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Discovering Ecuador with reduced mobility

Whether you use crutches, a wheelchair or have any other disability, you do not have to give up your dream of travelling to Ecuador. It is indeed possible and here are a few interesting options to help you plan your tour of Ecuador.

The major cities

For travellers with reduced mobility it's worth considering the option of hiring a private driver. Whether you are in Quito or Cuenca, it is a good alternative way to visit these large cities more easily.

Also plan a stopover in Guayaquil. It is a large city that is not often included in a tour of Ecuador, which is a pity. The city is beautiful, clean and well-designed for people with disabilities. In fact, it is an ideal destination for people with reduced mobility, especially for those who use wheelchairs. There are two kilometres of magnificent seafront to discover, where you will find music, restaurants, gardens and street artists.

The charming city of Cuenca

A few suggestions

In the direction of the sierra, I suggest that the more adventurous make a getaway to Quilotoa lagoon. You will only get a view from the top, but it is nevertheless worth the trip. It is also possible to hire mules to get around.

While you're in Ecuador, you might as well go through "Mitad del Mundo", literally the centre of the world! Go see the line that symbolically divides the world. The town really is called Mitad del Mundo. It is very small and tourism itself is the major attraction. In fact, the city was born from tourism!

It is not impossible for those who would like to immerse themselves in the dense Amazon forest to do so. Several agencies offer stays including river transportation and cabañas in the jungle. These stays will enable you to meet the local communities!

Emilie Couillard
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Updated 21 October 2015
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