What is New with Yampu Tours in 2016? | Yampu Tours

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Multi-Awarded Tour Operator Reveals New Destinations and Activities for This Year

January 8th 2016, Yampu Tours, leading tour operator in South and Central America is proud to announce new unique tours for 2016.

Yampu’s 100% customizable tours always start with the idea to bring new awe-inspiring activities for the public.



Chile-lake-district-PRNo need to be a wine connoisseur to fall in love with the Chilean wine culture in the Lake District.
Fly to Santiago to reach the impressive Hotel La Casona de Vina Matetic.
Train your palate with the Chef’s wine selection in the vineyard during a barbecue lunch after a morning of horseback riding.

Luxurize your adventure and add nights in the Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel. Pair a delicious all organic dinner from the biodynamic farm with the finest Chilean wines.
At the end of the day, contemplate the veil of dusk slowly falling on the property’s private river.



brazil-jaguars-PRWith the summer Olympics being held in Brazil this year, the country will officially waive visa requirements for US, Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens. This makes it easier than ever, Brazil is the place to go in 2016.

Search for the jaguars in the Natural World Heritage Site of Pantanal, the largest food plain on the planet. Be surrounded by nature and witness deers, caimans, capybaras or anteaters coexist during an expedition to different ecological reserves.
In Bahia, grandparents would love to take their grandchildren to the different places of the Chocolate Trail to taste the different flavors of Brazil’s famous cacao.



myanmar-pagoda-PRThe cultural heritage of the country is opening up to travelers now that Myanmar built its path to a better political stability in 2015. Discover the untouched landscapes of South East Asia aboard relaxing cruises from Yangon to Bagan and ending in Mandalay.

Traditional medicine and massage play a big part in Burmese daily life. Discover the invigorating benefits of traditional massage at the hands of the “blind masseuses”. Explore the famous herbal medicine market in Yangon to find Myanmar’s secret for ageless beauty, the tea leaf salad Thanaka.



laos-labyrinth-caves-PRIn 2004, a set of Buddha statues were randomly discovered by a shepherd in the caves of Tham Phu. Go kayaking in the turquoise waters and explore the labyrinth caves with a Yampu guide in search of old relics.

In the Tamarind Gardens of Luang Prabang, a Chef teaches how to cook varieties of Jeow, the fundamental Lao spicy dipping sauces, Mok Pa, a popular dish of fish steamed with herbs in banana leaves or the Tamarind’s speciality, lemongrass stuffed with chicken & herbs.




Last year, the country decided to ban all forms of game hunting. Along with private reserves’ initiatives, endangered species like black rhinos have been introduced to safe areas for the pleasure of travelers’ sightseeing.

Fly to a selection of luxury eco-lodges and walk with elephants. Have a lunch in the bush and interact with gentle giants to experience the most memorable form of animal kindness.



South-Africa-winelands-PR2016 could be an ideal year for a family trip to South Africa with the US dollar becoming stronger than last year.
Fly to the Cape Winelands, a region of award-winning wines, magnificent vineyards, scenic splendor, historic towns and authentic Cape Dutch architecture.

Travel from the winelands to the town of Hermanus, the world’s famous destination for whale watching.
Feel adventurous and book a shark cage diving afternoon or embark on a sunset game drive to watch giraffes marching across the Savannah.


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 Monica have built an expert company dedicated to international travel that departs from mainstream tourism and seeks to create personalized experiences for their clients. Yampu Tours is the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 winner of the prestigious World Travel Award as South America’s Leading Tour Operator and 2014 and 2015 Central America’s Leading Tour Operator.

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