By Rachel Chang
Feb 10, 2022
FRESH AIR, FREEDOM and a sense of exploration are integral to everyone’s wellbeing, and adventure travel can make for a rejuvenating wellness journey. Wheel to World is already known for making global travel more accessible for people with disabilities and seniors — and now the travel booking platform is making group tours easier with its launch of nine mobility-friendly trips that are fully accessible to all.
Each of the packages includes accessible accommodations, bathroom stops, locally trained guides, and other logistical offerings that ensure nothing stands in the way of experiencing the world. With eight to 10 people on each tour, the trips will also have different numbers of spots for manual and power wheelchair users.
The initial offerings include Wonders of Athens (10 days, from US$3,850 per person); Discover Switzerland (seven nights, from US$3,720 per person); Jungle Adventure in Costa Rica (six nights, from US$2,400 per person); Highlights of Morocco (seven nights, US$2,570 per person); and History, Culture, and Community in New York (four nights, from US$2,590 per person). Also on the roster are a seniors trip to Israel (nine days, from US$5,600 per person) and a women-only Morocco tour (seven nights, from US$2,680 per person). Departure dates for 2022 trips start in April and run through November.
“My group trip experiences are among my favorite travels, as they combine the joy of experiencing a new place with community and camaraderie, elements that are much needed following the isolation of the pandemic,” Wheel the World co-founder and CEO Alvaro Silberstein said in a statement sent to Travel + Leisure. “We will continue to collaborate with our colleagues in the travel industry to seek out and expand access to the best accessible travel opportunities around the globe.”
In addition to the group tours, Wheel the World offers mobility-friendly accommodations, activities, and private trips to travelers with disabilities to more than 80 destinations. “We know that all of us have different needs when it comes to accessibility and planning a trip can be a big effort,” the company, whose purpose is to “make the world accessible,” says on its site. “We believe that we, people with disabilities, should experience the world like anyone else.”
All photos courtesy of Courtesy of Wheel The World.