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 […]

For those of us living in the states, Mexico is the perfect getaway for those who don’t have the luxury of taking a long vacation as it is easily enjoyed in a short amount of time. No matter where a traveler hails from, Mexico is an absolute haven that can be enjoyed by those of virtually any interest. Some of […]

We polled our staff for their favorite “Rooms With a View” in Latin America, and these are the accommodations which made our cut…. Our “Sweet Sixteen”: PERU Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu — the only hotel adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of […]

Yampu is happy to celebrate Hotel Punta Islita’s special opening of Islita School Ten months ago, Hotel Punta Islita enlisted the support of affiliates, friends, guests, and artists to build a special project — Islita School.  The school stands out as a model of how media, art, and an innovative eco-design naturally cools the learning environment in humid tropical climates. […]