Travel Sustainably With Exploreo

Welcome to Exploreo, the sustainable travel platform with a mission to make your travel carbon negative. We aggregate and compare sustainable travel, accommodation and tours, and in addition, we offset your normal emissions free of charge when you book your holiday.

If you're an adventure lover who also cares about the environment, you've come to the right place. Here at Exploreo, we specialise in offering unforgettable experiences for adventurous and eco-conscious people like you.

Whether you dream of trekking through the Amazon rainforest, going on safari in Africa or renting a charming holiday villa, we have the ideal adventure waiting for you.

This article tells you all about who we are, what we do and how our unique approach to adventure travel works. Get ready to take the trip of a lifetime with Exploreo!

A child looking across the waters of Lac De Serre Poncon, FranceHeal our planet for future generations. Photograph at Lac De Serre Poncon, France, by Mael Balland, Unsplash.

Who we are

We are a small team of travel industry professionals with a passion for adventure travel and a deep concern for the environment and climate change.

That's why we created Exploreo as a sustainable travel platform, committed to providing eco-friendly accommodations and experiences while offering free carbon offsetting.

Our goal is simple: to help you enjoy eco-friendly adventures around the world. Not only do we offer sustainable accommodation and experiences, we're on a mission to make your travels carbon negative.

We're all about improving travel with innovative ideas for a greener future. And we love it when you make green choices, like offsetting your own emissions when you book travel. It's a small action that helps protect the planet we all share.

Choose Exploreo for journeys with purpose over profit. We're not just your travel companions, we're also on a mission to protect our planet. Let's make a positive impact together.

What we offer

Exploreo offers a range of sustainable travel experiences, accommodations and eco-friendly services. We also offer a wealth of information to help you make the best sustainable choices for your upcoming holiday. Here are a few examples:

• Free carbon offsetting:

We take the concept of carbon offsetting to the next level by calculating and offsetting the emissions from your already sustainable bookings. Every trip you take becomes an opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment, and it doesn't cost you a thing. Read more about our climate action commitment.

• Eco-friendly accommodation:

Choose from our range of eco-certified hotels, hostels and holiday homes to ensure a sustainable stay. Even if your chosen accommodation is certified, we continue to calculate and offset CO2 emissions, always striving to make every trip carbon negative.

• Eco-friendly tours:

Embark on unforgettable adventures with our carefully planned sustainable tours. We set a standard of 10 KG/CO2e per day per person and offset emissions accordingly, ensuring your trip leaves a positive impact.

• Eco-travel magazine:

The Exploreo magazine is an eco-travel publication that features sustainable adventure stories, travel guides, exclusive offers and reviews of adventure equipment. We provide a wealth of information to help you make eco-friendly choices for your next holiday.

• Upcoming feature: Eco-Friendly Adventure Schools

Get ready for exciting guided activities like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and more. Our adventure schools prioritise sustainability and eco-friendly practices for an unforgettable yet responsible experience.

• Upcoming feature: Carbon footprint calculator

Curious about the environmental impact of your trip? Our forthcoming calculator takes into account factors such as vehicle type, distance travelled, room size, occupancy and length of stay to give you a detailed estimate.

• A deeper commitment to climate action:

We have partnered with Ecologi, a world leading carbon offsetting organisation, who manages all of our tree planting and sustainability projects, including carbon offsetting and sequestration initiatives. They also host our virtual forest, which provides an easy way to learn about the impact of your contributions to our tree planting and carbon offsetting initiatives.

On this virtual map you can easily locate each sponsored tree and see how much CO2 it has reduced. To find out more about our tree planting and carbon offsetting projects and how your bookings make a difference, click on the button below for more information.

Exploreo's climate action commitment

A little girl and her father plant a tree seedling with the OneTreePlanted organisation in Australia. Supported by Ecologi.Exploreo plants trees to offset the carbon footprint of your holiday. Photograph courtesy of Ecologi and OneTreePlanted.

The Exploreo story: Leading the way to sustainable travel

In 2021, a team of travel industry experts and passionate explorers set off on a new mission.

For us, the travel industry was not doing enough to reduce its environmental impact. While we found that some travel platforms were trying to be greener, they put the responsibility of sustainability on the traveller. So we decided to take bigger steps.

• Bridging the knowledge gap

Our journey began with the recognition of a significant knowledge gap within the travel industry. Surprisingly, a staggering 81% of travellers expressed a desire to book sustainably, yet 41% faced challenges in navigating the path to sustainable choices. This glaring gap in information and action fuelled our mission to help travellers have eco-friendly adventures around the world.

• Taking sustainability further

In today's travel landscape, we often come across companies that are making a promising start in their environmental efforts. However, many rely on clever marketing techniques that only show a few green leave icons next to their accommodation listings. Some claim to plant one tree per booking - an admirable but insufficient effort. As a major contributor to carbon emissions, we believe the travel industry should be doing much more.

At Exploreo, we reject symbolic gestures. We are not satisfied with simply offsetting future pollution; our vision goes beyond slowing the decline of our planet; we want to actively contribute to its healing and we aim to be carbon negative by cleaning up past pollution.

This means taking on responsibilities often neglected by the big travel giants, including tackling global warming, supporting reforestation and funding vital carbon sequestration projects.

• Pioneering sustainable travel

Exploreo leads the way in sustainable travel, emphasising accountability, transparency and decisive action. When you choose Exploreo for your travel needs, we are at your side on your sustainability journey. We work on your behalf without charging any fees.

Our team is dedicated to transforming the travel industry into a more sustainable sector. Although we are just starting out, our commitment is strong. Our goal is to become the leader in green travel, working to heal our planet and protect our shared home. Click the button below to find out how we plan to do this.

Read our climate action commitment

An image of the unfurling frond of the silver fern plant with the Exploreo logo in the bottom left cornerThe silver fern plant's opening leaf influenced the Koru design in Māori art. The Exploreo logo also uses this design. The Koru symbol represents new beginnings, harmony, eternal movement, strength and peace.

Our core values

The following core values are the pillars and foundation that define who we are.

• Planet before profit

Our commitment is clear - the planet comes first. We prioritise sustainable choices, from partnering with eco-friendly businesses to planting free trees with every booking.

• Privacy Please!

Your privacy and security is important to us. We ensure that your information is protected with strong encryption and ethical practices, and stored on sustainable and secure servers in privacy-friendly Switzerland. We only share information with trusted travel partners to ensure a safe and seamless journey.

• Transparency

Throughout our sustainability journey, we remain committed to transparency. We actively involve you in every aspect, from tree planting to financial disclosure.

By participating and contributing, you can see the impact of your actions in our virtual forest hosted by Ecologi. Each sponsored tree is tracked on a map and its CO2 reduction is quantified. Our commitment to responsibility and openness is further emphasised as we work towards becoming a B Corp.

• Innovation

At Exploreo, we are committed to innovation and constantly strive to deliver exceptional experiences. We value groundbreaking technology, user experience improvements, novel business processes and pioneering environmental initiatives. Our goal is to stay ahead of the curve by breaking new ground and expanding our horizons.

Join our mission

Your choices matter. Join our mission to be the change and make a difference in the fight against global climate change. Together we can put purpose before profit and create a greener world for future generations.

Check out the Exploreo Magazine for sustainable travel tips, destination guides and articles to help you plan your next eco-friendly adventure. When you're ready, use Exploreo to book your next trip and help make the world a brighter, greener place.

Book sustainably

A hiking couple walking up a mountain roadGo where you don't know. Go Exploreo. Photograph by Jamie Fenn, Unsplash.

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