Yough Pioneer Tours

Worldwide Adventures

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. We have regular trips to Cuba, the Philippines and Myanmar, as well as a large selection of tours in China including Tibet. And we have added tours in the Pacific to the Least Visited Countries in the world, which will take in Nauru – the least visited country in the world, and also Papua New Guinea. In 2019, our Papua New Guinea tour will not only take the majestic Mount Hagen festival in, but will also take us to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

For those with lots of time, YPT offers long adventure tours through Ukraine and Russia (including Chechnya) on the Summer Soviet Adventure and through Iran, Southern Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan and Sudan by combing our Iran & Whole Iraq to our Sudan Tour. In Africa, we visit Ethiopia, Somaliland and Eritrea on the Horn of Africa Mega Combo. We go through Mongolia, Russia and all the countries of the former Eastern Bloc and Yugoslavia on our Eurasian Adventure, and through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang, China on our Silk Road Combo.

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 generally, our prices are unbeatable.

YPT can also organise independent tours to Nauru, Iran, China, Papua New Guinea, Cuba,  Eastern Africa, Sudan and South Sudan at any time that suits your schedule or requirements. Just get in touch with us!

We can offer independent tours to any of our worldwide destinations year-round, which are organized by our regional offices across the globe. Previous independent tours have been organised in North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Turkmenistan, Myanmar, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea (Including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville), Eritrea and Somaliland, Russia and Eastern Europe and many, many more.

For independent tours to Cuba please check out Cuban Pioneers.

On top of this, if you have a dream destination in mind on a road less travelled, we can tailor packages for you to any destination you can think of, at great prices. Our independent tours are done according to your needs and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations to add to our list of worldwide adventures. Contact us today to organise your tailor made pioneering adventure to places your mother wished you stayed away from.

Is there anywhere we won’t go?
Yes of course, though we will go almost anywhere unless there is an active war taking place in the specific area and the situation is considered too dangerous. Contact us with your request and we will let you know if it is possible.

If I want to do a combo tour but can’t do all of it is that possible?
Yes, our long combo tours are open to people on any leg. You can join later or leave early depending on your schedule, just get in touch for an exact quote!

How often do we add new destinations?
Our list of destinations is constantly updating and we add many new tours every year – sign up for our mailing list or like us on Facebook to keep up to date!

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  • From $10215

Antarctica In-depth Expedition

Last minute deal to explore the world's last frontier, in style!

  • Start Date : March 1st 2019
    End Date : March 15th, 2019
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days
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  • $1135

Malaysian Borneo Jungle Excursion Tour

Foray deep inside the jungle of Borneo, stay in huts and observe Orang-Utans

  • Start Date : April 3rd 2019
    End Date : April 10th, 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2525-3725

SEA Extravanganza: Malaysian Borneo, East Timor and the Philippines Combo

Borneo, East Timor and the Philippines: South East Asia at its wildest!

  • Start Date : April 3rd 2019
    End Date : April 25th, 2019
  • Duration: 22 nights, 23 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (April)

Urban exploration in ghost city of China

  • Start Date : April 9th 2019
    End Date : April 11th, 2019
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $1495

East Timor Overland Jungle Jaunt

A real exploration of South East Asia's least visited country - crossing from Indonesia into East Timor

  • Start Date : April 10th 2019
    End Date : April 18th, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1195

Extreme Philippines Tour

Crucifixions, hanging coffins and cockfights – think you know the Philippines? Think Again.

  • Start Date : April 18th 2019
    End Date : 25th April 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $195 / $245

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip

Ever seen a live crucifixion? Here’s your chance!

  • Start Date : April 19th 2019
    End Date : 20th April 2019
  • Duration: 0 night, 1 day / 1 night, 2 days
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  • $895 / $1190

Cuba May Day Revolutionary Tour

Part Soviet era parade, part Latin American carnival; there’s really only one place to be on May Day

  • Start Date : April 30th 2019
    End Date : May 7th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $2495

Cuba May Day & Colombia Combo

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

  • Start Date : April 30th 2019
    End Date : May 18th 2019
  • Duration: 17 nights / 18 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 : May 10th 2019
    End Date : May 18th 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
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  • €895

All Koreas Part 1: North Korea Borderlands

North Korea Borderlands - What we believe to be the most fascinating border ever.

  • Start Date : May 31st 2019
    End Date : June 7th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (June)

Urban exploration in THE ghost city of China!

  • Start Date : June 7th 2019
    End Date : June 9, 2019
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • €1740

China and North Korea Political Interest Combo

A spectacular tour to learn about the history and poltics between China and the DPRK.

  • Start Date : June 10th 2019
    End Date : June 23rd 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
  • Flight option: €200 flight one way or €250 return
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  • €795

Chairman Mao & Nanjiecun Collective Village Revolutionary China Tour

Experience life in a Maoist collective village!

  • Start Date : June 10th 2019
    End Date : June 16, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €995

All Koreas Part 3: South Korea Tour

Explore with us abandoned North Korean facilities left in South Korea and visit the DMZ from the south! Not your usual tour.

  • Start Date : June 15th 2019
    End Date : June 21st 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €995

Mongolia Naadam Festival and Wilderness Tour

Spectate at Mongolia's most important festival on this perfect summer getaway!

  • Start Date : July 5th 2019
    End Date : July 14, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €1945

Mongolia & Russia: Naadam, Buryatia and Lake Baikal Combo Tour

Take in the best of Mongolia and Buryatia, riding along some of the best parts of the transsiberian railway!

  • Start Date : July 5th 2019
    End Date : July 22, 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights, 16 days
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  • €1195-1895

Tibet Roof of the World & Everest Base Camp

Watch debating monks and cross 5000m mountain passes before taking on the Everest, roof of the world!

  • Start Date : July 14th 2019
    End Date : July 25, 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €790-€7375

Summer Soviet Adventure Combo

Head back to the USSR with YPT this summer!

  • Start Date : July 19th 2019
    End Date : September 2nd, 2019
  • Duration: 43 nights, 44 days
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  • $2895

The Least Visited Countries Summer Tour

Take your summer vacation way off the beaten path!

  • Start Date : August 2nd 2019
    End Date : August 13th, 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €5145-€6375

Least Visited Countries + Papua New Guinea Summer Combo

The ultimate off the beaten path vacation

  • Start Date : August 2nd 2019
    End Date : August 21st/August 25th 2019
  • Duration: 19 nights, 20 days / 24 nights, 25 days
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  • €2595-€3825

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival and Bougainville Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 13th 2019
    End Date : August 21st/August 25th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 12 nights, 13 days
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  • $3095

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 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 23 nights, 24 days
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  • €1395

Papua New Guinea Bougainville Tour

Explore the province of Bougainville, a place of recent history and untouched beauty!

  • Start Date : August 20th 2019
    End Date : August 25, 2019
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (September)

Urban exploration in THE ghost city of China

  • Start Date : September 2nd 2019
    End Date : September 4th 2019
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 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 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Hondius
  • $3600

Eastern Greenland Arctic Cruise Tour

Take in the Northern Lights and land on wild Greenland on the cruise trip of a lifetime!

  • Start Date : September 16th 2019
    End Date : September 25th, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €1595

Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan: Pamir Highway Tour

Explore remote Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan, and even peek across the river into Afghanistan driving along majestic Pamir Highway

  • Start Date : September 23rd 2019
    End Date : October 2nd, 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Relaxing on the beach
  • $995

Palawan Island Hopping Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 30th 2019
    End Date : October 9th 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $2190

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 30th 2019
    End Date : October 16th, 2019
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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  • €1740

Party Foundation Day Tour & China Red Base Tour

Take in the Party Foundation in the DPRK first, then celebrate the chinese revolution!

  • Start Date : October 7th 2019
    End Date : October 19, 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight one way in
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  • $1095

Explore East Timor

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

  • Start Date : October 9th 2019
    End Date : October 17th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €795

China Revolutionary Red Base Tour

Follow the footsteps of Chairman Mao where he set up the first real communist 'red bases' in China before taking power nationwide!

  • Start Date : October 13th 2019
    End Date : October 19th, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €2495

Ultimate Leaders Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Lenin in one go!

  • Start Date : October 14th 2019
    End Date : November 5th, 2019
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days
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  • €795 / €995

Vietnam and South West China Tour

Explore the main sights and sounds of Vietnam by train all the way up into South West China.

  • Start Date : October 14th 2019
    End Date : October 21st / 24th 2019
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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  • €795

Supreme Leaders: Mao and Kim Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong-il and Mao in this one week adventure!

  • Start Date : October 24th 2019
    End Date : October 29th, 2019
  • Duration: 5 Nights, 6 Days
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  • €2995

Eurasian Adventure Tour

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

  • Start Date : October 29th 2019
    End Date : December 9th 2019
  • Duration: 40 nights, 41 days
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  • $895/1195

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour

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

  • Start Date : November 4th 2019
    End Date : November 13th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2695

November 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 4th 2019
    End Date : November 22nd, 2019
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 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 14th 2019
    End Date : November 22nd, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €795

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

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

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : December 27th 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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