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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  • $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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  • $895 / $1190

Cuba: New Year Revolution & Missile Base Tour

Celebrate New Year and the Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

  • Start Date : December 26th 2021
    End Date : January 2nd / 4th 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 10 days
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Cambodia open to tourism by October
  • €795

Dark Cambodia Tour

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

  • Start Date : January 7th 2022
    End Date : January 13th 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $295 / $1290

Belize Overland & Islandia Tour

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

  • Start Date : February 19th 2022
    End Date : February 22nd / 28th 2022
  • Duration: 3 days / 8 days
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  • €1495 / €2895

Microstates of Europe Road Trip

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

  • Start Date : April 6th 2022
    End Date : April 17th 2022
  • Duration: 7 days / 12 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City April Tour

Urban exploration of a Chinese ghost city

  • Start Date : April 8th 2022
    End Date : April 10th 2022
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • $1195

Extreme Philippines Tour

Crucifixions, hanging coffins and beaches

  • Start Date : April 14th 2022
    End Date : April 21st 2022
  • 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 15th 2022
    End Date : April 16th 2022
  • 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 16th 2022
    End Date : April 25th 2022
  • 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 2022
    End Date : May 12th 2022
  • Duration: 16 nights, 17 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 2022
    End Date : May 2nd / 4th 2022
  • 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 2022
    End Date : May 12th 2022
  • 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 14th 2022
    End Date : May 22nd 2022
  • 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 2022
    End Date : May 30th 2022
  • 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 2022
    End Date : May 30th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 24th 2022
    End Date : 10th June 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 17 days
  • Flight option: €195 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 17th 2022
    End Date : June 24th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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The world's famous Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan
  • €2190 / €2990

Bangladesh & Bhutan: Unexplored South Asia Tour

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

  • Start Date : June 20th 2022
    End Date : July 6th 2022
  • Duration: 11 days / 18 days
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Will there be a travel passport after all
  • €3595

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Arctic Cruise

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

  • Start Date : June 20th 2022
    End Date : June 28th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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The hectic beat of Dhaka
  • €695 / €1495

Bangladesh Unbound Tour

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

  • Start Date : June 20th 2022
    End Date : June 27th / 30th 2022
  • Duration: 4 days / 11 days
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  • €1740

China & North Korea Political Interest Combo

A spectacular tour to learn about the history and poltics between China and the DPRK.

  • Start Date : June 27th 2022
    End Date : July 10th 2022
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight one way or €295 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 27th 2022
    End Date : July 3rd 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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The potala palace in Lhasa, Tibet province of China
  • €2990 / €3690

Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet: Himalayas Tour

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

  • Start Date : July 1st 2022
    End Date : July 16th / 20th 2022
  • Duration: 18 days / 20 days
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Doderma buddha statue in Bhutan
  • €1495

Kingdom of Bhutan Tour

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

  • Start Date : July 1st 2022
    End Date : July 6th 2022
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 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 2nd 2022
    End Date : July 8th 2022
  • 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 and China's most infamous ghost city

  • Start Date : July 5th 2022
    End Date : July 10th 2022
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €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 2022
    End Date : July 17th, 2022
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 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 2022
    End Date : July 16th / 21st 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 12 days
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  • €995

Mongolia Naadam Festival & Wilderness Tour

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

  • Start Date : July 10th 2022
    End Date : July 17th, 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 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 2022
    End Date : August 11th 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €795

Vietnam Summer Tour

Traverse by train and explore the ancient and modern history of Vietnam

  • Start Date : August 11th 2022
    End Date : August 18th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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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 16th 2022
    End Date : August 29th 2022
  • 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 20th 2022
    End Date : September 6th 2022
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 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 23rd 2022
    End Date : August 29th 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Hondius
  • $3895

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 11th 2022
    End Date : September 19th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €1595

Pamir Highway Tour: Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan

Explore remote Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan and peek across into Afghanistan

  • Start Date : September 18th 2022
    End Date : September 27th 2022
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Palawan Island Hopping Tour
  • €895

Palawan Island Hopping Tour

YPT don't normally do beaches, but when we do...

  • Start Date : September 30th 2022
    End Date : October 9th 2022
  • Duration: 10 days, 11 days
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  • €1845

DPRK Party Foundation Day & China Red Base Tour

Partake in the celebrations held at Pyongyang and then experience the Chinese revolution!

  • Start Date : October 7th 2022
    End Date : October 21st 2022
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
  • Flight option: €245 flight one way in
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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 10th 2022
    End Date : November 1st 2022
  • 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 10th 2022
    End Date : October 17th / 20th 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 11 days
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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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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

  • Start Date : October 14th 2022
    End Date : October 21st 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €495

Kangbashi-Ordos Ghost City October Tour

Urban exploration of a Chinese ghost city

  • Start Date : October 19th 2022
    End Date : October 21st 2022
  • 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 22nd 2022
    End Date : October 29th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 19th / 28th / December 1st 2022
  • Duration: 19 days - 32 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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