Colca Canyon, Peru Colca Canyon in Peru is the world’s second deepest canyon with an average distance of 100 kilometers between the high mountain peaks and the Colca River below.  The canyon rests in the southern end of Peru in the Colca Region, originally conquered by the Incas in the 15th century.  This natural Peruvian wonder is filled with pre-Colombian […]

Our friends at the ASTA, American Society of Travel Agents, recently put up a blog post with safety tips for women traveling alone.  At Yampu Tours we work overtime to ensure that our travelers are always safe, even in unforeseen situations.  The issues for traveling alone are different for women traveling alone then it is for men.  To that end, […]

Mardi Gras, which falls on March 8, is quickly approaching and New Orleans is not the only city preparing to celebrate. In Brazil, Mardi Gras marks the last day of one of the largest and most popular festivals in Latin America: Carnival.  Carnivals are deeply imbedded traditions in the regional culture occurring in several different countries including: Brazil, Belize, Peru, […]