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Baluchistan: A Journey into the Unseen ‘Tan’!

Baluchistan

by Andy Khong Heard of Baluchistan? It is not a country, but a region veiled in the mists of history; spans the nations of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. Its rich heritage, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture make it an intriguing destination. In this article, we will explore the historical context of Baluchistan before delving into […]

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Iran: Step into a Living Tapestry

Iran

by Andy Khong Iran, also known as Persia historically, boasts a storied history that dates back thousands of years. It was home to one of the world’s earliest civilizations, the Elamites, followed by the Persian Empire, one of the most significant empires in history. Iran has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties, including […]

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Iraq Tours and Travel 2024 and 2025

Explore our 2023 and 2024 Iraqi Kurdistan and Federal Iraq tours.

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Languages of Iran – 2024 Guide

Languages of Iran

Iran is one of our favourite places to visit, partly because of the (mostly) Farsi speaking local people. But, are there other languages of Iran that we should know about? Yes, indeed there are. To read about Korean click here. Official Languages of Iran Persian Farsi is the official language of Iran, the lingua franca […]

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Kuwait Tours 2024-2025

Kuwait Tours

Young Pioneers Tour are pleased to offer our 2024 and 2025 Kuwait Tours and Travel packages. A real crossroads of old and new, Kuwait offers ancient Arabic and Greek sites, combined with one of the most modern cities in the world, this is not a regular destination! Often overlooked by western visitors, there is much […]

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Iran Now Open To Tourism – Travel Update

Iran Now Open To Tourism

Iran now open to tourism in news we had long hoped for and indeed expected. The opening is for vaccinated tourists and will mean a resumption of tours to the country! To read our Covid-19 update click here.  Iran Now Open To Tourism – what has been announced? People who have received their second dose […]

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In Pictures: Iraqi Kurdistan, the Land With a War Next-door

With Iraqi government troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces currently conducting hand-to-hand urban warfare with ISIS in Mosul, you might think that Iraqi Kurdistan is a no-go war zone. You’d be very wrong. Last October, Young Pioneer Tour’s Shane landed in Erbil, northern Iraq on the very day the offensive to recapture Mosul had started. Our […]

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update – Which countries are open for tourism?

Coronavirus travel update. Welcome to the YPT COVID-19 / Coronavirus travel updates page. With this page we aim to give up to date travel advice on which countries are open to tourism during the current pandemic. As you might imagine one of the most frequent questions we are getting asked right now is which countries […]

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Iran Covid-19 Update from our Local Guides

After COVID-19 sent China into lockdown in late January the next country to be hit particularly hard was Iran, one of our traditional favourites countries and tours around the world. Our annual spring tour was, of course, cancelled with no prospect of travel to Iran this spring. YPT’s local partners in Iran have sent us […]

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Exploring Jewish Iran on Tour with YPT

Shortly after disembarking from my Air Koryo flight in Beijing in January 2019, I called my parents to inform them that I had just visited North Korea for four days. My mother’s immediate reaction upon hearing my news was: “You better not go to Iran!” Although I promised her that I had no such plans, […]

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