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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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  • €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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  • $1745

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 2019
    End Date : August 30th 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 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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  • €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 2019
    End Date : September 5th, 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $1345

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day Tour

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

  • Start Date : August 30th 2019
    End Date : September 6th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $1995

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 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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Xinjiang Tomb
  • €795

China’s Far West: Xinjiang 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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  • €3095

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 : September 10th 2019
    End Date : October 2nd, 2019
  • Duration: 22 nights, 23 days
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  • €1845

Pakistan to China: Karakoram Highway Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 10th 2019
    End Date : September 23rd, 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 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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sun on pamir highway
  • €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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turkmenistan
  • $995

Turkmenistan Independence Day Budget Tour

Join in the celebrations with the locals for the cheapest price around

  • Start Date : September 26th 2019
    End Date : September 29th 2019
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • $1395

Turkmenistan Independence Day Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 26th 2019
    End Date : October 3rd 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €395

Belarus Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Tour

Visit Chernobyl from the ''other'' side!

  • Start Date : September 28th 2019
    End Date : October 1st, 2019
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 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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Palawan scenery
  • $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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  • €1095

Iran Revolutionary Autumn Tour

Experience history both modern and ancient in this beautiful country.

  • Start Date : October 7th 2019
    End Date : October 14th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Iran Independent Tour
  • €3390

Iran and Southern Iraq Autumn Combo

Visit Iran and Iraq in one go!

  • Start Date : October 7th 2019
    End Date : October 21st 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights / 14 days
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  • €4395

Iran & Whole Iraq Autumn Combo

The absolute adventure through Iran, southern Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

  • Start Date : October 7th 2019
    End Date : October 27th 2019
  • Duration: 20 nights, 21 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 19th 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: 7 nights, 8 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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vietnam train
  • €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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Socotra Arabian Sea October Tour
  • €1595

Socotra Arabian Sea October Tour

An october to remember on the reclusive paradise of Socotra!

  • Start Date : October 15th 2019
    End Date : October 23 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €2295

Southern Iraq Autumn Tour

Join YPT to Southern Iraq. Land of recent conflict but also of millennial culture

  • Start Date : October 15th 2019
    End Date : October 21, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €3390

Whole Iraq Autumn Combo

The ultimate Iraqi adventure

  • Start Date : October 15th 2019
    End Date : October 27, 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • €5545

Outlandish Africa: Socotra, Egypt, Sudan, Bir Tawil & South Sudan Mega Combo

The ultimate adventure through the outlandish sceneries and incredible cultures of Socotra, Egypt and both Sudans

  • Start Date : October 15th 2019
    End Date : November 8th, 2019
  • Duration: 24 nights, 25 days
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  • €1095

Iraqi Kurdistan Autumn Adventure

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

  • Start Date : October 21st 2019
    End Date : October 27, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €595

Alternative Egypt October Tour

See the lesser seen side of Egypt!

  • Start Date : October 23rd 2019
    End Date : October 27th, 2019
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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Kis and Mao
  • €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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Sudan Lady
  • €1195-€1995

Sudan Nubian Legends & Bir Tawil Tour

Avoid the crowds of Egypt and visit one of the world's most ancient and diverse civilization!

  • Start Date : October 27th 2019
    End Date : November 3rd/November 8th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days / 12 nights, 13 days
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Sudan horseriding
  • €3445

Whole of the Sudans: Sudan, Bir Tawil and South Sudan Combo

The whole Sudan experience! From pyramids to tribes, going through unclaimed lands!

  • Start Date : October 27th 2019
    End Date : November 14th, 2019
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 days
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  • €2995

Eurasian Adventure Tour

7 weeks, 21 post-Soviet countries or Unrecognised Countries. Taking in the whole iron curtain: The true Young Pioneer Tour

  • Start Date : October 29th 2019
    End Date : December 20th 2019
  • Duration: 52 nights, 53 days
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  • €845

Terra Nullius: Bir Tawil Incursion

The world's only unclaimed inhabitable piece of land - we go there!

  • Start Date : November 1st 2019
    End Date : November 8th, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €2295

Unclaimed & Youngest: Bir Tawil & South Sudan Combo

One of our most hardcore expeditions, visiting both Bir Tawil and South Sudan

  • Start Date : November 1st 2019
    End Date : November 14th, 2019
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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  • $895/$1195

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour (November 2019)

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

Cuba & Colombia Combo (November 2019)

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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  • €790

Chernobyl and Transnistria Winter Tour

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

  • Start Date : November 7th 2019
    End Date : November 15th 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1695

South Sudan Tour

Visit the world’s newest and one of the least accessible countries

  • Start Date : November 8th 2019
    End Date : November 14th, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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colombia
  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War and Narcos Tour (November 2019)

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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  • €595

Alternative Egypt November Tour

Go where the tourist hordes of Egypt don't!

  • Start Date : November 15th 2019
    End Date : November 19, 2019
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €1595

Socotra Arabian Sea November Tour

Visit Yemen's untouched Socotra island!

  • Start Date : November 19th 2019
    End Date : November 27th 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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December
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  • €595

Kaliningrad Post-Soviet Exclave Tour

Explore Russia's westernmost exclave, the secretive Kaliningrad

  • Start Date : December 9th 2019
    End Date : December 13th, 2019
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €1395

Kaliningrad & Baltics Combo

Tour the whole of the Baltics, from Kaliningrad to Estonia!

  • Start Date : December 9th 2019
    End Date : December 20th, 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €845

Budget Baltics

An action-packed and in-depth road trip which kicks off in Lithuania and takes us through four countries in just over a week.

  • Start Date : December 14th 2019
    End Date : December 20th, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 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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  • $9995

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring all 11 of the Pacific island countries

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : January 18th 2020
  • Duration: 29 nights, 30 days
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  • $2695

Least Visited Countries: the Prequel

Party in Palau and spend Christmas in the Federated States of Micronesia!

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : December 28th 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2895

Least Visited Countries Tour Part 1

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

  • Start Date : December 27th 2019
    End Date : January 7th, 2020
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €495

Chernobyl & Transnistria Ultra Budget New Year Tour

Ring in the New Year exploring Chernobyl and Transnistria with this ultra cheap package!

  • Start Date : December 28th 2019
    End Date : January 3rd, 2020
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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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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