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.

YPT can also organise independent tours to Nauru or Cuba at any time that suits your schedule or requirements.

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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €1740 / €1890

Cambodia and North Korea Liberation Day Combo

Explore the tragic recent history of one of South East Asia's most fascinating countries, and finish off celebrating with the locals in Pyongyang

  • Start Date : August 5th 2018
    End Date : August 18th / 19th 2018
  • Duration: 12 days / 14 days
  • Flight option: €200 flight one way or €250 return
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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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  • $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 30th 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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €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 / $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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  • $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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  • €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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  • $2695

Least Visited Countries Tour – Part 2

Get even more out of your Pacific holiday with a visit to three more countries, including the 3rd least visited in the world – Tuvalu!

  • Start Date : January 8th 2019
    End Date : 16th January 2019
  • Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
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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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  • €995

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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  • €150/€200

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 nights, 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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  • €945

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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  • €1195 / €1295

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 2019
    End Date : July 21st 2019
  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
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  • $3095

Silk Road Summer Combo Tour

Silk Road Summer Combo Tour

  • Start Date : August 20th 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 23 nights, 24 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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