COVID19 UPDATE ~
March 28, 2021
We waited as long as we could before deciding whether we would offer tours in 2021, hoping that the danger from COVID-19 to ourselves and our guests while touring and stopping at many random places would be reduced enough to feel safe.
Unfortunately, the situation has not improved enough to schedule tours for this year. While immunizations are on track and will ultimately put a curb on Covid, meanwhile, numbers keep spiking and will continue to do so when large numbers of people ignore health guidelines.
We will resume scheduled tours when the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and other science-based organizations (along with Dr. Fauci) deem it reasonable to do so. There is an outside chance that we will offer a late summer/early fall trip, but it's a slim one.
We will consider requests from private groups for custom tours if all members have had their vaccines.
For those of you not familiar with Access Tours, please continue to read this page along with the Tours and Information pages, just to see some of our special tours, which we rotate from year to year.
Thanks for visiting,
Clint Grosse, Director
Nearly all questions you may have will be found on the itineraries and general information pages, such as how much is the tour or when are deposits due. So before asking questions, please carefully read the itinerary you are interested in, then go to the General Information section where you'll find the answers to most questions. If you still have questions, please email or call.
If you decide to take a tour, joining is easy. Just let us know via an email or phone call and we'll pencil you in and email you a reservation form, which you'll print and mail in to us along with your deposit. Then, you'll shop for the best flights, buy the mandatory travel insurance and you'll be set.
At tour time you fly into the airport where your tour begins. When you arrive, you will have a wheelchair accessible transfer from the airport to your hotel and to the departure airport at tour's end.
Group sizes are small, usually limited to 10 people, the pace relaxed, the company friendly. We are knowledgeable, experienced, and considerate of all the various mobility impairments you might have. Our vehicles are mini-buses with wheelchair lifts and large view windows.
If you and at least 5 others would like a tour of your own, please contact us to discuss the possibilities. Usually, people choose a standard itinerary, but at a particular date, though sometimes they want to expand and see more of an area. Such was the case with some guests from the UK who spent most of two weeks in Northern Arizona, seeing Monument Valley, the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. Wow!
We believe that Access Tours continues to be the only service providing tours in this country for slow walkers and wheelchair users. If you do an Internet search using 'disabled tours', 'handicap tours' or 'wheelchair tours', many things show up, but not actual tours in the U.S. We provide you with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the West, doing things that you might not have thought you could do.
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Come enjoy the West with us!
Clint Grosse, Director