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Young Pioneer Tours

Beijing, China
+86 29 8621 2359
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Fantastic experience

I went with YPT to the DPRK and I cant recommend them highly enough. Rowan was an awesome guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JourneymanY
via mobile
Sino-Korean political interest tour

I took YPT's Sino-Korean political interest tour in June this year and couldn't be happier with my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zacclowes
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with YPT to the DPRK and I cant recommend them highly enough. Rowan was an awesome guide, knowledgeable, patient and always keeping us entertained too. His understanding of the country really added to the experience and it also made it a very smooth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took YPT's Sino-Korean political interest tour in June this year and couldn't be happier with my experience: The tour was reasonably priced, packed with interesting sights and activities, the guides were excellent, and China and DPR Korean are mindblowing places to visit. I wouldn't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arranged my tour to North Korea with YPT at the last minute and they were very helpful in making it happen with little time left. The tour itself was a very special experience and North Korea really is a destination like no other. Zoe,...More

Thank Nicolas D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It brings tears to my eyes to be saying goodbye to my guide and wondering how I’ve gone 21 years without meeting my YPT guide, Nic Platt the Third, who despite only wearing 3 polo shirts the whole trip, was an amazing guide, and made...More

2  Thank Dstey1123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently joined the Young Pioneers on an Ultra Budget Tour (with the extension) and cannot speak more highly of the trip! Rowan was our guide and did a fantastic job - He is extremely knowledgeable about the history, political situation and geography of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend going with YPT for a tour of DPRK. Reasons why; 1) Prompt and very helpful administration service prior to arriving (including helping me get a VISA from Vladivostok). 2) Guides - Matt, Lee and 'G' are friendly, knowledgeable, passionate and practical. 3) Activities...More

1  Thank Kirky1705
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I have never used a tour company before, however it was required when visiting the DPRK. After much research YPT came across most appealing. When initially contacting YPT, John responded promptly with all the necessary information requested. Johns was excellent and professional service remained throughout...More

1  Thank Ravi M
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Young Pioneer Tours is a completely different beast to any other tour company I've seen. I knew this already. I've seen their website, saw how proud they are of traveling to 'Places your mother wants you to stay away from' and their surprising focus on...More

1  Thank Dominic P
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We booked an independent tour to DPRK last minute with Matt, and we had a great time! Matt is very helpful and warm-hearted, solved everything for us. Our DPRK tour guide Li is a very interesting and friendly guy! Along with Ms Han who is...More

Thank Enfys L
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

I was trying to book the political interest tour for North Korea when troubles started to arise leading to be cancelled from the trip. I book the tour, paid the deposit through a bank transfer in RMB in China, and processed my Chinese. Apparently there...More

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TroyKunming, Owner at Young Pioneer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Hi Leonardo, I backed my staff because during the booking process you were entirely obnoxious to John and our guide Matt. You harassed John over wechat and Matt by telephone, with long conversations and questions that made us feel very uncomfortable about your ability to...More

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May 28, 2018|
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Oops, excuse that answer haha
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Yes, as long as you only use your non-American passport it should be fine.
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Hi Anna, Our terms and conditions are clear that you will receive a full refund if the visa is refused through no fault of your own. (If you've given incorrect information or not disclosed any published articles etc about... More
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