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 2 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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  • €1595-€2895

Microstates of Europe Road Trip

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

  • Start Date : March 31st 2021
    End Date : April 11th 2021
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 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 2021
    End Date : May 2nd / 4th 2021
  • Duration: 7 days / 9 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 2021
    End Date : May 13th 2021
  • Duration: 17 nights, 18 days
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  • $1295

Colombia Civil War and Narcos Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 6th 2021
    End Date : May 13th 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 / $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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  • $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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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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  • €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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  • €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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  • €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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  • $2895-$4390

Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen Festival & Bougainville Tour

Watch the tribal festival of a lifetime in this fascinating country

  • Start Date : August 17th 2021
    End Date : August 30th 2021
  • Duration: 9 days / 12 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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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 24th 2021
    End Date : August 30th, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €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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  • €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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  • $3595

Venezuela Bolivarian Revolution and Angel Falls Tour

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

  • Start Date : October 14th 2021
    End Date : October 23rd 2021
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 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 & the Galapagos

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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  • $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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  • €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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  • €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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  • $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 and 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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  • €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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