Accessible Travel

Indonesia is a difficult destination for those with access issues such as limited mobility, vision or hearing impairment.

Very few buildings have disabled access, and even international chain hotels may not have fully accessible facilities.

However, for the more adventurous traveller, some of the international chain hotels in Makassar have wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Accessible Indonesia (www.accessibleindonesia.org) The owners are knowledgeable and well connected and work with local organisations for people with disabilities. They offer tours principally to Java, Sulawesi and Bali, as well as day cruises, diving and snorkelling expeditions, and wheelchair-accessible transfers. They are well used to problem-solving to overcome infrastructural barriers. There is access information for international airports and basic access information about the destinations they serve on their website.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.