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Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this.
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With more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the global carbon and climate change sector, ClimateCare works with sustainable development projects that reduce carbon emissions at scale, measurably increase quality of life and deliver towards the UN Global Goals.

Since 1997, ClimateCare and its partners have cut over 33 million tonnes of CO₂ and improved quality of life for more than 34 million people around the world.

ClimateCare is currently ranked the number one B Corp in the UK – B Corp is a global movement of more than 2,500 purpose-driven companies that are using business as a force for good.
Visit the ClimateCare website

Cool Earth

We work alongside Cool Earth to support indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest through community engagement, education and empowerment.

Explore is supporting 16 Ashanika villages, 14 rainforest schools, funding emergency evacuations and family cooperatives. To date we have saved over 800 acres of rainforest, 195,000 trees and over 210,000 tonnes of CO2 has been locked in.
Visit the Cool Earth Website

Send a Cow

Send a Cow is our long-term charity partner and we’re thrilled to be working with them. 

Set up back in 1988, Send a Cow gives African farming families the hope and the means to create a sustainable future from their land. Importantly, Send a Cow also works to tackle barriers to social development such as gender inequality and negative stereotyping to help those most marginalised to thrive. 
Visit the Send a Cow website

Toilet Twinning

Toilet Twinning are a UK based charity with one commendable goal – to flush away poverty! This fantastic charity is raising funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a decent toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that prevents the spread of disease, reduces the number of deaths among children, and brings hope for the future.
Visit the Toilet Twinning website


We aim to be single use plastic free on our tours by the end of 2020, and we proudly work with Water-to-Go to help achieve this goal.

Water-to-Go is a filtration system that eliminates over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals from any non-salt water source, allowing you to drink water from any tap, stream or even stagnant water wherever you are in the world.

You can purchase your own Explore branded bottle at an exclusive price or take advantage of a 15% discount on any other Water-to-Go product using discount code EXPLORE15
Visit the Water-to-Go website


Mahouts is a UK registered charity working with local communities fostering harmony, patience and peace to protect Asian elephants and, importantly, the communities with which they coexist. Founded by the Blaine family after a life changing trip to Thailand, Explore has worked with Sarah and her family for many years to develop community driven solutions allowing mahouts and elephants to thrive together. You can see first-hand the wonderful work by Mahouts on Explore’s Mahouts Elephant Extension.

Lone Buffalo

Lone Buffalo is a free English project that benefits more than 200 young people living in rural Laos. The ability to speak English makes a huge difference to young peoples’ futures in Laos, and Lone Buffalo is committed to improving the lives of those living in one of the world’s most heavily bombed places. Explore has worked with Lone Buffalo from the very beginning in 2010 and will continue our support as their valuable work is making such a significant contribution to local life.

Born Free

Born Free is an animal charity passionate about wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation. They work tirelessly to stop the exploitation and suffering of animals and campaign for a future where animals and people can coexist for generations to come. Animal welfare is so important to us, so we have partnered with Born Free to create a robust and powerful wildlife policy to ensure our trips are positively contributing to the communities to which we visit. 

Derek Moore Foundation

The Derek Moore Foundation was started by the co-founder of Explore to reach socially and economically disadvantaged communities. The foundation provides grants to assist in the development and growth of community projects which promote education or sport, or nurture traditional arts, crafts or music. Together, Explore and The Derek Moore Foundation, will provide support, training and funding to small projects worldwide to help change lives and enrich communities where we visit.

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