Question

I would like to take my nephew (disabled in wheel chair) and his wife to Bangkok and the north of Thailand in Feb 2011. What do you suggest

My name is Alain Ginolin, from France

Location

City: Bangkok

Province: Krung Thep

Country: Thailand

Answers

bonjour Alain
Moi c'est Didier.cela fait trois ans que je vais en Thailande,plus particulierement au nord a Chiang mai.Passe moi un coup de fil si tu veux (0637283257) ou e-mail moi (email)
Bonjour Alain. Bravo pour l'idée de visiter la Thaïlande et de s'y prendre assez tôt pour les préparations. Je suggère d'organiser cela avec un Minivan - pour fauteils -,
itinéraire, guide (parlant français), etc. ajustés au temps à disposition, quels hôtels,
comment s'orienter avec les repas etc. etc. plus de details? Contacter Didier ou moi: email
Bring your nephew to Thailand. Unfortunately the streets here are not wheelchair friendly, high pavements and very uneven streets, especially in Bangkok.
But that being said, the Thai people are very accommodating and there will be plenty of people to help you and your traveling party get around.
Come and visit.
Yes I agreed with him and I'm sure that you and your nephew also his wife will be enjoy here just make a good plan. If you need any help or suggest at Bangkok also Chaing Mai please let me know.
Suggest to get in touch with S.I.Tours (website) in Bangkok. Earlier when I used to work for them they were experienced in doing special tours for disabled persons, in particular for wheel-chair-bound persons.
I would highly recommend using Kuoni,in my opinion No1 company, used them myself for over 25 years, Tailor made holiday, fly with Emirates, either Non Stop or even a 24hr stay in Dubai, a nice break & worth a visit,which U can book in Advance or during your flight, & Amari Hotels, ie Watergate in Bangkok & Rincome in Chiang Mai, Not in Centre but Good location. In Bangkok a Must (Grand Place), others Wat Arun, & Floating Market if Nephew can be lifted into a boat,Tour Guides & Locals will assist Thai's Very Helpful Wherever You go, Chiang Mai (Doi Sutep) Dificult Access not Suitable 4U, Borsan District, Craft centres making Furniture, Umbrellas etc, & Travel North, Countryside Beautiful, Possibly to Chiang Rai? Night Market Again not Really Suitable,Access,Elephant Traing Center 50klms Chiang Dao, where i Live, if you Like Animals a Must.
Hope this has Been Helpful to You? Please feel free to Contact if You Need Further Advice? Paul.
HI Alain,
Here is a photo journal by a man who toured Thailand in a wheel chair. Great photos.
website
Very interesting.
Bonjour,
Pas de problème, il y a des minibus adaptés pour de tels voyages mais il faut bien se préparer car tous les lieux ne sont pas adaptés pour accueillir les fauteuils. Il faut bien sûr savoir si vous souhaitez vous débrouiller seuls ou si vous souhaitez un guide qui organise votre séjour. Les rues et trottoirs des villes sont guère adaptés aux circulations en fauteuils, on en voit d'ailleurs jamais dans les rues.
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Sorry for the above, the keyboard locked up when about to type!

Pavements are uneven, you'll be spending a lot of time and money in taxis. Expensive hotels are okay, cheaper ones will not be so good with a wheelchair.

One poster commented Thai are helpful and friendly, some are, but a good majority are only nice when emplyed by the hotel or you are buying something from them.

BTS Skytrain has lifts, but not at all stations I think.

But having said that, bring your nephew along, I'm sure it will be fine.
Dear User
Healthcarebangkok is provider who assist tourist for medical tourism in Thailand.
It's not problem to travel in Thailand cause some part in thailand ,there are some way for support wheel chair people.
The northern is wonderful place and cool weather too on Feb 2011.
If you prefer spa or holistic in Chiangmai (northern) ,let me know by email:email

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Healthcarebangkok

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