If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, then rest assured you have choices as far as wheelchair-accessible tour providers are concerned. In fact, these two South American-based companies offer special Machu Picchu packages designed specifically for wheelchair-users and slow walkers. And both companies have been operating these accessible tours for over five years, so they have plenty of experience.
Latin America for All
This Quito-based company is operated by two locals who are passionate about sharing the wonders of South America with everyone. Their 11-day Peru adventure begins in Lima, and includes visits to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Transportation to Machu Picchu is provided on a private bus; and an off-road wheelchair and personal assistance are available for all activities. Accessible accommodations, transportation, a private guide and some meals are included in the tour. Wheelchair-accessible tours of the Amazon, Galapagos Islands and Argentina are also available.
Accessible Travel Peru
Based in Lima, the trio that heads this company is equally enthusiastic about opening Peru up to wheelchair-users and slow walkers. Their 18 day Peruvian tour begins in Lima, and visits Iquitos, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The tour includes accessible accommodations, transportation, entrance fees and a personal guide. Tours of Machu Picchu and other places with access obstacles are conducted in a joelette-type trekking chair. Physical assistance is also available. Additionally, Accessible Travel Peru offers several shorter accessible Peru tours, some of which also visit Machu Picchu.