Visit YŪGEN in Antwerp!

Iris | Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 18:00
As a Costa Rica specialist YŪGEN tours will again be present this year at the Verre Reizen Event. We are looking forward to...

Last minute deal

Iris | Monday, September 11, 2023 - 20:19
Green Season is perhaps the best time to visit Costa Rica if you want to enjoy the real Tropical Rainforest surrounded by...

YŪGEN goes to The Netherlands!

Iris | Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 21:46
A holiday Fair for Special Journeys? That is one where we just have to be present! Would you like to know more about...

Visit us in Antwerp

Iris | Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 21:07
YŪGEN tours will again be present this year at the Vakantie Expo in Antwerp. We are looking forward to chat to you in person...

How do you take a little bit of Portugal home with you?

Iris | Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:22
Vacations are ideal for creating special memories that will last long after you return home. The people you travel with and...

How was Puerto Viejo?

Iris | Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 16:58
Puerto Viejo has grown in recent years, despite the fact that the travel industry stood still in other places. New buildings...

Away from the crowds in Costa Rica?

Iris | Monday, October 24, 2022 - 12:54
Now that the word is out about Costa Rica, more and more people like to discover this magnificent country. So, is it still...

Help me support Puerto Viejo Dogs, Costa Rica

Iris | Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 19:07
This summer I will be making an inspection trip all over Costa Rica. So, first of all I would like to invite everyone to...

NEW inspiration for your next holiday!

Iris | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:58
As you know, we love to create new travel itineraries. And so we have decided to put some extra example tours on our website...

Costa Rica lifts all travel restrictions!

Iris | Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 12:43
Great news for everyone who plans to travel to Costa Rica! As of April 1st Costa Rica will be lifting several restrictions...

Visit YŪGEN tours in Brussels!

Iris | Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 15:01
Would you like to talk to YŪGEN tours in person and learn more about traveling in Costa Rica, the Azores or Portugal...

Why it is best not to postpone your holiday to Costa Rica

Iris | Monday, February 14, 2022 - 18:41
Is Costa Rica on your bucket list? Then you may want to put it right on the top as prices are about to rise significantly....

Visit YŪGEN in Antwerp!

Iris | Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 12:54
Would you like to talk to YŪGEN tours in person and learn more about traveling in Costa Rica, the Azores or Portugal...

Costa Rica drops insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers

Iris | Monday, July 12, 2021 - 11:51
Great news! Last Friday Costa Rica announced that it will stop requiring the specific health insurance policy for minors and...

A holiday in Portugal? Yes you can!

Iris | Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 21:36
Good news! You no longer have to stay home and dream about all those beautiful places I have happily been posting photos and...

Do you have the right insurance for your trip to Costa Rica?

Iris | Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 18:25
Travel insurance is not the most exiting part of any journey but since Covid19 it is an essential part. At least, if you do...

No more single-use plastic allowed in Costa Rica's National Parks

Iris | Monday, March 8, 2021 - 14:35
Most people travel to Costa Rica to discover its wild, pristine nature. Since February 25th a ban on single-use plastic has...

Tourism: Essential or not?

Iris | Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 10:37
Tourism is so much more than having a wonderful time in an amazing scenery. It is also a, or often the only, source of...

Happy, magical holidays!

Iris | Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 17:40
2020 is a year many would prefer to erase. Yet, as always there have been silver linings. Nature around the corner being re-...

They are flying to Costa Rica again!

Iris | Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:18
Travelers who have postponed their vacation or those of you who would like to travel to Costa Rica in 2021 can already have...

Travel restrictions at YŪGEN destinations | Update

Iris | Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 19:03
The virus still rules the world. But what exactly are the rules today at YŪGEN’s destinations? And what has changed since...

NEW tour! Discover the best of Central Portugal

Iris | Monday, July 27, 2020 - 14:30
Central Portugal is home to the stunning Silver Coast as well as to many special sights, historical villages, a unique...

NEW tour in Alentejo, Portugal

Iris | Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 19:56
Great news! We are expanding our offer to the vast and mesmerizing region of Alentejo in the Southern half of Portugal....

Corona at YŪGEN destinations | Update

Iris | Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 16:47
Yesss..! Finally, several countries seem to be preparing to receive travelers again as safely as possible. How do you know...

Costa Rican president explains all on BBC about containing COVID19 and climate change

Iris | Friday, May 8, 2020 - 09:40
Yesterday the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, explained live on BBC World how they have been able to contain the...

Portugal introduces a "Clean and Safe" stamp

Iris | Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 13:26
As lockdown measures are being phased out slowly in several countries, we carefully start dreaming again about our next...

Follow up on Corona travel restrictions

Iris | Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 15:14
In recent weeks many have shown tremendous solidarity, willingness to find the best solutions and to keep the impact of...

12 ways to create a holiday feeling at home

Iris | Monday, April 13, 2020 - 17:29
Corona can make us angry, sad, and even heartbroken when we loose someone near to us. These are difficult times. Being...

How to make a Portuguese corn bread?

Iris | Friday, April 10, 2020 - 19:58
The correct name of this bread is Broa de Milho de Arcos de Valvedez because the recipe comes from the region Arcos de...

Discover a typical Costa Rican dish: Arroz con pollo

Iris | Friday, April 3, 2020 - 09:43
Whether you are missing that Costa Rican food or looking forward to your next holiday in non-Corona times, tasting arroz con...

Traveling Minds | YŪGEN’s book and movie tips - Part II

Iris | Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:55
Has your holiday been postponed? Are you traveling with us later this year? Or do you just want to learn more about other...

Traveling Minds | YŪGEN’s book and movie tips - Part I

Iris | Friday, March 27, 2020 - 13:27
Has your holiday been postponed? Are you traveling with us later this year? Or do you just want to learn more about other...

Corona in Portugal & Azores

Iris | Friday, March 20, 2020 - 18:45
In all our destinations there are registered cases of COVID-19 and so all destinations have implemented new rules concerning...

Corona in Costa Rica

Iris | Friday, March 20, 2020 - 14:58
In all our destinations there are registered cases of COVID-19 and so all destinations have implemented new rules concerning...

Talk to YŪGEN in person?

Iris | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:10
Aside from being available online for any questions you may have, there are also several possibilities if you like to talk...

Use our compass to create your next holiday

Iris | Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 09:30
Not sure yet where you will be going in 2020? Or you may already have a destination in mind but you are not sure yet about...

The Douro Valley, by train or self-drive?

Iris | Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:30
Why not take a train from Porto City to the very heart of the Douro Valley and watch picturesque slopes and villages roll by...

Merry Christmas and a memorable 2020!

Iris | Monday, December 16, 2019 - 15:57
Isn’t that the cutest little snowman you have ever seen? Every year our local partner in Northern Portugal tries to make the...

The Azores, a safe haven for the Cory's Shearwaters

Iris | Monday, December 2, 2019 - 11:03
The Cory’s Shearwater is a very special bird which often accompanies dolphins while gliding just above the waves, looking...

Receive a YŪGEN gift voucher

Iris | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:30
Both YŪGEN and the local partners regularly visit the offered accommodations. We also try out all activities ourselves and...

Visit us in Ghent!

Iris | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:30
Looking for a unique travel experience, completely tailored to your needs? For the first time YŪGEN tours will be attending...

Discount at VAUDE stores in Belgium

Iris | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:30
YŪGEN customers enjoy a 10% discount at the Vaude Store in Leuven. Since October 1st there is also a new VAUDE Store in...

Hop over to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Iris | Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:00
With so many fantastic things to see and do in Costa Rica, even if you have 4 weeks of holiday it will never be enough....

Visit us again in Antwerp Waagnatie!

Iris | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:15
As a Costa Rica specialist YŪGEN tours will again be present this year at the Verre Reizen Event. We are looking forward to...

Five alternatives for Manuel Antonio National Park

Iris | Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:00
If you are planning on traveling to Costa Rica, you are bound to see promotion for Manuel Antonio National Park everywhere....

What's the impact of your next trip decission?

Iris | Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:00
Maybe you watched Escape to Costa Rica? If not, don’t worry we will bring you up to date in just 2 minutes. Costa Rica uses...

Why choose YŪGEN to arrange your next holiday?

Iris | Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00
YŪGEN is so much more than just another travel agency. But what is it then and why would you let us create and arrange your...

Why YŪGEN puts Botswana on hold

Iris | Friday, June 7, 2019 - 16:36
Recently the new government of Botswana has taken the decision to lift the trophy hunting ban in Botswana. This ban was...

Positive effects of traveling | PART 2

Iris | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:00
In this second part I would like to focus on the benefits of traveling for your destination and its inhabitants. A nice...

Positive effects of traveling | PART 1

Iris | Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:00
Part one? Yes, once I started listing all the benefits of traveling I soon noticed that there were way too many to sum up in...

Talk to YŪGEN in person?

Iris | Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:00
Aside from being available online for any questions you may have, there are also several possibilities if you like to talk...

Why Costa Rica?

Iris | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00
A question that is likely to sound a bit absurd if you have ever visited this country. With more than 30 National Parks, 8...

Why The Azores?

Iris | Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:00
The Azores are so much more than just a wonderful hikers ‘paradise. Aside from stunning landscapes and well-marked hiking...

Why Northern Portugal?

Iris | Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00
As I received a growing demand from European travelers to offer a sustainable destination closer to home than Costa Rica and...

Why Botswana?

Iris | Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:00
Often people ask me why I have chosen to offer this peculiar combination of destinations: Botswana, Costa Rica, Northern...

NEW tours in northern Portugal

Iris | Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 09:00
YŪGEN keeps on celebrating this month! We have created new tours in Northern Portugal and adapted our existing ones. Let our...

NEW! Island hopping in the Azores

Iris | Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 11:01
A new year, a new destination! The Azores consist of nine unique islands with a fantastic climate, conveniently situated in...

Photo competition Botswana

Iris | Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 14:44
Have you already been on a mobile safari with us or are you planning on going on a YŪGEN safari before June 30th 2019? Then...

From the Nxai Pan to the Victoria Falls

Iris | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:30
The Lion Safari is one of our most famous routes. It forms a 15-day escape into open spaces, the great Okavango Delta and...

A visit to The Ara Project

Iris | Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 09:30
With so many nice things to see and do in Costa Rica, it is all about making choices when you are on holidays in this...

Behind the scenes of our Leopard Safari

Iris | Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:05
Yes I did it and I loved it! Last year I went to test our Leopard Safari in Botswana. This camping trip took me and my...

A visit to Bribripa Kaneblo

Iris | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00
The Bribri indigenous communities in Costa Rica are in fact modern Indians who try to protect their believes and traditions...

Availability 2019 on our new lodge safari

Iris | Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:30
As of 2019 we are offering a new lodge safari, named the Zebra Safari. This safari allows you to combine Zimbabwe and...

Follow YŪGEN behind the scenes in Costa Rica

Iris | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00
In only a few days from now YŪGEN will return to Costa Rica, ready for another 6-week investigation trip in this beautiful...

Visit us at the fair!

Iris | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00
As a Costa Rica specialist YŪGEN tours will be present at the Verre Reizen Event. We are looking forward to chat to you in...

Preparing in the dust for rainy season

Iris | Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:00
In a few weeks YŪGEN tours will travel to Costa Rica again in order to try out a number of existing and new things. We plan...

What will I eat on a camping safari?

Iris | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00
The amazing culinary skills of the camp assistants are often praised by travellers, and rightfully so. Hearty meals are...

Costa Rica's angels wear rubber boots

Iris | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Despite all the misery and losses which the extreme weather has brought upon many people in Costa Rica in recent weeks, the...

Heavy rains flood Costa Rica

Iris | Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00
While in Belgium we are enjoying an exceptionally dry and sunny summer, Costa Rica is facing extreme rainfall, even to rainy...

NEW lodge safari coming up!

Iris | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00
Starting and ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, our new Zebra Lodge safari forms a circular route around the northern parts...

5 simple steps to more freedom

Iris | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:00
You just know you will regret more not having lived to the fullest then having tried to do so, and having failed once in a...

Botswana introduces plastic carrier bag ban

Iris | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00
Botswana enhances its efforts to go green. As of 1st of November 2018 the use of plastic carrier bags and flat bags will not...

Drive through the Caribbean in Costa Rica

Iris | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00
Go Caribbean Style! This exquisite new self-drive itinerary brings you from the lush hills and tropical plantations inland...

Africa is not a zoo

Iris | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00
Most people understand it is dangerous to jump over a fence in a zoo. But strangely enough, a few seem to feel untouchable...

Away from the crowds in Portugal

Iris | Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:00
When everyone goes South, it is time to go North! From the mountains to the ocean there is an incredible culture and...

Taste Costa Rica's national dish

Iris | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00
Because love goes through the stomach, in this blog post we explain how to make Costa Rica’s national dish, called Gallo...

Nature is therapy

Iris | Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:00
In this day and age that initiatives to safe forests and oceans pop-up everywhere, you may wonder what exactly it is that...

YŪGEN on tour

Iris | Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:00
YŪGEN tours is currently running a contest in Belgium and in The Netherlands, called WIN & CHILL. The price is a...

Going solo on a safari adventure

Iris | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00
Travelling alone can have many advantages. Being a solo traveller myself, I do realize it is sometimes hard to get a...

Discover the real gems of Costa Rica

Iris | Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 08:00
Can you imagine being greeted with a big smile by every stranger that passes you on the street? Getting a free "here you go...

YŪGEN tours: who, what & why?

Iris | Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 17:46
Dear travel enthusiasts everywhere,   Welcome to this first YŪGEN tours blog post in which I will share with you who I am,...