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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s Where You Can Escape the Winter Blues (While Social Distancing) 2020 has been a year and it’s not over yet. Long nights have already begun, and the frigidness of winter is coming. Fortunately, with thorough safety precautions in place, these destinations are waiting to welcome you in from the cold for some much-needed Vitamin D.   No Snow, No […]

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 […]

Your Next Adventure Begins Here… Winner will be chosen Monday, 2/3/2020!     You and a friend could spend 8 days discovering where eco-tourism began while experiencing the tropical rainforests, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches and wildlife of Costa Rica!   One winner and their friend will both receive $400 air credit to use for their flights and 7 nights at […]

While booking your next Mexico exploration, enjoy a complimentary dining experience including transfers at one of Mexico City’s best kept secrets, Villa Maria.   View this post on Instagram Mexicano, ¡mexicanísimo! . . . . #VillaMaria #VillaMariaPolanco #VillaMariaSantaFe #TradicionesVillaMaría #Mexicanfood #travelmexico #CDMX #food #foodie #antojo #gastronomia #MexicoLindoyQuerido #delicious #eating #foodpic #mexicanfood #CocinaMexicana #GastronomiaMexicana A post shared by Villa Maria (@villamariamx) […]

Prepared to get wet… Although winter is on its way and the holiday season is about to begin, our travel experts are experiencing beach fever with numerous deals to Belize throughout the month of November. When booking a seven-day Belize experience with Yampu, find yourself swimming alongside thousands of large and small fish inhabitants in a true marine wonderland with […]

By Guest Writer, Cassie Steele Planning a Family Adventure in the Punta Sal National Park  The Punta Sal National Park is one of the most beautiful jewels in Honduras, perfect for a family adventure with your children. Located on the Bay of Tela in picturesque Atlantida, the park is on a peninsula that stretches out into the Caribbean ocean. It […]

Free sunset walk in Casco Antiguo, Panama with a rooftop cocktail! Panama, the transcontinental nation connecting North and South America, is best known for the architectural marvel, the Panama Canal. However, Panama has much more to offer! Dense rainforests with abundant wildlife, pristine offshore islands on its two coasts, pre-Columbian native communities, and luxurious properties. To further enhance their custom […]

Yampu’s Tour Consultants are offering free tours throughout El Salvador to those who book a trip during the month of September with a departure date before March, 2020. El Salvador is the most densely populated country in Central America with a population of over 7 million! Situated on the Pacific Coast, El Salvador is full of unique natural and cultural […]

Yampu Tours Founders Jose & Monica recently returned from a scouting trip to Panama, where they explored both the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts and stayed at two upscale boutique lodges: colorful El Otro Lado in Bahia Portobelo and Isla Palenque, a new sustainable luxury retreat on a private island in the Gulf of Chiriquí.  Here’s what they learned: Panama City […]

Experience Costa Rica with Rafting and Kayaking Experiences on us! Standing as the most visited country in the region, Costa Rica is a small country with an extensive national parks system that covers 25 percent of the land. With tropical rainforests, dense cloud forests, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches, Costa Rica is basically where eco-tourism began While exploring its wilderness, such […]

This City is Rated as “The Best” in all South and Central America Colonial architecture, luxury accommodations, world-class art, historical relevance, and culinary experiences that rival those of Italy and Japan, Cusco has been voted as the best city in all South and Central America by Travel + Leisure readers for 2018, understandably. Perched at over 11.000 feet above sea […]

Acknowledged annually on April 22nd, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration in which various events are held to show support for environmental protection. Since Yampu Tours’ founding, the company has had an unwavering commitment to supporting the regions in which we explore in order to provide a long-lasting future for this stunning world we live in. From sourcing eco-friendly accommodations […]

The benefits of travel, experiencing the world first hand, is unmeasurable as great positivity stems from seeing the world with one’s own eyes. Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son duo and Yampu Travelers, have managed to bring together their talents and inspiration from their world travels to not only release creative energy, but to inspire others and benefit those […]

By Ellen Lutwak   Ask 10 people to define “spiritual travel” and you will hear 100 responses.   That may sound like a Zen proverb – and enlightened adventurers will offer answers as simple as they are complex. In the context of travel, there are so many paths to take. At the core: transformation.   “Travel itself is always a […]