After months of quarantining and social distancing, you’re probably aching to embark on another adventure. However, the spread of COVID-19 has forced many countries to temporarily close their borders, making travel much more challenging. Though it’s still uncertain when countries will fully reopen and travel will return to normal, the pandemic doesn’t have to bring your travel plans to a […]

On August 15th, the Ecuadorian government’s Emergency Operations Committee published a new protocol concerning entry into the country. It aims to reactivate the tourism sector while ensuring the safety of both Ecuador’s citizens and foreign visitors. Previously, Ecuador had required visitors to present a negative PCR test and to quarantine for 14-days once in the country.  As of August 14th, […]

The Costa Rica tourism ministry has eased travel restrictions for Europe and select parts of the United States. US travelers who live in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. can now visit Costa Rica with proof of residence of the allowed states as of September 1st. On September 15th, Colorado, Massachusetts, and […]

Even though travel is still restricted, there are numerous countries that have devised advanced plans to welcome travelers again with different regulations and advanced safety protocols to ensure the health of both travelers and residents who rely on tourism.  We at Yampu of course make our travelers’ health and safety our first priority. This is how we are protecting travelers […]

-As told to Carrie Goldberg, Harper’s Bazaar  / AUG 15, 2016 Article originally published on Harper’s Bazaar Just Back From…Tibet Trip Duration: One week. Flight Plan: We flew business on United direct to Beijing, then began our ascent to the higher altitudes. We took a 22-hour overnight train from Xining, China (7,000 ft) to Lhasa, Tibet (12,000 ft). It’s the best […]