February Festivities Around the Globe The month of February is known as a month of love and romance throughout the United States with starry-eyed lovers celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but this time of year brings many celebrations from across the globe. From the enchanting Lantern festival in Taiwan to the vivacious Carnival celebrations in Brazil, the world is […]

Considered to be one of the largest celebrations in the world is none other than the colorful festivities of Carnival! The greatly anticipated merriments occur February 24th and 25th, 2020 in several different countries throughout Latin America, including Belize, Peru, and Colombia, with all eyes on the pulsating Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.     View this post on […]

With environmental alarms sounding for the Amazon in Brazil, it is important to understand that destinations who face environmental concerns should not necessarily be avoided when considering travel but embraced with compassion.   Like the rest of the world, we are terribly concerned about the current environmental situation, but we would like to inform our travelers that all experiences Yampu […]

By Guest Writer, Cassie Steele   Discover The Grandeur Of Argentina-Brazil’s Iguazú Falls Tourists who appreciate the incomparable beauty of water will love the dramatic and majestic Iguazú Falls, situated along the border between Argentina and Brazil. These waterfalls have a width of 2.7 km, and range in height from 197 to 269 feet. They are considered one of the world’s […]

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 […]

These are some of the TOP Museums in the world according to Yampu’s expert travel consultants. If you haven’t yet visited the Met, the Louvre or the Smithsonian, you at least know the names of these prestigious houses of art, science and culture. Basking in their shadow of success are numerous museums that are equally worthwhile when traveling outside of […]

Sometimes, even the most experienced travelers need a little assistance when it comes to planning trips to new destinations. Other times, those who tend to do all the planning themselves would like to kick back and let all the planning be done for them without a worry! Yampu Traveler, Ned entrusted our expert Tour Consultant, Karolina for his multi-country trip […]

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! […]

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 […]

On August 5th 2016, 11,000 athletes from 42 sports and 205 nations will proudly march into the world famous Maracanã Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For the first time in history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place on South American soil and Rio 2016 will deliver Games of passion and transformation for […]

Multi-Awarded Tour Operator Reveals New Destinations and Activities for This Year January 8th 2016, Yampu Tours, leading tour operator in South and Central America is proud to announce new unique tours for 2016. Yampu’s 100% customizable tours always start with the idea to bring new awe-inspiring activities for the public.   CHILE No need to be a wine connoisseur to […]

With the onset of Spring, warm weather and longer days, more of us are getting outside and thinking about that next trip. We want to move and delight in the rejuvenation of life – it’s our mental wake up from a long winter. How will you travel? While usually we focus on the “where” to go next, today we focus […]

Monica Irauzqui, VP of Yampu tours, was at the LA times Meet the Experts Event this past weekend sharing her Top Ten Adventure Trips in South America to an enthusiastic crowd of adrenaline seekers.  We all love a relaxing afternoon on the beach, and soaking in local cultures through leisurely strolls through cobblestone roads, but every now and then, it […]

Yampu Tours is very excited to announce that we have won the Leading Tour Operator in South America from the World Travel Awards. Furthermore, this is our 4th year running with such a great recognition! For over 15 years, Yampu has been designing trips of a lifetime to South America. Focusing on what we believe are the most important sites […]