pioneer tours

About Us

The Early Years

An immense passion for luxury travel. This is what birthed Pioneer Travels. Mr. P.D. Joseph, our founder was amused at the opportunities in transportation with the spurt of the tourism industry in Kerala. Luxury holidays and Luxury train travel experiences were in its inception. Pioneer Personalized Holidays was thus born in 1992 right when the need arose. After amassing over 25 years of experience working at the reputed Casino Hotel, Mr. Joseph implemented the same erratic quality in his selection of tour packages, the conduct of vehicles, drivers, and support staff. This ensured that Pioneer offered the best luxury holiday packages guaranteeing complete satisfaction to the client, right from our budding stage.

Our main tour operators office in Kochi was established in 1995. Immediately after, our tour operators began offering the best bespoke tour packages across North India and South India. The personalized culture tour across Kerala was one of the highlights of South Indian tour packages, back in the days. The travel company leaped into handling groups directly by 1999 and set up a highly experienced team of tour operators and professionals offering a wide range of South Indian tour packages. In 2000, Pioneer along with other leading tour operators, collaborated in forming the Kerala Travel Mart Society and went on to handle the ground transportation logistics for the initial three editions of this premier event. Pioneer went on to bag the Kerala State Tourism award in 2006 and the National tourism awards for being the best tour operator in 2011-2012. This was first of the numerous recognitions for Pioneer's excellent tour operator service.

Pioneer Today

With headquarters in Kochi, Pioneer operates from offices in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mysore Pioneer is today a leading destination management company that you can always trust blindly when thinking about a customer-focused travel package. Based in Southern India with an overseas marketing representative based in London, our exposure adds to the understanding of client requirements. Besides tailor-made FIT itineraries, we also handle group itineraries in tandem with our principal travel agents and tour operators. These itineraries are curated to become the most client-friendly travel packages.

Guests who travel with Pioneer are accommodated at some of the finest establishments in the country - moderately priced 3-star hotels, heritage resorts, luxury palaces & hotels, safari lodges, jungle resorts, home-stays, and farms, ensuring that each of our tours offers excellent value for money.

Seamlessly networked around the clock, our team of highly trained travel professionals and field guides extend personalized services to every guest traveling with us. To further supplement our services, our guests are transported by a dedicated fleet of vehicles driven by highly trained professional chauffeurs. Together with an in house reservation and ticketing system, our infrastructure ensures that our guests travel hassle-free. The same quality is maintained on both domestic and international routes, regardless of whether you opt to travel by train, air or road.


* Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

* Accredited member - Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.

* Best Tour Operator in 2005-06 - Government of Kerala.

* National Tourism Award - Government of India (2011 -12).

* Active members of IATO, PATA, SKAL, FHRAI, TAAI etc.

Our vision

"We are committed to provide our customers best of culture and feel of living through environmental friendly means. This will be achieved through a committed team of employees providing courteous services and honoring commitments. We are committed to continually improve our products and services."

Our mission

"Our continuing endeavour is to consolidate the good will of our satisfied guests and achieve the status of being the most sought after inbound tour operator in Southern India - to become the one stop point for travel destinations in South India. Over the years we intend to extend our outreach, seek larger numbers of satisfied guests, offer a diverse bundle of products and serve them in the most cost effective manner."

best tour operator award
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