As we prepare for another year of new adventures, we thank you for your never-ending passion for travel and your everlasting support over the years. While travel begins to open and our explorers dust off their passports, our team continues to work hard to create bespoke experiences within our beloved destinations as well as some new ones. We look forward […]

Things continue to improve for the world of travel! On Wednesday, the CDC issued new travel advice regarding COVID19 risk exposure to over 120 countries around the globe. The updates, broken down by four tiers, with level 4 being the highest risk, have moved most of Yampu Tours’ destinations to the lower risk tiers including Peru and Ecuador to Level […]

Many destinations like Croatia, Greece, and Iceland are among many countries to accept foreign visitors without the setbacks of required COVID tests and quarantine for vaccinated travelers. With that, airlines are seeing an uptick in bookings as accelerated vaccination efforts encourage leisure travel after long periods of restrictions. Even major airlines like United are working with countries that are reopening to introduce […]

Yampu Cofounder, Monica Irauzqui finds herself reminiscing about her explorations of Japan while talking during the movie Ramen Girl with podcaster Jason Jepson. In Episode 171 of Talking During Movies, Monica and Jason talk about the nuance of travel and her experiences traveling abroad, including a ramen making class in Kyoto, Japan. Reminiscing about her time learning about the complex […]

Machu Picchu reopened up its gates to tourism on November 1st with new safety protocols. The Ministry of Culture reported that the archaeological site now has a reduced capacity of 675 people per day, as a health prevention measure against the spread of covid-19. Public and private institutions involved in the operation of tourism in the area are implementing biosecurity […]

Yampu Tours would like to clarify yesterday’s announcement of the new Europe travel ban with restrictions for several European countries affecting passengers coming into the US.   This ban does not apply to; US citizens overseas coming into the US Immediate family members of US citizens coming into the US US Students studying abroad coming back to the US US […]

While media coverage of the fast-spreading Coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, continues to intensify, many travelers’ concerns have begun to grow about planning their future trips. Here at Yampu, we are vigilant of the current situation in the countries we operate tours in, and we also recognize everyone’s concerns and wish to put travelers at ease.   Keep Calm and Wash […]

An unspoiled gem embedded in South-East Asia, Laos is full of stunning scenery, warm and welcoming locals and mesmerizing sights. Although less traveled and relatively undiscovered, Laos has an extensive and intriguing history of royalty, colonization, and a struggle for independence. For all bookings made in November that include Laos within the itinerary, Yampu travelers will receive a complimentary almsgiving […]

New Foodie Experiences in Buenos Aires with complimentary wine pairing One of South America’s most stunning cities and the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Aside from the beautiful architecture, Buenos Aires is famed for its delicious culinary experiences, included some of the best beef in the world. During the month […]

By guest blogger, Cassie Steele From the powerful waterfalls of Patagonia to the serene Arenal volcano in Costa Rica, Yampu Tours takes you to destinations that usually have one vital ingredient in common: visual splendor. Some of Yampu Tours’ destinations are the most photographed in the world. For instance, Machu Picchu in Peru is the 12th most photographed site in the world, according […]