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Disabled Travellers



Argentina is developing an industry of accesible tourism industry. There has been disabled rights legislation here since 1982, in 2002, began to implement and to improve tourist facilities for travelers with disabilities, this facilities are concentrated in big cities. Public buildings and main tourist centres access ramps or lifts, but in damage of this, some sidewalks in the city are crumbling. Only four - and five - stars hotels, offers rooms designed for disabled travelers. Hotels are renovating their structures, this is a sign that tourism for travellers with special needs is becoming a priority.

Disables travellers should visit the elegant neighbourhood of Recoleta, the fine Arts Museum, the Centro of Buenos Aires, in certain hours, some streets become crowded, and is a little difficult to pass. Fortunately, several people are ready to help.

The Famous Iguazu waterfalls are one of the national parks of maximum accessibility for disabled visitors, has access ramps in all the buildings in the complex, accessible footbridges. Tourist could take the Green Train to the Jungle which has recently been made weelchair-accessible.

In adventure, there are also adapted skiing programs for people with disabilities, with specialized instructors and equipment hire available, at Bariloche and in the mountain village of San Martín de los Andes; a city that always is optimizing its accessibility conditions and with people very hospitable. Destinations as Arrayanes, Los Glaciares, Peninsula Valdes, Tierra del Fuego and other national parks are improving their accessibility.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



Miusa Mobility International USA
Telephone: (541) 343-1284 (Tel/TTY)
Fax: (541) 343-6812

MossRehab Hospital
Provides assistance of accessible-travel resources online
Telephone: (215) 456-9603
Email: staff1@mossresourcenet.org

SATH (Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
Offers travel resources (destinations, travel agents, tour operators, vehicle rentals, access guides, and more) for people with disabilities.
Telephone: (212) 447-7284
Fax: (212) 725-8253
Email: info@sath.org

AFB American Foundation for the Blind
Offers resources for the blind or visually impaired, includes information on traveling with Seeing Eye dogs.
Telephone: (800) AFB-LINE or (800) 232-5463
Email: afbinfo@afb.net


SPECIALIST TRAVEL COMPANIES



Decthird
Telephone: (54) 911 4182 - 5469
Email: marcelo@decthird.com

Amapi Expeditions
Telephone: +56 9 9179365;
Email: organisation@amapiexpeditions.com

Transpdisc "Transporting People with Disabilities since 1996"
Telephone: (15) 4446-9883 (Local calls)
Telephone: (54 - 9 - 11) 4446-9883 (International calls)
E-Mail info@transpdisc.com.ar

Flying Wheels Travel
Address: 143 W. Bridge Street Owatonna, MN 55060
Telephone: (507) 451-5005
Fax: (507) 451-1685
Email: bjacobson@ll.net

Access-Able Travel Source
Telephone: 303/232-2979
Email: bill@access-able.com

Accessible Journeys
Telephone: (800) TINGLES or (610) 521-0339




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