipment, adaptive skiing is fast becoming one of the most popular sports.
“Adaptive skiing lesson programs are available at many ski resorts for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.”
Let us arrange your dream ski vacation — yodeling lessons optional!
Adaptive Mountain Biking (aMTB) has been developed for riders who cannot ride a standard mountain bike and require adapted equipment and or trails to suit their physical, and other, abilities.
Mountain bikes are designed to meet a rider’s specific need.
Types of bikes include: handcycles, recumbent leg-cycles, bucket Bikes and tandem bikes.
There are hundreds of trails (maybe thousands) worldwide for adaptive mountain biking.
Trails range from wide with no obstacles which can be ridden alone, to those with some obstacles where a support rider is recommended, to those with major obstacles where a support rider is necessary.
We can help you decide on the perfect location with mountain bike rentals and trails suited to your needs, interests, and abilities.
Up the river but not without a paddle!
Considered an extreme adventure sport, rafting, or white water rafting, is a popular recreational activity.
With the help of a guide, you make your way down the river, maneuvering through rapids, and navigating around rocks.
You can choose the experience you want, whether it be a relaxing ride down the river or an adrenaline-filled challenge.
Numerous rafting companies worldwide offer adventures using a variety of adaptive equipment to make these trips safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
Let us help you find your perfect river rafting experience.