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Tours for Disabled Travelers Peru: As with most undeveloped countries, facilities for the disabled travelers are are being improved. Wheelchair ramps are luxury and getting a wheelchair into bathroom or toilets is well nigh impossible, except for some of the more up market hotels, the entrance to many cheap hotels is up a narrow flight of stairs. Visually and hearing-impaired travelers are similarly poorly catered for as a rule, but we have experienced guides who can provide tours with individual attention. The Ministerio de la mujer y Desarollo Social (Ministry for Women and Social Development) has incorporated a Consejo Nacional de Integracion de la Persona copn Discapacidad, CONAIS (National Council for the Integration of Disabled People, www.conadisperu.gob.pe inm spanish. CONADIS, together with Prom Peru, and Kéroul of Québec, has been involved in a project called Peru: towards an accessible tourism and the first report on accessibility in peru for tourists with disabilities are been improved, but considering that places such as Machu Picchu and Chan Chán, being World Heritage sites, may not be altered for accessibility although the latter, apart from soft sand in places, is almost entirely accessible. Specially trained personnel, however can provide assistance to those with disabilities.
Traveling with children: Travel with children can bring you into closer contact with local families and, generally, presents no special problems - in fact the path is often smoother for family groups. Official tend to be more amenable where children are concerned and they are pleased if your child knows a little spanish. Getting in group involves a lot of time waiting for buses, train and especially for airplanes. You should take reading material with you. Train travel is limited to Cusco - Machu Picchu, Cusco -puno, and huancavelica, the Peru Rail services in the cusco region is medium comfortable, with tables between seats if being expensive class while the back packer class is lack of good service. On all long -distance buses you pay for each seat, and there are no half fares if the children occupy a seat each. For shorter trips it is cheaper, if less comfortable, to seat small children on your knee.
Woman Travelers: Generally women travelers should find visiting peru an enjoyable experience. however, machismo is not something that you should really care, but you should be prepared if it happens and try not to over react. when you set out error the side of caution until your instincts have adjusted to the customs of a new culture.
Gay and Lesbian Travelers: The scene is not very active here. This does not imply, however, there is not much hostility towards gay and lesbian travelers. As a major tourist center which welcomes a huge variety of visitors, cuzco is more open than anywhere else in Peru.
With: in Inka Challenge Peru you'll always have a friend and a family taking care of you, coz' we're tour guides from cusco region
whom to trust??: there are so many companies offering same tours and programs, and only in cusco we have nearby 1000 travel agencies. there are some tips about it. big company on small company?.
Big companies usually charges more for their services, depending on which tour, it may vary from 100 up to 2000 dollars, and they manage big groups and no time for personal service!, While small companies manage small groups where you can receive personalized service and the price will still be good.
There is also 3rd group of companies named pull service operators, these companies tend to mix groups form different companies everyone pays different amount of money and receive same service, the service is usually lack of quality such as non english speaking tour guides, even at office there is not fluent english speaking officers which takes in to miss-understandings about it.