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 […]