Social Distance in the beauty of Chile and Argentina. No quarantine required with proof of vaccination and negative COVID test.   Exciting news! As of November 1st, 2021 international travelers are welcome in Argentina and Chile. The two countries will be lifting their once-required quarantine requirements with proof of negative COVID test results and proof of full vaccination.   The […]

We love our Yampu Travelers and are always incredibly happy to assist return explorers year after year to find new and exciting experiences! Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son creative duo, have traveled with us on numerous occasions to create gorgeous works of art to benefit those in need. After meeting Yampu’s Cofounder, Monica on a trip in search of elusive pumas […]

Even though travel is still restricted in some countries, numerous destinations 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 have always made our travelers’ health and safety our first priority. We are pro-active to show our clients we […]

Just because summer is nearly over doesn’t mean the adventure needs to end! With school just starting for many families and days getting shorter by the minute, the best way to power through these end-of-summer blues is to have another big adventure to look forward to. All autumn long, Yampu Tours’ travel experts are offering an array of travel deals, […]

With the demand for domestic travel growing over the last year, Yampu Tours has begun offering unique, custom trips throughout the United States with private adventures within the beauty of the country’s stunning National Parks. From the beaches of Hawaii to the mountains of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the options are endless! Yampu Travelers Jackie and Ray recently […]

We love hearing from our travelers and travel agents! Travel Advisor Valarie, recently worked with Yampu Tours’ Jose Irauzqui on curating a delightful adventure through Ecuador; “Jose put together a package that included 3 days of tours and 2 nights in the highlands of Ecuador with a private guide and driver for our private group of 6. Everything was spectacular. […]

Exciting news! Canada is to ease border measures for fully vaccinated Travelers starting with those from the US, followed by travelers from any country who have been fully vaccinated. On September 7, 2021, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favorable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders for discretionary travel by travelers from any country who have been fully vaccinated with Government […]

  These are the Most Beautiful Destinations in the World And you can experience them all with Yampu Tours. From the otherworldly terrain of Cappadocia, Turkey to the teeming wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, beauty surrounds us on this tiny spinning rock that we call home. Sometimes we need to take a step back and realize just how stunning mother nature truly is […]

Things continue to improve for the world of travel! On Wednesday, the CDC issued new travel advice regarding COVID19 risk exposure to over 120 countries around the globe. The updates, broken down by four tiers, with level 4 being the highest risk, have moved most of Yampu Tours’ destinations to the lower risk tiers including Peru and Ecuador to Level […]

Yampu Tours is proud of our dedication and commitment to the wellbeing of our destinations around the globe, including Ecuador and its enigmatic Galapagos Islands. Our efforts, while focused heavily on protecting the incredible biodiversity of the Galapagos, are also aimed at providing sustainable economic growth to the small but remarkable communities living and working in the archipelago.   Our local naturalist guides and crew members have been […]

Now is the Time to Start Planning Your Summer Escape European destinations like Croatia, Greece, and Iceland are among some of the first countries to begin accepting foreign visitors without the setbacks of required COVID tests and quarantine for vaccinated travelers. With that, airlines are seeing an uptick in bookings as accelerated vaccination efforts encourage leisure travel after months of […]

Yampu Traveler, Cheryl is another talented nature photographer who graciously shares her stunning photographs from each of her adventurous Yampu experiences. Also a dedicated veterinarian, Cheryl loves to capture images of the unique wildlife she encounters during her explorations. Cheryl recently partook in a wild adventure in Ecuador where she photographed numerous animals within the Canande and San Isidro reserves. […]

One of the greatest aspects of traveling is meeting new people and learning of both our differences and our similarities. Through stories, we all relate to one another by sharing our seemingly unique yet common experiences, especially our understandings of love and heartbreak.   This week, Yampu Tours Vice President, Monica Irauzqui sat down with Sarah of The Breakup Evolution […]