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At Yampu Tours we love to share stories and assist in your research about our tour experiences in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Peruvian native Jose Irauzqui and his wife, Monica founded Yampu Tours in 1998, and travel frequently throughout Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America. Yampu Tours is dedicated to international travel that departs from mainstream tourism and seeks to create personalized experiences for its clients. Yampu Tours is an ten-time recipient of the prestigious World Travel Award as South America’s Leading Tour Operator, Central America’s Leading Tour Operator and are members of a myriad of international travel organizations.

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Monica Irauzqui recently sat down with InEye Technologies’ founder, Preethi Natarajan to discuss how Yampu is thriving during the current pandemic including giving back by starting new classes for travel professionals. Watch the full interview below!      A 100% Woman-owned small business, InEye Technologies provides world-class travel products and accessories for a worry-free travel experience.   Many of […]

Yampu Tours Co-founder, Monica had the honor to be one of the guests on the Best Morning Routine, Ever podcast with Lunide Louis recently.   Each episode discusses effective morning routines of entrepreneurs and thought leaders in their appropriate fields while they discuss how their healthy morning habits have contributed to their success. The show goes forth to bless, heal, […]

Visiting Archeological Sites in Peru with Yampu Tours By Guest Blogger and Luxury Travel Expert, Carmen Edelson   On my recent trip to Peru with Yampu Tours, I had the opportunity to explore many parts of the country with their local guides. From Lima to Cusco, I enjoyed getting to know the history, culture, and culinary delights of the Peruvian […]

The only thing better than meeting expectations is exceeding them.   Yampu Co-Founder, Monica Irauzqui had the honor to sit down for an interview with keynote speaker, Tony Winyard who hosts the Podcast Exceeding Expectations. Each episode of Exceeding Expectations features an interview with a person that loves their work and tries to far exceed the expectations of their clients. […]

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 […]

Yampu’s carefully tailored Peru itinerary created for Los Angeles’ based interior designer, Luigi Irauzqui has grabbed the attention of some of the biggest publications in the luxury lifestyle industry. Adding to the list of prestigious magazines, Modern Luxury has featured the stylish duo’s adventures in their latest issue of LA Confidential, on newsstands now. In search for design inspiration to […]

Written by guest blogger, Jane Trombley of 3 Score and More  The Best of Peru’s Sacred Valley And How to See It What is Peru’s Sacred Valley?  Machu Picchu always grabs the headlines as the Andean destination of dreamers, scholars and intrepid tourists. Retracing the Inca Trail and the steps of the early 20th century explorers who “discovered” the “Lost City”  […]

Yampu Featured in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine! Peru isn’t a destination to just visit. It’s a country that one must experience, in style. Yampu Tours’ carefully curated, luxury experiences that were crafted for the trendsetting explorer, The Style Hunter, will be featured in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine’s November issue! Grab your copy when it hits newsstands November 20th and take […]

To reestablish his cultural roots in addition to bolstering his never-ending search for design inspiration, prestigious Los Angeles based designer, Luigi Irauzqui will be returning to his home country of Peru in collaboration with Yampu Tours this summer. In search for international inspiration, both modern and traditional, Mr. Irauzqui’s extensive travels have contributed to his exquisite sense of taste and […]

-By Guest Blogger, Jane Trombley of 3 Score & More Say “Argentina” and wine – especially Malbec – comes to mind. But the world’s largest waterfall system, the dramatic Iguazú Falls, lies along Argentina’s border with Brazil. “Amazing” doesn’t really do them justice. The Iguazú National Park (Parques Nacionales Iguazú (AR) y do lguaçu (Br)) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  After a […]

Nicholas Kontis, award-winning travel journalist from San Francisco, has released a new book, “Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road,” covering his immersive, authentic travel experiences. In a world where people are more and more skeptical of tourist traps and cookie-cutter site-seeing excursions, Kontis opens readers’ eyes to the kind of travel that bridges cultures together and truly benefits […]

-by Best in Travel  Since 2010, Yampu Tours has been awarded South America’s Leading Tour Operator every year at the World Travel Awards, a testament to its constant, consistent, exceptionally personalized service offering. Unlike mainstream tourism, Yampu strives to to create personalized experiences for each and every client. Yampu Tours are the undisputed tour experts of South America, and offer […]

-As told to Carrie Goldberg, Harper’s Bazaar Just Back From…Tibet Trip Duration: One week. Flight Plan: We flew business on United direct to Beijing, then began our ascent to the higher altitudes. We took a 22-hour overnight train from Xining, China (7,000 ft) to Lhasa, Tibet (12,000 ft). It’s the best way to get to Tibet and the train ride […]

“Yampu Tours is focused on quality not quantity.” -Article By TravelDew Yampu Tours was founded in 1998 by Peruvian native Jose Irauzqui and his wife Monica. The cofounders travel frequently throughout Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America with their two children, ages 15 and 17, and use their personal experiences and extensive research entwined in their business. Jose and […]