Explore Central Asia

Photo credit: Abdu Samadov

Caravan of Cultures

The “Five ’Stans” of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – are laced together with traces of the old Silk Road. These monumental trade routes were conduits for prized silks and spices, and also for ideas, art, architecture, and spiritual beliefs.

Why Travel to Central Asia with MIR

We have a deep and longstanding bond with the amazing countries of Central Asia. We want you to experience the beauty of the arched mosques, the mudbrick minarets, and the bustling bazaars with their vivid handloomed carpets and mountains of pomegranates. And we want to introduce you to the amiable people who live among these treasures.

  • More than 30 years of Central Asia travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Travel programs from Vassar, Dartmouth, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Central Asia
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in Uzbekistan
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Traveler Reviews

  • "I can't tell you how much my father and I enjoyed our trip to Central Asia, and I'm convinced it wouldn't have been nearly as much of a success had it not been for MIR."

    C. Wilson

    Tiburon, CA

  • "Beautiful landscapes, rich history, unique relics of a past filled with everything from an advanced civilization to incredible cruelty, and above all else, incredible and interesting people."

    P. & C. Murnaghan

    Tampa, FL

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