Honeyteering

We support traditional honeymoon’s involving rest and relaxation on a pristine white beach but also want to offer something radically different to our couples. This new style of honeymoon, called honeyteering, gives back to communities around the world by volunteering at some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Volunteer programs can include sustainable farming, tutoring children, helping clean up after a natural disaster, building a school or home, preserving the environment, environmental conservation, etc. The main reason why couples choose to honeyteer is to strengthen their bond while experiencing the world outside a 5 star resort. It also helps couples explore parts of the world, environments or communities that they may have never thought to experience.

Summit Soiree is passionate about offering our couples something different and meaningful bringing them closer together than ever before. In order to create this unique experience we have partnered with Hands Up Holidays-Luxury Travel, Lasting Impressions to offer honeyteering all around the world. We create a custom itinerary for each couple based on the volunteer projects they’re interested in, activity level, comfort level, trip length, and trip dates.

Take a glimpse at just a few of our locations:

 

Cancun

Cancun

Trip Highlights

  • ​Preparing meals and serving meals, accompanying elderly people and enabling them to be more active, teaching English and helping out with maintenance work such as gardening, cleaning and painting.​
  • Mayan Chichen Itza
  • Rio Lagartos
  • Colonial Merida
  • Calakmul biosphere reserve
  • Biking, snorkeling and kayaking
  • Playa del Carmen beach

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Trip Highlights

  • Playing a role in preserving these vitally important islands
  • Exploring Colonial Quito and the Equatorial monument
  • A stunning train adventure to Cuenca
  • Galapagos 7 night ​program
  • Enjoying the largest indigenous market of Otavalo
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling

Belize

Belize

Trip Highlights

  • Make a difference with sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation projects
  • Meet Belizeans and learn about Maya Culture
  • Swim through stunning Blue Creek Cave
  • Learn how to make corn tortillas from scratch in a traditional village
  • Stay in eco-friendly accommodation in a sublime location

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Trip Highlights

  • Playing a role in preserving the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife by helping construct and repair shelters for animals illegally kept as pets
  • Enjoying the unique biodiversity in Tortuguero, where you can see turtle hatchlings (in season), and view howler monkeys, sloths and ocelot by boat – a unique perspective
  • Experiencing a fabulous white water rafting trip along the Pacuare River
  • Appreciating the Arenal volcano, hot springs, and hikes
  • Fabulous hospitality for your home-stay whilst volunteering
  • Superb eco-luxe boutique accommodation
  • You can play a role in preserving the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife by helping construct and repair shelters for animals illegally kept as pets
  • You can assist with preparing seedlings for reforestation alongside ‘Ticos’ (people from Costa Rica) so you get to interact meaningfully with them
  • You can learn how to recycle materials into banana paper which is then used to support a local women’s cooperative

South Africa

South Africa

Trip Highlights

  • Help fund and build a library and a computer centre at a local high school
  • Help fund and build more crèches
  • Repairs and renovations to existing classrooms
  • Provide teacher training to better equip local teachers
  • Teach art at an art club
  • Provide career guidance workshops for senior students
  • Business people can give advice to budding local entrepreneurs in an area where unemployment is generally very high and opportunities are limited
  • Help fund Fun Pumps at a local school to ensure a clean water supply
  • Fund scholarships for students to continue their studies and/or help pay for teacher’s salaries
  • Knowing that you have made a lasting difference in the lives of impoverished people​
  • ​Discovering new things about yourself
  • Luxury Ulusaba lodge on a private game reserve teeming with ‘Big 5’ and more
  • Superb meals
  • Expert guides

Kenya

​Kenya

Trip Highlights

  • Environmental volunteering in Watamu
  • Environmental conservation – depending on the time of year, you can help with bird monitoring and tagging, tree planting, and even maintaining a footbridge to a bird lookout point.
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Vibrant Watamu
  • Three distinctly different game parks – Amboseli, Tsavo East, and Masai Mara National Parks

Thailand

Thailand

Trip Highlights

  • Making a difference teaching eager young minds
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Bangkok’s temples & palaces
  • The ancient capital of Ayuthaya
  • Luxury overnight cruise from Bangkok to Ayuthaya
  • Phang Nga province’s beaches, snorkeling and diving

Fiji

Fiji

Trip Highlights

  • ​Assist Fijian street children or single mothers and their children, by improving their living environment or teaching.
  • Accommodation at 5* eco-resorts
  • Coral Coast and Kula Eco-Bird Park
  • Optional day cruise
  • Optional golf or day-spa

New Zealand

New Zealand

Trip Highlights​

  • Play your part in a ground-breaking environmental conservation project to help save native birds, including the​ kiwi
  • Bird monitoring
  • Checking traps
  • Pest control
  • Feeding seabirds
  • Help play an active role in conserving NZ’s rare and native birds, including the kiwi
  • Explore Waiheke Island and its boutique vineyards and cafes
  • Feel the excitement of an Americas Cup match race
  • Sail in the stunning Bay of Islands
  • Fly down North Island in a Helicopter (via Waitomo Caves and Huka Lodge)
  • Relax in New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges, with spas and golf
  • Taste the wines of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Watch whales in Kaikoura
  • Heli-hike on the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Soar over magnificent Milford Sound in a helicopter
  • Choose from a myriad of activities in Queenstown, including golf

​Please contact us to customize the perfect honeyteering trip for you!