If you are wheelchair bound, please do not feel that it, in any way, restricts your “trip of a lifetime” to Egypt. We, at Oriental Tours Egypt, have researched hotels and tourist sites to find those that offer the best access for disabled people. This also applies to Nile cruises, as our three dahabiyas are all wheelchair friendly and the crews are more than willing to help you, yet, even in the 21st century, there are still Nile cruise boats that do not truly cater for disabled people, wheelchair bound or not, something that we ensure that we do accommodate.
Sadly, however, some of the sites are inaccessible for wheelchairs: narrow passageways tending to be the biggest problem, followed by soft sand that wheelchairs just sink into, but we do endeavour to get you as close to these sites as is physically possible so that you do not miss out on anything.
Though not all vehicles, in Egypt, are primarily suited for wheelchairs, we do have access to some specially adapted vehicles which provide safety and security for them. Not all of these have ramps for access, especially as many places in Egypt do not have the space for a ramp to be safely employed, but all of our staff are on hand to physically lift the wheelchair, and user, in and out of the vehicle when required.
A List of Services We Do and Can Provide:
- Booking accommodation at disabled friendly hotels, throughout Egypt
- Booking disabled friendly cruise boats (all of our dahabiyas are disabled friendly)
- Advance booking of sites that require special arrangements for disabled visitors
- Supply of an assistant who will push the wheelchair, carry and/or support the standing guest (if applicable) and other generally needed help, allowing the wheelchair users family and/or friends time to relax (this does carry a surcharge, prices upon request)