Spoil Your Soul Travelling To These 7 Top Destinations In 2017

Next year will see Canada celebrate its 150-year birthday, India celebrate 70 years of Independence, the first total solar eclipse this century, Iran opening up to tourists and new flight-routes launching to and within Chile.  To celebrate this fanstastic events and many more, the Bristish luxury leading tailor-made travel company, Wexas Travel has picked its most appealing destinations and top picks for you to spoil your soul and senses in 2017.

 Explore Undiscovered Iran | Essential Iran Itinerary

Iran is now back on the tourist map after years of being off-limits to western travellers. In early 2016, the Foreign Office lifted its ban against travel to Iran for most parts of the country, including the capital city Tehran. British Airways subsequently reintroduced its London to Tehran route for the first time since 2012. Wexas Travel has launched a brand new eight-day Essential Iran itinerary offering intrepid travellers the chance to explore this undiscovered country. Start in Tehran – a meeting point of the country’s diversely gregarious people and home to its finest museums. From here, a flight hop south will head to medieval Shiraz for exquisite mosques, verdant gardens and Persepolis, a grand ruined testament to a lost civilisation. The journey back overland will be characterised by dynastical desert outposts and a two-night stay in Isfahan where tree-lined boulevards and millennia-old bridges lead to pavilion-speckled gardens and palace-lined squares. More details here: Essential Iran Itinerary


New Flight Routes To And Within Chile | Highlights of Chile 

Starting the new year with a bang, British Airways will launch the first direct flight from London Heathrow to the Chilean Capital, Santiago.  It will run four times a week and will be BA’s longest non-stop flight route at 14 hours and 40 minutes.  LATAM Airlines has also announced it will be launching a twice-weekly seasonal service between Santiago and Puerto Natales, Patagonia, from 6 December – 25 February making it even easier for visitors to travel the country.  To take advantage of these new flight routes, Wexas Travel’s tailor-made 13-day Highlights of Chile itinerary takes in the best of Chile and Chilean Patagonia’s rich history, heritage, landscapes and wildlife. More details here: Highlights of Chile


Canada Turns 150 | Rockies And Rainforest 

2017 will see Canada celebrate a milestone: the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  To mark the occasion there will be plenty of celebrations taking place throughout the year.  Parks Canada, who represent Canada’s National Parks, is offering all visitors free admission to national parks, national historical sites and national maritime conservation areas, throughout 2017.  So for travellers who want to make the most of this opportunity, Wexas Travel is offering a 16-day Rockies and Rainforest self-drive itinerary which includes visits to Vancouver Island, Whistler and then a drive through the heart of the Rocky Mountains with stays in Jasper and Banff. More details here: Rockies and Rainforest Self-Drive 


‘Year of Culture’ to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence | The Essence Of Rajasthan

To celebrate the vibrant cultural history between the UK and India, 2017 will see a dynamic year-long festival of events and art exhibitions across both countries to mark the cultural ties and India’s 70thanniversary of Indian Independence. Additionally, the British Library’s 1225 Edition of the Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s First Folio will tour India and Madame Tussauds is scheduled to open in New Delhi. Wexas Travel is offering visitors a 12-day Essence of Rajasthan experience that will enable visitors to be immersed in India’s vibrant heritage first-hand. Highlights include experiencing Delhi’s rich royal heritage, witnessing the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra and visiting Jaipur; otherwise known as the Pink City. The trip will also include stays in majestic Jodhpur, the beautiful lake city of Udaipur and a trip via jeep to the tribal Bishnoi Village, renowned for its scenic landscape and diverse wildlife. More details here: The Essence of Rajasthan


Anniversary of the Death of Elvis Presley | Rythms Of The Deep South

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley and so the spotlight is on Memphis.  During Elvis Week (11-19 August), die-hard fans will be making the annual pilgrimage to Graceland, Elvis’s mansion in Memphis, for a week-long celebration of music, movies and legacies of The King.  Wexas Travel is offering a 15-day self-drive with a complete immersion into the rich and innovative culture, history and heritage of the Deep South, which takes in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. More details her: Rhythms of the Deep South Self-Drive


Witness the first Total Solar Eclipse this century  | Oregon

The long-awaited total eclipse, which is the first in the US since a short eclipse in Montana in 1979, is set to take place on 21 August 2017.  To see the first shadow of the Total Eclipse, head to Oregon on an 11-day road-trip.  The trip starts in vibrant Portland before heading to Newport, the heart of the Oregon Wine Country. It then heads south along the Scenic Byway to see historic lighthouses, sleepy villages and amazing vistas. From Newport it is a scenic drive to Florence, a delightful and historic district. Along the way, enjoy the sight of spruce forests and take a dune buggy ride in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Finally, arrive in Grants Pass, a classic river town and home of the legendary ‘wild and scenic’ Rouge River. Take a final trip to Sunriver and the friendly town of Bend, before returning to Portland. More details here: Oregon Fly-Drive


 Finland Turns 100 | Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

2017 marks Finland’s centenary of independence as they get set to host a year-long programme of events. As well as a magnificent opening ceremony on New Year’s Eve in Helsinki, there will be a series of outdoor festivities during the spring and summer months. A special festival will take place during the third weekend of August to launch the countdown to Independence Day on 6 December. To celebrate, Wexas Travel is offering a five-day Glass Igloos & Northern Lights itinerary which includes a stay in a glass igloo in the remote countryside. The trip starts with a one-night stay in Levi glass igloos, surrounded by arctic scenery these igloos off first-class viewing of the Northern Lights. The following three-nights are at Hotel Ylläshumina where guests can experience a host of winter activities including cross-country skiing, husky safaris and a wilderness cooking school. More details here: Glass Igloos & Northern Lights  


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