Yampu Tours Founders Jose & Monica recently returned from a scouting trip to Panama, where they explored both the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts and stayed at two upscale boutique lodges: colorful El Otro Lado in Bahia Portobelo and Isla Palenque, a new sustainable luxury retreat on a private island in the Gulf of Chiriquí.  Here’s what they learned: Panama City […]

Authentic Travel with Monica Irauzqui Woman business owner, mother, and world traveler, Yampu’s Monica Irauzqui has visited over 50 destinations during her lifetime where she has gained an exceptional level of expertise in nearly all things travel. In an interview with esteemed speaker, Chris Smit of Culture Matters, Monica shared her travel knowledge with excellent insights on how to be […]

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 […]

Why you need to go to Peru (even if you’ve already been) How often do you visit a destination that has so much to offer that you wish you had more time to experience the things you missed out on? Since 1998, Yampu has been sharing luxury experiences in Peru with thousands of travelers from around the world, often times […]

Yampu travelers share their cherished family vacation memories with Yampu Tours. Traveling with the family, whether it be immediate or extended, is one of the best ways to bond with those you care about while creating lifelong memories. Our experts asked some of our Yampu Families what their most memorable experiences were while on a family vacation with their loved […]

Not so fun fact, around 380 million metric tons of plastic are being created annually around the globe with 8 million of that entering the oceans each year. To put it into perspective, this is equivalent to emptying an entire garbage truck into the ocean every. single. minute. Thankfully, among the increasingly popular travel trends in 2019 including solo travel and wellness […]

It is unlikely that the soaring altitude and sheer magnificence of the Andes Mountains inspired “Stairway to Heaven.” This signature work of the virtuoso rock band Led Zepplin is arguably the best rock ballad oh, maybe Ever. Those guitar riffs live on, even if Lake Titicaca isn’t their spiritual home. However, the lake, situated in the Andes at an elevation of 12, 500 feet (3800 […]

By guest blogger, Cassie Steele A study published by the US Library of Medicine found a direct correlation between going on vacation and weight gain, a subject that concerns many people who don’t want to forgo a luxury holiday in order to maintain their health. The link, however, can be attributed to our tendency to ‘let go’ and overindulge on high days […]