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Step off the beaten path and experience the world on your own terms, without the stress of planning everything yourself. There is no set recipe for our tours. Since 1998, Yampu Tours has been providing travelers with unparalleled, individually crafted, private experiences to suit their unique interests and travel tastes. We invite you to peruse our sample itineraries for travel inspiration and to connect with our travel experts who can create the perfect, personalized journey.
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"The perfect trip from the perfect company! I spent a week in Ecuador organized by Yampu and from the guides to the hotels to all the transfer logistics everything was perfect! I have used Yampu multiple times and they are my go to company for the Neotropics!"
"Me and my wife for two Dec 21 weeks in Lima, Amazonia, Cusco and Machu Picchu, organized by Yampu. All in all, an excellent experience that we highly recommend. Our local guides gladly walked the extra mile just to make sure that we are happy with the service. Pandemic wise, we felt absolutely safe as Peruvians are very disciplined in following the rules in all public places. The Yampu Team really amazed us as they reacted proactively during a local strike crisis that would cost us the chance to visit Machu Picchu. Thanks to them we smoothly adjusted our flights, accommodation and guides itineraries and we finally made it! We would strongly recommend Jose and his team in Yampu for your next trip in Peru, especially at these challenging times."
"From pick up to drop off our trip was magical! We hired a private tour for the 5 days and it paid off, we saw so many hidden gems, hiked in caves we would have never known about, ate at organic greenhouses etc., I would highly recommend this company."
"A perfect trip during the post-pandemic. Everything was arranged in advance including PCR tests in different venues, specific restaurants, early check-in and etc. We met some emergency adjustments during the trip. So appreciate Jose's help, without that, we can't have the awesome experience in Chile. All private transportation, tour guides, and hotels are unique, clean, and safe. According to our requirements, Jose provided the best solution to us and also gave us rather valuable suggestions. We highly recommend Yampu to my friends. This is my second time cooperating with them in South America. The whole trip is always wonderful as last time."
"Great custom planning to fit all your adventure needs. My friends and I have never used Yampu and now plan to use for all future travel to South America. They offer the most informative and experienced guides. The service and experiences we received were exceptional! We had a private driver, a bit more costly but worth the expense as we had more leisure and relaxing time since we arrived and left everywhere in good time. Don’t hesitate to book your tour through Yampu."
"My wife and I have used Yampu 4 or 5 times now to plan our travel for us. They have access to the best guides, the best experiences, and the best service in every country we've used them to visit - from Portugal to Cambodia and from Peru to Iceland. This most recent trip to Iceland was perfect. Two days in Reykjavik, where we did a walking tour of the city, a food tour, the Fly Over Iceland experience, and some shopping and relaxing. Then 2 nights at the Retreat Spa - which is a very special experience in itself that is hard to describe - and then two nights in the countryside where our private guide took us to all of the main attractions on the Golden Circle and South Coast. Private guides mean no waiting, front row parking and VIP access everywhere, and wonderful knowledgeable guides without a lot of time herding on and off of buses and going places that may not interest you. It is a bit more expensive, although not as much as you might think, often less than a high end group tour -- without the group. Yampu has planned each trip just for us, exactly what we want to do, and not anything we don't - and it has always worked out great - highly recommend."
"We had a marvelous trip to New Mexico. Almost two years ago, we were supposed to go to Colombia through Yampú, but alas Covid… In the intervening time, José personally worked with us. When we decided not to travel abroad, he created several trips for us domestically. We selected New Mexico. What I appreciate is that he worked closely with a local tour guide and together, they put together a memorable trip. This was my first Yampú trip, but it won’t be my last!"
"I recently took the most unforgettable trip to Costa Rica and Yampu Tours made it one of the best experiences of my life! Every little detail was thought of from the thorough itinerary to the unique hotels chosen, to the extraordinary daily adventures!!! We enjoyed hikes, hot springs, the amazing wildlife, and even zip lining on our seven day trip! The trip was adventure packed and we didn’t have to think or plan for ourselves, which was SO appreciated! The team at Yampu had wonderful communication with us and were always quick to answer any questions we had via email. I highly recommend Yampu Tours for your next adventure! You won’t regret it!!"
"Yampu is absolutely amazing. This is our second time using their services for our vacation planning (Peru and Bolivia the first time and Belize the second time). They are great at understanding the customer's needs, likes and dislikes and always go above and beyond. Whenever there has been even the slightest of issues, they resolve it right away so you have a seamless, "safe" and awesome experience. We have referred them to our friends who also enjoyed their experience with Yampu Travel. We are definitely planning to use their services again for our next vacation!"
"Yampu booked our trip to Alaska recently and they deserve a five-star rating. Monica took a special interest in my son and me. She knew that we needed the best scenery that Alaska could give and the best chances for animal viewing, particularly the giant Kodiak bears. From the first phone call to the last, Monica began doing her homework. The result was a splendid experience, without a glitch. All the transfers, private tours, and guides worked out to our complete satisfaction. Monica was hands-on before the trip as well as during the trip. She fine tuned every aspect. Any question or situation, she was a phone call away, even if it was her dinner time. She looked at our trip requirements and was constantly involved in the process of squaring the details before we were even on the first plane. She was also more concerned with our "food" situation than we were, often suggesting or booking new places while we were on tour. She treated us like family and tailored the travel experience to our needs. She researched everything, made decisions, checked back with us, even altered things when the weather did not cooperate. We couldn’t have asked for better management and all the excursions gave us memories—and more importantly for our art calendar—photographs. The final validation should come not from us but from people in Alaska. This is what we heard: “Your travel agent kept calling to get this done”; “your travel agent really fought for you to get this”; or “you can thank your agent for this!” Thank you, Monica and the Yampu team. Paul & Joe Franzetti"
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