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Culturally Immersive Family Vacations

One of the main reasons we started Hands Up Holidays was to facilitate meaningful cultural immersion and engagement through the medium of volunteering in communities. 

As such, all of our community development projects are culturally immersive – what follows below are for you if you want to dig even deeper into the culture, for an even more enriching experience.



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Recommended Destinations for a Culturally Immersive Family Vacation

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Destinations For Each Age Group

No matter the age of your kids, your trip will be designed to make it amazing for all of you

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Best Trips with Young Kids

If your kids are aged 5-10, we recommend Costa Rica and Thailand, where there are fantastic kids clubs, and you can all get involved in helping at a wildlife conservation project, and learn an enormous amount about the animals, such as elephants and monkeys.

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Best Trips with Tweens

For kids aged 10-12, we still recommend Costa Rica and Thailand, plus India and Sri Lanka for wildlife conservation, as well as building eco-friendly stoves in Belize, Peru and India. These stoves can be completed in just a few days, and are fantastic for family bonding.

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Best Trips with Teens

Animal loving teens can still help on a wildlife conservation project, perhaps turtle conservation in Costa Rica, Greece, and Turkey. Families with teens can also get immersed in the local culture and make a lasting difference on a building project, such as houses in Guatemala, Zambia and Cambodia.

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