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Norire Arakelyan
Norire Arakelyan


Born and raised in London to parents of Armenian origin, Norire discovered his passion for travel from a young age, always keen to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations. He has visited five of the seven continents and been on numerous cruises. An enjoyment of short breaks has taken him all around Scandinavia and Europe, the regions he now specialises in. But it's not been all short trips. He's also travelled extensively across Africa, where he trekked with gorillas, camped in the Kalahari, spent time with the Himba tribe of Namibia and sailed in mokoro boats through the Okavango Delta. Most recently, on a trip to South America, he hiked in the Andes, relaxed his feet in the hot springs of the Atacama and spotted flamingos in Laguna Colorada.

Specialist destinations


A hotbed of art, culture and creativity, with mesmerising landscapes and islands and beaches to rival the world's best, a holiday to Europe is hard to match. Explore the best of the continent with our experts, who'll be on hand to tailor-make your perfect European escape.

Tromso in summer Norway

Scandinavia & the Nordics

Scandinavia and Nordics are a showcase for high design, ancient tradition and natural wonders that change with the seasons. Explore it all on adventure-packed winter breaks and scenic summer self-drives.

Read Norire’s latest articles

  • California: off the beaten track

    California is usually top of the list when it comes to an American road trip. But, while the allure of the likes of Los Angeles and San Francisco is undeniable, the Golden State also cradles plenty of hidden gems, lesser-visited attractions and authentic locales that are just as delightful.

  • Amalfi Coast

    To drive, or not to drive?

    Are you assessing your options for your next holiday? If so, you could be mulling over whether to embark on a self-drive adventure, or leave the keys at home and opt to explore with an independent car-free holiday. To help you decide, our experts assess the pros and cons of each.

  • Giraffes at sunset

    Top 16 photographic spots in Africa

    Whether you're an avid photographer or simply love recording your experiences, the continent of Africa offers a rich tapestry of photographic opportunities, from stunning landscapes to diverse cultures and wildlife. We share some of our favourites spots for snapping that memorable shot.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    6 reasons to visit Philadelphia

    With a history dating back to the founding of the United States, coupled with a thriving arts and culture scene and delicious food, we pick out the top reasons why Philadelphia should be top of the list for your next USA adventure.

  • Winter in Quebec City

    Trip report: Winter in Quebec province

    Wexas Travel's Norire Arakelyan reports back from a winter trip to Canada's largest province, Quebec.

  • Vivosa Apulia Resort

    Just back from: Salento & Vivosa Apulia Resort

    Having recently returned from Vivosa Apulia Resort in southern Puglia, Wexas Travel's Norire Arakelyan shares his experience of this all-inclusive eco-resort in a lesser-known part of Italy.

  • Common Brown Lemur, Andasibe National Park, Madagascar

    Top 10 alternative wildlife experiences

    Ever felt overwhelmed by crowds when spotting wildlife at a popular destination? For many it leaves them longing for a more authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience. So, while the world's famous wildlife spots are popular for a reason, there are plenty of alternatives waiting to be discovered.

  • Aerial view of Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Istria, Croatia

    Just back from: Meneghetti Wine Hotel, Istria

    Wexas’ Norire Arakelyan reports on his recent visit to one of Croatia's unique hidden gems – Meneghetti Wine Hotel. Discover why it is the perfect getaway for those looking for relaxation, luxury and a taste of lstrian food and wine.

  • Belmond Royal Scotsman

    5 Reasons to take a No-Fly Holiday

    No-fly holidays are becoming increasingly popular for global travellers. With a growing awareness of the environmental impact of travel, and the desire to minimise stress wherever possible, the concept of going flight-free is certainly appealing to many.

  • The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    The world's best driving holidays

    We take a look at the world's best driving holidays, with everything from Iceland's geological drama to America's greatest road trips. Each has been carefully selected by our destination experts, reporting back from the road.

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on +44 20 7838 5880 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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