New tourist guide service for the disabled
In your visit to Mérida you surely have seen all the beautiful buildings that decorate the historical center. You’ve heard and learned all the stories about its foundation, even took pictures for your vacation album, but have you ever wondered, how it would feel not to be able to enjoy all of these things?
This, unfortunately,is a reality that many tourists go through everyday, people like you or me who want to discover and explore, are unable to do so.
The program Inclusive Tourism developed by Sefotur, gives its first steps lauching the campaign “Join me to feel”, where visually impaired people travel a short guided tour.
This circuit will begin in Teatro Peón Contreras, stopping by at Tercera Orden Church, Hidalgo Park, la Catedral, Plaza Grande and finishing in Palacio de Gobierno.
It will be conducted by journalist María de Jesus Ercila Ayuso, who is also impaired, and specialized tour guide Roberto Lara Medina who has motor disabilities.
In this tour only a maximum of 5 persons will be admitted, the schedule and rates are still to be defined, but in December the program will start formally.
We will keep you updated with the status of the program, it has been duly noted that an exclusive beach will have the facilities to receive disabled tourists. To this day, tests are being performed in archaeological zone Ek Balam to allow tourists to rapel.
Sefotur’s plan is to gradually cover other tourist sites.