"Our trip was completely amazing! We cannot express enough just how happy we were with Yampu services! Every hotel, tour, transfer and flight was flawlessly easy and each excursion was a wonderful experience. The only thing we had problems with was coming home and dealing with cold weather again!"
"We had a great trip - everything we did was perfect- exactly the trip I wanted - Even the Zoo was nice.
ATM cave - amazing, Caracol (Myan ruin) - fantastic - very remote.
Hidden Valley Inn - great place (also remote) - nice staff, Butterfly waterfall (on property is also great)
Xanadu - San Pedro (Ambergris) very nice - great staff. Snorkeling was some of the best in the world - I have traveled a lot.
When in remote areas or the Zoo - Bug spray is a must.
Thank you for your help arranging this trip.
Yampu did well !!"
"Thank you for the thoughtful fruit plate that was awaiting us here at the Hotel Belmar. What a treat. Everything is going well, and we are having a great time. We appreciate the attention to detail by you and your colleagues in preparing and implementing such a nifty itinerary.
Just about time for the night walk... hope the mosquitoes have gone to bed."
"I am a very experienced traveler - I never use a 'travel agent'. In general I will explore the area I'm traveling to and just go. Maybe just maybe I book the first night. However, on this trip I'm taking my children and it was short and last minute and although frankly it isn't even that exotic (vs Borneo, Cuba, Russia, the Amazon), somehow I found Yampu. I didn't realize they were more than just a booking agency at first, and I started to talk to Wendy.
It was clear from our first conversation they were really knowledgeable and had a great style to accommodate even a difficult independent traveler like me. She spent a ton of time with me. Brought up activities and the pro's and cons of activities, timing, everything that I had not found myself and didn't find in any of the usual exploration tools like TripAdvisor, other big agencies like liberty or apple, Frommers or even Lonely Planet (my favorite).
She added great great value! shocking to me actually. So in short she and Yampu are an amazing place to make your trip better vs any alternative I have found.
"My son and I, no strangers to travel (South America, the Middle East, Iceland, etc.) enjoy hiking and photography in "off-the grid" locales that are as comfortable and safe as they are exotic. The more remote, the better; the more animal life, the better. So our travel company Yampu arranged a week in Costa Rica that packed a lot into our six days, which provided us with more of a "jungle punch" than, ironically, any of our other jungle experiences--Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon jungles.
This is because the company's co-owner, whom we met in the Peruvian Amazon, makes it a point of business and honor to travel herself to check out the lodges and hotels. We were confident that wherever we ended up would be perfect for us. So we left everything to her and we were not let down. Every place was wonderful.
"Thank you again for all of your help. We loved the ATM tour, a definite highlight!
We had fun on our first dive.
"I am recently returned from my third trip organised by Yampu, this time to Costa Rica. As always, it was fabulous from start to finish!
I do look around initially when planning my holidays but each time Karolina offers the best customer care & arranges by far the best itineraries. Value for money is excellent & they keep in constant contact before during & afterwards to make sure everything is going well.
The standard of accommodation & guides they use is superb & they actually listen to your requests as opposed to copying a generic page from their website.... Do I highly recommend Karolina & Yampu? YES! Will I use them again? YES! Save time & effort & just use Yampu is my travel tip :)"