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
"Great trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar. Third trip with Yampu and still very satisfied. Just beware the roads of Madagascar and the dusty roads of the parks of Kenya and Tanzania!"
Steve S. ,
"We had an outstanding trip in Peru! Our driver Mario was safe and efficient, and he was always there for us! Our tour guide Dante was articulate, he was very informative, and he also was always there for us. We felt welcome, supported, guided to many different places with everything taken care of for us, and every question answered. Someone was always there to escort us, and make us feel special. The tour to Machu Picchu was excellent, as was our trip through the Sacred Valley! Our tour agent Maggie thought of every detail and we will forever keep her in our thoughts!"
Kevin R. , July 2018
"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."
We love our Yampu Travelers and are always incredibly happy to assist return explorers year after year to find new and exciting experiences! In fact, Repeat Yampu Travelers earn VIP status which opens up a whole world of travel possibilities (literally) with new and exciting VIP destinations that aren't featured on our website...
Conservation is one of the things that we are the most enthusiastic about here at Yampu. With that, we are very excited to hear that one of our top destinations will be adding two new national parks to their extensive list! You know, just in case you needed even more reasons to visit Chile...
Peak season in South Africa is here, and it really is a most idyllic travel destination. Not only can visitors enjoy the full safari experience that touch the hearts of the many who travel to Africa, but beyond that South Africa offers incredible urban life (including delicious culinary delights), beautiful beaches, adventure activities (cage diving with Great Whites, anyone?), world-renowned vineyards, top-notch hiking, cultural and historical experiences, and somewhat unexpected wildlife, including penguins! It's enough to dazzle travelers of virtually any interest, but just in case the hefty, yet certainly not complete, list of attractions are not enough, we've got news for you: the whales are coming!
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That's right! If you are with the majority of people visiting Africa to encounter wildlife, checking both the big 5 on land and the biggest by sea off of your list, you don't want to miss whale season in South Africa! Enjoy the only eco-marine festival in South Africa from September 29-October 1, 2017, which emphasizes the visiting Southern Right Whales...