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 run tours to Palau, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa in the Pacific, including our annual Least Visited Countries tour for Christmas and New Year. We also run regular tours to Papua New Guinea and the province of Bougainville, East Timor including the Oecusse exclave and Myanmar. We also regularly run tours in China, including the road trip of a lifetime along the border of China and North Korea, and Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia and the Philippines.

In the Americas we have been visiting Cuba for as long as we can remember, and offer great packages to Colombia, Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana, Venezuela and also Haiti. We also travel as far and wide as Antarctica, Greenland, Svalbard and for the ultimate passport stamp visit the budding micronation of Islandia off the coast of Belize City with our friends at Let’s Buy an Island.

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) but the average size is 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 organised by our regional offices across the globe. 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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Signs of the No man's land of Cyprus
  • €695

Divided Cyprus Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns, arms dealers mansions, stunning beaches and Roman relics!

  • Start Date : September 11th 2020
    End Date : September 16th, 2020
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • ¥5495

North Korea Borderlands & Mt. Paektu Tour

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

  • Start Date : October 2nd 2020
    End Date : October 6th 2020
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Guyanas
  • $2095

The Guyanas Tour

Explore one of South America's most underrated countries!

  • Start Date : October 24th 2020
    End Date : October 31st, 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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A bullet-damaged bust of Lenin looms large outside the Palace of Culture, Tiraspol, Transnistria.
  • €395-€2995

Eurasian Adventure

5 weeks, 2 continents and 21 countries. The ten-year-running, original YPT Soviet adventure through fallen empires, nuclear wastelands and unrecognized countries!

  • Start Date : October 27th 2020
    End Date : December 6th 2020
  • Duration: 2 days to 39 days
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  • $895-$1190

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour (November 2020)

Find out more about El Comandante and his past in Che’s Cuba

  • Start Date : November 2nd 2020
    End Date : November 9th / 11th 2020
  • Duration: 8 days to 10 days
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  • $2695

Cuba & Colombia Combo (November 2020)

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

  • Start Date : November 2nd 2020
    End Date : November 20th 2020
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 days
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  • €1595-€2895

Microstates of Europe Road Trip

Country-hop European microstates and geographic anomaly on our unique Road Trip!

  • Start Date : November 11th 2020
    End Date : 22nd November 2020
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War and Narcos Tour (November 2020)

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

  • Start Date : November 12th 2020
    End Date : November 20th 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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Colombia and Ecuador
  • $5995

Colombia & Ecuador Mega Combo

An epic one month adventure through Colombia and Ecuador!

  • Start Date : November 12th 2020
    End Date : December 12th 2020
  • Duration: 30 nights, 31 days
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galapagos islands
  • $745 - $3995

Ecuador Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands Tour

Venture deep into the Amazon on our inaugural Ecuador tour!

  • Start Date : November 26th 2020
    End Date : December 9th 2020
  • Duration: 5 days / 11 days / 14 days
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tuvalu
  • $10995

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring 6 of the world's least visited countries

  • Start Date : December 18th 2020
    End Date : January 16th, 2021
  • Duration: 28 nights, 29 days
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  • $2995

Least Visited Countries: the Prequel

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

  • Start Date : December 18th 2020
    End Date : December 26th 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €895

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

Spend Christmas in the mountains of Myanmar and celebrate with the locals!

  • Start Date : December 20th 2020
    End Date : December 27th 2020
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $3195

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 25th 2020
    End Date : January 4th, 2021
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $2995

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 5th 2021
    End Date : January 13th, 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2295

Least Visited Countries Part 3

Check off countries 10 and 11 in the Pacific to complete the whole set!

  • Start Date : January 13th 2021
    End Date : January 15th, 2021
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • $1195

Extreme Philippines Tour

Crucifixions, hanging coffins and cockfights - think you know the Philippines? Think Again.

  • Start Date : April 1st 2021
    End Date : April 8, 2021
  • 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

Ever seen a live crucifixion? Here's your chance!

  • Start Date : April 2nd 2021
    End Date : April 3, 2021
  • Duration: 1 day / 2 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour (April)

Urban exploration in ghost city of China

  • Start Date : April 8th 2021
    End Date : April 10th, 2021
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $895-$1195

Cuba May Day Revolutionary Tour 2021

Part Soviet era parade, part Latin American carnival; there’s really only one place to be on May Day

  • Start Date : April 25th 2021
    End Date : May 4th 2021
  • Duration: 7 days to 9 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 25th 2021
    End Date : May 12th, 2021
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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  • $1295

Colombia Civil War and Narcos Tour 2021

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

  • Start Date : May 6th 2021
    End Date : May 12th 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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East Timor crew
  • $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 2021
    End Date : May 24th 2021
  • 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 2021
    End Date : May 29th, 2021
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days
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  • $1495-$1995

West Papua Tour

Explore the remote and pristine villages and valleys of West Papua

  • Start Date : May 23rd 2021
    End Date : May 29th, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €1695-€2595

Moscow to Pyongyang By Train Tour

Travel with YPT as we ride on the longest train journey in the world!

  • Start Date : May 24th 2021
    End Date : 10th June 2021
  • Duration: 8 days / 17 days
  • Flight option: €300 flight out
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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 18th 2021
    End Date : June 25th 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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The world's famous Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan
  • €2190-€2990

Unexplored South Asia (Bangladesh & Bhutan) Combo Tour

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

  • Start Date : June 21st 2021
    End Date : July 7th, 2021
  • Duration: 11 days / 18 days
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The hectic beat of Dhaka
  • €695-€1495

Bangladesh Unbound

From paddleboat to shipbreaking yards through markets and mosques, fully experience Bangladesh

  • Start Date : June 21st 2021
    End Date : July 1st, 2021
  • Duration: 4 days / 11 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 28th 2021
    End Date : July 11th, 2021
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
  • Flight option: €200 flight one way or €250 return
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  • €795

Chairman Mao & Nanjiecun People’s Commune Tour

Communist China from Mao’s hometown to his mausoleum. Plus a remaining commune!

  • Start Date : June 28th 2021
    End Date : July 4th, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Doderma buddha statue in Bhutan
  • €1495

Kingdom of Bhutan Tour

The cheapest, funniest and easiest way to see the best of Bhutan

  • Start Date : July 2nd 2021
    End Date : July 7th, 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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The potala palace in Lhasa, Tibet province of China
  • €2990-€3690

Kingdoms of the Himalaya (Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet) Combo Tour

Take in the best of the isolated and ancient kingdoms of the Himalayas!

  • Start Date : July 2nd 2021
    End Date : July 19th-21st, 2021
  • Duration: 18 days / 20 days
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  • €995

All Koreas Part 3: South Korea Tour

Explore with us not one but two other rural DMZ areas from the south. A very off the beaten track DMZ tour.

  • Start Date : July 3rd 2021
    End Date : July 9th 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
  • Ship option: Ferry from China to South Korea included
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  • €645

Inner Mongolia & Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour

The best of Inner Mongolia, zipping through the grasslands to visit China's most infamous ghost town and its dinosaur town

  • Start Date : July 5th 2021
    End Date : July 10th 2021
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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Female archers in row for the competition in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • €1595

Inner-Outer Mongolia Combo Tour

Visit Inner Mongolia and the ghost town of Ordos-Kangbashi as well as Outer Mongolia and the Naadam Festival

  • Start Date : July 5th 2021
    End Date : July 17th, 2021
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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lake baikal
  • €1990-€2495

Mongolia & Russia: Naadam, Buryatia and Lake Baikal Combo Tour

Venture through the Mongolias in time for Naadam festival and see the wonders of Buryatia and Lake Baikal

  • Start Date : July 5th 2021
    End Date : July 25th, 2021
  • Duration: 14 days / 22 days
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  • €995

Mongolia Naadam Festival and Wilderness Tour

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

  • Start Date : July 10th 2021
    End Date : July 17th, 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 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 10th 2021
    End Date : July 21st, 2021
  • Duration: 8 days / 12 days
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  • €795

Cambodia Dark Tourism Tour

Explore the dark tourism of one of South East Asia's most fascinating countries

  • Start Date : August 5th 2021
    End Date : August 11th 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €1640 / €1790

Cambodia Dark Tourism & North Korea Liberation Day Combo

Explore the dark tourism of one of South East Asia's most fascinating countries, and finish off celebrating with the locals in Pyongyang!

  • Start Date : August 5th 2021
    End Date : August 17th / 18th 2021
  • Duration: 14 / 15 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight one way or €295 return
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  • $2895-$4390

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival & Bougainville Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 10th 2021
    End Date : August 23rd 2021
  • Duration: 9 days / 12 days
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vietnam train
  • €795

Vietnam Summer Tour

Explore the main sights and sounds of Vietnam by train

  • Start Date : August 12th 2021
    End Date : August 19th 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Signs of the No man's land of Cyprus
  • €695

Divided Cyprus Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns, arms dealers mansions, stunning beaches, and Roman relics!

  • Start Date : August 15th 2021
    End Date : August 20th, 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Group photo with the locals in Bougainville
  • $1495

Papua New Guinea Bougainville Tour

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

  • Start Date : August 17th 2021
    End Date : August 23rd, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 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 2021
    End Date : September 6th 2021
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 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 19th 2021
    End Date : September 28th, 2021
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Palawan Island Hopping Tour
  • €895

Palawan Island Hopping Tour

YPT doesn’t normally do beaches, but then we saw these beaches!

  • Start Date : September 30th 2021
    End Date : October 9th 2021
  • Duration: 10 days, 11 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 6th 2021
    End Date : October 19th 2021
  • Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight one way in
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  • €1995

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Arctic Cruise

Visit some of the northernmost settlements in the world in ex-Soviet Svalbard!

  • Start Date : October 10th 2021
    End Date : October 15th, 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 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 11th 2021
    End Date : November 2nd, 2021
  • 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 11th 2021
    End Date : October 18th / 21st, 2021
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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Yan'an China, a key conference room where China began along the path of joining socialist countries.
  • €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 12th 2021
    End Date : October 19th, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €1995

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Cruise (Second Departure)

A second chance to visit some of the northernmost settlements in the world in ex-Soviet Svalbard!

  • Start Date : October 13th 2021
    End Date : October 18th 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City Tour

Urban exploration in THE ghost city of China

  • Start Date : October 20th 2021
    End Date : October 22nd 2021
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $2095

The Guyanas Tour

Explore one of South America's most underrated countries!

  • Start Date : October 23rd 2021
    End Date : October 30th, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €395-€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 26th 2021
    End Date : December 5th 2021
  • Duration: 2 days to 39 days
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  • $2495-6495

Latin America Mega Combo: Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador

All the excitement on offer in our Latin American tours, in one tour!

  • Start Date : November 1st 2021
    End Date : November 19 - December 2nd, 2021
  • Duration: 19 days to 32 days
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  • $895-$1190

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour (November 2021)

Find out more about El Comandante and his past in Che’s Cuba

  • Start Date : November 1st 2021
    End Date : November 8th-10th 2021
  • Duration: 8 days to 10 days
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colombia
  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War and Narcos Tour (November 2021)

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

  • Start Date : November 11th 2021
    End Date : November 19th, 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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galapagos islands
  • $745 - $3995

Ecuador Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands Tour

Venture deep into the Amazon on our Ecuador tour!

  • Start Date : November 19th 2021
    End Date : November 23rd - December 2nd 2021
  • Duration: 5 days to 14 days
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Greenland_hondius_iceberg
  • $5895

Antarctica Frozen Continent Expedition

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

  • Start Date : December 15th 2021
    End Date : December 24th, 2021
  • 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 2021
    End Date : January 15th 2022
  • Duration: 28 nights, 29 days
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  • $2995

Least Visited Countries – The Prequel

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

  • Start Date : December 17th 2021
    End Date : December 24th, 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €895

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

Spend Christmas in the mountains of Myanmar and celebrate with the locals!

  • Start Date : December 20th 2021
    End Date : December 27th 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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nauru
  • $3195

The 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 24th 2021
    End Date : January 4th, 2022
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $2995

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 4th 2022
    End Date : January 12th, 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2295

Least Visited Countries Part 3

Check off countries 10 and 11 in the Pacific to complete the whole set!

  • Start Date : January 12th 2022
    End Date : January 15th, 2022
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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