6 Ways to Explore the Silk Road by Private Train

6 Ways to Explore the Silk Road by Private Train

During our 30 years of operation, we’ve seen interest in travel to Central Asia skyrocket, and we couldn’t be happier that one of our longtime favorite regions has grown in popularity. The Five ‘Stans are rich repositories of treasures waiting to be discovered. And MIR has mined years of expertise and insider knowledge about them. Read More


MIR’s Uzbekistan & Silk Road Expertise Spotlighted in AFAR Magazine

MIR’s Uzbekistan & Silk Road Expertise Spotlighted in AFAR Magazine

Anya von Bremzen is an award-winning food writer and the author of such delectable cookbooks as Please to the Table and Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. A passionate foodie, world traveler, and expert on the cultures and cuisines of Russia and the former Soviet Republics, Anya fell in love with the country of Uzbekistan in Central Asia on a trip there in the early 1990s, when it was still a part of the Soviet Union. Ever since that first visit, she dreamed of one day making her return to the Silk Road. After two decades of waiting, news of Uzbekistan's progressive political and economic changes made over the last few years ultimately convinced Anya that now was the perfect time to revisit. She embarked on a custom-made Silk Road sampler through the modern capital, Tashkent, as well as the legendary oasis cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, all arranged with the help of MIR Corporation. Anya shared her experiences of her ultimate Uzbekistan adventure in the November/December issue of AFAR Magazine. Read More


MIR Unveils New Departure of its Silk Route Caravan

MIR Unveils New Departure of its Silk Route Caravan

SEATTLE, WA - The ancient trade routes that linked Europe and China exposed Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs, and religions. Now, more than 2,000 years later, the award-winning travel specialists at MIR Corporation have created an epic, 21-day journey to five exotic countries along the old Silk Route - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - that visits eight awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way. Read More


Seattle Asian Art Museum Contest Winner to Visit Uzbekistan with MIR

Seattle Asian Art Museum Contest Winner to Visit Uzbekistan with MIR

SEATTLE, WA - The award-winning travel company MIR Corporation is a proud sponsor of the Seattle Asian Art Museum's Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats exhibit happening March 15-August 5, 2012. The Seattle-based Central Asia specialists are offering the chance for one lucky museum visitor to win a trip for two to visit Uzbekistan on a small group tour entitled "Silk Route Odyssey: Caravan Across Uzbekistan". The winner of this fully-escorted, 15-day small-group tour has the option to join a September 14-28, 2012 departure or an alternative tour date leaving in 2013. Read More


MIR’s New & Improved Tours for 2012

MIR’s New & Improved Tours for 2012

SEATTLE, WA — During the past 25 years MIR Corpration has built a reputation as a leader in pioneering travel to destinations – from Tibet to Tehran and everyplace in between – considered obscure, exotic, remote, difficult and even controversial. This year we’re pleased to introduce a these imaginative new trips for 2012: Inside the Russian Space Program Looking for an out-of-this-world adventure? Witness the manned launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on its way to relieve the crew of the International Space Station, enjoying unparalleled access to VIP viewing areas and briefing sessions. Back in Moscow, take in the classic sights before you observe the live Soyuz-International Space Station docking at Mission Control Center, an event that very few get to experience in such an intimate way. If you’ve ever dreamed of space travel, here is your chance. To enhance your near-space experience, the tour features an extremely knowledgeable study leaderaaaRead More


MIR Provides Access to Uzbekistan Museum seen in “The Desert of Forbidden Art”

MIR Provides Access to Uzbekistan Museum seen in “The Desert of Forbidden Art”

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation announces group and private travel options to Uzbekistan that encompass the Savitsky Collection at the Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art, subject of a new documentary, "The Desert of Forbidden Art." This critically acclaimed film has earned accolades from the Los Angeles Times and KCRW's ArtTalk. The New York Times recently published a review and an article about the museum. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Kyrgyzstan. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Kazakhstan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Kazakhstan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Kazakhstsan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Kazakhstan. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Tajikistan. Read More


MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Turkmenistan. Read More