Weave your way along the old Silk Road

Tajik manModern travelers on MIR’s tours join a storied history of explorers who found the lure of the Silk Route’s spices, silks and carpets too strong to resist.

Celebrating more 30 years of travel to this slice of the globe, MIR is the first American travel company to have an accredited office in Uzbekistan, still flourishing today and providing a decided edge in on-the-ground operations in Central Asia.

An award-winning tour company, MIR has focused on building creative, culturally immersive small group tours and custom and private journeys along the Silk Route, the Trans-Siberian Railway, to Russia and beyond, since 1986.

Request a free catalog or email a MIR Tour Specialist today to ask about any of our great Silk Route adventures.

Why MIR is your Best Choice

Award winning tour operatorWhether you are looking for a small group tour or rail journey by private train, or thinking about a private journey with our flexible essential programs and fully-customized travel options, be assured that MIR can provide the logistical expertise and personalized customer service you need to transform a vacation into the trip of a lifetime.

  • More than 30 years of Central Asia travel experience
  • The first American travel company to open an accredited office in Uzbekistan
  • National Geographic named MIR one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on EarthTravel programs such as Vassar, Dartmouth and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Central Asia
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about


MIR’s Great Silk Route Adventures

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Small Group Tours:


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Custom & Private Travel – Classic Independent Journeys:Custom and private travel is our specialty. View these suggested private journeys for this region or read more about how to design your own trip.

Request a free catalog or email a MIR Tour Specialist today for more details about our great Silk Route adventures.


Contact MIR Today

If you’re looking for a travel company with proven expertise and reliability, an impeccable reputation, and one with far-ranging access, full service and support to offer, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Contact us at info@mircorp.com or toll-free at 800-424-7289 to discuss your travel plans.

“All the MIR local guides gave insights into the perspectives of the people who live there. Our MIR tour manager was one of the best tour guides I have ever had! He had great knowledge and shared it willingly. He was attentive to everyone, and the opportunities for personal interactions with people like Sharif and the Ambassador of Turkmenistan that he gave us were fantastic.

My favorite parts were interactions with the people; hearing the stories of the guides, visiting the people, encountering the old women on the Silk Road, and meeting the courageous woman who runs the Savitsky Art Museum.”

A. Conrad – Manhattan, KS