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 […]

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 […]

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 […]