Accessible tourism vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

Disabled travelers can be adventurous travelers. Here is a small but growing list of environmentally and culturally responsible tours and accommodations around the world, all disabled friendly.
Wheelchair acessible safari in Tanzania
the ultimate Tanzania Highlights Safari - disabled travelers, from US $1750 - US $3500 (7 days) ex flights
Wheelchair accessible safari in Kenya
Safari experience for disabled and able bodied travelers, from US $2500 - US $4000 (9 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Peak District self catering cottages, England
Organic hideaway for 2 & wheelchair access cottage for 6, from £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Catalan countryside hotel, Spain
Eco Costa Brava countryside sports hotel with 25m pool, from €40 - €85 per person per night incl breakfast
Coromandel Peninsula accommodation, New Zealand
Authentic New Zealand experience in comfort, from NZ $295 per room per night
Dumfries self catering accommodation, Scotland
2 traditional cottages, from £220 - £450 per week (sleeps 4)
Wheelchair friendly vacations, Brittany, France
Wheelchair accessible apartments, from £200 - £500 per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Self-catering log cabins in the Derbyshire Peak District, from £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Great Ocean Road accommodation, Australia
Award winning ecolodge on the Great Ocean Road, from AU $320 - AU $380 per double room per night
Snowdonia Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Wales
Carbon Neutral 1883 guesthouse 700ft up in Snowdonia, from £40 per person per night
Fares self catering apartments in Catalonia, Spain
Charming family run rural tourist apartments complex, from €59 - €106 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Sabi Sand safari lodge, South Africa
Lodge accommodation in South Africa, from R 2050 - R 3570 per person per night
Leitrim accommodation, self catering apartment, Ireland
Self-catering apartment located in North West Ireland, from €349 per week
Spa hotel in Palencia, Spain
Accommodation in 17th century building, from €90 - €230 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Gambia vacation accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Granada guest house accommodation, Spain
Off-grid hotel in spectacular unspoilt rural Spain, from €54 - €105 per room per night
Kinross hotel in Perthshire, Scotland
Hotel in Perthshire with golf, sauna, pool & curling rink, from £43 per person per night
Radisson Blu hotel in Edinburgh
Exclusive hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, from £110 - £355 per room per night
Caravan park & campsite in Kent, England
This is a quality secluded touring park, from £13 - £16 per tent per night
Northumberland farmstay vacation, England
B&B farmstay, from £35 per person per night
Property 2 (Shell)
Large groups accommodated on a farm in coastal Catalunya, from €650 - €1200 per accommodation per week
Bahia Uvita ecolodge in Costa Rica
Ecolodge in the coastal rainforest of Costa Rica, from US $131 per person per night
Jaipur hotel in Rajasthan, India
Hotel in the residential heart of Jaipur city, from £40 - £60 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Accessible sailing on the Costa Brava in Catalonia
Experience the joys of sailing on the Costa Brava, Catalonia, from €10 - €455 not applicable
Costa de la Luz Cottages and Cortijo, Spain
A lovely laid-back organic estate in Spain, from €350 - €2750 per week
Balloon flight over Catalonia in Spain
Balloon trips over volcanoes in Catalonia, from €90 - €170 per tour
Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain
Catalan farmhouse apartment in Montseny for country lovers, from €50 per accommodation per night
Bologna B&B farmhouse accommodation in Italy
Charming B&B Agriturismo Bologna Hills Pool Relax Wine, from €35 - €60 per person per night
Hadrians Wall accommodation in Cumbria, England
Accommodation on an organic farm on Hadrian's Wall, from £30 - £50 per person per night

168 reviews for Accessible tourism vacations4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Accessible tourism vacations reviews are from travelers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travelers below.

Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family vacation in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
A wonderful peaceful relaxing experience but also great fun for our children as they found much to enjoy (more)Brian Boyle
From £400 - £600 per week
Granada guest house accommodation, Spain
The hotel is in a beautiful setting, the owners are wonderful hosts and the surrounding countryside and local villages provided a wonderful experience. (more)Puveendran Harichandran
The scenery, the relaxation, the welcome at the hotel, the glorious setting, the range of locally run activities (canoeing horse riding swimming, mountain biking etc), the joy of the children as they explored and enjoyed the freedom, the hotel and it's amazing environment...good job this box is character limited - I would go on all day. (more)Jackie shears
Fantastic vacation: we all loved it and there were a few tears in our eyes as we left. (more)Mrs Harwood
From €54 - €105 per room per night
Kenmare B&B accommodation, Ireland
Really excellent, I've already passed the B&B details on to friends and will most definitely be returning. (more)Adrienne Egan
Excellent. The location is superb - excellent for exploring the Beara Peninsula, or heading north to Iveragh Peninsula. Kenmare is a beautiful town with lots of excellent eateries and there is stunning countryside everywhere you look. (more)Lisa Gerrard
The location was beautiful, the house stunning, the town of Kenmare a real treat, the breakfast a whole food feast and Anne's manner is a perfect balance of trust and hospitality. (more)Kate Grubb
From €40 - €60 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Catalan countryside hotel, Spain
Great. I'd go again....Beautiful accommodation, loads to do and a wonderful Salvador Dali Museum to add to the healthy, outdoor break. (more)Trish Dooley
I thought my hosts were amazingly helpful. The house was lovely . There was lots to do in the local area and I loved the walking. (more)judith cockrell
From €40 - €85 per person per night incl breakfast
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Most memorable was how perfect the accommodation was. Clean, warm, cheery, brilliantly laid out for wheelchair users. The whirlpool bath was fab, especially when using the eco friendly toiletries supplied. Scenery wonderful, something for everyone to enjoy. (more)Naomi Dunn
The welcoming, warmth of the owners and the cottage as we stepped in out of the cold. We loved the views offered from all sides. (more)Rahila Hussain
The most memorable part of our vacation was the peace & tranquility and the great hospitality from the owners... Absolutely fantastic and just what we needed. (more)Catherine Wilde
From £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Northumberland farmstay vacation, England
Our stay was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, David and Jackie. From the welcoming tea and biscuits on arrival, to our departure, all was everything you could possibly wish for. The setting is absolutely stunning, with views over the owners farmland. The accommodation is spotless, and it obvious from the many nice touches, that a lot of thought and effort has gone into every aspect of this very personal B&B. (more)Peter Carney
From £35 per person per night
Gambia vacation accommodation
A most relaxing, refreshing break and a perfect destination for some winter sunshine! (more)Deborah Lake-Daltrey
The most memorable part was walking up the path and entering the lodge...the lovely flowers surrounding the gate, the relaxing seated area, the birds singing - it reduced me to tears of happiness. (more)Debbie Bradley
The most memorable part...The fabulous fresh water pool at the Lodge that attracted many amazing birds plus the wonderful dawn chorus of birds every morning. (more)Jennifer Ann Rousseau
From £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Snowdonia Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Wales
The most memorable part was the amazing scenery, it was breathtaking. (more)Rachel Wells
Excellent for walks, great hosts, beautiful views and peacefulness. (more)Ben Alcott
The hospitality in the lodge was excellent. (more)Siddhartha Majumder
From £40 per person per night
Wheelchair friendly vacations, Brittany, France
Memorable parts? I think the scenery on the Brittany coast, and a wonderful meal we had on our last day, plus some great visits to local artisan producers. Local benefits? Yes, we shopped in local shops and markets, and five of us travelled together in a relatively fuel-efficient car, using the ferry rather than flying. Overall rating? Going away was quite an undertaking as two of our party were over 90. We did quite a lot of forward planning, and Jacqui was tremendously helpful,... (more)Lis Burch
From £200 - £500 per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District self catering cottages, England
The accommodation had everything we needed and the owners were welcoming and informative. It was a good overall experience. (more)Rachel Pettitt
Very relaxing and the cottage was wonderful to come back too at the end of the day, or have a break during the day. (more)Colin Ingram
Exactly the relaxing break we needed and more....The cottage was wonderful and the views superb. We did some great walking and some amazing eating. The farmhouse breakfast has to be described as memorable -delicious! (more)Kathy Longford
From £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Como B&B accommodation, Italy
Memorable parts? The hikes around Lake Como and Cascina Rodiana itself. The house is amazing and the owners have put a lot of effort and energy in renovating it, thinking about environmental aspects and interesting little details (check out the window shutters) in doing that. I stayed in the old part of the house with a lovely spot of a big fireplace and a small window which was a perfect place to read. During nighttime, the high windows closed so that the room became completely dark and... (more)Kristina Mδnd
From €80 - €180 per room per night
Montseny farmhouse accommodation in Catalonia, Spain
Memorable parts? All of it! Firstly, I was tired after finishing work and when I crossed into Spain my mobile didn't work cutting me off from potential calls to the owners who live 4km away from the village up a dirt track for the most part. Imagine my happiness when I drove straight to their masia and was immediately welcomed by Jordan who showed me around- not only my flat but her house too. I met the animals(dogs,sheep, donkeys and chickens)and I settled into my accommodation (wood-burning... (more)Pippa Swan
From €50 per accommodation per night
Family self catering cottages, Peak District
Fantastic! Most memorable was electric bike riding in the hills! (more)Kim Fisher
Excellent - one of the best self-catering places we've stayed at. Would be very happy to go back there. (more)Philippa Silver
From £385 - £620 per cottage per week (sleeps 5)
Catalonia budget self catering cottage, Spain
Memorable parts? Great location and superb friendly welcome. Tips? You must have a car. Recommended to hire from the airport - just do NOT use Firefly Car Rentals. Totally incompetent car rental company. Gold Car Hire seems to be recommended. Local benefits? Owners are very considerate to the environment and encourage others to be so, too without this being intrusive. Overall rating? Excellent. A very relaxing experience. Excellent hosts - dogs and cat to make friends... (more)Richard Workman
From €280 - €420 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Kalkan accommodation, Turkey
Very good - lots of great memories to keep us going until our next adventure. Pauline is a mine of useful information which allowed us to see things the Turkish way. (more)Pete Weisner
This is a wonderful place, very tranquil and relaxing, unless you dislike country sounds (cockerels crowing, goats bleating and of course the hooting of owls at night!). We absolutely loved it and think anyone with a soul would do so too! (more)Lynne Evans
The friendly people that we met were the highlight. We felt that we had made new friends by the time that we left. We learnt a lot more about the country than we would have done staying in more touristy hotels. (more)Melinda Cresser
From TRY95 per person per night incl breakfast
Sardinia farmhouse accommodation
It was great vacation. Highly recommend staying here for either couples or families. Alberto is a great host. It was a relaxing vacation (more)Aoife Scallan
Amazing, it blew us away completely. We will definitely return, hopefully with family and friends in tow next time! (more)Natalie Ball
Best vacation we've ever had. Properly relaxing... We felt very looked after by Alberto who served us breakfast every morning and dinner every evening. He always had plenty of time to talk about the local area. (more)Alison Jenkins
From €29 - €50 per person per night
Bologna B&B farmhouse accommodation in Italy
Memorable parts? The region is beautiful, and Federico was a great host. We had a great conversation with him and enjoyed the home-made wine. Federico takes the environmental protection seriously and lived his philosophy right in front of us. We especially enjoyed the opportunity to have dinner with two gentlemen from France, a couple from Amsterdam, and the Italian host. These multicultural "events" are the best way to get to know the citizens of the world Tips? The bus reaches to... (more)Lance Farrell
From €35 - €60 per person per night
Ullapool self catering cottages, Scotland
Excellent! Exploring the local environment and seeing wild deer, seals and otters were the most memorable parts. (more)Lindy Brown
The 'Lochside Cottages' are in a beautiful spot, right on the shores of Loch Broom. Very peaceful and relaxing. Good access to hills in Assynt and Torridon for the more adventurous. (more)Elaine McAdam
The view from each window spectacular and so close to the loch that it was almost like being on a boat at times! Views changed with the stillness of the water or with the time of day and weather. Misty mountains at dawn to orange and red sunsets and each day and time different from dawn to dusk. (more)Julia Graham
From £190 - £600 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Donegal self catering cottages, Ireland
Memorable parts? The view from the cottage window onto the Atlantic. Tips? Take waterproofs and walking boots, or at least sand shoes, but also sun cream and sunglasses. Shoes for rock-pooling will be really useful. And take a decent map of the area if you're planning to do walking, they're not easy to find locally. Local benefits? We spent money in local businesses, but the house could have been less impactful: why not just give us one bin bag for non-recyclable waste, and... (more)Kate Macdonald
From €499 - €799 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Want to know more about disabled travel vacations before you go?

Find out more about disabled travel by reading articles & watching videos.

When Richard Branson was trying to fly round the world in a balloon, a disabled friend of mine said "If he's so desperate for thrills, he should try using a wheelchair for a week. I get that kind of excitement every time I try to cross the road!" Maybe that was a little exaggerated, but I knew what he meant. As a wheelchair user of some 30+ years, I've had to live in a world that was less than perfect when it came to meeting my needs. I'm not talking about the outer reaches of Mongolia either; I'm talking about the UK. At least things here have been improving. The same, however, can't be said for most of the rest of the world and there's nothing like the annual vacation to bring this into sharp focus. Whilst many 'Responsible Travelers' are contemplating a trip to the depths of the Amazon rainforest or the top of the Himalayas, I'm dreaming of wheeling along the front at Benidorm! Read more about disabled travel vacations in this disabled travel article, 'Vacations From a Chair - A Different Perspective' by Trevor Herdman.

Videos about disabled travel


Lynne Kirby from Enable vacations talks about how disabled travel is changing:

10 years ago some people didn't even entertain the idea of going abroad. Much has improved but we need to build confidence.



Josι Fernandes Franco describes how Parque dos Sonhos vacations facilitate disabled travel:

Our infrastructure and activities include everybody. From enabling people with quadriplegia to go rafting and people with paraplegia to zip line, to allowing both the able bodied and people with a range of disabilities to go horseriding and sightseeing together. The reactions are fantastic. "I never thought about doing this before. I feel like all the other people."



Read more from our People with disabilities category of our World Responsible Tourism Awards. In 2014 Enable vacations sponsored the People with disabilities category. Parque dos Sonhos was one of our gold winners in this category, in addition to being named joint overall winner in 2014.
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