MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

SEATTLE, WA — MIR Corporation, a tour operator specializing in destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia for over 20 years, is proud to announce three new small group tours for the 2010 travel season, including a new tour to Russia, a new tour to Mongolia and a new Silk Road tour:

  • Siberian Odyssey: Legends of Tuva, Lake Baikal & Buryatia
    Travelers can join a special tour to Russia exploring South Siberia – including the regions of Tuva, Khakassia and Buryatia – a remote and atmospheric land where mounted Scythians thundered across the steppe long ago. On this interactive journey, travelers will have opportunities to meet the locals of Tuva and the Khakass people, as well as the Buryats of UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal.
    Dates & prices for this tour to Russia are available at http://www.mircorp.com.
  • Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival
    On this unusual tour to Mongolia, travelers explore UlaanBaatar and Gorkhi-Terelj National Park before flying to Mongolia’s westernmost province, which lies in the shadow of the Altai Mountain. Here on the rocky ridges overlooking the snow-dusted steppe, a dwindling number of ethnic Kazakhs carry on a 6,000-year-old tradition, hunting with magnificent Golden Eagles.
    Dates & prices for this tour to Russia are available at http://www.mircorp.com.
  • The Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers
    The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan are some of the most rugged and beautiful on Earth, soaring upward where the Himalayas, the Tien Shan and the Hindu Kush meet. This adventurous journey over the Pamir Highway is a breathtaking route, in use since the time of the Silk Road.
    Dates & prices of this Silk Road tour are available at http://www.mircorp.com.

MIR Corporation’s most popular tours are back for 2010 and already filling up. The Silk Road tour – Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans; the tour to the Caucasus Mountain countries – Treasures of the Trans-Caucasus; and the tour to Mongolia – Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads each have confirmed departures already. Call 800-424-7289 or email info (at) mircorp (dot) com for more information and a complete 2010 departures list.

About MIR Corporation

MIR whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian, has specialized in tours to Russia (and neighboring countries) for 23 years. Offering scheduled and custom journeys to Russia – including remote destinations such as Tuva – as well as Silk Road tours, tours to Mongolia, and tours along the Trans-Siberian Railroad, MIR and its Seattle-based experts design imaginative trips and work closely with local affiliates in Western Russia, Siberia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to carry them out. MIR has twice been named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth,” and is a preferred operator for museum, alumni and special interest organizations across the country. For more information, please visit http://www.mircorp.com or call 800-424-7289.

Press inquiries should be directed to:
Liz Riley
MIR Corporation
liz (at) mircorp (dot) com
85 South Washington St Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104
800-424-7289

PUBLISHED: October 20, 2009