TRAVEL AGENCY FOR DISABLED TRAVELERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
BEHANDI, your French receptive Travel Agency. Your DMC to explore France.
You are dreaming of a trip to France? Do not wait any longer to contact BEHANDI !
BEHANDI is the French leading travel agency for people with disabilities. Since 2015, we have been doing what we do best: making people with disabilities travel all over the world. Now, we would like to make you travel to France and let you discover our wonderful country. ALL DISABILITIES ALL YEAR. Single traveller, families, and groups.
We take care of everything you need:
- Professional bilingual and qualified carers travelling with you
- Adapted rental vehicle with ramp
- Adapted and wheelchair accessible accommodation
- Medical equipment delivered and set up at accommodation
- Wheelchair accessible excursions and restaurants
We conceive tailor-made trips as per your needs and disabilities all year, in all French areas.We pick you up at the airport or train station at your arrival in France with our own adapted accessible vehicle. Our accomodations are carefully checked and/or visited and/or have specific disability labels. You will be sure to enter easily with your wheelchair through the main entrance, access to every room, and to roll within your entirely flat shower. Planning a holiday can take a great deal of time and effort for anyone with a disability. At Behandi, we understand that every single visitor to our destination needs to have access to information to ensure their stay is memorable, especially visitors who may have very specific needs due to disabilities or medical conditions. We aim to provide you with all the relevant information you need on hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants and other places of interest to make sure you spend a wonderful stay!
The BEHANDI travel agency was created in 2015 by Hervé SAMAGALSKI for whom all destinations are accessible to people with disabilities, if we provide them personalized support.
As of today our team includes 10 dedicated and passionate employees. To ensure the transport of its customers from their homes, the agency owns 9 vehicles (5 adapted TPMR minibuses and 4 light vehicles).
In 2019, HANDICASA is created. It is a booking platform specializing in accommodation adapted to people with disabilities. In the same year, BEHANDI obtains the VAO (Adapted Organized Holidays) approval and gives birth to HANDIVAO in order to organize adapted stays in groups of 6 to 7 holidaymakers with 2 to 6 accompanying persons depending on the level of autonomy. 2020, following the obtaining of the authorization allowing the organization of colonies for children aged 6 to 17 years.
We have different offers suitable for all types of disabilities as below :
- Individual tailor-made travels with or without guide
- Small group travel with or without guide
- Holiday camps for 6 to 17 year olds
- PRM accommodation
- Rental of adapted vehicles
Our stays take place all year round, in all destinations, France and abroad.
We organize stays, tours, cruises adapted to your handicap.
Our accomodation network includes adapted accessible hotels, guest houses, campings, cruises, etc.
The stays are flexible in terms of duration, dates. We offer short stays, long stays, weekends according to your wishes!
For tourists with disabilities arriving in France, we offer them various offers such as below listed.
Your adapted vehicle will be waiting for you on your arrival in France at the airport or at the train station of your choice.
Suggested accessible excursions will be provided by Behandi. In options, can be added to your personalized offer English-speaking guide, driver, medical equipment at the place of stay, nursing care.
- Paris and Loire Valley – 8 days – Adapted vehicle and 3 * hotels or guesthouses with PRM labels – 4 days in Paris and 4 days in the Loire Valley.
- Bordeaux and Atlantic Coast – 8 days – Adapted vehicle and 3 * hotels or guesthouses with PRM labels – 4 days in the Bordeaux vineyards and 4 days on the coast.
- Normandy and Brittany – 8 days – Adapted vehicle and 3 * hotels or guesthouses with PRM labels – 4 days in Normandy and 4 days in Brittany.
- Champagne and Alsace – 8 days – Adapted vehicle and 3 * hotels or guesthouses with PRM labels – 3 days in Champagne and 5 days in Alsace.
- Côte d’Azur – 8 days – Adapted vehicle and 3 * hotels or guesthouses with PRM labels – 4 days on the Coast and 4 days in Provence.
We also can propose any other destinations and trips as per your wishes. Those are only a few examples of our skills.
You can have access to all of our accessible offers on our web site https://behandi.fr/.Values
It is not enough to find the most beautiful hotel or the most paradisiacal beach but to adapt the whole stay to the needs of the customers. It is above all necessary to check the accessibility of all the services.
Since its creation in 2015, Behandi has quickly established itself in the travel market for people with disabilities. We therefore design stays in France or abroad, individually or in mini-groups (with a maximum of 3 people). This trip is designed à la carte and it is up to the customer to choose his place of stay, its duration, the people accompanying him, the period or the activities& A tailor-made program!
Our positioning: provide all the logistics to make the trip fully accessible. We organize it from the home / home with personalized support throughout the holidays. This service offers a concrete solution to people who cannot travel alone or do not wish to spend weeks preparing their getaway. The quote includes all the services: excursions, transport, accommodation,etc.