The voting window has closed, the votes counted, and the 28th annual World Travel Awards winners have been decided!   After a year of many challenges for the tourism industry, the prestigious World Travel Awards presents luxury tour operator Yampu Tours, with its eleventh award over the last eleven years as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Tour Operator 2021.   […]

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 […]

February Festivities Around the Globe The month of February is known as a month of love and romance throughout the United States with starry-eyed lovers celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but this time of year brings many celebrations from across the globe. From the enchanting Lantern festival in Taiwan to the vivacious Carnival celebrations in Brazil, the world is […]

Can you believe it’s already a new year, let alone a whole new decade? Time sure flies when you’re having fun exploring the world! To get you inspired for your future travel adventures in the new decade, Yampu’s travel experts have put together a list of their top destinations to add to your travel list in 2020!   General Sales […]

Considered to be one of the largest celebrations in the world is none other than the colorful festivities of Carnival! The greatly anticipated merriments occur February 24th and 25th, 2020 in several different countries throughout Latin America, including Belize, Peru, and Colombia, with all eyes on the pulsating Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.     View this post on […]

Gift-giving can be confounding—a challenge far beyond expectation. We want to give gifts that are useful, fun, or enjoyable for the recipient. We don’t always know what they need and we can’t always be certain if they will like something we choose, yet sometimes giving money or an Amazon gift card feels impersonal, drained of creativity. Of course, it’s the […]

Exploring Exciting Southeast Asia in Luxury in 2019 By guest blogger, Cassie Steele The average tourist in Southeast Asia spends $35 a day for accommodations, food, transportation, and sightseeing. The region is famous for backpackers as a low-cost destination and is now gaining a reputation for major luxury because of these low costs. Singapore and Malaysia have world-class accommodations built for a king and other […]

Where to go in 2019; Yampu’s Must-See Destinations for the New Year Each year our travel experts search the ends of the planet (quite literally) to bring you the top destinations to visit in the new year with unique experiences that only a company like Yampu can offer. With 2018 finally behind us (let’s face it, this year was a […]

Bustling crowds, traditional Peruvian music, dancing throughout the streets, dramatic costumes and vibrant theatricals are hallmarks of one of South America’s grandest festivals, Inti Raymi. Quechua for “sun festival”, Inti Raymi is a traditional Inca celebration held on June 24 each year with modernized re-enactments that draw fascinated onlookers from all over the world. For a firsthand experience of this […]

As the new year begins, the Yampu team reflects on their accomplishments in the past year and excitedly looks forward to what is in store for 2018 in the world of experiential travel. With this in mind, Yampu’s travel experts have excitedly compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in the new year that simply cannot be missed! […]

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, […]