Nicholas Kontis, award-winning travel journalist from San Francisco, has released a new book, “Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road,” covering his immersive, authentic travel experiences. In a world where people are more and more skeptical of tourist traps and cookie-cutter site-seeing excursions, Kontis opens readers’ eyes to the kind of travel that bridges cultures together and truly benefits […]

-by Best in Travel  Since 2010, Yampu Tours has been awarded South America’s Leading Tour Operator every year at the World Travel Awards, a testament to its constant, consistent, exceptionally personalized service offering. Unlike mainstream tourism, Yampu strives to to create personalized experiences for each and every client. Yampu Tours are the undisputed tour experts of South America, and offer […]

-As told to Carrie Goldberg, Harper’s Bazaar Just Back From…Tibet Trip Duration: One week. Flight Plan: We flew business on United direct to Beijing, then began our ascent to the higher altitudes. We took a 22-hour overnight train from Xining, China (7,000 ft) to Lhasa, Tibet (12,000 ft). It’s the best way to get to Tibet and the train ride […]

“Yampu Tours is focused on quality not quantity.” -Article By TravelDew Yampu Tours was founded in 1998 by Peruvian native Jose Irauzqui and his wife Monica. The cofounders travel frequently throughout Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America with their two children, ages 15 and 17, and use their personal experiences and extensive research entwined in their business. Jose and […]

Yampu Triumphs as 10-Time Winner of World Travel Awards After Revamp Tenth consecutive win as Leading Tour Operator in South America, Mexico, and Central America comes after revamp and company expansion Stowe, Vt., July 5, 2016 – On Friday the World Travel Awards awarded luxury tour operator, Yampu Tours, with its tenth consecutive award over the last seven years as […]