Young Pioneer Tours

Festival Tours

Believe it or not, I am not actually a professional street food guy, although my professional work of writing, traveling and making films does kind of de-facto make me a pro.

My main day job (currently) is running Young Pioneer Tours, the quintessential adventure travel company. Now whilst I feel all of our tours are pretty baller some of our trips are particularly special, as they take in some of the best, and indeed weirdest festivals around the world.

Here’s my guide to the best festival tours Young Pioneer Tours has to offer.

The Mass Games

Mass-Games-15 | one of the best festival tours in North Korea

The Mass Games when they were known as Arirang were often called the “Arirang Festival”, so for that, we are including it. The mass games in its current incarnation of “Prosperous Country” is the largest gymnastics artistic performance on earth and truly a once in a lifetime experience. To learn more about the history of the mass games click here or to book a 2019 mass games tour check out the following link.

Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Festival

It does not get more off the beaten track than Papua New Guinea and its amazing tribes. The Mt. Hagen festival is held each August and was formed as a way for tribes to compete against each other without anyone getting killed, something I am sure we can all get behind.

Nadaaom Festival Mongolia

The Nadamm festival of Mongolia is one of the best festivals that Young Pioneer Tours participate in and consists of Mongolian wrestling, horse riding and a whole bunch of other fun stuff that make it a week to remember. It is held in July each year.

Cuba May Day Tour

May Day in Cuba is not exactly a traditional festival, but it feels like a carnival atmosphere topped up with a nice healthy dose of communism! One of our favourite and most subscribed tours of the year.

These are just a few of the festival tours that YPT run, we are also offering things such as Independence day trips (South Ossetia, Eritrea, Somaliland, Albania, Transnistria), and we are sure to add more.

Keep on checking our site for more exciting tours.