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Testimonials

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Mark L.

Traveled January 2018

Can’t recommend Yampu highly enough!

Yampu put together an outstanding trip for us to Chile (Santiago, Patagonia and Cape Horn), Argentina, and Peru (Lima, Cusco/Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu). Karolina was amazingly professional, well organized and knowledgeable! She was there for all of our questions with the right answers. Wonderful lodging, fabulous guides and all arrangements in place for each location. That the weather cooperated throughout the trip was simply icing on the cake! Can’t recommend Yampu highly enough! Thank you so much for making our journey such a memorable success!!

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S.d Pat

Traveled December 2017

Well organized, coordinated and efficient

Had an amazing trip to Chile and Patagonia, thanks to Yampu! They are very,very, well organized, coordinated and efficient. I will be calling Yampu again for my next vacation.

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Deborah L.

Traveled December 2017

Thank you so much for making this a unique and very special adventure for us….

We had an outstanding trip, thanks to you!! We both feel that every travel detail was seamlessly handled for us so we did not have to think about anything but enjoying our travels.  You did an amazing job for us!! 

 What was an incredible trip to view and photograph chimpanzees and gorillas also tuned out to be a trip to meet and fall in love with the land and people of Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda!  Our guide in Tanzania, Sexton, was delightful and excellent in making sure our experience was exactly what we wanted.  Although our time was short with him, we truly enjoyed every minute with him.  

 We also just couldn’t have had a better guide than, Eric Nodorere, who became a very dear friend and cherished travel companion throughout our extended travels through Rwanda and Uganda.    Indeed we have never spent so much concentrated time with anyone except our children and wouldn’t have had it another way.  Eric was very observant and sensitive to making sure everything went perfectly without our even noticing which is the definition of “exceeding expectations”!  Our lively and open conversations together as we spent hours together only enhanced our experience and lead to a deep understanding for all of us which was very enriching and satisfying.

 We truly shared some amazing experiences with Eric who was also astute enough to know that we like to be in charge of our own schedules and frequently like to wander off by ourselves.  He graciously supported our requests and gave us space and time to do everything at our own pace.  Having the freedom to get out on our own meeting and getting to know people in their own environment  is one of the best ways to gain understanding and appreciation of the world and enrich our lives and perhaps the lives of those we encounter.

I will send you a couple of videos in a separate email that gives a glimpse of  only some of our experiences.  I am now looking forward to getting  into my Art Studio and expressing our beautiful time in Africa.

 Thank you so much, Stephanie,  for making this a unique and  very special adventure for us….

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Sandip P.

Traveled December 2017

The trip went ultra smoothly.

I would like to say that you have been totally awesome in every way in arranging such an amazing trip, and handling any bumps along the way. I have never had such an amazing experience with a touring agency. You guys are very, very, well organized, coordinated and efficient.  The trip went ultra smoothly.

We were able to thoroughly enjoy the trip without having to worry about any of the usual logistics of traveling! That makes it even more enjoyable!

The hotels, guides, drivers, restaurants, and excursions were all top notch! All except for that one restaurant in Valparisio. LOL! But Thank You for hooking us up with the Mako restaurant in El Calafate! That was awesome! I havent had a chance to catch up with Ashiq after the trip yet either, but we are definitely keeping you in mind for our next adventure!!

 

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Jenifer S.

Traveled December 2017

Yampu did an amazing job

I loved the printed itinerary you provided. It was helpful and we referred to it often. It had almost all the info we needed. I would recommend adding information in there about cell phone/mobile network coverage. I hadn’t thought about it ahead of time but luckily my phone had a daily TravelPass from a previous trip. Loved the hotels – all were high quality, and in great locations. Loved that the accommodations all included free breakfast! The transportation was really well organized – and made me feel like a celebrity. 1) Airport guide in Santiago was fantastic. When he dropped us back off at the airport, he actually stayed with us and helped us get processed through the ticket counter, and up to the security gate. He went above/beyond 2) I loved that Buenos Aires agency gave us printed vouchers with the specifics of everything – hotel, tours, transportation City tours were both really great. The tour guides for both Santiago and Buenos Aires were awesome. Antarctica XXI – Punta Arenas team I’m glad we upgraded the flight to Antarctica – it added some value. The flight attendant on Antarctica Air was fantastic. The daily events at the hotel were a bit confusing. They didn’t put up notifications about times/expectations until the morning of. I would have preferred they give some notice the day before. The briefing at the hotel was well organized, as was the boot sizing, and the registration. Antarctica XXI – Cruise team The entire cruise team was fantastic. The expedition staff was incredible – knowledgeable, personable, and everything was safety first. The rest of the staff (dining, bar, housekeeping, captain) were all also fantastic. My only disappointment was I thought we would be able to get the Antarctic stamps at one/more of the bases on the continent. I had asked during the webinar (provided by Antarctica XXI) and they said we give our passports to the cruise team when we embark (which we did) and get them back when we disembark (which we did). But that THEIR team would get us stamps at a base or two. At the very least, I wish we could have received the stamps from Russian and Chinese base camps at King George when we landed at the airport. Seems like that would have been easy to arrange. Amazing trip overall. Yampu did an amazing job of keeping us informed, updated and ready for the trip.

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Madalyn M.

Traveled November 2017

Worth Every Cent

Wendy did an excellent job of planning my trip to Peru, then was available all during the tour for questions and making sure things ran smoothly. Yampu Tours was worth every cent of any charges for a high end tour.

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