How can I verify Bamboo?

If you haven't yet heard of Bamboo it's not that surprising as this is the result of the recent merger between The Bamboo Project and the Global Volunteer Network.

The Global Volunteer Network is one of the original founders of international volunteer travel and a leader in this field. The Bamboo Project was founded in 2013 by two guys with an extensive background in international volunteer development and travel. The merger between these two industry leaders was decided to form the very best organisation on the planet, to reach more and more international projects that need help and to match volunteers with work around the world.

Now called 'Bamboo' we are one of the largest legitimate travel companies operating in this industry. Bamboo is the outcome of two great organizations coming together to achieve even more than they could have independently, and bring all the verification, trust and general awesomeness which they have established over the years into one amazing team we call the BamFam.

Bamboo is also proud to have the Bamboo Foundation which allows us and others to fundraise and support our projects financially alongside the fantastic work carried out by our travellers on site. We encourage donors and supporters to do their research, and we've compiled a list of independent verification sources you can pass onto your donors.

Remember, we're always available to answer questions about who we are and what we do, and unlike most, we actually have a substantial list of ways that you can verify that we are who we say we are.

Bamboo Reviews

Bamboo is proud to have received over 1000+ reviews across the following independent platforms.

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4.8 ★
4.8 of 5 stars
1939 reviews
Margaret Altman
Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 3:54am

Exciting places to visit for lasting memories and inspiration

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Yvonne Salmon
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 9:25pm

The amazing amount of wonderful people you meet.

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Tracy Wells
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:24pm

Recently back from Y@H India trip. Simply the most wonderful tour. The tour guides Jai and Lexa were the best! Fabulous fun, whilst being very professional. They looked after us extremely well. Well done bamboo for finding those two incredible people. The tour...

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Caroline Frances
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 5:25am

I would recommend Bamboo for both our guide and the experience overall but there are a number of things I would want any future travelers to know especially about the elephants2islands tour:

1. Your interaction with elephants is very brief. This was...

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Angela Spearman
Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 4:30am

Just returned from the trip from Costa Rica. I’ll admit it wasn’t up to my expectations for accommodations. As we only had air-conditioning for two of the nights there and the humidity was so heavy in many places are clothes were wet and smelly for...

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Bamboo has been endorsed and recommended by CNN, Bill Gates and Mashable.


Bamboo Foundation is a registered charitable trust in New Zealand. Our charitable registration number is CC46460.

Our Tourism Authority of Thailand membership number is 11/08634.


Bamboo was awarded the world's best volunteer tour in 2015 by


If you'd like to find out more on how Bamboo works and our approach, you can read more on our website here.