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Young Pioneer Tours

Beijing, China
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YPT will take you off the regular tourist trails. I did 2 tours back to back in China and DPRK. Ben... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pete M
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Perth, Australia
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Absolutely had the best time on YPT’s newest tour of Colombia. This is my 3rd trip with YPT. I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ljc65
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louisville,colorado
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Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in travel to North Korea, we are an adventure tour operator that provides "budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from". We are renowned and rated as one of the best tour operators to the DPRK (North Korea) with our unparalleled experience, fun way of doing things, and most importantly, excellent relations in country; this makes us the best choice for your Korea tour. Aside from the DPRK, we travel to a number of other destinations such as Iran, Cuba, China, Antarctica, Iraq, and other former Soviet countries. All our tours are founded on the YPT ethos of fun, thrill seeking and adventure at a great price. All ages welcomed!
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Reviewed 5 days ago

YPT will take you off the regular tourist trails. I did 2 tours back to back in China and DPRK. Ben (YPT Guide) was a very professional multilingual guide with a fantastic relationship with local guides and people so you get a little bit extra...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely had the best time on YPT’s newest tour of Colombia. This is my 3rd trip with YPT. I have to say the highlights were in Medellin touring all of the Interesting Escobar sights. I highly recommend this tour. You can’t go wrong with this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a private 4- day trip to Turkmenistan with my brother. We had a fantastic time throughout our trip. Our driver Aleksandre was reliable and took good care of us. Eilidh ( my contact person from YPT) always responded promptly to my questions...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a short DPRK tour with YPT and was immediately met with a response from Rowan. He was super professional and always responded timely and with correct information. I asked multiple questions and never did I feel he was annoyed by the sheer volume of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went on the budget May Day tour with tour guides Zoe and Ben. The tour itself goes by so fast so I would recommend staying for longer if you get the chance! Visiting North Korea was a truly amazing experience, the Korean tour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I joined the 8 day version of Kim Il Sungs Birthday Tour in April 2018 with YPT. It was a great trip with a great group of people from all over the world. We had very lovely North Korean guides who gave us a small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I joined the 5 day May Day tour and must say that it was a great experience. Matt and Carla did a great job as our guides - always smiling! We had busy days from early morning until late evening, but man- we did see...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Went on the 12 day May Day DPRK your with YPT (our guide was Rowan). Trip was absolutely fabulous, and I would totally go on a YPT tour to the DPRK or elsewhere again. The one minor frustration I felt was that so much was...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I want to say a great big thanks to the people from Young Pioneers. I really wanted to check out Turkmenistan for awhile now, but it's not the easiest country to visit. So I needed to find a tour group that would be willing to...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Just finished up a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan and there are no words to describe how much I loved this tour!! It was my first trip with YPT and definitely won't be my last. The trip itself was fantastic, but the guides (Shane from YPT...More

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