Over the past 10 years the state of world travel has changed drastically. Destinations you might not have considered visiting have become safer and areas that were once unreachable have opened their borders to tourism.
For example, in 2010 North Korea announced that it would ease travel restrictions that once banned U.S. tourists from visiting the country. Or consider Colombia; a place once considered unsafe for exploring is now blooming into a must-see adventure travel destination.
Once considered “off limits,” these incredible havens are now attracting all types of international visitors eager to witness more of the eclectic beauty and culture waiting to be discovered around the world.
From Vietnam to Venezuela and Myanmar to Rwanda, avid travelers from around the globe absolutely won’t want to miss out on these up and coming, no-longer-off-limits adventure trips.
Central Asia & Iran
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Vibrant bazaars and exquisite desert architecture are among the alluring attractions that continue to draw more and more travelers to central Asian countries like Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. MIR Corporation’s 20-day journey through the culturally rich region features treks along the old Silk Road between Tashkent and Tehran, authentic dining in the home of an Uzbek family and the chance to witness stunning architecture in historic cities like Isfahan and Persepolis.
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Home to some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Asia, North Korea is a country that few western travelers have seen since the 1950s. Visitors are now welcome to travel about the country, but only as part of a guided tour. An 11-day trip with MIR Corporation grants travelers the ability to survey the country’s historic sites and modern monuments as well as explore the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), one of the world’s last remnants of the Cold War.