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Paul F.

Traveled July 2018

My son and I recommend Yampu enthusiastically!

Travel to FINLAND with YAMPU If you know that the capital of Finland is Helsinki but can’t quite place it on the map, or if you’ve heard that Santa Claus comes from Lapland but don’t know that Lapland is in the northern part of Finland; or if you want to hike with an expert guide in the spectacular Pyah-Luosto National Park,(where you actually do see Russia from Finland’s backyard), use Yampu to arrange the trip. My son and I recommend Yampu enthusiastically! They “tailor-made” our Finland trip this past July. There were a lot of phone calls and double-checking and e-mailing before it was finalized. Every hotel, from the Helsinki’s Presendentii (in the heart of the city) to the Kalevala Lodge on the lake outside Kuhmo, was excellent. Yampu’s staff is savvy and well-traveled does their homework. Even our drivers were knowledgeable and easy to get along with. For example, because they knew we wanted to see wildlife, they arranged for us to spend a night in a bear blind on the Soviet border to see brown bears, wolverines, and wolves in their natural habitat. I read that “In Finland, there is freedom to roam.” Finland’s wilderness is pristine, but the culture is interesting also We read up on the Winter War (Nov 1939) when the Finns, outnumbered 10-1, repelled the Russian army. A nice touch–our hotel Kalevala was a short walk to Winter War Museum. Finns love the sauna–it’s their invention. In a country of 5 million people, there are 3 million of them. Every hotel has one and it’s a must-do. The Finns have many sayings about the sauna, like: “The sauna is a poor man’s pharmacy.” “A house without a sauna is not a home.” Maybe the sauna is not as exciting as a bear blind but it is “educational.” Most Finns you meet in a sauna speak English and tell great stories. And you have to have their coffee–it’s better than any we ever in South America. –A lot of surprises, but all good ones. Two Thumbs up for Yampu on this trip.

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Gary W.

Traveled June 2018

a great curation of activities

They chose amazing hotels, energetic enthusiastic tour guides, and a great curation of activities in Peru

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Gene S.

Traveled June 2018

Thank You Yampu Tours

Yampu Tours and Stephanie Rudolph put together an amazing trip for us to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Japan. The hotels in Southeast Asia were wonderful, top-of-the-line! The transportation was very good. And, our guides were fantastic! We will definitely use Yampu Tours again!

Terri M.

Traveled June 2018

Tailor made for exactly what we wanted

Peru Our trip was awesome! Tailor made for exactly what we wanted. Guides were great and very knowledgeable. Everything went according to plan.

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Bob and Marcia W.

Traveled June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Peru tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our Peru tour. Everything was well planned and beautifully executed., Wendy Murray did a great job in every respect. She anticipated many details that might have given us cause for concern and took care of them in advance. She arranged for wheelchair assistance at airports. I can not think of a single thing that could have been better handled,

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Yoshika T.

Traveled June 2018

we are very happy with Yampu Tours

The travel agent, Stephanie Rudolph, was patient and supportive for our requests. Our tour guide in Hong Kong, Donald, was professional and kind. Overall, we are very happy with Yampu Tours.

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