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Jessica L.

Traveled November 2018

Working with Karolina Guilcapi and her team over the years always sets us up for success as a travel agency

Working with Karolina Guilcapi and her team over the years always sets us up for success as a travel agency. Her care and dedication to each of our queries, and Yampu’s trusted and experienced tour partners always result in an exemplary custom itinerary and experience for our clients.

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Lisa H.

Traveled November 2018

Would highly recommend.

I have had the pleasure of working with Karolina with Yampu for years on multiple complicated itineraries. Karolina knows her product and always seems to provide the right fit for the client. Yampu has great resources and fantastic guides. Would highly recommend.

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Cathy M

Traveled November 2018

A perfect trip from start to finish.

A perfect trip from start to finish. Each country, each lodging, every event was well planned and thought out. The service was impeccable. My trip was to Africa and I feel that what we did was a true representation of the countries we visited. As a traveler, every detail was handled for me and my group. Thank you Yampu and Karolina

Jane T.

Traveled October 2018

Perfect in Peru

Traveling to the Andean plateau of Peru – specifically Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca – has been high on my bucket list. I didn’t want to go with the herd; I didn’t want to go alone. Yampu customized the perfect 10-day tour for two friends and me: we experienced Peru, we didn’t just see it. The Yampu tour to Peru included visits to indigenous communities, the opportunity to understand local history and customs one-on-one. Each one of our guides was knowledgeable, very flexible and responsive to our questions and requests. As they spoke Quechuan as their “first language” we felt even closer to the local communities, not just tourists passing through. Peru was my second trip with Yampu but far from my last. As a “baby-boomer” traveler, Yampu makes travel a pleasure with an end-to-end customized luxury. Yampu was nimble in response to the unexpected. When my friend forgot some clothes in a hotel room drawer, Yampu representatives arranged for the package delivered to the next destination. The schedule – at times a bit complicated – was executed with perfection. It was always so great to see a smiling Yampu representative greet us at each point in the itinerary, from airport pick-up to delivery at trip’s end. I loved winding up in Lima – it confirmed the paradox of Peru – at once very modern and “hip” together with an ancient culture and deep connection to the natural world. One last thing; the “hard-copy” itinerary from Yampu, including trip tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping guidelines, was invaluable. Mine is dog-eared from use on the trip and now a great reference. I also appreciated Yampu’s reading list on Peru. I might add my own find, The Peru Reader, a compilation of essays on Peru’s history, culture, and politics.

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Ned O

Traveled November 2018

Yampu is two for two!

Yampu is two for two! My wife and I recently returned from a fantastic two-week trip to Argentina and Brazil organized by Yampu’s General Sales Manager Karolina Guilcapi. I typically set up our trips, but needed advice and help in these two countries. Karolina listened to our interests and put together an itinerary that addressed our every need and offered wonderful experiences, many of which I wouldn’t have known about if doing this on my own. The guides were excellent; food (when provided) outstanding; and accommodations exceptional for our selected price range. She must have used some influence to obtain a spectacular upper-level corner room with small balcony for us at the Leme Arena in Rio affording sweeping views down beautiful Copacabana Beach. The trip was executed like clockwork. A five-star performance by Yampu once again as Karolina organized an equally wonderful trip to Peru last year. My wife and I highly recommend Yampu for anyone seeking private (our preference) or group tours in areas where the overall vacation experience can depend on insider knowledge and experience with the venues.

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N. Ella

Traveled November 2018

we didn’t have to worry about anything at all

We took a trip to Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok) with our 10 and 4 year olds. Each day, they said “It was the best day ever!” Stephanie helped us plan our trip and worked through all the details for us. Throughout the planning process, Stephanie was responsive, accommodating and just wonderful to work with. Our guides at each of the destinations were equally wonderful…they were knowledgeable, communicative and they certainly enhanced our experience. Besides showing up, we didn’t have to worry about anything at all because we knew we were in good hands.

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