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 […]

Travel Bubble Podcast: Nooks and Crannies In a not-so-far-fetched, dystopian future, world authorities have put all citizens on lockdown. Thankfully, you can still go on holiday but there is a catch- you can only choose 3 countries to visit for the rest of your life. Every Wednesday, Matty Dyas talks to travel industry professionals, globetrotters and adventurers from all over […]

Good news! The Peruvian government ordered the lift of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreign or non-resident passengers entering the country.   This rule declares that passengers with negative antigen test results of COVID-19 will not have to quarantine. The sample test is taken at entry in the country; that is, at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima or at […]

Yampu Tours founders, Monica and Jose Irauzqui recently returned from an inspection trip to Costa Rica, checking that all hotels and services are to Yampu’s gold standards, especially during this strange time. The two were thoroughly impressed by the attention to cleanliness and safety at every turn, meeting Yampu’s requirements with flying colors. Sharing some of their experiences and what […]

Yampu Cofounder, Monica Irauzqui finds herself reminiscing about her explorations of Japan while talking during the movie Ramen Girl with podcaster Jason Jepson. In Episode 171 of Talking During Movies, Monica and Jason talk about the nuance of travel and her experiences traveling abroad, including a ramen making class in Kyoto, Japan. Reminiscing about her time learning about the complex […]

As a honeymoon, an anniversary gift, or a “just because” romantic getaway, travel brings couples together as they try new, exciting things. Whether you are embarking on a new journey together or are looking to spice things up with a little adventure, Yampu Tours’ travel experts can craft the perfect romantic escapade. To ensure your romantic getaway is beyond perfect, […]

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that Belize has achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by the World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp, the first global safety and hygiene stamp was awarded to Belize in late December 2020 in recognition of the country’s enhanced health and safety protocols. The stamp was developed in order […]

So much for that “20-20 vision”, we hoped for. But 2021 is a new year, and as the saying goes, “New year, new destination.” Okay, that might not be the actual saying, but we believe this year will be the year of make-up vacations and travel restarts! So, dust off your passport and take a look at some of Yampu’s […]

In the states, fireworks, champagne, sparklers, Times Square and the countdown to midnight are some of the most iconic ways of celebrating the coming of the new year. Around the world, there are even more eccentric traditions. Read about some of the incredible ways you can bring in the new year or start some new traditions at home! South Africa […]

Being a Digital Nomad, free of restrictions of needing to work in a designated space like an office, has become a growing trend over the last decade as technology becomes more reliable and jobs move to online platforms. Gone are the days of the need for cubicles, small talk at the water cooler, and 9-5 office hours. Work culture is […]