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 to the Pacific islands for new year, which will take in Nauru – the least visited country in the world, and also Papua New Guinea.

For those with lots of time, YPT offers long adventure tours through Russia on the Summer Soviet Adventure and through Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Socotra in Yemen, Somaliland and Eritrea on the Middle East and 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

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, 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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  • €2995

Eurasian Adventure Tour

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

  • Start Date : October 31st 2017
    End Date : December 10th 2017
  • Duration: 40 nights, 41 days
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  • €795

Che Guevara Revolutionary Tour

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

  • Start Date : December 4th 2017
    End Date : December 11th 2017
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €250

Che Guevara Revolutionary Extension Tour

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

  • Start Date : December 11th 2017
    End Date : December 13th 2017
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 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 2017
    End Date : December 27th 2017
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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New Years Party Main Pic
  • €1895

Myanmar and North Korea Christmas and New Year Combo

  • Start Date : December 20th 2017
    End Date : 3rd January 2018
  • Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
  • Flight option: Return Flight €50
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  • $2495

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 29th 2017
    End Date : January 9th, 2018
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €995

Extreme Philippines Tour

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

  • Start Date : March 29th 2018
    End Date : April 4th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €150/€200

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip

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

  • Start Date : March 30th 2018
    End Date : 31st March 2018
  • Duration: 0 nights, 1 day / 1 night, 2 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (April)

Urban Exploration in THE ghost city of China

  • Start Date : April 3rd 2018
    End Date : April 5th 2018
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $895

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 2018
    End Date : May 7th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €3495

Socotra, Somaliland and Eritrea Combo

Tick off three of the hardest to get to places in the world in one go

  • Start Date : May 6th 2018
    End Date : May 30th 2018
  • Duration: 24 nights, 25 days
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Vinales Extension 2018
  • $295

Cuba May Day Viñales Extension

Make the most out of your trip to Cuba with two nights in the up-and-coming town of Viñales

  • Start Date : May 7th 2018
    End Date : May 9th 2018
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • €945

All Koreas Part 1: North Korea Borderlands

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

  • Start Date : June 1st 2018
    End Date : June 8, 2018
  • 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 3rd 2018
    End Date : June 5th 2018
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • €795

Chairman Mao Revolutionary Tour & Nanjiecun People’s Commune

Communist China from Mao’s hometown to his mausoleum. Plus a remaining commune!

  • Start Date : June 11th 2018
    End Date : June 17th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €995 / €1045

Tibet Roof of the World Adventure

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

  • Start Date : July 15th 2018
    End Date : July 22nd 2018
  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
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  • €790 / €1995 / €3495 / €5795

Summer Soviet Adventure

From Transnistria to Chernobyl through Chechnya and the North Caucasus, via the unrecognised country of South Ossetia to the former gulag at Magadan, spend your summer in the far corners of the former Soviet Empire

  • Start Date : July 20th 2018
    End Date : August 20th 2018
  • Duration: 32 days, 31 nights
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  • €795

Cambodia Killing Fields Tour

Explore the tragic recent history of one of South East Asia's most fascinating countries

  • Start Date : August 5th 2018
    End Date : August 11th 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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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 13th 2018
    End Date : August 19th 2018
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 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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  • $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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  • $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 29th 2018
    End Date : September 12th 2018
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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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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  • €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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  • €1595

Karakoram Highway Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 20th 2018
    End Date : September, 30th 2018
  • Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
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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 9th 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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  • €995 / €1045

Tibet Autumn Essentials

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

  • Start Date : October 7th 2018
    End Date : October 14th, 2018
  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
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  • €1595

The Real Deal Himalayas: Lhasa to Kathmandu

Journey on the China-Nepal Friendship Highway from Lhasa to Kathmandu, and take in none other than Mount Everest on the way!

  • Start Date : October 7th 2018
    End Date : October 16th, 2018
  • Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
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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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €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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  • $895

Che Guevara Revolutionary Tour

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

  • Start Date : November 5th 2018
    End Date : November 12th 2018
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $295

Che Guevara Viñales Extension

Make the most out of your trip to Cuba with two nights in the up-and-coming town of Viñales

  • Start Date : November 12th 2018
    End Date : November 14th 2018
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 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 2018
    End Date : December 27th 2018
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • $2495

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:
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