Since 1998, Yampu has been in the business of creating private and personalized travel
itineraries for the discerning traveler who wants to step off the beaten path and experience
the world their own way, without having to plan everything on their own. Find inspiration in
the sample itineraries we have shared on our website, which exemplify experiences other travelers
have had with us and serve to help you dream up ideas for your next adventure. When you’re ready
to talk about where you want to go, connect with a specialized tour consultant who can create
the perfect itinerary based on the destinations you want to visit, your ideal activities, your
own departure and return dates, preferred accommodations and more. Let us help you make it all
"Travel to FINLAND with YAMPU If you know that the capital of Finland is Helsinki but can’t quite place it on the map, or if you’ve heard that Santa Claus comes from Lapland but don’t know that Lapland is in the northern part of Finland; or if you want to hike with an expert guide in the spectacular Pyah-Luosto National Park,(where you actually do see Russia from Finland’s backyard), use Yampu to arrange the trip. My son and I recommend Yampu enthusiastically! They "tailor-made" our Finland trip this past July. There were a lot of phone calls and double-checking and e-mailing before it was finalized. Every hotel, from the Helsinki’s Presendentii (in the heart of the city) to the Kalevala Lodge on the lake outside Kuhmo, was excellent. Yampu's staff is savvy and well-traveled does their homework. Even our drivers were knowledgeable and easy to get along with. For example, because they knew we wanted to see wildlife, they arranged for us to spend a night in a bear blind on the Soviet border to see brown bears, wolverines, and wolves in their natural habitat. I read that “In Finland, there is freedom to roam.” Finland’s wilderness is pristine, but the culture is interesting also We read up on the Winter War (Nov 1939) when the Finns, outnumbered 10-1, repelled the Russian army. A nice touch--our hotel Kalevala was a short walk to Winter War Museum. Finns love the sauna--it's their invention. In a country of 5 million people, there are 3 million of them. Every hotel has one and it’s a must-do. The Finns have many sayings about the sauna, like: "The sauna is a poor man's pharmacy." "A house without a sauna is not a home." Maybe the sauna is not as exciting as a bear blind but it is "educational." Most Finns you meet in a sauna speak English and tell great stories. And you have to have their coffee--it’s better than any we ever in South America. --A lot of surprises, but all good ones. Two Thumbs up for Yampu on this trip."
Paul F. , July 2018
They chose amazing hotels, energetic enthusiastic tour guides, and a great curation of activities in Peru
Gary W., June 2018
"Yampu Tours and Stephanie Rudolph put together an amazing trip for us to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Japan. The hotels in Southeast Asia were wonderful, top-of-the-line! The transportation was very good. And, our guides were fantastic! We will definitely use Yampu Tours again!"
Gene S. , June 2018
"Peru Our trip was awesome! Tailor made for exactly what we wanted. Guides were great and very knowledgeable. Everything went according to plan."
Terri M. , June 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our Peru tour. Everything was well planned and beautifully executed., Wendy Murray did a great job in every respect. She anticipated many details that might have given us cause for concern and took care of them in advance. She arranged for wheelchair assistance at airports. I can not think of a single thing that could have been better handled,
Bob and Marcia W., June 2018
The travel agent, Stephanie Rudolph, was patient and supportive for our requests. Our tour guide in Hong Kong, Donald, was professional and kind. Overall, we are very happy with Yampu Tours.
Yoshika T. , June 2018
"Excellent! The staff is completely dedicated to making sure your trip is exactly what you want. Our plans changed several times unexpectedly and the staff was understanding and supportive. Additionally, they think of every detail and KNOW things that a traveler would probably not consider. Their recommendations were spot on and the local guides that traveled with us were wonderful! Many thanks for a trip we will remember for years to come!"
Melissa G., June 2018
"Excellent tour in Armenia Great guide and driver Amazing country where nature is extremely present and fantastic.Sceneries admirable. Churches and monasteries illuminate past present and future People very welcoming, lunch with Families excellent food Great museum in Yerevan Please visit and enjoy."
Jean C. - Return VIP Yampu Traveler , June 2018
"Everything went off exceptionally well. Tour Guides and drivers were always on time and very friendly. My entire trip was planned out in a precise manner and all the good people in Peru working or contracted by Yampu made it happen with no problems. I was a little sad to leave and do miss those I spent a good bit of time with. Everyone was so helpful & nice it made it hard to depart. I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation!!"
Joe B., June 2018
"What a wonderful experience! Started when we were met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. Our Yampu tour agent made sure everything was taken care of and then the next day met us and delivered us to the airport where we were met by the guide for our Amazon jungle tour. Every step of the way we were met by friendly, knowledgeable people who took care of us and made traveling in a foreign country not only stress-free but fun. Can’t say enough good things about the experience. Thank you so much."
Traveling with the family can be a handful and at times may make you wonder if the stress of planning and organizing is worth it!
With a family oriented staff, we know how stressful it can be to organize a family trip abroad...