Testimonials | Yampu Tours

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Joe Franzetti

Traveled August 2021

A splendid experience, without a glitch.

Yampu booked our trip to Alaska recently and they deserve a five-star rating. Monica took a special interest in my son and me. She knew that we needed the best scenery that Alaska could give and the best chances for animal viewing, particularly the giant Kodiak bears. From the first phone call to the last, Monica began doing her homework. The result was a splendid experience, without a glitch. All the transfers, private tours, and guides worked out to our complete satisfaction. Monica was hands-on before the trip as well as during the trip. She fine tuned every aspect. Any question or situation, she was a phone call away, even if it was her dinner time. She looked at our trip requirements and was constantly involved in the process of squaring the details before we were even on the first plane. She was also more concerned with our “food” situation than we were, often suggesting or booking new places while we were on tour. She treated us like family and tailored the travel experience to our needs. She researched everything, made decisions, checked back with us, even altered things when the weather did not cooperate. We couldn’t have asked for better management and all the excursions gave us memories—and more importantly for our art calendar—photographs. The final validation should come not from us but from people in Alaska. This is what we heard: “Your travel agent kept calling to get this done”; “your travel agent really fought for you to get this”; or “you can thank your agent for this!” Thank you, Monica and the Yampu team. Paul & Joe Franzetti

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Ray M.

Traveled August 2021

Jose and his team did a fantastic job

Wonderful itinerary, excellent guides, great hotels and a lively mix of activities. Jose and his team did a fantastic job with coordinating all the facets of a lovely vacation to Hawaii

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Carla and Antonio

Traveled August 2021

Pottery, magic carpets, and Turkish delights, Oh my!!

Wow! Turkey is a must vacation for anyone interested in great food, approachable and welcoming citizens, and significant world history! Istanbul is truly a secular cosmopolitan metropolis… Traffic included lol The Cappadocia region was truly a step back in time… And the hot air balloon ride is a must! Pottery, magic carpets, and Turkish delights, Oh my!!

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Valarie L.

Traveled July 2021

You will be in great hands!

Jose put together a package that included 3 days of tours and 2 nights in the highlands of Ecuador with a private guide and driver for our private group of 6. Everything was spectacular. We had amazing hikes around Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Banos and our guide was very knowledgeable regarding the landscape, helped with a pharmacy stop, as well as dinner reservations while in Quito. The lunch spots they chose were also very tasty and I cannot say enough about how friendly and accommodating everyone was at the two Haciendas that were chosen for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Yampu tours to travelers as well as travel advisors. Our company will be using them again next month in Ecuador and I am looking into even more adventures with this company. You will be in great hands!

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Hector C.

Traveled July 2022

The only company we will use for our international travel!

We have used Yampu for a total of 4 international trips to date. We just returned from Costa Rica (July 2021) and it was an incredible adventure-filled vacation. From zip-lining across the canopies to RainForest tours, to rappelling off waterfalls, and even ATV excursions down rural paths, this was our most thrilling family vacation. Yampu, as always, provided reliable and wonderful service. They were with us every step of the way. That is why they are the only company we will use for our international travel! As they say in Costa Rica, “Pura Vida“!

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Traveled May 2021

Once again, Yampu delivered a stress free vacation catered to our personal preferences and physical limitations.

We have taken several trip with Yampu and have always been impressed by the thoroughness of their planning, activities recommended, and with the tour guides they selected. Our inability to travel to Europe helped us make the decision to use Yampu to explore Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Once again, Yampu delivered a stress free vacation catered to our personal preferences and physical limitations. I highly recommend Yampu for organized and personalized travel.

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