Lonely Planet’s Accessible Rio

With the Paralympics  starting in Rio De Janeiro this week, visitors to the international games can download a free, comprehensive Lonely Planet guide with valuable information for people with disabilities. The information was collected by Emily Rose Yates, a wheelchair user and accessibility consultant in Rio.

Lonely Planet’s Accessible Rio De Janeiro covers all the locations and neighborhoods one is likely to visit during a stay in the Brazilian city.  With information on what to expect at the airport, how to avoid the hassle of unexpected barriers and how to plan an accessible weekend, this guide is a great help for people with access needs.

Lonely Planet Accessible Rio de Janeiro includes:

  • More than 20 full-color maps
  • Highlights and itineraries for tailoring your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and for avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info such as accessibility features, hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping and hidden gems
  • Cultural insights about cuisine, sport, favelas, local life

You can download the free guide here: http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/accessible-rio-1/#ixzz4JT3kKRsU

Photo credit: Jonas Deister | Sozialhelden e.V.

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