Discover DPRK

Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in Mainland China. Specialising in North Korea tours, we provide “budget travel to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”.
We are renowned and rated as one of the best North Korea travel operators with our unparalleled experience, fun way of doing things, and most importantly, excellent relations in country; making us the best choice for your visit to North Korea.
As well as the must-see sights in Pyongyang and the DMZ, we provide tours to various locations within North Korea. So, whether you’re looking to compete in the Pyongyang Marathon, experience the spectacular sights of Mt Paektu, ski at the world class Masikryong Ski resort, explore the extreme North East of the country, North Korea’s Special Economic Zone, we have itineraries to suit all travellers.

What we do

  • Height: 170-metre
  • 150-metre spire 
  • Tallest granite tower in the world.
  • The structure contains 25,550 blocks. This number represents each day of Kim Il Sung’s life up until his 70th birthday. (365×70)
  • Torch at the top: 20-metre high, 45-ton illuminated metal torch.
  • The characters written on the front of the structure read “Juche”.
  • At the base of the statue on the edge of the river, you can find a bronze statue structure. This shows a worker, farmer and intellectual holding aloft a hammer, sickle and intellectual’s brush respectively. This represents the party’s emblem, and can also be found represented at the Party Foundation Monument.

Young Pioneer Tours

Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in Mainland China. Specialising in North Korea tours, we provide “budget travel to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”.
We are renowned and rated as one of the best North Korea travel operators with our unparalleled experience, fun way of doing things, and most importantly, excellent relations in country; making us the best choice for your visit to North Korea.
As well as the must-see sights in Pyongyang and the DMZ, we provide tours to various locations within North Korea. So, whether you’re looking to compete in the Pyongyang Marathon, experience the spectacular sights of Mt Paektu, ski at the world class Masikryong Ski resort, explore the extreme North East of the country, North Korea’s Special Economic Zone, we have itineraries to suit all travellers.

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Our team

An iconic monument of North Korea, and a must see when you’re visiting Pyongyang – the Juche Tower represents the Juche ideology of North Korea, and is one of the most important monuments in Pyongyang.
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Bryan Williams

Travel Agent
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Doris Hughes

Travel Agent
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Austin Griffin

Travel Agent
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Janice Valdez

Travel Agent

WHY YOUNG PIONEER TOURS?

We at Young Pioneer Tours started from humble beginnings as a group of expats living in China brought together by our love of being on the road. By the nature of our own travel we learnt what makes and breaks a good trip, which made starting our tours much easier. Now, years down the line and countless tours behind us, we have tweaked and experimented with our tours to best fulfil what you guys out there are looking for, making a lot of new friends and having some interesting and bizarre experiences along the way.

We try to find ways to keep our tours as cheap as possible, to encourage all walks of life to come and see our destinations, a factor that has been key in the growth of YPT. All our group tours come with an experienced YPT guide who gives you the opportunity to do things you couldn’t do without them there to make it happen – something which is of utmost importance when off the beaten track. We have a great reputation for awfully fun guides who bring out the travel bug in people while ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

There is an attitude to travel commonly associated with experienced backpackers which we fully believe in; going out of your way to help others on the road, share experiences and make friends wherever you can. It’s this attitude which has opened doors to us that can’t be opened in other ways. Our guides have developed close bonds with the local guides and our regular customers, while maintaining the professionalism required to make everything come together to give people great memories and stories to go home with. Opening doors for people and bringing together like-minded travellers has become our main driving force and always pushes us to get the most out of each destination at a budget price. We love what we do and the community we are involved in and will keep trying to push the envelope for opening tourism in places often forgotten.