Since 1986, MIR’s passion has been to guide travelers far from the familiar to the crossroads of Europe and Asia. We specialize in destinations that fewer people venture to, many of them considered obscure, remote, difficult or even controversial. For example:
Iran – Once the seat of the mighty Persian Empire, today’s Iran is a complex place of searing beauty with its shapely domes, mosaic-clad minarets and arched madrassahs set against a brilliant blue sky. With a culture that prizes hospitality above all, the people of Iran pride themselves on being friendly and warm to travelers, wherever they are from.
The Trans-Siberian Railway – Perhaps the world’s most legendary rail journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway holds a prominent place on many a traveler’s bucket list. Stretching nearly 6,000 miles from the western capital of Moscow all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the east, these fabled iron tracks blaze through some of the most forbidding, yet fascinatingly beautiful, places on earth. Whether you desire adventurous cultural immersion aboard the local trains, or comfort and even luxury aboard private trains, we’ve got the journey for you.
Central Asia – The “Five ‘Stans” of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – are laced together with traces of the old Silk Road. These great trade routes were the conduit for the silks and spices that gave the world some of its brilliance and flavor, but also for ideas, art, architecture and spiritual beliefs.
Our travelers don’t just pass through; they tap into the culture through uncommon and inspired experiences. It is our greatest pleasure to personalize the journey – a pursuit of ours for the last three decades.
If your travel dreams involve unfamiliar and unconventional places from Tibet to Tashkent to Tehran – or anyplace in between – we strive to make your travel dreams come true.