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Bamboo is one of the original authors of global give-back travel and a leader in this field. Founded in 2001 by two guys with an extensive background in international development and travel.

We are now known as one of the largest authorised travel companies operating in this industry. With years of experience comes trust, integrity and an established community of customers that we call our Bamboo family or BamFam.

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.

With nearly 2000 reviews and an average of 4.8 out of 5 from independent sources jump into our Fan page or Travel Club groups and speak to the people who know best, our community of travellers, our teams on the ground, our BamFam.

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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
1760 reviews
Carly Victoria
Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at 4:57pm

Incredible experience! I traveled to Thailand and worked with the elephants every day. It was the perfect balance between giving back and adventuring. The tour guides were so kind and enthusiastic and the village we stayed in was so welcoming. I learned so much! I...

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Claire Wollington
Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 4:28am

Just about to head home from the costa rica turtle tour. It was fabulous!!! Thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting a trip that has less impact and makes a big difference!! Thank you to Kim and Ricardo for being amazing guides and showing us what an...

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Lynn Maguire
Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 5:48pm

What a life changing experience this trip was! Did the young at heart Thailand/ Cambodia tour. An amazing work together group we were - helping each other. Feeling the love for each other. Pahn in Thailand our leader was funny caring and enjoyed her knowledge....

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Sandy Atanasoff
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 6:01am

I’ve just returned from my second trip with Bamboo- this one was the Costa Rica trip. The people I was travelling with were amazing, some friends that I made in my first trip and some I’ll have for life. Our guides, Jorge and Jyra could...

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Joan Barron
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at 4:11am

This was my first solo travel. I must say i got everything and more out of my adventure to Costa Rica. The tour guides were amazing in all matters, their knowledge of wild life,and patient was outstanding.The bus driver, was a true hero in making...

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Melanie Byers
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 7:58pm

I have recently returned from the two week elephant volunteering trip in Thailand. I had an amazing time. I was slightly worried when I met my tour guide in Bangkok (the excellent Jazzy) and found out I was the only volunteer, but as soon as...

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Deb McCrohon
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 2:43pm

Recently returned from my first trip with Bamboo to Costa Rica and what an amazing experience it was! I loved the combination of volunteering for a great cause while experiencing new culture and having some tourist fun. They've put a lot of thought and work...

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