MIR Road Trips: Our Favorite Scenic Spots Along the Way

MIR Road Trips: Our Favorite Scenic Spots Along the Way

Sometimes one of the best parts of a journey is simply watching the world go by. Little glimpses of everyday life that you might miss otherwise. We love that many of our trips offer travelers plenty of opportunities to see our destinations this way.

Here are some of our favorite “along the way” photos from our Instagram:

Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

Our Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers small group tour travels through Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Western China and offers stunning vistas at every turn.


Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia

After a day of driving through the Mongolian steppe, it’s wonderful to come home to your very own yurt.



Traversing the countryside on our Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova small group tour offers plenty of opportunities to stop and chat with the locals.


Podgorica, Montenegro

Stretch your legs and sample some local wine as you make your way through seven countries, each diverse and beautiful, on our small group tour Balkan Odyssey: Crossroads of Cultures.


Haghpat Monastery, Armenia

Breathtaking mountain vistas and fascinating local history abound on a road trip through Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on our small group tour Treasures of the South Caucasus.


Trans-Siberian Railway

The ultimate rail “road” trip! The Trans-Siberian Railway Classic Route rail journey by private train rolls briskly across seven time zones and 5,772 miles of taiga, steppe and mountain.


Tuva, Siberia

From taking a dip in the world’s deepest lake, Lake Baikal, and hearing the songs of the Old Believers, to witnessing a shaman ceremony in Tuva – travelers are delighted by the many Siberian experiences on our small group tour Siberian Odyssey: Legends of Lake Baikal & Tuva.


Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Tibet is a delight to the senses in so many ways, but traveling the road around Yamdrok Lake is an especially breathtaking experience.



Perfect pomegranates offer themselves in bazaars and roadside stands throughout Iran.


Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

This ever-growing symbol of the faith and perseverance of the Lithuanian people is a must-see stop on our small group tour Kaliningrad & The Baltics.

Plan Your Perfect Road Trip with MIR

MIR has nearly 30 years of travel experience throughout Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, and Central & East Europe. We have a roster of contacts that can take you to places that you didn’t even know you wanted to go. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can join a small group tour or create your own adventure with the help of our custom & private specialists.

Chat with one of our destination specialists by email or by phone at 1-800-424-7289 to start planning your travels today.

Top Photo: The Silk Road Less Traveled – the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan. Photo: Yuriy Kim

Thanks to all of our great Instagram photographers – Ana Filonov, Devin Connolly, Joanna Millick, Paul Whitmore, Martin Klimenta, Russ & Ellen Cmolik, and Jake Smith. 

PUBLISHED: March 8, 2016

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