Starting November 21, Brazil is opening up an electronic entry visa application to an Australian tourist wishing to visit the country. The new electronic document issuing system must issue the visa within 72 hours of the request being made by the tourist. The benefit is also valid for business trips. In January of next year, the electronic system will be available to Canadian, American and Japanese tourists! Dates have […]

This summer, Yampu Tours has opened new headquarters in Los Angeles, CA! Positioning the company for new growth, Yampu’s co-founders Monica and Jose Irauzqui have looked West. The new space will become business headquarters while Yampu’s Stowe, Vermont office remains open, meaning you can still reach us using the contact information you already have! Yampu’s move is also an expansion […]

In early July, the World Heritage Committee met in Poland, resulting in several new additions to the prestigious Unesco World Heritage Site list. These are locations of historical and cultural significance and can be considered “must-sees” to world travelers. See the list provided by Travel Weekly below. The new Unesco World Heritage sites, in alphabetical order by country, are: Angola […]

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture has made some changes to the regulations for entry times, hiking excursions & guide requirements in Machu Picchu. These new rules go into effect on July 1, 2017. Note that the Ministry is still finalizing the details so these are subject to change. Planning your visit to Machu Picchu through a tour operator will help […]

Only three months after its launch, Yampu Tours’ new website was nominated for the World’s Leading Tour Operator Website by the World Travel Award! As a leader in custom, luxury travel, we wanted to make our website faster, more responsive, and easier to navigate in addition to making it a source for travel inspiration. Our colorful, photo-rich homepage highlights featured […]