Explore The USA
From the iconic cities to the tropical south, to the vast tracts of scenic wilderness, you can find any adventure here. Make your trip meaningful and get to know the people of New Orleans and hear their stories, as you help refurbish houses destroyed by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Or help prepare meals and serve them to needy folk in San Francisco.
Underrated as a destination, the USA is a treasure trove of natural wonders, hospitable people, superb cuisine and lots of regional differences deserving of multiple adventures. It’s hard to name just a few highlights, but here goes: San Francisco is a beautiful melting pot, New Orleans oozes Southern Hospitality, and Alaska offers the great unknown.
The USA is taking sustainability increasingly seriously, with LEED-certifications helping identify those properties that were designed with this in mind. Some of our top picks are Cavallo Point, W and Fairmont in San Francisco, One hotel Miami. Bardessono in Napa, the Ranch at Laguna Beach, Winterlake Lodge in Alaska, Amangani in Wyoming, Amangiri in Utah, and Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana.
Make a Difference
You can restore houses damaged by hurricane in New Orleans and make them liveable again. Alternatively, help conserve the Bay Area by planting, weeding, collecting seeds, maintaining trails and beautifying the landscape.
Suggested USA Trip Itinerary
Example Price: US$4,500 per adult
This adventure not only enables you to bond as a family and help renovate a home damaged by hurricane, you also get to explore the delights of New Orleans including the French Quarter, kayak in a bayou, and gain insights into the history of slavery with a plantation visit…all in luxury.
- Making a home liveable that was damaged by hurricane
- Private guided tour of New Orleans, customized for your preferences
- Kayaking on a secluded bayou
- A fascinating plantation visit
- Jazz show
- Cajun cooking class
- 5-Star hotels throughout
- Private transfers
- Expert local guides
- Cooking class
- Jazz show
- Kayak trip
- Plantation visit
- Volunteering costs
Note: Price excludes international flights
Sample Day by Day
Note: This is a sample itinerary only
USA is blessed with so many spectacular highlights – San Francisco, the Bay Area, Napa, Los Angeles, the National Parks, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Texas, Alaska. Here are some examples of sightseeing experiences and sustainable eco-luxury accommodation.
Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. With Hands Up Holidays you can enjoy the best eco-luxury accomodation available at your chosen destinations.
How to help in USA
The USA is the world’s wealthiest nation, but sadly it is not immune from having needs, and there are still ways that you can make a difference, both in communities and environmentally.
Restore Houses Damaged by Hurricane
Restore houses damaged by hurricane in New Orleans. Remarkably, there are still homes rendered uninhabitable by Hurricane Katrina, and sadly these are in the poorest neighbourhoods. You can play a part in making one of these homes liveable again for a family in need.
Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.