Social Distance in the beauty of Chile and Argentina. No quarantine required with proof of vaccination and negative COVID test.   Exciting news! As of November 1st, 2021 international travelers are welcome in Argentina and Chile. The two countries will be lifting their once-required quarantine requirements with proof of negative COVID test results and proof of full vaccination.   The […]

Exciting news! Canada is to ease border measures for fully vaccinated Travelers starting with those from the US, followed by travelers from any country who have been fully vaccinated. On September 7, 2021, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favorable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders for discretionary travel by travelers from any country who have been fully vaccinated with Government […]

Yampu Tours is proud of our dedication and commitment to the wellbeing of our destinations around the globe, including Ecuador and its enigmatic Galapagos Islands. Our efforts, while focused heavily on protecting the incredible biodiversity of the Galapagos, are also aimed at providing sustainable economic growth to the small but remarkable communities living and working in the archipelago.   Our local naturalist guides and crew members have been […]

Good news! The Peruvian government ordered the lift of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreign or non-resident passengers entering the country.   This rule declares that passengers with negative antigen test results of COVID-19 will not have to quarantine. The sample test is taken at entry in the country; that is, at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima or at […]

Monica Irauzqui recently sat down with InEye Technologies’ founder, Preethi Natarajan to discuss how Yampu is thriving during the current pandemic including giving back by starting new classes for travel professionals. Watch the full interview below!      A 100% Woman-owned small business, InEye Technologies provides world-class travel products and accessories for a worry-free travel experience.   Many of […]

#postponedontcancel #savetourism It is known that those who work in the travel industry are being hit hard right now. The impact goes beyond the flight attendants and travel agents but affects the naturalist guide in the Masai Mara, the talented weavers in Cusco, down to the man pushing the elotes cart in Mexico City. All of these people rely heavily on tourism […]

During these uncertain times, we would like to express our appreciation for you and our partners over the last twenty-two years. Without the support of you, our clients, we would not be where we are today. Since our founding in 1998, we have witnessed tragedies across the world and have faced difficult times alongside our travelers over the years. Like […]

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation is dedicated to helping orphans, victims of abuse, survivors of trafficking, indigenous children and at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse and poverty through technology-based education, job training and job placement assistance and commit to every program for life. On October 18, 2019 Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) held their 15th gala at the Cipriani Wall Street […]

Traveling like Royalty and Keeping it Green; Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative   Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, recently launched a new Sustainable Travel Initiative to better improve global tourism in favor of the environment and local communities. Collaborating alongside massive travel companies including Skyscanner, Booking.com, and Visa, Harry’s new project, known as Travalyst, aims to promote sustainable […]

Brazilian Government Waives Brazil Visa requirements for US Citizens The Brazilian government recently announced that American, Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens will have visa-free entry by June of this year. Visitors who have a valid passport will no longer be required to apply and pay for a visa to enter Brazil, whether it be for business or leisurely travel. Visitors […]

The luxury fashion firm LVMH, holder of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, has continued its way into the luxury travel industry with a purchase of the upscale hotel and leisure company, Belmond. While continuing to offer its iconic luxury products globally, the once primarily fashion-driven company has set its eyes on the industry of Luxury travel as higher-end clientele look […]

LATAM Airline announces new flight connection between Cusco and Santiago. Travelers can now experience the wonders of Cusco, Peru and continue their adventures to Chile with one swift flight, bypassing the usual hour and a half connecting flight to Lima. LATAM Airlines will be launching flights from Peru’s iconic city of Cusco, voted as the best city in Latin America, […]

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 […]

Cape Town Drought: What You Need to Know for South African Travel As the news of Cape Town’s depleting water supply circles news outlets, many questions are left unanswered for those who have plans to visit the vibrant city or are seeking to make travels to South Africa. On January 30th the South Africa Tourism Board hosted a webinar to […]

Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!   On February 24th and 25th, Yampu will be attending the 2018 Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center where world travelers will be coming together to begin planning their travel filled year! Attendees will be able to explore endless vacation options, attend […]