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 Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Myanmar. We also regularly run tours in China, Vietnam, Mongolia and the Philippines, as well as Cuba and Colombia. We also travel as far and wide as Antarctica, Greenland, Svalbard and Venezuela.

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.

Just get in touch with us!

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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  • $3095

Silk Road Summer Combo Tour

Travel the lower Silk Road from Turkmenistan to Xinjiang in China, and all that’s in between

  • Start Date : August 20th 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 23 nights, 24 days
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  • $1995

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day and Xinjiang: China Far West Combo Tour

Check out the fascinating borderlands of the old Chinese and Russian Empires

  • Start Date : August 30th 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 13 nights, 14 days
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Xinjiang Tomb
  • €795

China’s Far West: Xinjiang Tour

Think you know China? Come to Xinjiang for a whole new experience

  • Start Date : September 6th 2019
    End Date : September 12th 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Hondius
  • $3600

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 16th 2019
    End Date : September 25th, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 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 23rd 2019
    End Date : October 2nd, 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Relaxing on the beach
  • $995

Palawan Island Hopping Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 30th 2019
    End Date : October 9th 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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Palawan scenery
  • $2190

Palawan Island Hopping and Explore East Timor Combo

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

  • Start Date : September 30th 2019
    End Date : October 16th, 2019
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 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 7th 2019
    End Date : October 19th 2019
  • Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight one way in
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  • $1095

Explore East Timor

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

  • Start Date : October 9th 2019
    End Date : October 17th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €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 13th 2019
    End Date : October 19th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 14th 2019
    End Date : November 5th, 2019
  • 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 14th 2019
    End Date : October 21st / 24th 2019
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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Kis and Mao
  • €795

Supreme Leaders: Mao and Kim Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong-il and Mao in this one week adventure!

  • Start Date : October 24th 2019
    End Date : October 29th, 2019
  • Duration: 5 Nights, 6 Days
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  • €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 29th 2019
    End Date : December 20th 2019
  • Duration: 52 nights, 53 days
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  • €845

Terra Nullius: Bir Tawil Incursion

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

  • Start Date : November 1st 2019
    End Date : November 8th, 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $895/$1195

Cuba: Che Guevara and Missile Base Tour (November 2019)

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

  • Start Date : November 4th 2019
    End Date : November 13th 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $2695

Cuba & Colombia Combo (November 2019)

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

  • Start Date : November 4th 2019
    End Date : November 22nd, 2019
  • Duration: 18 nights, 19 days
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colombia
  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War and Narcos Tour (November 2019)

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

  • Start Date : November 14th 2019
    End Date : November 22nd, 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €795

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

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

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : December 27th 2019
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $5590-$8285

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring 9 of the world's least visited countries

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : January 15th 2020
  • Duration: 26 nights, 27 days
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  • $2695

Least Visited Countries: the Prequel

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

  • Start Date : December 20th 2019
    End Date : December 28th 2019
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $2895

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 27th 2019
    End Date : January 7th, 2020
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • $2695

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 7th 2020
    End Date : January 15th, 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1495

East Timor Overland Jungle Jaunt

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

  • Start Date : April 1st 2020
    End Date : April 9th 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1195

Extreme Philippines Tour

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

  • Start Date : April 9th 2020
    End Date : April 16th 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $95 / $150

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip

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

  • Start Date : April 10th 2020
    End Date : April 11th, 2020
  • Duration: 0 nights, 1 day / 1 night, 2 days
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colombia
  • $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 2020
    End Date : May 12th, 2020
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 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 2020
    End Date : May 4th 2020
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days / 8 nights, 9 days
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colombia
  • $1295

Colombia Civil War and Narcos Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 6th 2020
    End Date : May 12th 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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transsiberian
  • €1695 - €2495

Moscow to Pyongyang By Train Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 20th 2020
    End Date : 5th June 2020
  • Duration: 15 nights, 16 days / 8 nights, 9 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 19th 2020
    End Date : June 26th 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 29th 2020
    End Date : July 12th, 2020
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
  • Flight option: €200 flight one way or €250 return
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  • €795

Chairman Mao Revolutionary Tour & Nanjiecun People’s Commune

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

  • Start Date : June 29th 2020
    End Date : July 5th, 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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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 3rd 2020
    End Date : July 8th 2020
  • 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 3rd 2020
    End Date : July 16th, 2020
  • 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 3rd 2020
    End Date : July 24th, 2020
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days / 13 nights, 14 days
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Our group in front of the statue of Genghis Khan, in Mongolia
  • €995

Mongolia Naadam Festival and Wilderness Tour

The best way to take in the essentials of Mongolia as well as the Naadam Festival!

  • Start Date : July 9th 2020
    End Date : July 16th, 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 12th 2020
    End Date : July 19th/23rd, 2020
  • Duration: 8 days / 12 days
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Young Pioneer Tours
  • €995

Buryatia & Lake Baikal Tour

Witness Lake Baikal in all its glory and visit Buryat settlements

  • Start Date : July 17th 2020
    End Date : July 24th, 2020
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €5445

Least Visited Countries + Papua New Guinea Summer Combo

From the least visited country to the wildest tribal festival :the ultimate off the beaten path summer vacation

  • Start Date : July 31st 2020
    End Date : August 19th 2020
  • Duration: 19 nights, 20 days
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  • $2995

Least Visited Countries Summer Tour

Now a staple, YPT's summer holiday through 4 of the world's least visited country, including top 1: Nauru!

  • Start Date : July 31st 2020
    End Date : August 11th, 2020
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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  • €2695

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 11th 2020
    End Date : August 19th 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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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 11th 2020
    End Date : October 16th, 2020
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 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 14th 2020
    End Date : October 19th 2020
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €2995

Eurasian Adventure

7 weeks, 20 post-Soviet countries or Unrecognised Countries. The true Young Pioneer Tour

  • Start Date : October 27th 2020
    End Date : December 18th 2020
  • Duration: 52 nights, 53 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: 9 nights, 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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  • $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 21st 2020
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $95 / $150

Cutud Lenten Rites Day Trip

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

  • Start Date : April 2nd 2021
    End Date : April 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 0 night, 1 day / 1 night, 2 days
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