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

Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in North Korea tours, we provide “budget travel to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”.

We are renowned and rated as one of the best North Korea travel operators with our unparalleled experience, fun way of doing things, and most importantly, excellent relations in country; this makes us the best choice for your visit to North Korea.

As well as seeing the must see sights in Pyongyang and visiting the DMZ, we provide tours to various locations within North Korea. So whether you’re looking to compete in the Pyongyang Marathon, experience the spectacular sights of Mt Paektu, ski at the world class Masikryong Ski resort, explore the extreme North East of the country, or visit Rason city – North Korea’s Special Economic Zone, we have itineraries to suit all travellers.

Aside from the DPRK, we travel to a number of other destinations such as Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Chernobyl, Cuba, Antarctica, Eritrea and more! All our tours are founded on the YPT ethos of fun, thrill seeking and adventure at a great price. All ages welcomed!


The Pyongyang Marathon 2017 is now closed for athletes but don’t worry! It’s still possible to join this incredible event as a spectator!

Due to the immense success of 2016’s marathon, the marathon is now fully booked for this year.

You can still spectate on one of the four great marathon tours we have to offer, depending on your time and budget.
Get in touch to be a part of this amazing experience!

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