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.

Chinese New Year Savings:
Save $300 Per Person

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 (more info).


Taklamakan Desert on camelback

Sail the Taklamakan Desert on a ship of the desert
Photo credit: Paul Schwartz

An Expedition from Lhasa to KashgarTravelers on MIR’s small group tour, China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants, explore the Tibetan Plateau on a splendid circular route that embraces the sacred cities of Tsetang, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.

Ride the high-altitude train from Lhasa down to Lanzhou, then make your way along the old Silk Road to Western China to experience the Kashgar Sunday Animal Market, where merchants sell everything from silks to sheep.

  • Visit the “City of the Sun,” Lhasa, whose first people, legend says, sprang from the union of a monkey and an ogress.
  • Drive from Lhasa through the Tibetan highlands to sacred Yamdrok Lake, said to be the incarnation of a goddess.
  • Horse around at the fantastic Kashgar Sunday Animal Market, where you can find anything from a corral of bawling sheep to a single camel ready for a test drive.
  • Mount a camel for some high jinks in the Taklamakan sand dunes near Crescent Moon Lake.
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed Mogao Caves, where a thousand images of the Buddha were frescoed and carved.

The Year of the Monkey is an auspicious time for adventurous travel, for boldly going where you’ve never gone before, and for satisfying your craving for fascinating places. Take the leap and sign up now!

Contact MIR today at info@mircorp.com or 1-800-424-7289.

Top photo: MIR Founder and President, Douglas Grimes, chatting with a local merchant in Western China’s Kashgar 

PUBLISHED: February 1, 2016

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