More travel is on the horizon as Ecuador and Galapagos Islands have just loosened travel restrictions. As of last week, the regulations to arrive in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands were updated for visitors. All travelers entering to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands will no longer need to present a RT-PCR or antigen test, or a vaccination certificate. This is wonderful […]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of daily visitors allowed to enter Peru was cut to 2,244 in 2020. However, the Ministry of Culture has increased the capacity to 4,044 visitors per day, effective until December 31, 2022, in order to consider the need to revive the tourism industry. This action will enable tourism to resume in Cusco and […]

Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the sunshine. Early Fall is the perfect time to go on a trip. It’s usually still warm and sunny around this time of year in a ton of locations. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach or adventure in the wild, the world […]

Now that 2021 is said and done, we welcome the new in 2022! As the saying goes, “New Year, New Destination.” Okay, that might not be the actual saying, but we believe you deserve to travel somewhere new in 2022! So get inspired and take a look at Yampu Tours’ Top Travel Destinations to Book in the New Year with […]

First published by Peruvian news agency, Andina. See the full article here. Ollantaytambo —located in Cusco’s Urubamba province— has been selected as one of the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ 2021 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during a ceremony held in the Spanish city of Madrid. With this recognition, Ollantaytambo stood out as the only district that represented Peru among a total of […]

Social distance in the pristine Galapagos Islands with special cruise deals as early as December 2021 and throughout 2022. When booking a custom trip within mainland Ecuador, Yampu travelers can save big on a Galapagos trip extension with special buy one get one offers and other deals. With the choice between two modern and comfortable private yachts, the hardest part […]

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 […]

We love hearing from our travelers and travel agents! Travel Advisor Valarie, recently worked with Yampu Tours’ Jose Irauzqui on curating a delightful adventure through Ecuador; “Jose put together a package that included 3 days of tours and 2 nights in the highlands of Ecuador with a private guide and driver for our private group of 6. Everything was spectacular. […]

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 […]

Yampu Traveler, Cheryl is another talented nature photographer who graciously shares her stunning photographs from each of her adventurous Yampu experiences. Also a dedicated veterinarian, Cheryl loves to capture images of the unique wildlife she encounters during her explorations. Cheryl recently partook in a wild adventure in Ecuador where she photographed numerous animals within the Canande and San Isidro reserves. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being a Digital Nomad, free of restrictions of needing to work in a designated space like an office, has become a growing trend over the last decade as technology becomes more reliable and jobs move to online platforms. Gone are the days of the need for cubicles, small talk at the water cooler, and 9-5 office hours. Work culture is […]

With health and safety being of the utmost importance, the Galapagos Islands are welcoming explorers with new health guidelines to allow you to explore the islands this holiday season and with deep discounts to boot! 45% off Finch Bay Hotel On a Second Night or Second Room* The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is your Galapagos exploration headquarters from which to discover […]

Here’s Where You Can Escape the Winter Blues (While Social Distancing) 2020 has been a year and it’s not over yet. Long nights have already begun, and the frigidness of winter is coming. Fortunately, with thorough safety precautions in place, these destinations are waiting to welcome you in from the cold for some much-needed Vitamin D.   No Snow, No […]

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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, […]