International Group Tours 2018

Aside from our legendary adventure tours to the DPRK, Young Pioneer Tours also travels to a number of other destinations that your mother would rather you stayed away from. As well as our firm annual favourites, we’ve added even more adventurous and unique destinations that will take you as far off the beaten track as you’re willing to go.

Iran, Turkmenistan, Chernobyl, Transnistria, Cuba, Eritrea and our now infamous Eurasian Adventure Tour (now in its 7th year), as well as other more specific adventures such as Antarctica that are run as special programs. We have also pioneered niche travel to places such as the Chinese ghost town of Kangbashi, or our DPRK/China Borderlands trip, which truly take you off the beaten track.

For 2018 we have included all our previous mainstays while also  introducing new destinations, such as Cambodia and others that are still being worked on. We are constantly looking to add new and exciting destinations to the Pioneer world, so keep in touch for the changes and updates!

All our international tours are run in accordance with YPT’s branding and ethos: a super price, expert guides, and most importantly an adventure that will stick with you for life. We run tours for people who hate group tours, and we do not run groups larger than 25 people (at 26 we split into two. Average size 10 people). All groups are led by expert guides that know the destinations and are passionate about what they do. We also strongly believe in value, and, by and large, our prices are unbeatable.

*Contact us to book your daring trip today! Check back as more tours will be added soon, early bird discounts, group booking discounts and return Pioneer discounts available!


Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Somaliland Independence Day Tour May 15th May 21st

€995 Hargeisa – Berbera – Sheikh – Hargeisa 6 nights, 7 days

Eritrea National Day Tour May 22nd May 29th

€1095 Asmara – Massawa – Asmara 7 nights, 8 days

Somaliland and Eritrea – Horn of Africa Independence Day Tour May 15th May 29th

€1990/€2590 (incl flights) Hargeisa – Berbera – Sheikh – Hargeisa – Asmara –  Massawa – 14 nights, 15 days


Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Cuba Revolutionary May Day Tour April 30th May 7th

€795 Havana – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santa Clara – Havana 7 nights, 8 days

Viñales Extension May 7th May 9th

€250 Havana 2 nights, 3 days

Red China

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Chairman Mao Revolutionary Tour & Nanjiecun People’s Commune June 11th June 17th €795 Beijing – Shaoshan – Nanjiecun – Beijing 6 nights, 7 days
Tibet Roof of the World Adventure July 22nd July 27th €995 Beijing – Lhasa – Namtso Lake – Lhasa – Beijing / €945 Xi’an – Lhasa – Namtso Lake – Lhasa – Xi’an 5 nights, 6 days
Everest Base Camp Extension July 27th July 31st €595 Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp-Lhasa 4 nights, 5 days
China Revolutionary Red Base Tour October 28th November 3rd €795 Beijing – Xi’an – Yan’an – Zichang – Beijing 7 nights, 6 days

Soviet Russia

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details

Eastern Bloc

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Chernobyl and Transnistria Tour March 30th / April 1st April 1st/April 8th Part 1 – €450, Part 2 – €390, Combo – €790. Kiev – Chernobyl – Pripyat – Odessa – Tiraspol – Bendery – Chisinau – Bucharest 3/8/10 days

Middle East

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Iran Skiing Tour Jaunary 9th January 15th €995, 7Days 6 nights

Central Asia

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Turkmenistan Easter Tour March 31st April 8th $1395 Ashgabat – Nisa – Nokhur – Avaza – Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat – Darvaza 9 nights, 10 days

North Korea/DPRK

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details

South and South East Asia

Name of Tour Start Date End Date Details
Nepal: Maoist People’s War Tour February 16th February 23th €995 Kathmandu-Liwang-Thawang-Musikot-Butwal-Pokhara-Kathmandu 8 Days/7 Nights 
Extreme Philippines Tour March 29th April 4th €995 Manila – San Fernando – Angeles – Vigan – Laoag – Currimao – Manila 6 nights, 7 days