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
1030 reviews
Helen Shaw
16 hours ago

I have never experienced anything quite like a Bamboo Tour before! The most exciting, fun-packed time ever. Our Guides were wonderful, caring people who became friends also. Our group visited The Elephants in Thailand, we fed, walked and swam with beautiful animals. We also visited...

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Meak Ryden
1 day ago

I just knew Bamboo company travel very excellent to helpfully the people around cambodai,poor family,building,blind people,water well and have alot excellent tours leader helpful, smiling, kindness.

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Wendy Ann Ridley
2 days ago

i have just finished doing the 2 countries Thailand/ Cambodia , young @heart tour..I cannot express enough of my wonderful journey in life. I have walked away feeling so proud and honored to have been a part of this most amazing BAMBOO GROUP....

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Nazneen Akhtar
4 days ago

welcoming, quick response to new members .

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Shirley Emery
4 days ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would like to especially say that Claire at bamboo was amazingly supportive with my situation. Search lovely lady that I wish I had more time to spend with. We were extremely busy with our tour in Thailand...

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Fiona Fulton
6 days ago

I have just returned from the Two Countries- Thailand and Cambodia tours and found it to be an inspirational and humbling experience. All the guides were lovely people, who went out of their way to ensure we had the best experience ever.
All the...

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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.