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Young Pioneer Tours

Room 2003, Unit 3-3, Saigao Block, Fengcheng Wu Lu, Weiyang District, Xi'an, China
+86 29 8621 2359
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Best tour in Best Korea

Personally I have a deep hatred for tours, but to even get a glimpse inside North Korea you have to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chan K
Singapore, Singapore
Amazing Grand National Day and North East Tour

Incredible. I just got back from 10 days in the DPRK with YPT and it was a once in a life time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Francisco, California
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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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Room 2003, Unit 3-3, Saigao Block, Fengcheng Wu Lu, Weiyang District, Xi'an, China
+86 29 8621 2359

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Reviewed yesterday

Personally I have a deep hatred for tours, but to even get a glimpse inside North Korea you have to be in a tour group. Choose this tour as it was value for money and fits nicely into my schedule. Met up with our guide,...More

Thank Chan K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible. I just got back from 10 days in the DPRK with YPT and it was a once in a life time trip. We visited from Pyongyang in the south, all the way up to the North Hamgyong Province. During a time of increased tension...More

Thank SF-Wandererr
Reviewed 3 days ago

I joined a small group of YPT in early September 2017 and had such a great time. Found it very safe but just don't say or do things you should not - quite obvious what they are. The entire trip was very relaxed and I...More

Thank hk-trekker
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just came back from an unforgettable gra­nd national day tour to DPRK - thanks to­ YPT for making it happen! Special kudos­ to Lana - perfect guide, so friendly, o­pen and proffessional, always ready to h­elp if needed and give us numerous storie­s about the...More

Thank Elena_po_lenka
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to visit the DPRK and after a long research I decided to go with YPT. As it turned out this was a good decision, they are experienced in leading tours plus have really good relations with the local tourist bureau which means...More

Thank Kristof P
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the great experience I had with YPT in the DPRK last summer, I decided to check out some of their tours to other lesser-travelled destinations. I chose the Summer Soviet Adventure, travelling to both Chernobyl and Chechnya. The experience I had in both destinations...More

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guides were Matt and Rowan, both were full of energy and extremely helpful. The Korean guides were also enthusiastic and friendly and it was very clear that the relationship between the Korean and Western guides was great, this is probably the key factor...More

2  Thank Pedro B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just finished my third tour with YPT and have been extremely pleased with each of them. Your friendly guide will help you see and experience things that wouldn't otherwise be possible, from meeting the former president of Transnistria to exploring Soviet-era manmade caves to...More

1  Thank Brendan I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experienced some of the most fun I've ever had travelling to Pyongyang through this tour company. These guides were amazing. Not only did they know so much about the history but they were also so funny. I heard the other tours through the DPRK are...More

3  Thank Bjarni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually do solo travel, but entering to the Hermit Kingdom is impossible without organized tours, therefore you have to find a reliable tour company. I dare to say that YPT is the best if we are talking about North Korea. Our two western guides,...More

4  Thank Rezső J
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August 23, 2017|
Response from TroyKunming | Property representative |
Hi Tim, Thanks for your question. To help clarify we don't take Americans on tours to North Korea wether they are dual citizens or not, especially now that there is a congressional ban on travel for US citizens in place. If... More
Oscar K
May 27, 2015|
Response from Pugs-in-Otown | Reviewed this property |
The capital tour builds your base (remember you take a few day trips up to 2 hours away). The north east is further off the beaten path. In the US - it would be like going to Washington DC or New York City vs going to... More