Young Pioneer Tours

Middle East

Our Middle East tours are run in accordance with YPT’s branding and ethos: a competitive price, expert guides, and most importantly an adventure that will stick with you for life. Every tour is accompanied by an experienced western YPT guide and to encourage friendships and good times we cap our tour groups at a maximum of 24 people. Once we hit 25, we divide our tours into 2 different groups with their own vehicle, local guides and western YPT guides. Group sizes are usually around 10 – 12 people. As we like to say, “we do group tours for people who hate group tours”.

If our scheduled Middle Eastern group tours don’t match your travel dates or interests, we can create your very own private tour. We offer the following country specific pages if you are looking for a Middle-East Group tour to specific country, or for us to organize a bespoke Middle-East tour for you. YPT work with the best local guides, drivers and agents, and where needed can offer visa support.

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  • $1595

Syria Spring Tour

Be amongst the first to visit the ancient land of Syria after the war!

  • Start Date : February 22nd 2024
    End Date : February 29th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Mainland Yemen Tours
  • $3345

Yemen Mainland Hadhramaut Tour – February 2024

You haven't visited Yemen until you've touched mainland!

  • Start Date : February 24th 2024
    End Date : 29 February 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $995

Alternative Egypt March Tour

Explore the forgotten side of Egypt

  • Start Date : February 29th 2024
    End Date : March 5th 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $1295

Iran Revolutionary Tour – March 2024

Experience history both modern and ancient in this beautiful country.

  • Start Date : March 1st 2024
    End Date : March 8th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $1495

Socotra Yemen Island March Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : March 10th 2024
    End Date : March 18th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $3695

Whole Iraq Ultimate Tour

Get the full Iraqi experience with Kurdistan Newroz celebrations included!

  • Start Date : March 10th 2024
    End Date : March 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • $2795

Southern Iraq Ultimate Tour

Be one of the first to visit Iraq after years of war and see history in the making!

  • Start Date : March 10th 2024
    End Date : March 16th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Kurdistan E-Visa
  • $1145

Iraqi Kurdistan Newroz Festival Tour

Join the astonishing celebrations of Newroz and see the last influences of Saddam’s rule in Kurdistan

  • Start Date : March 16th 2024
    End Date : March 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €2145

Southern Pakistan: Karachi to Lahore

Don't miss out of the most in-depth tour experience to Pakistan

  • Start Date : March 29th 2024
    End Date : April 8th 2024
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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  • €995

Divided Cyprus Easter Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns

  • Start Date : March 31st 2024
    End Date : April 5th 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €3445 / €4440

Grand Afghanistan Tour

The most thorough Afghanistan tour we offer

  • Start Date : April 9th 2024
    End Date : April 18th / 21st 2024
  • Duration: 10 days / 13 days
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  • $1495

Socotra Yemen Island April Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : April 14th 2024
    End Date : April 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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Ultimate Lebanon
  • $895

Lebanon Revolutionary Tour

Experience Lebanese Revolutionary zeal as well as the Hezbollah Disneyland!

  • Start Date : April 28th 2024
    End Date : May 2nd 2024
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • $1595

Syria Revolutionary Tour

Explore Syria during the cooler weather before the summer heat kicks in!

  • Start Date : May 2nd 2024
    End Date : May 9th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2795

Southern Iraq Spring Tour

Explore Baghdad, Babylon and beyond!

  • Start Date : May 10th 2024
    End Date : May 16th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $3695

Whole Iraq Spring Combo – May 2024

Get the full Iraqi experience, from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah

  • Start Date : May 10th 2024
    End Date : May 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • $1145

Iraqi Kurdistan Spring Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 16th 2024
    End Date : May 22nd 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $2745

Afghanistan Spring Tour

A rare chance to see a country few understand

  • Start Date : May 20th 2024
    End Date : May 28th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2745

Women’s Tour to Afghanistan

Afghanistan through the lens of a woman

  • Start Date : July 29th 2024
    End Date : August 6th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $845

Unseen Lebanon Tour

Experience what Lebanon has to offer as well as the Hezbollah Disneyland!

  • Start Date : August 7th 2024
    End Date : August 11th 2024
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • $1595

Syria Marmarita Carnival Tour

Join us in Syria as we partake in one of the largest celebrations held in the country

  • Start Date : August 12th 2024
    End Date : August 19th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $1995

Jordan: The Business of War Tour

Rub shoulders with royalty and military at the International Arms Fair

  • Start Date : August 30th 2024
    End Date : September 5th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Damascus Guide
  • $1595

Syria Autumn Tour

Be amongst the first to visit the ancient land of Syria after the war!

  • Start Date : September 1st 2024
    End Date : September 8th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $845

Ultimate Lebanon Tour

Experience what Lebanon has to offer as well as the Hezbollah Disneyland!

  • Start Date : September 9th 2024
    End Date : September 13th 2024
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • $1595

Syria September Tour

Be amongst the first to visit the ancient land of Syria after the war!

  • Start Date : September 13th 2024
    End Date : September 20th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2845

Saudi Arabia Autumn Tour

Be one of the first tourists to explore the recently opened Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Start Date : October 6th 2024
    End Date : October 13th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $695

Kuwait City Persian Gulf Tour

Perfect for country collectors for those joining us on our Saudi or Iraq tour

  • Start Date : October 13th 2024
    End Date : October 16th 2024
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • $1495

Socotra Yemen Island October Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : October 13th 2024
    End Date : October 21st 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $3695

Whole Iraq Autumn Combo

Get the full Iraqi experience, from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah

  • Start Date : October 17th 2024
    End Date : October 29th 2024
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • $2795

Southern Iraq Autumn Tour

Be one of the first to visit Iraq after years of war and see history in the making!

  • Start Date : October 17th 2024
    End Date : October 23rd 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $995

Alternative Egypt October Tour

Go where the tourist hordes of Egypt don't!

  • Start Date : October 21st 2024
    End Date : October 26th 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $1145

Iraqi Kurdistan Autumn Tour – October 2024

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

  • Start Date : October 23rd 2024
    End Date : October 29th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Mainland Yemen Tours
  • €3395

Yemen Mainland Hadhramaut Tour

You haven't visited Yemen until you've touched mainland!

  • Start Date : October 25th 2024
    End Date : October 31st 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Languages of Iran
  • $1295

Hidden Iran Tour

Experience history both modern and ancient in this beautiful country.

  • Start Date : October 30th 2024
    End Date : November 6th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €895

Divided Cyprus TRNC National Day Tour

Take part in the incredible Northern Cyprus National Day Celebrations!

  • Start Date : November 14th 2024
    End Date : November 19th 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $1495

Socotra Island Yemen November Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : November 17th 2024
    End Date : November 25th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1495

Socotra Island Yemen December Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : December 8th 2024
    End Date : December 16th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $895

Christmas in Syria Tour

'Twas the night before Christmas in Syria..

  • Start Date : December 23rd 2024
    End Date : December 26th 2024
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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Kurdistan E-Visa
  • $1145

Iraqi Kurdistan New Year Tour

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

  • Start Date : December 26th 2024
    End Date : January 1st 2025
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Socotra
  • $1495

Socotra Yemen Island January Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : January 19th 2025
    End Date : January 27th 2025
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $695

Kuwait City Highlights Tour

Perfect for country collectors for those joining us on our Saudi tour

  • Start Date : February 5th 2025
    End Date : February 8th 2025
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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