A luxury hotel in Quirimbas Islands in Mozambique Frolicking in the crystal Caribbean waters, exploring scenic coastal towns in Maine, and riding a spaceship at Disneyland Resort sound like the perfect family vacation. But more and more families are now favoring luxury voluntourism over typical trips to amusement parks, zoos and New England ski resorts. […]
A family volunteer travel participant bathes an elephant in the Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand’s largest city. The 9,000-pound gentle giant made its way into the river. She was prepared to wade in the water under the heat of the Chiang Mai sun. Enormous but playful. She was a part of the herd that was giddy […]
Over the years, Asia, Europe and a host of tropical islands have been the favorites for honeymooners the world over. The sands of time are shifting. African destinations are rising to the top for luxury and adventure conscious honeymooners. With the rugged beauty, amazing lodges, warm people and amazing wildlife experiences, the African continent offers […]
1. Take in the Wildlife 2. Enjoy a Breathtaking Seaside Sunset 3. Try Amazing Bali Cuisine 4. Take Local Cooking Lessons 5. Touch the Life of a Child 6. Cycle in the Lush, Beautifully Crafted Rice Paddies 7. Volunteer Helping the Disabled
“It was wonderful! We absolutely loved Cambodia – hotel was a perfect choice, guide, “T” and Suy were so nice and it all was enjoyable. We all wished that we had stayed in Cambodia and gone south to the beaches as well. As usual, you handled every detail flawlessly, so all went very smoothly!” Stephanie, […]
Working with Hands Up Holidays to coordinate our TOMS volunteer trip in South Africa was a great experience. They were very attentive to our particular needs for transportation, lodging, and scheduling. It was with their logistical help that TOMS volunteers were able to personally give shoes to children in need and learn all about South […]
Building Memories For five out of 10 days of Hands Up Holidays’ “Mayans & Mountains” trip to Guatemala, you help build a home in an impoverished village by day, and hang in the romantic colonial town of Antigua by night. Other highlights: Hiking a volcano and boating on Lake Atitlán.