MIR Corporation Celebrates its 25th Year of Travel

MIR Corporation Celebrates its 25th Year of Travel

SEATTLE, WA -- Cultural tour operator MIR Corporation is celebrating its 25th year of travel to St. Petersburg, Siberia, the Silk Road and beyond with a 100-page catalog of its popular trips for 2011. The company is offering five departures of its signature small-group tour to Central Asia, Journey through Central Asia: The Five 'Stans, which sold out last year, and featuring a new 20-day trip along the Silk Road called Once Forbidden Lands of Central Asia and Iran which features stops in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. Read More



Nobody does the Silk Road like MIR

Nobody does the Silk Road like MIR

Silk, a rich, shimmering fabric in colors never before seen by the western world: to catch a glimpse of it was to covet it. Markets sprang up clamoring for it, and the traders of China set out on their arduous treks to supply this demand. Travel along these ancient trade routes with MIR. Nobody does it better. 
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MIR Corporation announces new ways to explore in 2009

MIR Corporation announces new ways to explore in 2009

2009 brings four new exciting opportunities to travel with MIR Corporation, a company that specializes in trips at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Travelers can choose from an array of scheduled small group active and cultural tours and sophisticated private rail journeys, or create their own custom-crafted private adventure. MIR Corporation gives adventurers the chance to go deep, far and wide across Russia, China, Mongolia, and the Silk Road on these imaginative scheduled group tour itineraries: Read More



Creative Conveyances: Helicopters, Hovercraft, and Camels

Creative Conveyances: Helicopters, Hovercraft, and Camels

Have you ever... • Ridden a camel across a desert with a name that translates to "you can get in but you can’t get out?" • 4-wheeled up a steep Tajik mountain pass on the Pamir Highway? • Strapped yourself into a helicopter for a flight over vast wilderness studded with volcanoes? • Zoomed over the clear waters of Lake Baikal in a hydrofoil? Or over its clear ice in a hovercraft? • Been rocked to sleep in a cozy cabin on a Trans-Siberian train? MIR's creative itineraries sometimes require creative transportation methods. These MIR tours add adventurous experiences to adventurous travel. Read More


Happy Chinese New Year: Save $300 on Travel to Western China & Tibet

Happy Chinese New Year: Save $300 on Travel to Western China & Tibet

February 8, 2016 ushers in the Year of the Monkey, the Chinese Zodiac sign that highlights the clever, curious and creative traits in us all. People born under the sign of the Monkey love to have adventures and go unusual places. But they can also be impulsive and mischievous, and may need a little structure to keep them from getting into trouble. Enter MIR’s adventurous and unusual small group tour to Western China and Tibet – with just the right amount of structure and expert guidance. Be clever like a monkey, and benefit from our special Chinese New Year offer. Reserve your space on the September 2016 departure of MIR's small group tour to Western China and Tibet, China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants, before March 31, 2016 and save $300 per person. Read More



How to Make Authentic Chinese Dumplings

How to Make Authentic Chinese Dumplings

I’ve adapted the basic recipe I learned in China, transferring it from scribbled notes and experimenting with alternative ingredients and techniques to come up with the following. Though it may feel like there are a lot of steps, potstickers are actually quite simple to make once you get the hang of it. Read More


MIR’s Most Adventurous Road Trip Has Just Become More Comfortable

MIR’s Most Adventurous Road Trip Has Just Become More Comfortable

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. And now it is significantly more comfortable, as well. MIR has recently secured bookings at several new hotels along the route. All the new hotels are much better than the ones that were previously available and scheduled to be used on our small group tour, Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers. Read More