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YOUNG PIONEER TOURS! The Budget North Korea Tour Operator


Welcome to Young Pioneer Tours, the first company to offer budget tours to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Every company has their own ethos and demographic, and for us it’s taking people on a great tour that does far more than just show you around a few designated sites. We show people the ‘real’ Korea, taking our guests to places other companies do not dare to.

We know North Korea, and our tours deliver an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for life.

You can also use our interactive tour search, view our calendar, talk to us on live chat, or contact us directly via the link below. Even if you just have a few questions, we’re happy to help.

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Latest News

First impressions of the DPRK from the eyes of a long time observer

My fascination with North Korea began in 2008 while studying for my masters degree in International Relation. I have spent the last 8 years peering through the window wondering what it was really like on the other side. I travelled […]

Domestic Flights Reopen in the DPRK

Breaking News: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has reopened domestic flight routes, as reported by Young Pioneer Tours (YPT) to Reuters on 3 July, 2014. For the first time in years, tourists in the DPRK will be able to travel to […]

DPRK Travel Update

The recent news of a third American being detained in North Korea, or as it is correctly termed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will potentially throw up doubts for some people, particularly Americans thinking of visiting the DPRK. The […]

10 myths about tourism in North Korea

1. It’s hard to get a visa, and only so many people are “allowed” each year.  Actually the DPRK is very keen on encouraging tourists. The visa process is very simple, and can be arranged by us or at an […]

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