The Exploration Foundation

Outdoor Adventure

Mountaineering, Whitewater, Jungle Survival

Educational Trips and Service Learning

For educators, where you set the agenda

Current Event Trips

Global Warming, Fair Trade, Sustainable Development

New Explorers Program

Programs for youth

Internship Program

Trip Leaders and Guides, Community Outreach, Marketing and PR

The Wilderness School—Outdoor Survival Skills

Weekend to two-week survival courses, domestic and international

From adventure sports to cultural tourism to service learning,

The Exploration Foundation works with local communities and organizations, and use local hotels, restaurants, and transportation. We employ local experts, guides, and other professionals to create unique experiences.

One of our trips named among the 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler! Click here to see the article.

The Exploration Foundation is proud to partner with the Mesoamerican Ecotourism Alliance.

The Exploration Foundation’s mission is to create an appreciation of exploration through cultural interchange, creating accessible opportunities for travel and adventure that have tangible benefits in host communities and that foster connections between disparate groups.

Our rain forest rafting trip was featured in the recent Once in a Lifetime Trips by Chris Santella. Click here to see the book on Amazon.com.

Footsteps into the World Beneath

 

Six hundred years ago, humans, black bears, and mountain lions were inhabiting a Missouri cave. When the entrance collapsed, everything was trapped inside, creating a time capsule not to be discovered until a small hole in the ceiling exposed the cave in 1985. In this 30-minute documentary by Emmy-winning director Christian Cudnik, rappel 65 feet into the darkness and follow cave archaeologists as they document prehistoric footprints, rock art, torch marks, bear tracks, beds, and much more in this cave north of Springfield, Missouri.

3D Scanning featured on new documentary film, available at archaeologychannel.org