Wheel the World is taking over the world—in the best way possible. The Chilean company Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Their next ground to conquer: Machu Picchu in Peru.
Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. They offer a six-day tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu.
On the first day of the 6-day package, clients will tour downtown Cusco. The second day, clients will visit Quenqo and the Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman. The Sacred Valley is the following day’s adventure, followed by a day at Machu Picchu and, finally, on the 5th day, kayaking in Lake Piuray.
Founders Alvaro Silberstein and Camilio Navarro encountered several challenges in the making of these tours to Machu Picchu. The price of wheelchairs, for example, was a bit of a burden. The wheelchairs had to be high-quality wheelchairs and needed specific alterations to survive the trails of Machu Picchu. Wheel the World worked with several partners that donate these wheelchairs to the project. Clients do not need to be concerned about bringing their own wheelchairs, Wheel the World provides them.
Making Machu Picchu accessible to handicapped persons is an impressive achievement. Wheel the World leads by example in making the world a better place for all. Enhancing the lives of all people is a goal that all travel agencies should pursue. Although co-founders Alberto Silverstein and Camilo Navarro are delighted in this new step, they still have aspirations to allow even more disabled people to travel. For instance, Navarro notes that it is still a challenge accommodating the blind and deaf, and in the future, they hope to cater tours to the needs of this demographic as well.
Machu Picchu opened its doors to a whole new population, those who are unable to walk, and this is a proud moment for travel addicts around the world!
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