Raising a teenager is as easy as nailing Jell-O to a tree. Planning a vacation with teenagers, however, doesn’t have to be so tricky! We all know that teenagers are not so easily amused nowadays, with social media and Fortnight taking precedence over family time, so it certainly takes some careful planning to appease their adolescent angst. For a smooth […]

Free Cultural Experiences and Accommodation Upgrades in Colombia Colombia is a destination filled with a diverse, multicultural influence making for a rich heritage that must be experienced firsthand. As the fourth largest nation in South America, Colombia almost has too much to offer, from volcanoes and long, white beaches to jungles, national parks and don’t even get us started on […]

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 […]

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), destinations at high altitude are at “minimal risk” for Zika virus, since the disease-carrying mosquitoes can only survive in humid climates. In this case, “high altitude” is considered to be 2,000 meters (roughly 6,500 feet). That means Mexico City; Quito, Ecuador; La Paz, Bolivia; and Bogota, Colombia are all cleared […]

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 […]

Colca Canyon, Peru Colca Canyon in Peru is the world’s second deepest canyon with an average distance of 100 kilometers between the high mountain peaks and the Colca River below.  The canyon rests in the southern end of Peru in the Colca Region, originally conquered by the Incas in the 15th century.  This natural Peruvian wonder is filled with pre-Colombian […]