Yampu Tours is excited to announce their new train options for their itineraries in South America, Africa, India, and South-East Asia. As either add-ons to Complete Tours around the country, or a base for which a trip is planned around, these adventure and luxury trains will help Yampu bring their clients on cultural tours around the world. Yampu Tours has been designing tailor-made tours for over 15 years, implementing their expertise and experience into trips of a lifetime. With the knowledge necessary to build new itineraries with these great new options, Yampu looks forward to having clients enjoy the following trains:
Tren Ecuador Crucero
Tren Crucero is actually the most stunning vintage transportation that will take you in an exceptional trip through different times and spaces of the Ecuadorian history. Its convoy is comprised of four coaches with different characteristics which reflect the history and culture of our country. Upon your arrival the crew of professionals in tourism, will receive you with a warm welcome, will guide you to the carriage of your choice and will accompany you throughout the trip , offering the best attention and service.
Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar es Salaam 14 days / 13 nights
This epic 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. Starting in Cape Town, this magnificent sojourn will take you through the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley, the capital city of Pretoria and a two-night stay at the Madikwe Game Reserve. The train then passes through Botswana into Zimbabwe. After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, you’ll travel northeast through Zambia to the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes. Descend into the Rift Valley itself and witness spectacular scenery as the train negotiates the tunnels, switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment. Early on the last day, the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a vision of timeless Africa – shortly before the bustling arrival in Dar es Salaam.
The Blue Train: Cape Town to Pretoria 2 days / 1 night
Travel in luxury through South Africa’s beautiful landscape on the Blue Train. An all inclusive luxury train, the Blue Train has overnight suites with private bathrooms, and a personal butler to attend to any requests that may arise during your ride. The large windows of the Blue Train allow you to enjoy the passing scenery either from the comfort of your suite or within the elegant lounge car. Your meals on board the Blue Train highlight local flavors that are matched with the award-winning, vibrant wines of the Cape Winelands.
Palace on Wheels - 8 days / 7 nights
Journey through North India in the style of the Maharajas; starting in New Delhi, you’ll enter Rajasthan through Jaipur and wind you way through the desert to Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Next you’ll head east to visit Agra and the magnificent Taj Mahal before returning to Delhi. Though the era of Maharajas has passed, you can still enjoy the same level of luxury as your travel through some of the most storied destinations in India. The exquisitely appointed Palace on Wheels has luxurious cabins, wall to wall carpeting, a well stocked bar, two fine dining cars and highly personalized service.
Eastern & Orient Express: Singapore to Bangkok 7 days / 6 nights
Experience an old style of travel made new while journeying from Singapore to Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Starting in modern Singapore, you are poised to make a journey back in time to some of the most compelling destinations in Asia: the romance and colonial heritage of Malaysia’s mist-shrouded Cameron Highlands, the evocative Bridge over the River Kwai and the fabulously-varied architecture of cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Kangsar and Georgetown on the island of Penang.