With the demand for domestic travel growing over the last year, Yampu Tours has begun offering unique, custom trips throughout the United States with private adventures within the beauty of the country’s stunning National Parks. From the beaches of Hawaii to the mountains of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the options are endless! Yampu Travelers Jackie and Ray recently […]
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 […]
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 […]
Enjoy free experiences in Ecuador when booking in April, with a departure date of 2019! What comes to mind first when someone mentions the country of Ecuador? Blue-footed boobies dancing along the shore, marine iguanas swimming the warm tides, and ancient tortoises large enough to carry an adult (not something we recommend trying, just take our word for it). The […]
The Top 10 Trains to Jump on Board for your Next Big Trip! There are so many different forms of transportation to choose from, and each carries its own perk. You can shorten that travel time by flying between your destinations, or if you’re looking to meet other travelers, gain a sense of community by cruising from place to place. […]
Can’t decide between Mountains and Beaches for your vacation? These are the best destinations offering both! Peru Generally, when one thinks of Peru the vast Andean Mountain peaks come to mind, sheltering long lost Incan relics and extensively winding trails calling for adventurers and nature lovers alike. Much of this may be true, but Peru being a coastal country […]
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 […]
It’s a beautiful time to visit the Galapagos Islands, and Yampu has special savings on the luxury Cormorant, Ocean Spray, or Petrel catamarans for cruises October through mid-December. AND, sweet savings for booking now for January and February cruise dates. Call or Chat with a Yampu Tour consultant for more details on available cruise dates!
Enjoy 10% off Galapagos cruises on Cormorant, Ocean Spray, and Petrel Catamarans. Early booking deals are running to Dec. 17! Chat with a Yampu tour consultant for more information and availability!
Our General Sales Manager, Karolina, celebrating 12 years with Yampu Tours, shares her thoughts on why she chooses Ecuador as a special place for travel with your family: During my years with Yampu Tours, I have received countless requests for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The Galapagos are quite a once in a lifetime adventure, and definitely a recommended family destination. […]
New yacht Catamaran,Tip Top II, will start operations in April 2016. Tip Top II has more stability, preventing seasickness in travelers. The yacht also features 4 cabins on the main deck, which are interconnected for the convenience of families or small groups. All departures available through August will be offered at a special promotional price. The yacht will visit the […]
Although tourism infrastructure is still in tact and performing under normal operations, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed hundreds of people and injured thousands. The damage is vast. Travel to Ecuador is encourages as tourism is one of the main economic drivers, generating much needed jobs and currency, especially critical in this time of need. There are other ways to […]
The Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador has reported that the tourism infrastructure located in areas not significantly affected by the earthquake including: Amazon, Andes and Galapagos; including all airports, accommodations, tour operation and ground transport will remain open and fully operational to meet the needs of tourists.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), destinations at high altitude are at “minimal risk” for Zika virus, since the disease-carrying mosquitoes can only survive in humid climates. In this case, “high altitude” is considered to be 2,000 meters (roughly 6,500 feet). That means Mexico City; Quito, Ecuador; La Paz, Bolivia; and Bogota, Colombia are all cleared […]
This week on Instagram is dedicated to waterfall images Our selection features Laos, Ecuador and Costa Rica The Tham Phu cave in Laos revealed hidden Buddha statues in 2004. Since then it became a great place to go kayaking and explore. A photo posted by EXPERIENCE MORE WITH YAMPU (@yamputours) on Dec 16, 2015 at 2:47pm PST The spectacular Route […]
Now that it’s summer, are you wondering why you didn’t book a vacation? It’s not too late. Take a peek at Yampu’s top ten budget summer trips! The Highlights of Bali — 7 Days starting at $2,608 To the uninitiated, Bali might seem like just another popular tourist destination, but for anyone who visits its shores it is impossible not […]
Yampu co-founder, Monica Irauzqui shares her suggestions: May is a lovely month in Namibia. The weather is increasingly dry, with a real freshness in the air, and much greenery in the landscape; at this time the air is clear and largely free from dust. A recent client of ours just returned and got the chance to interact with wildlife including this […]
With the onset of Spring, warm weather and longer days, more of us are getting outside and thinking about that next trip. We want to move and delight in the rejuvenation of life – it’s our mental wake up from a long winter. How will you travel? While usually we focus on the “where” to go next, today we focus […]
Enjoy the luxury of taking the time to truly experience a magical part of the world by enjoying the leisurely pace of travel by train. There are some extraordinary trains that let you explore the world from this unique perspective. Here are a few of our favorites: Eastern and Oriental Express, south-east Asia “As the shining domes of 21st-century downtown Bangkok […]