Traveled May 2017
We fell in love with Turkey
Our guide was awesome, we loved every moment with her! Our trip was perfect, we fell in love with Turkey.
Traveled March, 2017
Dream tour of Japan
Yampu Tours helped me design a dream tour of Japan for myself and my eighteen year old son, who is off to college next year. They found activities and venues that I had never thought of that turned out to be the highlights of the trip! They made getting around with minimal language skills a snap. Their guides became what I sincerely hope will be life long friends. The hotels were centrally located and friendly, spotlessly clean, and reasonably priced. We had only nine days, but with everything going so smoothly, we were able to enjoy every minute of the trip. It could not have been better. I can’t wait for my husband to retire so we can call them again for trips for us together. I especially appreciated how Maggie, my contact person, answered every question within hours of when I emailed it to her. She was helpful in every aspect of the trip. She is a great communicator, and always willing to find special places and activities to fit our interests, such as my son’s desire to see the Manga Museum, or my interest in temple gardens. She was flexible, creative, knowledgeable, and always fun to talk to. I look forward to working with her again soon
Traveled March, 2017
Pleasant experience during recent trip to Peru
I wished to send you a quick note expressing our pleasant experience during our recent trip to Peru. I had lived for nearly 2 years in the Cajamarca area and 1 year in Arequipa, over 50 years ago; however, I did not have time to explore and know the history and the Peruvian people during those years.
Our recent trip was made wonderful by the quality of your guides and drivers. Particularly I wished to say that Ronald Muriel and his driver Milton, located in Cusco, were the best. Ronald was older, seasoned and had a wealth of historical information and was very patient with my wife, who does not speak Spanish.
Thanks for making our second trip such a pleasure.
Traveled March, 2017
Already planning a return for next year!
Kenya is on record on FB and Instagram as the best vacation ever that the Ahmads have taken! Thank you for all your efforts and attention to detail which made transfers and bookings so easy. I am still in Nairobi with friends about will reach out when I return to share details. Already planning a return for next year! 🙂
Traveled June 2016
Thank you for arranging a once in a lifetime trip for me and AJ on the Delfin and to Machu Picchu.
It was all and more than I anticipated. We were anxious about travelling alone and were amazed about how effortless you made it.
I don’t think I ever mentioned that I will be 73 this summer and I was determined to make this trip now as I wasn’t getting any younger. AJ is a few years younger but has knee issues.
The only time I got real dizzy was in Chinchero. We stopped at a textile demonstration and shopping area. I got out of the car and had to sit down repeatedly. It didn’t deter me from making purchases.
We are ecstatic that we did this and had so much fun. First – the Delfin. The entire experience was top shelf. The accommodations were great. The ship was kept spotless top to bottom every day without any inconvenience to passengers. We enjoyed our time on board almost as much as the time on shore. The mosquitos never bothered me. I can brag that I saw two anaconda, several poisonous tree frogs and beetles, lots of waterfowl, several species of monkeys and fished for piranha. Three times we were caught in rainstorms but the heavy rain ponchos came out. I did see the pink dolphins but didn’t go in for a swim. It was counter-intuitive for me to NOT drink the water but go in for swimming. I enjoyed feeding the manatee. The stop at the village to visit the school was refreshing. The children were enthusiastic and appreciative.
Traveled October, 2016
Great time in Costa Rica!
Had a great time in Costa Rica. We did get stuck in San Jose for a few hours when that volcano erupted, but that just adds to the story.
The sloth sanctuary was amazing. What wonderful people with such a wonderful story. Doing the insiders tour was the way to go, getting to go behind the scenes into the nursery with all the baby sloths. I would not recommend any other tour to anyone. When the people who ran the facility found out it was Nicole’s birthday, they gave us both t-shirts that we picked out from the gift shop. I also really enjoyed the two people that transferred us to the sanctuary and back to San Jose!
I also enjoyed the day in Manual Antonio. By far El Remanso was the highlight. I am glad Wendy recommended it when Bosque del Cabo could not fit us in. The owners make it a point to get to know you, and the staff was top notch and knew what we liked and our names quickly. The food was some of the best I have had at a lodge! That is a property you should recommend again and again!! Nicole also really enjoyed the whale watching. She had never seen a whale before and being in such a small boat the whales came right up. The captain also worked hard to find them for us!
We did not end up doing the wildlife sanctuary because even though we did not sign up for a private tour, because we were the only tourists that had planned to go that day, the owner decided we should pay 100 dollars to get in. I thought (as well as El remenso) that was super shifty and she should not be able to do that to tourists, so we cancelled. It just gave us more time with the whales. We also ended up changing our tour to Corcavado to where we flew into Sirena Station,. Our guide at El remanso use to work there and knew that was the spot for tapirs (one of my main targets). He found me 3 within 50 minutes. That was also the most wildlife rich part of the trip. They told me doing the beach walk that we were signed up for, there would be a slim chance of tapirs.