On August 15th, the Ecuadorian government’s Emergency Operations Committee published a new protocol concerning entry into the country. It aims to reactivate the tourism sector while ensuring the safety of both Ecuador’s citizens and foreign visitors. Previously, Ecuador had required visitors to present a negative PCR test and to quarantine for 14-days once in the country.  As of August 14th, […]

The Costa Rica tourism ministry has eased travel restrictions for Europe and select parts of the United States. US travelers who live in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. can now visit Costa Rica with proof of residence of the allowed states as of September 1st. On September 15th, Colorado, Massachusetts, and […]

Even though travel is still restricted, there are numerous countries that have devised advanced plans to welcome travelers again with different regulations and advanced safety protocols to ensure the health of both travelers and residents who rely on tourism.  We at Yampu of course make our travelers’ health and safety our first priority. This is how we are protecting travelers […]

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 […]

Yampu Tours Co-founder, Monica had the honor to be one of the guests on the Best Morning Routine, Ever podcast with Lunide Louis recently.   Each episode discusses effective morning routines of entrepreneurs and thought leaders in their appropriate fields while they discuss how their healthy morning habits have contributed to their success. The show goes forth to bless, heal, […]

As the new year begins, the Yampu team reflects on their accomplishments in the past year and excitedly looks forward to what is in store for 2018 in the world of experiential travel. With this in mind, Yampu’s travel experts have excitedly compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in the new year that simply cannot be missed! […]

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 […]

Yampu Travelers! We are thrilled to share the news that one of our tours – Otaku Tour: Japanese Pop Culture Experience – has been elected as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by InfoHub.com, the #1 travel portal on the Internet specialized in the out-of-ordinary, special interest vacations. Passionate about traditional and modern Japan and dedicated to promoting Japanese culture, we are […]

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 […]