Yough Pioneer Tours

International Tours

Young Pioneer Tours are the leading travel operator to “destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”. Check out our full international group tour schedule, or browse through the tours of our regional offices and let us plan your next travel adventure.

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  • €2495

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 14th 2018
    End Date : August 20th 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $1145

Caucasus Marathons Tour

Run your way through the Caucasus exploring, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan!

  • Start Date : August 17th 2018
    End Date : August 21, 2018
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • $1895

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Summer Combo Tour

The Aral Sea, Gates of Hell and solar furnaces; get a deeper look at these two intriguing countries

  • Start Date : August 20th 2018
    End Date : August 30th 2018
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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  • $2995

Central Asian Summer Combo Tour

Taking in three of the ‘Stans - see all the main sights of Central Asia

  • Start Date : August 20th 2018
    End Date : September 6th 2018
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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  • $3195

Silk Road Summer Combo Tour

Travel the lower Silk Road from Turkmenistan to Xinjiang in China, and all that’s in between

  • Start Date : August 20th 2018
    End Date : September 12th 2018
  • Duration: 23 nights, 24 days
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  • €795

Belarus Summer Tour

End your Summer Holidays in Europe’s most Soviet of countries

  • Start Date : August 21st 2018
    End Date : August 28th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €495

Transnistria National Day and Gagauzia Tour

Think the Cold War is over? Come to Transnistria for National Day and think again!

  • Start Date : August 29th 2018
    End Date : September 5th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $1245 / $1995

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day and Nomad Games Tour

Lakes, mountains, military parades and ‘dead goat polo’. What more could you want?

  • Start Date : August 30th 2018
    End Date : September 6th /9th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $1895

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day and Xinjiang: China Far West Combo Tour

Check out the fascinating borderlands of the old Chinese and Russian Empires

  • Start Date : August 30th 2018
    End Date : September 12th 2018
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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september
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (September)

Urban exploration in THE ghost city of China

  • Start Date : September 2nd 2018
    End Date : September 4th 2018
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $695

Kyrgyzstan: World Nomad Games Tour

Dead goat polo, belt wrestling and eagle hunting. Experience the Nomad Games with us.

  • Start Date : September 5th 2018
    End Date : September 9th, 2018
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €795

Xinjiang: China Far West Tour

Think you know China? Come to Xinjiang for a whole new experience

  • Start Date : September 6th 2018
    End Date : September 12th 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $1395

Almaty Culinary Discovery Tour

Learn how to cook Central asian style!

  • Start Date : September 9th 2018
    End Date : September 15th 2018
  • Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
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transsiberian
  • €1595 - €2395

Moscow to Pyongyang By Train Tour

Travel with us as we ride on the longest train journey in the world!

  • Start Date : September 24th 2018
    End Date : 9th October 2018
  • Duration: 14 nights / 15 days
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turkmenistan
  • $895

Turkmenistan Independence Day Budget Tour

See the dazzling colossus of Ashgabat and the Gates of Hell!

  • Start Date : September 26th 2018
    End Date : September 29th 2018
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • $1295

Turkmenistan Independence Day Tour

See the dazzling colossus of Ashgabat, a beach resort ghost city, and the Gates of Hell!

  • Start Date : September 26th 2018
    End Date : October 3rd 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €895

Palawan Island Hopping Tour

YPT doesn’t normally do beaches, but then we saw these beaches!

  • Start Date : September 29th 2018
    End Date : October 8th 2018
  • Duration: 10 days, 11 days
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  • €1890

Palawan Island Hopping and Explore East Timor Combo

Hop across untouched Palawan islands and get to know one of Asia’s least known countries

  • Start Date : September 29th 2018
    End Date : October 16th, 2018
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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october
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  • €1595

Karakoram Highway Tour

Journey on one of the most iconic roads in the world from Pakistan to far west China!

  • Start Date : October 4th 2018
    End Date : October, 14th 2018
  • Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
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  • €2995

Karakoram & Pamir Highway Combo Tour

Journey all the way from Pakistan via China and Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan along the most stunning mountain roads in the world.

  • Start Date : October 4th 2018
    End Date : 22nd October 2018
  • Duration: 19 nights, 20 days
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  • €2190

Iran & Iraqi Kurdistan Combo (October)

Be a part of living history in the Middle East

  • Start Date : October 8th 2018
    End Date : October 20th 2018
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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iran
  • €1095

Iran October Revolutionary Tour

Experience history both modern and ancient in this beautiful country

  • Start Date : October 8th 2018
    End Date : October 15th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €995

Explore East Timor

Understand the recent history of Timor and explore markets and beaches rivaling anywhere in Asia

  • Start Date : October 9th 2018
    End Date : October 16, 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €2295

Equatorial Guinea Independence Day Tour

YPT's first ever foray into this African dictatorship

  • Start Date : October 11th 2018
    End Date : October 18th, 2018
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
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  • €1095

Iraqi Kurdistan Adventure (October)

Hang out with the Peshmerga and see the last influences of Saddam’s rule in Kurdistan

  • Start Date : October 14th 2018
    End Date : October 20th 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €1595

Pamir Highway Tour

Explore remote Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan, and even peek across the river into Afghanistan on our inaugural Pamir Highway Tour.

  • Start Date : October 14th 2018
    End Date : 22rd October 2018
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • €2495

Ultimate Leaders Tour

Through Hanoi, Beijing, Pyongyang and Moscow we visit Uncle Ho, Chairman Mao, both the Kims and Lenin in the true ultimate of communist history adventures

  • Start Date : October 15th 2018
    End Date : November 7th, 2018
  • Duration: 21 nights / 22 days
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  • €995

Nepal: Maoist People’s War Tour

Explore post-civil war Nepal in the Maoist Heartlands

  • Start Date : October 17th 2018
    End Date : October 24th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2595

Central Asia Marathons Tour

Five marathons, five countries, nine days.

  • Start Date : October 20th 2018
    End Date : 28th October 2018
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €795

China Revolutionary Red Base Tour

Learn about Chinese communist history in the cave houses of the rural Shaanxi Red Base

  • Start Date : October 28th 2018
    End Date : November 3rd 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €695

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal Tour

Visit the wintry wonderland of Lake Baikal and Russia’s true eastern capital of Irkutsk

  • Start Date : October 28th 2018
    End Date : November 2nd 2018
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €2995

Eurasian Adventure

5 weeks, 18 post-Soviet countries or Unrecognised Countries. The true Young Pioneer Tour

  • Start Date : October 30th 2018
    End Date : December 9th 2018
  • Duration: 40 nights, 41 days
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  • $1195

Explore East Timor

Understand the recent history of Timor and explore markets and beaches rivaling anywhere in Asia

  • Start Date : October 8th 2019
    End Date : October 15, 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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november
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  • €795

Belarus: Back in the USSR Tour

Visit the most Soviet of post-Soviet states in Eastern Europe

  • Start Date : November 2nd 2018
    End Date : November 9th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $895 / $1190

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour

Find out more about El Comandante and his past in Che’s Cuba

  • Start Date : November 5th 2018
    End Date : November 14th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $2695

Cuba & Colombia Combo

Explore Che Guevara's Cuba before going in depth in to the Marxist and drug lord history of Colombia

  • Start Date : November 5th 2018
    End Date : November 23rd 2018
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 days
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  • €790

Chernobyl and Transnistria (Winter) Tour

Explore post-nuclear disaster Pripyat and our favourite Unrecognised Country of Transnistria

  • Start Date : November 9th 2018
    End Date : November 17th 2018
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War and Narcos Tour

From drug lords to Marxist rebels, explore Colombia's history up close!

  • Start Date : November 15th 2018
    End Date : November 23rd 2018
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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December
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  • €795

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

Spend Christmas in the mountains of Myanmar and celebrate with the locals!

  • Start Date : December 20th 2018
    End Date : December 27th 2018
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • €1895

Myanmar & North Korea Christmas/New Year Combo

Spend Christmas and New Years in two of Asia's most interesting and lesser explored destinations

  • Start Date : December 20th 2018
    End Date : 3rd January 2019
  • Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
  • Flight option: Return Flight €50
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  • $2895

The Least Visited Countries Tour

Have a New Year's Eve like no other in the least visited country in the world - Nauru!

  • Start Date : December 28th 2018
    End Date : January 8th, 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $5590

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring 6 of the world's least visited countries

  • Start Date : December 28th 2018
    End Date : 16th January 2019
  • Duration: 17 days, 19 nights
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Picture yourself in Eritrea, the ‘North Korea of Africa’, or the unrecognised country of Somaliland, on one of these classic YPT tours. You will be in Somaliland and Eritrea for their national day celebrations to experience all the sights and sounds of the Horn of Africa. These two YPT signature tours take you to two of the most difficult to get to places outside of North Korea. In 2018 we are hopping across the Arabian Sea to the Yemeni island of Socotra, and we will also be adding new destinations to our expanding YPT Africa tours, so stay in touch for exciting announcements!

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Cuba is one of our favourite destinations, and now more than ever it is important to visit a country potentially on the cusp of change. If you’ve seen a military parade or mass dance in North Korea, or national day parades in Eritrea or Turkmenistan, there’s still nothing quite like May Day celebrations in Cuba. This true festival of communism is part military parade part Latin carnival. For a continent so rich in possibilities, stay tuned for new tour announcements for 2018!

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Central Asia offers a stunning range of options in terms of culture and scenery. One of the most closed countries in the world, with even fewer tourists every year than North Korea, Turkmenistan is a notoriously difficult country to visit, and therefore one of the most important for YPT! From our office in Almaty, we also organize tours through the archaeological treasures of Uzbekistan and the mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan, and hey, why not try to see a rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. One also not very well kept secret is that there are certain other locations we travel to in Central Asia, but you’ll need to send us an email to find out!

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Chernobyl was one of the first destinations that YPT made regular trips to and it has since become a mainstay of our international itineraries. What’s more YPT has pioneered travel to the various unrecognised countries of the post-Soviet world, especially Transnistria in Moldova. We also offer week-long tours of Belarus and Georgia and on our now infamous annual Eurasian Adventure tour you can even travel through every single country of the former communist Eastern Bloc and Yugoslavia!

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Iran has become another regular fixture of the YPT international calendar, and is personally one of our favourite countries to visit. In 2018 we have even added a skiing tour in the Alborz mountain range not far from Tehran. Fast emerging as another choice destination though is Iraqi Kurdistan – a prospective new nation protected by the Peshmerga. Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most important war currently raging, Kurdistan is famed in Middle Eastern literature as a paradise on earth. To add the icing on the cake, in 2018 YPT will be taking you to the island of Socotra in Yemen, whose natural beauty and uniqueness must be seen to be believed!

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YPT spend so much time planning and guiding tours to obscure destinations around the world, but sometimes even we need a tour that is slightly more relaxing or just plain fun. If you want an Asian holiday like this, you can join us in the Philippines or Nepal, Cambodia or Myanmar. With YPT it’s never quite so simple however, we will be taking part in ‘extreme sports’ and watching crucifixions in the Philippines, pursuing Maoist politics in post-Civil War Nepal, looking for Khmer Rouge in jungle towns and spending a unique Christmas in the mountains of Myanmar. And for 2018, we are also going to one of the most difficult places to get to, for the Mt Hagen festival in Papua New Guinea, a tribal celebration that will take you to a totally different world.

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Being based in China for so long, YPT have developed an ever-greater knowledge of the country and a passion for the vast array of destinations here. Whether you want to travel to Xinjiang or Tibet, do a road trip through the China-North Korea borderlands, see the Communist history in Yan’an, go urban exploring in Ordos-Kangbashi ghost city or just a short tour in Xi’an or Beijing, our Red China tours offer you a perfect combination with a DPRK tour or as an adventure all of itself.

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For 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we added more new and exciting destinations in Russia, and there are still more surprises in store. From Chechnya and South Ossetia in the Caucasus, camping out in the Magadan former gulag in the Far East, taking the train from Beijing to Moscow on the infamous Eurasian Adventure or visiting a wintry Lake Baikal, you can get to know this huge and beautiful country with YPT.

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When you choose a holiday destination, it’s always cool to choose an obscure country to see your mate’s reactions when you tell them. But even better, is going adventuring in a place that doesn’t officially even exist! We were the first-ever international tour company to give you the opportunity to travel to some of the world’s unrecognized countries, including South Ossetia, Transnistria, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Somaliland. These places are on the forefront of international travel and will give you an opportunity to become a true pioneer.

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YPT continually expands our list of worldwide destinations, taking you to the least travelled and wildest places there are. Our tours span the length of the globe ranging from Cuba in the Americas, to the Russian Far East and into the midst of the action in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Each year we strive to add more adventurous destinations around the globe, running research trips to find out the best way to offer you the chance to visit the mysterious corners of the world still untouched by regular tourism. You can be a true pioneer with us as we explore more destinations and we are always on the look out for the weird and wonderful from fellow pioneers. If you have any suggestions for new destinations that you would like to travel to contact us so we can take you on your dream adventure.

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