Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of daily visitors allowed to enter Peru was cut to 2,244 in 2020. However, the Ministry of Culture has increased the capacity to 4,044 visitors per day, effective until December 31, 2022, in order to consider the need to revive the tourism industry. This action will enable tourism to resume in Cusco and […]

 Africa is filled with thrilling excursions and an abundance of wildlife. This makes this a prime travel destination for people who are looking to plan an itinerary packed with unique, memorable experiences. So, if you are looking to plan a trip full of fun and adventure, check out these featured destinations. Trust us, they will not disappoint!   Namibia  Namibia […]

Kochi (Cochin) is a cultural hotspot that you must add to your travel itinerary. Located in the beautiful country of India, Kochi is hosting the Kochi Muziris Biennale, an international art exhibition which is a major hit amongst all art and museum lovers. The Kochi Biennale highlights works by Indian and international artists using a wide range of media in […]

United Airlines recently announced that they are launching a nonstop flight between Washington, D.C. and Cape Town, South Africa. The new route, which will take around 14 hours and 30 minutes, is a true travel gem.     There have previously been seasonal winter flights between Newark Airport in New York and the South African metropolis (summer in South Africa). However, […]

Africa, most widely known for its beautiful scenery and vibrant wildlife, has so much for you to experience on your trip. However, this is not all that Africa has to offer. There are a variety of destinations filled with unique experiences to explore. Whether you are looking for luxurious city life, or exciting adventure, there is a tour of Africa […]

First published by Peruvian news agency, Andina. See the full article here. Ollantaytambo —located in Cusco’s Urubamba province— has been selected as one of the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ 2021 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during a ceremony held in the Spanish city of Madrid. With this recognition, Ollantaytambo stood out as the only district that represented Peru among a total of […]

Visiting Archeological Sites in Peru with Yampu Tours By Guest Blogger and Luxury Travel Expert, Carmen Edelson   On my recent trip to Peru with Yampu Tours, I had the opportunity to explore many parts of the country with their local guides. From Lima to Cusco, I enjoyed getting to know the history, culture, and culinary delights of the Peruvian […]

Authentic Travel with Monica Irauzqui Woman business owner, mother, and world traveler, Yampu’s Monica Irauzqui has visited over 50 destinations during her lifetime where she has gained an exceptional level of expertise in nearly all things travel. In an interview with esteemed speaker, Chris Smit of Culture Matters, Monica shared her travel knowledge with excellent insights on how to be […]

Travel in Luxury with a complimentary Royal Treatment in Indonesia   Consisting of over a remarkable 17,000 islands, Indonesia’s varied landscape ranges from beautiful white sand beaches to precariously active volcanoes. A trip to Indonesia offers thrilling adventures and sun-drenched beaches, both near world-class hotels and resorts providing visitors with the experience of a lifetime. Key islands to visit are […]

It is unlikely that the soaring altitude and sheer magnificence of the Andes Mountains inspired “Stairway to Heaven.” This signature work of the virtuoso rock band Led Zepplin is arguably the best rock ballad oh, maybe Ever. Those guitar riffs live on, even if Lake Titicaca isn’t their spiritual home. However, the lake, situated in the Andes at an elevation of 12, 500 feet (3800 […]

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 […]

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 […]