Luxury family travel has the potential to do so much good when you add a hands-on volunteering component.
Your kids will become inspired to be world changers as you bond closer with them, making a difference, and gaining insights into the lives of others. They will return home feeling more content, and with a greater appreciation for how fortunate they are.
When you travel with Hands Up Holidays on a luxury family vacation, you decide how many days to help for, and how you spend your relaxation time; choose from bespoke guided sightseeing, water sports, cooking classes, spa treatments, and much more.
And the luxury? You can travel in sustainable luxury, staying in amazing properties that take conservation seriously, using sustainably sourced materials, and operating on environmentally sound principles.
Read on for ideas for how families can do good on a luxury family vacation, and where you can do it.
Your family can play an active part in caring for injured or endangered wildlife, such as elephants, turtles, penguins, monkeys, and lions.
You get to assist the permanent caregivers and learn an enormous amount about the animals you are helping.
Here’s where you can help on wildlife conservation projects:
Costa Rica – monkeys, parrots, and more
Thailand – elephants
Sri Lanka – elephants
Sri Lanka – turtles
New Zealand – penguins
Australia – kangaroos
Bears – Romania
South Africa – lions
Your family can interact meaningfully with the locals as you bond together on a building project. You gain insights into the lives of your hosts, hear their stories, and share about your own lives.
Projects range from installing eco-friendly stoves for a family, to building a home, or even installing a disabled-accessible bathroom for a paraplegic; immeasurably improving their independence, confidence, and sense of self-worth.
Here’s where you can help on building projects:
Belize – eco-friendly stoves
Peru – eco-friendly stoves
Guatemala – building houses
Sri Lanka – building houses
Cambodia – building houses
Bali, Indonesia – building a disabled-accessible bathroom for a paraplegic
Kenya – building classrooms
Zambia – building houses
Rwanda – building a home for street children
Repairs and Renovations
Your next luxury family vacation can include a few days giving back by making locations more pleasant and liveable, such as refreshing classrooms, or renovating a home damaged by hurricane. You can also make furniture and toys from recycled materials and gift them to needy families, day care centers and classrooms. Alternatively, beautify schools and hospitals by painting attractive murals, or you can build bird boxes to help injured birdlife rehabilitate.
Mexico – refreshing classrooms
New Orleans, USA – renovating homes damaged by hurricane
Hungary – making furniture and toys
Hungary – painting murals
Hungary – building bird boxes
Ecuador – renovating a daycare center
As you can see, luxury family vacations can make a difference, and you can on your next one. When you travel with Hands Up Holidays, your trip is 100% customized to your exact preferences, designed to make it meaningful and fulfilling, creating family memories to treasure.
Feeling inspired? Schedule a free call with one of our expert consultants, and discover how your next luxury family vacation can truly do good.