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: Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia), Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard
  • South-East Asia: Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam, West Papua
  • South Asia: Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal
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The world's famous Tiger's nest monastery in Bhutan
  • $2195 / $2695

Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal: Unexplored South Asia Tour

A tour of extreme contrasts in South Asia! The tuktuks of Bangladesh, the Takins of Bhutan, and the Namastes of Nepal!

  • Start Date : June 28th 2024
    End Date : July 5th / 8th 2024
  • Duration: 8 days / 11 days
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Doderma buddha statue in Bhutan
  • $1695

Kingdom of Bhutan Tour – July 2024

The cheapest and most in-depth way to explore the best of Bhutan

  • Start Date : July 1st 2024
    End Date : July 5th 2024
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 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 2024
    End Date : July 17th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Our group mingling with kids in South Tarawa
  • $2795 - $11995

The Least Visited Countries Summer Tour

Take your summer vacation way off the beaten path!

  • Start Date : July 12th 2024
    End Date : August 9th 2024
  • Duration: 8 Days - 29 Days
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  • $1195

Ultimate South East Asia Adventure

The best of South East Asia in 10 days by bus, train and motorbike!

  • Start Date : July 15th 2024
    End Date : July 26th 2024
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $460 / $600

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Tour

Explore with us what remains of Fukushima

  • Start Date : July 31st 2024
    End Date : August 2nd / 3rd 2024
  • Duration: 2 days / 4 days
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  • $2495

Extremes of Japan Tour

Experience a whole other deeper, darker and weirder side to Japan

  • Start Date : August 3rd 2024
    End Date : August 9th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $2995 / $5790

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival Tour & Bougainville Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 13th 2024
    End Date : August 21st / 26th 2024
  • Duration: 9 days / 14 days
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Bougainville Guide
  • $2995

Papua New Guinea Bougainville Tour

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

  • Start Date : August 20th 2024
    End Date : August 26th 2024
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €3495

Svalbard Soviet Frontier: Pyramiden & Barentsburg Arctic Ghost Towns

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

  • Start Date : August 23rd 2024
    End Date : August 28th 2024
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €5795

The Arctic Adventure: Spitsbergen & North East Greenland

Don't miss out on a thrilling and unforgettable journey in the far north

  • Start Date : August 29th 2024
    End Date : September 11th 2024
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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Goroka Festival
  • $2495 / $3595

Papua New Guinea Goroka Festival Tour

We go off the beaten path to partake in the Goroka Festival in PNG!

  • Start Date : September 10th 2024
    End Date : September 16th / 18th 2024
  • Duration: 7 days / 9 days
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  • €2995

Eastern Greenland Arctic Cruise Tour – 2024

Take in the Northern Lights and land on wild Greenland on the cruise trip of a lifetime!

  • Start Date : September 11th 2024
    End Date : September 19th 2024
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2995

Palawan Island Hopping & Explore East Timor Combo

Hop across untouched Palawan islands and get to know one of Asia’s least known countries

  • Start Date : September 27th 2024
    End Date : October 14th 2024
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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Palawan Island Hopping Tour
  • $1195

Ultimate Palawan Island Hopping Adventure

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

  • Start Date : September 27th 2024
    End Date : October 6th 2024
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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East Timor Tours
  • $1995

Explore East Timor

Understand the recent history of Timor and explore markets and beaches rivaling anywhere in Asia

  • Start Date : October 7th 2024
    End Date : October 14th 2024
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €2095 / €3695

Venezuela Bolivarian Revolution & Angel Falls Tour

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

  • Start Date : October 8th 2024
    End Date : October 14th / 19th 2024
  • Duration: 7 days / 12 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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  • $1495 / $1895

Myanmar Lighting Festival Tour

Be one of the very few tourists to visit Myanmar and celebrate Lighting Festival with the locals!

  • Start Date : October 14th 2024
    End Date : October 23rd / October 25th 2024
  • Duration: 10 days / 12 days
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Guyana Tours and Travels
  • $2195

The Guyanas Tour

Explore one of South America's most underrated countries!

  • Start Date : October 21st 2024
    End Date : October 28th 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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  • $2795 - $11995

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

Nobody gives you this amount of access to the Pacific Islands more than YPT

  • Start Date : December 6th 2024
    End Date : January 3rd 2025
  • Duration: 7 - 28 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 / $1195

Cuba New Year: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour

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

  • Start Date : December 26th 2024
    End Date : January 2nd / 4th 2025
  • Duration: 8 days / 10 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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  • €1845 / €3995 / €5295

East Africa Combo: Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda & Uganda

Four of our favourites in one neat combo

  • Start Date : March 7th 2025
    End Date : March 16th / March 20th 2025
  • Duration: 5 days / 10 days / 14 days
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  • €1495

Socotra Yemen Island March Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : March 9th 2025
    End Date : March 17th 2025
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €7095 / €8095

The Grand South Atlantic Tour: South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha & Saint Helena

From South Georgia Islands through Tristan da Cunha, to Cape Verde!

  • Start Date : March 23rd 2025
    End Date : April 15th / 25th 2025
  • Duration: 24 days / 34 days
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Cambodia open to tourism by October
  • $995 / $1195

Cambodia Dark Tourism Tour

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

  • Start Date : April 8th 2025
    End Date : April 14th / 16th 2025
  • Duration: 7 days / 9 days
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  • €1495

Socotra Yemen Island April Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : April 13th 2025
    End Date : April 21st 2025
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1495 / $1895

Myanmar Water Festival and Burmese New Year Tour

Be one of the very few tourists to visit Myanmar and celebrate the popular Water Festival with the locals!

  • Start Date : April 13th 2025
    End Date : April 22nd / April 24th 2025
  • Duration: 10 days / 12 days
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  • €1995

Venezuela Angel Falls And Bolivarian Revolution Tour

Explore the incredibly diverse and fascinating country of Venezuela!

  • Start Date : April 16th 2025
    End Date : April 21st 2025
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • $1295

Extreme Philippines Tour

Crucifixions, hanging coffins and beaches! Not your typical Philippines visit!

  • Start Date : April 17th 2025
    End Date : April 25th 2025
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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Cutud Lenten Rites Festival
  • $150 / $195

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip – April 2025

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

  • Start Date : April 18th 2025
    End Date : April 18th / 19th 2025
  • Duration: 1 day / 2 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 2025
    End Date : May 13th 2025
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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East Timor crew
  • $1995

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 2025
    End Date : May 22nd 2025
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $4195

East Timor & West Papua Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 14th 2025
    End Date : May 29th 2025
  • Duration: 15 nights, 16 days
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  • $2495

Discover West Papua Tour

Explore the remote and pristine villages and valleys of West Papua

  • Start Date : May 22nd 2025
    End Date : May 29th 2025
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €2495

Across the Arctic Circle: Fair Isle, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen

  • Start Date : May 31st 2025
    End Date : June 9th 2025
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $445 / $1895

Belize Overland & Islandia Tour

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

  • Start Date : June 14th 2025
    End Date : June 17th / 23rd 2025
  • Duration: 4 days / 10 days
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  • $1495

Iconic Sri Lanka by Train Tour

A tour with the best food and the most beautiful train journeys in the world!

  • Start Date : July 8th 2025
    End Date : July 17th 2025
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • €3495

Svalbard Soviet Frontier: Pyramiden & Barentsburg Arctic Ghost Towns – August 2025

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

  • Start Date : August 25th 2025
    End Date : August 30th 2025
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Hondius
  • €4750

Eastern Greenland Arctic Cruise Tour 2025

Take in the Northern Lights and land on wild Greenland on the cruise trip of a lifetime!

  • Start Date : September 4th 2025
    End Date : September 14th 2025
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 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 2025
    End Date : November 19th 2025
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €6350

Antarctica Frozen Continent Expedition – November 2025

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

  • Start Date : November 17th 2025
    End Date : November 27th 2025
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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