The Silk Route: The Ultimate Road Trip Brochure is here

The Silk Route: The Ultimate Road Trip Brochure is here

MIR’s 2015 Silk Route Brochure is now available! Request your Silk Route brochure via mail or for immediate download. Featuring details of all our Silk Road journeys, this new brochure is compact, colorful and packed with information. Tracing the path of the merchants, monks, adventurers and ancient entrepreneurs is easier than ever in 2015, when you travel with the Silk Road experts, MIR Corporation. Read More


Postcard from Doug: A visit to Darvaza’s burning gas crater in Turkmenistan

Postcard from Doug: A visit to Darvaza’s burning gas crater in Turkmenistan

One of the most unusual excursions in Turkmenistan is a spectacle you can witness on a visit to the Kara Kum desert north of Ashgabat. On my last visit to Turkmenistan I had the opportunity to drive up to Darvaza, a burning gas crater set on fire by Soviet engineers in 1971. Read More





Silk Route Adventures: Travel to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in 2015 and Save

Silk Route Adventures: Travel to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in 2015 and Save

For more than a thousand years the web of trade routes we call the Silk Road diffused the lifeblood of culture, technology, art and spiritual practices throughout the known world. All up and down the spidery tracks, traces remain of the far-reaching transfusion of cultures that the great camel caravans made possible. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are two of the countries that Silk Road merchants and pilgrims traversed, and they were affected in very different ways. Read More





Why Travel the Silk Road, and Why Now?

Why Travel the Silk Road, and Why Now?

The Silk Road was not a single road; it was a far-flung web of lonely camel track routes from East to West and back again. Mother of all road trips, the Silk Road became a conduit for spreading belief systems, architecture, agriculture, music and art to the world. Read More