MIR Corporation Offers 8 Ways to Travel the Silk Route
SEATTLE, WA — Traverse the Silk Route just as the early merchants did, concentrating on a single region or experiencing as much of the route as possible. Below MIR Corporation has detailed 8 unique ways to travel the Silk Road, taking routes as diverse as the old caravan trails and the people who traveled them. For more information or to book your spot call us at 1-800-424-7289 or email info(at)mircorp(dot)com.
1. Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans
Travel through five Silk Road countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
2. Ancient Persia – Modern Iran
Spend 18 days exploring the rich bazaars, splendid archaeological sites and gorgeous tiled architecture of Iran.
3. Once Forbidden Lands of Central Asia & lran
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran – these Silk Route neighbors share architecture, art and spiritual beliefs.
4. Silk Route Odyssey: Caravan Across Uzbekistan
Spend 15 days probing the heart of Uzbekistan, finding silk and ceramics masters, blue-tiled domes and warm and welcoming people.
5. Central Asian Epic Overland Adventure
Get a taste of the incredible diversity along the Silk Road, meeting Kyrgyz nomads, Turkic Uighurs and Uzbek artisans.
6. The Silk Route by Private Train
Ride the luxury Golden Eagle where camels used to trudge, taking advantage of special offers – available for a limited time!
7. The Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers
Drive over the high passes of Kyrgyzstan and Western China and up the dramatic Pamir Highway through remote Tajikistan.
8. Private Journey through Central Asia and Iran
Hit the highlights of each of the 5 ‘Stans plus Iran on these six individual and creative itineraries, each available on a private departure basis. You choose who you want to travel with, or travel solo on a classic independent journey of the Silk Route.
Central Asia has historically been an ethnic bridge between the Turkic and the Persian cultures. Persian Iran loaned its desert architecture of mud brick and glazed tiles, its Islamic beliefs and its decorative motifs to the Turkic-speaking peoples of this region. The Turkic Silk Road merchants shared their exotic wares with the Persians and both cultures were inestimably enriched. Today’s traveler is surrounded with the results of this melding of beautiful materials, visionary architecture and deeply hospitable people.
Experience the legendary Silk Route on a small group tour or private rail journey; or set up a private journey with our flexible essential programs and fully-customized travel options. Email or call MIR Corporation to request a regional travel planner for custom private travel.
About MIR Corporation
MIR Corporation, whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian, has specialized in Russia (and neighboring countries) since 1986. Offering scheduled and custom journeys to Russia, along the Trans-Siberian and across the Silk Route, MIR’s Seattle-based experts design imaginative trips that take travelers far from the familiar, 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.
Press inquiries should be directed to:
liz (at) mircorp (dot) com
85 South Washington St Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104
PUBLISHED: February 28, 2014