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

By Ellen Lutwak   Whether a fine artist, a weekend watercolorist or an art enthusiast, a creative mind always needs to be refreshed and recharged. Travel is the go-to reset button. A change of scenery inspires the artist in all of us – with new sights, sounds, tastes and scents. But you knew that.   Yampu Tours recently ventured west […]

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 […]

Yampu Operations Manager, Jessica Veliko, returned last month from a trip to Peru, the country that inspired Yampu Tours’ beginning. She returned with more than just incredible pictures, stories, and chocolates- she came back with exclusive insider tips and must-sees for adventurers looking to travel to Peru. The trip began with an overnight flight to Lima with a connection to […]

Leading Tour Operator in South and Central America Unveils the Motivations and Ideals Coexisting Within the Yampu Name January 7th 2016, Monica Irauzqui, Vice President and Co-Founder of Yampu Tours is an expert in customizable travels in South and Central America, India, Asia, Africa, and Antarctica. She is a multi-awarded authority at designing themed itineraries including culinary, spiritual, adventure, and […]

It’s not the typical time for a vacation with the pending holidays, but sometimes it’s the perfect time to escape. Fall lets you recuperate right before that hectic time of year. It lets you take advantage of those built up vacation days that must be used before the New Year. Perhaps you don’t need a reason, and it’s just time […]