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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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Pyongyang Marathon Tour

I went for the recent Pyongyang Autumn Marathon Tour, and found the trip thoroughly engaging, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alex Y
INCREDIBLE TRIP WITH YPT! Already planning when I can go back!

I'm a 31 year old solo female traveller who recently joined the 10-day DPRK "real deal" tour with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 5 days ago

I went for the recent Pyongyang Autumn Marathon Tour, and found the trip thoroughly engaging, and highly fascinating.

Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm a 31 year old solo female traveller who recently joined the 10-day DPRK "real deal" tour with YPT and was completely blown away by how fascinating the country is and how professional (but still fun!) the guides were throughout. The group consisted of 12...More

Thank leedeval1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to the DPRK has been on my mind ever since I've lived in South Korea and YPT proved to be the best choice to make this desire come true! From the very first e-mail until the return to Beijing there wasn't a single moment...More

Thank StefanMayak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful adventure. Stay, food, visits, perfectly organised, for the fun and interest of all the members of our team. Furthermore, destinations of YPT are off the charts, probably, but we learn much more from those places than classics. I would recommend such a Tour, not...More

Thank François d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized and informative from the start. Rowan did a great job beforehand providing all necessary information. And then, the trip to North Korea, in which reality outdid fiction. Thanks Troy for a friendly approach and to make us feel safe and comfortable. I cannot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're unsure about taking a tour with YPT just do it because it was probably the best thing I've done. It goes without saying that the DPRK truly is an amazing and interesting county - and beautiful, especially if you go on a longer...More

Thank CWothers92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jam-packed 10 days witch gave us an rich and rare insight into one of the most closed countries in the world. YPT (and specially our guide Matt) did a wonderful job in helping us with any concerns and questions we might have, both during...More

Thank Christian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just finished the DPRK tour with Ben a couple weeks ago. The tour was great but our tour guide was AMAZING. He was fun, incredibly knowledgeable, and well prepared. His fluency in 6 or 7 different languages meant that he could help us in any...More

Thank Aliya J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing tour in North Hamgyong Province, Pyongyang and DMZ. I was sceptical about doing a 10 days tour as I usually travel by myself but this was really 10 days that I will never forget, and people should really see DPRK for themselves. Matt was...More

Thank Greg Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So first off I can highly recommend both Young Pioneer Tours and visiting the DPRK! It’s an amazing, weird, challenging and fascinating experience. Our guide Ben was awesome, the only thing better than his incredible language skills and sense of humour, was his karaoke abilities...More

Thank SheltieOnTour
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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