MIR VP’s Insights on Travel to Iran Featured in The New York Times

MIR VP’s Insights on Travel to Iran Featured in The New York Times

MIR Vice President Annie Lucas is quoted in a September 1 about new UNESCO World Heritage Sites. MIR is mentioned as a well-known tour operator working in Iran, where the ancient Zoroastrian city of Yazd (Iran) was added to the UNESCO List in 2017.


Stretching between two deserts, Yazd is set squarely in the middle of Iran, some 110 miles southeast of the capital, Tehran. Founded in the 5th century, Yazd is a city of ingenious adaptations to the desert. Over the many years of its existence, its people have developed creative methods for dealing with the hot, dry weather. These methods are celebrated today by UNESCO, and lauded in an era of climate change as sustainable “bioclimatic construction.”

“In terms of architecture, original temples, gardens and mosques, a lot of things are traditional and intact,” said Annie Lucas, the vice president of Mir Corporation, which guides trips in Iran.

Read about Annie’s 2015 trip to Iran aboard the first western private train allowed into Iran, a trip that included Yazd.


Travel to Iran with MIR
Visiting a pistachio farm on the way to Yazd, Iran Photo Credit: Hilary Cline

Visiting a pistachio farm on the way to Yazd, Iran
Photo Credit: Hilary Cline

MIR has more than 30 years of unmatched destination expertise and travel planning experience, and has been hand-crafting tours to Iran since 2001. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can visit Iran in a number of ways: on a small group tour, on a rail journey by private train, or on an independent trip put together just the way you want it.

You can also opt to travel on your dates and at your pace on MIR’s Essential Iran, and Essential Iran Enhanced independent trips.

Chat with a MIR destination specialist about travel to Iran by phone (111-111-1111) or email today. Our team has an insider’s knowledge of what to do and see in Iran, and we would love to help you craft a tour that satisfies your curiosity about this ancient and modern country.

(Top Photo: Architecture in Yazd; Photo: Peter Guttman)

PUBLISHED: September 8, 2017

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