Advice for disable travellers
Vietnam is not the easiest of places for disable travellers. Typical problems include the crazy traffic, a lack of pedestrian footpaths, a lack of lifts in smaller hotels and the ubiquitous squat toilets.
You should find a reliable company to make travel arrangements and don’t be afraid to double-check things with hotels and restaurants yourself. In the major cities, many three to five-star hotels (two-star one in some case) have lifts and disable access is improving. Bus and train travel is not really geared up for disable travellers, but a private vehicle with a driver can let you go almost anywhere.
Remember that anything is possible. Vietnamese are always willing to help you.
You might try contacting the following organizations:
Mobility International USA
Tel: 54-1343 1284
Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation (RADAR)
Tel: 020-7250 3222
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)
Tel: 212-447 7248