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Hands Up Holidays

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 2006
Headquarters
  • London, England
Trips
  • 3

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Hands Up Holidays Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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An unforgettable trip to Costa Rica June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Chris planned an unforgettable trip to Costa Rica.. Every last detail was taken care of, all of the transfers on time, and most importantly, the trip was truly incredible. Each day held new treasures, one experience more engaging than the next. We visited a medical center for Nicaraguan refugees, handmade chocolate bars at a local chocolate shop, had a walking tour of a local food market and enjoyed many laughs and good times. I would recommend Hands Up Holidays without any reservations!
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Incredible rewarding experience October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Not day goes by without reflecting on a trip my son and I took over the summer, following his high school graduation. We wanted to explore another country, and give back to a community in need. Chris was an amazing travel consultant and planner for us as we decided on Guatemala and building a home for a family. Words cannot express how meaningful the journey was, but also what an amazing trip combining the best of experiencing the country, seamless experiences, and expert knowledge shared by Chris all the way through! Thank you Hands Up Holidays, for helping us shape an incredible rewarding experience.
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an incredible rewarding experience October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Not day goes by without reflecting on a trip my son and I took over the summer, following his high school graduation. We wanted to explore another country, and give back to a community in need. Chris was an amazing travel consultant and planner for us as we decided on Guatemala and building a home for a family. Words cannot express how meaningful the journey was, but also what an amazing trip combining the best of experiencing the country, seamless experiences, and expert knowledge shared by Chris all the way through! Thank you Hands Up Holidays, for helping us shape an incredible rewarding experience.
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We had a wonderful family adventure July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful family adventure arranged through Chris at Hands Up Holidays in our recent trip to Africa. We knew we wanted to accommodate the varying interests of our three children, aged 16, 13 and 11, with a travel experience that would expose them to a world outside of our normal, somewhat sheltered, life. Chris worked with us to find the best options within the short time that we had, and the volunteering in a small village in Zambia was the highlight of our two and a half week trip to Africa. The quality of the charity we worked with, The Butterfly Tree, was outstanding and inspiring. In addition, after discussion of our preferences and budget, the choices for accommodation and safari that Chris chose for us were a perfect fit. Thank you for such an amazing travel experience that we will always cherish.
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amazing travel experience that we will always cherish. July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful family adventure arranged through Chris at Hands Up Holidays in our recent trip to Africa. We knew we wanted to accommodate the varying interests of our three children, aged 16, 13 and 11, with a travel experience that would expose them to a world outside of our normal, somewhat sheltered, life. Chris worked with us to find the best options within the short time that we had, and the volunteering in a small village in Zambia was the highlight of our two and a half week trip to Africa. The quality of the charity we worked with, The Butterfly Tree, was outstanding and inspiring. In addition, after discussion of our preferences and budget, the choices for accommodation and safari that Chris chose for us were a perfect fit. Thank you for such an amazing travel experience that we will always cherish.
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My son and I had a wonderful experience with Hands Up Holidays May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My son and I had a wonderful experience with Hands Up Holidays. We volunteered at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, something we've dreamed of doing for a long time. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Chris Hill, our dream was able to be realized. There were other parts of Thailand we wanted to explore as well, and Hands Up Holidays made all the arrangements, providing transportation and friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides who promptly met us at the various airports we flew into. The hotels Chris booked for us far exceeded our expectations. Chris is so pleasant and worked with us every step of the way, quickly answering every question and concern and making sure every detail was taken care of. We were provided with all the information and phone numbers we needed to contact our local guides and everything went extremely smoothly from beginning to end. Chris even personally checked up on us at one point when my son was not feeling well. I would without hesitation recommend Chris and Hands Up Holidays for a volunteer experience of a lifetime!
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From Hands Up Holidays

Hands Up Holidays is a luxury travel company with one BIG difference. We are obsessive about you having more than an amazing vacation; our passion is for you to have a remarkable luxury travel experience that you will treasure forever, by combining expertly-led sightseeing with meaningful community development through volunteering or philanthropy. Touch lives, including your own.

The secret ingredient that makes our trips so special is the combination of a fantastic tailor-made luxury holiday with a ‘taste’ of volunteering or philanthropy.  Combining the two gives you the chance to get under the skin of a destination and interact meaningfully with the local people and giving them a 'hand up' in life.

Don’t just scratch the surface: help that African girl have a safe place to live, teach hospitality skills to the Colombian coca leaf grower so he isn’t reliant on an illegal trade for a living, or help conserve elephants in Thailand. In so doing you will find yourself immersed in local life, championing a cause and learning new things, all combined with sights that you want to see, led by an expert local guide.

Some of our clients have been so transformed by their journeys, that it has inspired them to change careers and in a few cases they have even moved to the country of the project.  Now, this might not happen to you, but rest assured that you will have fun and return with great memories and touching stories.

The dignity of every individual - every person is of equal value We in the West can offer a lot to disadvantaged communities, and we make this happen, whilst being conscious that it is not our right to impose our value system...and we are very aware that frequently it is us who have more to learn from other communities than we can teach them Being good stewards of the Earth and its resources, and conserving them for future generations.

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Trips & Specials

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10 days
Private Guided
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 7,995

Highlights

  • Make your trip meaningful by helping care for elephants, or teaching English to children
  • Gorgeous beaches and islands to visit
  • Spectacular diving and snorkeling
  • Thai cooking class with an expert chef
  • Guided tours of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, tailored for you
  • Luxury train journeys
  • Boat river cruise to the ancient capital Ayuthaya
  • Rockclimbing
  • Water festival fun
  • Soft trekking and biking
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10 days
Private Guided
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 12,995

Highlights

  • Change lives in disadvantaged communities throughout the country
  • Experience the diversity and vibrancy of Cape Town
  • Be in awe of the views from Table Mountain
  • Savor superb wines and enjoy stunning scenery in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – mecca for foodies too
  • Explore Cape Peninsula on bike or foot and kayak with penguins
  • Encounter the “Big 5” animals and more on luxury safari
  • Delight in the varied scenery of the Garden Route
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14 days
Private Guided
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 8,765

Highlights

  • Make a difference in a Peruvian village; renovating houses, teaching English, or providing medical care if you are medically trained
  • Luxury lodge based hike to Machu Picchu
  • Be in awe of Machu Picchu
  • Encounter floating villages on Lake Titicaca
  • View condor soaring majestically in Colca Canyon
  • Marvel at the colonial wonders of Cusco and Arequipa
  • Puzzle at the Nazca Lines from above
  • Take a cooking class in Lima
  • Explore the Amazon jungle in a luxury lodge
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