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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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The voting window has closed, the votes counted, and the 28th annual World Travel Awards winners have been decided!   After a year of many challenges for the tourism industry, the prestigious World Travel Awards presents luxury tour operator Yampu Tours, with its eleventh award over the last eleven years as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Tour Operator 2021.   […]

One of the greatest aspects of traveling is meeting new people and learning of both our differences and our similarities. Through stories, we all relate to one another by sharing our seemingly unique yet common experiences, especially our understandings of love and heartbreak.   This week, Yampu Tours Vice President, Monica Irauzqui sat down with Sarah of The Breakup Evolution […]

Travel Bubble Podcast: Nooks and Crannies In a not-so-far-fetched, dystopian future, world authorities have put all citizens on lockdown. Thankfully, you can still go on holiday but there is a catch- you can only choose 3 countries to visit for the rest of your life. Every Wednesday, Matty Dyas talks to travel industry professionals, globetrotters and adventurers from all over […]

Beau Monde Traveler is where today’s affluent traveler goes to learn, explore, and plan their next lavish vacation experience within a media platform that shares information through original content.   Beau Monde is the platform where the next destination, hotel and haute experience is explored by the discerning traveler in search of inspiration from esteemed experts in the industry.   Featuring […]

-As told to Carrie Goldberg, Harper’s Bazaar  / AUG 15, 2016 Article originally published on 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 […]

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”  […]