About Impact Destinations

Leave a legacy on a luxury philanthropic vacation 

Discover amazing sights and unlock unique experiences through your philanthropy

About Impact Destinations

Our mission is what drives our relentless passion to craft unique, tailored luxury philanthropic vacations that enable you to leave a legacy.

We do that by truly understanding your travel goals and preferences, by focusing on sustainability, and crafting itineraries where your philanthropy unlocks a unique experience.

How Luxury Philanthropic Vacations Work

Luxury Philanthropic Trip

Sightseeing

Incredible sights curated to your exact preferences

Sustainable Luxury

Minimize environmental impact and retain comfort staying at the finest eco-luxury accommodation

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Rhino conservation philanthropic trip south africa

Leave a Legacy

Enable the experts to do what they do best, learn from them, and unlock a unique experience, such as participating in a rhino relocation to a protected reserve

Click here for inspiration on ways you can leave a legacy on a luxury philanthropic vacation

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Our Story

Our Founder, Christopher Hill, was working in finance in London when in 2002, he took a trip to South Africa which changed his life. In addition to safari and exploring the wonders of this incredible country, he helped build a home for a family.

A New Travel Concept

The interaction with the family added a whole new dimension to travel for Christopher, and it felt great to make a difference, and he knew he had to create a new luxury travel concept that combined sightseeing with volunteering.

Making It Happen

He left his job, moved to Canada to study some more, and worked on the business plan for what became Hands Up Holidays. He spent the next two years traveling the world, building relationships with communities, formed a team of like-minded people, and launched the business in 2006.

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The Next Step

In 2018, Christopher launched Impact Destinations, in response to demand from clients seeking transformational experiences, using their philanthropic donations to make an impact.

We have traveled a lot, and want to make a difference on our trips, and love the concept of unlocking unique experiences through our donations

Leaving a legacy on a luxury vacation? It makes perfect sense.

A Word From Our Founder

Hi, Christopher Hill here – I created Impact Destinations out of a passion to create extraordinary luxury travel experiences that make a positive impact. Here is what that means for you:

  • You’ll have an incredible vacation tailored to your precise requirements
  • Your philanthropy will enable the experts to do what they do best, and you get to learn from them, and unlock a unique experience
  • I am so confident that you will love the Impact Destinations experience that I guarantee it.
Robb Report

Our group are the proud winners of the Travel + Leisure Global Vision Awards,  Luxperience Award for Meaningful Luxury Travel, Family Travel Magazine Award, the Travelmole Award for Best Responsible Travel Website, and named one of The Telegraph’s Top 25 Life Changing Adventures.

Why Luxury Philanthropic Vacations?

Enjoy luxury travel that leaves a legacy. Go beyond your bucket list with remarkable experiences,  while making the world a better place.

Book your next trip with Impact Destinations in order to have:

  • Unique experiences unlocked by your philanthropic donation
  • Sustainable eco-luxury accommodation
  • Meaningful engagement with local people
  • Incredible sights
  • Superb guides who are passionate about their country

With Impact Destinations you can make a positive impact through your philanthropy, and explore your chosen destination. Return home with treasured memories and a legacy.

What’s more, your trip is environmentally and socially sustainable.

Love from our Clients

Suzanne Cohen, USA

“The most satisfying aspect of the trip was the interesting, heart warming and fulfilling important community service that was organized for us.”

Sara Martz, USA 

“I can speak for my entire family when I say we would not change a thing.”

luxury family volunteer vacation in Costa Rica

Kamryn Smith, Canada

“I cannot say enough good things about this company and can't wait to plan my next adventure.”

Margo Vinney, USA

“Chris met my expectations--he outdoes himself when it comes to planning and executing trips for his clients!”

Making Headlines

Travel + Leisure Magazine

This high-end tour operator combines upscale hotels and traditional sightseeing activities with light volunteer work in needy communities around the world, helping to broaden the appeal of voluntourism to a wide group of leisure travelers.

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New York Times

 Hands Up Holidays combines luxury travel with “a ‘taste’ of volunteering” through tailor-made volunteer vacations in 26 countries, ranging from building classrooms in a Berber village while staying in luxury riads in Morocco

Departures Magazine

Everyone from honeymooners to retirees are rolling up their sleeves for Hands Up Holidays, picking up hammers and nails and changing a life one house at a time.

Forbes Magazine

Check out Hands Up Holidays to explore a variety of voluntourism opportunities. Most Hands Up Holidays trips are one to two weeks.