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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 projects we support as part of this.
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"Responsible In Everything We Do" is one of our five core values here at Explore. This includes supporting charities and projects in the destinations that we visit. Each year we review the charities and projects that we support overseas, and find new ways of working alongside our agents and tour leaders to help empower the local communities we visit.  

Discover the main charities and projects we support below. On top of these charities that we support financially, we sponsor many which our customers can visit or support whilst on our trips. Trips include:


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

In 2008 Explore became the first major travel company to offset carbon emissions. 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


An average group of 16 people, on a two week tour will use, and throw away, between 800-1000 plastic bottles! We’re very happy to partner with Water-to-Go to offer our customers an exclusive discount on their refillable, filtration bottles to ensure you can stay fighting fit and guilt free during your adventure! 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.

Get a 15% discount on a Water-to-Go bottle as an Explore customer using the discount code EXPLORE15.
Visit the Water-to-Go 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

Discover our charity projects

Browse the map to discover the charities and projects we have donated to and partnered with in recent years. This includes our Start Up Fund and local community projects and charities nominated by our tour leaders. Select a pin to find out more about the project. 

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