Young Pioneer Tours

Worldwide Adventures

Each year we strive to include more ‘hard to reach’ and least visited destinations from around the world. We conduct research trips to pioneer the best possible way to offer you the chance to visit these locations still untouched by regular tourism and at the lowest possible cost.

All our unique 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 two 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 worldwide group tours don’t match your travel dates or interests, we can create your very own private tour. Our independent tours are suitable for all solo travelers, couples, friends, families and travel groups. During your private tour you will be accompanied by local guides (several languages are available), and you will have your own driver and air conditioned vehicle. YPT provides full visa support.

  • East Asia: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Russia, Xinjiang
  • Latin America: Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, The Galapagos, The Guyanas, Haiti, Venezuela
  • Pacific: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea (Bougainville Region), the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
  • Polar Regions: Svalbard, Antarctica 
  • South-East Asia: Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam, West Papua
  • South Asia: Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal
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  • $3595

Venezuela Bolivarian Revolution & Angel Falls Tour

Explore the incredibly diverse and fascinating country of Venezuela with YPT!

  • Start Date : October 13th 2022
    End Date : October 22nd 2022
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $2095

The Guyanas Tour

Explore one of South America's most underrated countries!

  • Start Date : October 23rd 2022
    End Date : October 30th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $895 / $1195

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour

Fun in the Cuban sun with missile bases, revolutionary sites and rum!

  • Start Date : October 31st 2022
    End Date : November 9th 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 10 days
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  • $2495 - $6495

Latin America Mega Combo: Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador & the Galapagos

From the Cuban Revolution, to Narcos sights, through the amazon to the islands!

  • Start Date : October 31st 2022
    End Date : November 17th / 27th / 30th 2022
  • Duration: 19 days - 32 days
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  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War & Narcos Tour

From drug lords to Marxist rebels, explore Colombia's history up close!

  • Start Date : November 9th 2022
    End Date : November 17th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €845

Divided Cyprus TRNC National Day Tour

Take part in the incredible Northern Cyprus National Day Celebrations!

  • Start Date : November 14th 2022
    End Date : November 19th 2022
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $1095

Terra Nullius: Bir Tawil Incursion

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

  • Start Date : November 18th 2022
    End Date : November 25th, 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $6195

Antarctica Frozen Continent Expedition

Explore the world's last frontier, the frozen continent of Antarctica.

  • Start Date : December 4th 2022
    End Date : December 13th 2022
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Our group mingling with kids in South Tarawa
  • $5290 - $10995

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring all 11 of the Pacific island countries

  • Start Date : December 17th 2022
    End Date : January 15th 2023
  • Duration: 12 days - 29 days
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  • $495 / $1890

Belize Overland and Islandia Tour

Be one of the very first people to be stamped on arrival in The Principality of Islandia.

  • Start Date : February 23rd 2023
    End Date : February 26th/ March 4th 2023
  • Duration: 3 days / 8 days
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  • €795

TedFest 2023: Irish island of Inis Mor

So we’ll meet every year, when the weather’s shite, on a small island in the Atlantic.

  • Start Date : March 1st 2023
    End Date : March 6th 2023
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €2995

Microstates of Europe Road Trip

Country-hop European microstates and geographic anomaly on our unique road trip!

  • Start Date : April 5th 2023
    End Date : April 16th 2023
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $1195

Extreme Philippines Tour

Crucifixions, hanging coffins and beaches

  • Start Date : April 6th 2023
    End Date : April 13th 2023
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Penitents are nailed to crosses for the Cutud Lenten rites in the Philippines.
  • $95 / $150

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip

Spectate a live crucifixion in the Philippines on our one day tour

  • Start Date : April 7th 2023
    End Date : April 8th 2023
  • Duration: 1 day / 2 days
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  • $3595

Venezuela Bolivarian Revolution & Angel Falls Spring Tour

Explore the incredibly diverse and fascinating country of Venezuela!

  • Start Date : April 15th 2023
    End Date : April 24th 2023
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $2495

Cuba May Day & Colombia Combo Tour

Explore Che Guevara's Cuba before going in depth in to the Marxist and drug lord history of Colombia

  • Start Date : April 25th 2023
    End Date : May 13th 2023
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 days
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  • $895 / $1195

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 25th 2023
    End Date : May 2nd / 4th 2023
  • Duration: 7 days / 9 days
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  • $1295

Colombia Civil War & Narcos Tour

From drug lords to Marxist rebels, explore Colombia's history up close!

  • Start Date : May 5th 2023
    End Date : May 13th 2023
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1495 / $1795

Timor Independence Day Overland Tour

A real exploration of South East Asia's least visited country - crossing from Indonesia into East Timor

  • Start Date : May 16th 2023
    End Date : May 24th 2023
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $3395 / $3695

East Timor & West Papua Tour

Celebrate National Day in East Timor and explore the unexplored in Indonesian West Papua

  • Start Date : May 16th 2023
    End Date : May 30th 2023
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days
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  • €1695 / €2595

Moscow to Pyongyang By Train Tour

Experience and ride on the longest passenger train journey in the world!

  • Start Date : May 23rd 2023
    End Date : 9th June 2023
  • Duration: 8 days / 17 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight out
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  • $1495 / $1995

West Papua Tour

Explore the remote and pristine villages and valleys of West Papua

  • Start Date : May 23rd 2023
    End Date : May 30th 2023
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €995

All Koreas Part 1: North Korea Borderlands

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

  • Start Date : June 16th 2023
    End Date : June 23rd 2023
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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The world's famous Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan
  • $1995 - $2495

Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal: Unexplored South Asia Tour

A tour of extreme constrasts in South Asia! The tuktuks of Bangladesh and the yaks of Bhutan!

  • Start Date : June 28th 2023
    End Date : July 5th / 8th 2023
  • Duration: 8 days / 11 days
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  • €995

All Koreas Part 3: South Korea Tour

Explore with us not one but two rural DMZ areas of South Korea.

  • Start Date : July 1st 2023
    End Date : July 7th 2023
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
  • Ship option: Ferry from China to South Korea included
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Doderma buddha statue in Bhutan
  • $1645

Kingdom of Bhutan Tour

The cheapest and most fun way to explore the best of Bhutan

  • Start Date : July 1st 2023
    End Date : July 5th 2023
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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Tibet
  • €1195 / €1895

Tibet Roof of the World & Everest Base Camp

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

  • Start Date : July 9th 2023
    End Date : July 14th / 20th 2023
  • Duration: 8 days / 12 days
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  • $1595

Mongolia Naadam Festival & Wilderness Tour

Spectate at Mongolia's most important festival on this perfect summer getaway!

  • Start Date : July 10th 2023
    End Date : July 17th 2023
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2995 / $4495

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival & Bougainville Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 15th 2023
    End Date : August 23rd / 28th 2023
  • Duration: 9 days / 12 days
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  • $2995

Central Asia Summer Combo Tour: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

Taking in three of the must see Stans!

  • Start Date : August 19th 2023
    End Date : September 5th 2023
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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Group photo with the locals in Bougainville
  • $1545

Papua New Guinea Bougainville Tour

Explore the province of Bougainville, a place of recent history and untouched beauty!

  • Start Date : August 22nd 2023
    End Date : August 28th 2023
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $4295

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 8th 2023
    End Date : September 17th 2023
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • €2495

Ultimate Leaders Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Uncle Ho, Chairman Mao, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Lenin!

  • Start Date : October 9th 2023
    End Date : October 31st 2023
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days
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  • €795 / €995

Vietnam & Southwest China Tour

Explore the main sights and sounds of Vietnam by train all the way up into South West China.

  • Start Date : October 9th 2023
    End Date : October 16th / 19th 2023
  • Duration: 8 days / 11 days
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