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Welcome to Urunlu Village in Turkey

Welcome to Urunlu Village in Turkey
Welcome to Urunlu, a small Turkish village in the Taurus Mountains above the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. For the past 25 years we have been the invited guests of the Topkara family where we spend the night in their summer home en route from Cappadocia to the coast on our Turquoise Coast Odyssey . When we first made arrangements to stay with the Topkara family in their village home in 1989, Shefika and her husband made all the arrangements and their young children were delighted to have foreign guests coming to stay. On one Wildland trip, when the multigenerational Whitmore family arrived with their 10-year-old grandson the Topkara's grandson, Onur, who was also 10 at that time  took his new American friend by the hand and they disappeared down cobblestone pathways to explore and play in the village together. Today, Shefika and her husband since have passed away. Their three sons, Naim,...
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Trip to Turkey Turns Into Winning Moment

Turkish gulet on the Turquoise Coast by Wildland Alumni Frank Philips
We recently held our first alumni luggage tag contest, where we asked alumni to send us their best photos from their Wildland Adventures'. We had over 100 submissions and received photos from every corner of the globe, in the end we could only choose 8. This photo was submitted by Frank Phillips, who in 2015 traveled with us on ...
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Family Adventures in Greece

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John and Stacey, have been traveling with us for over 10 years. Since their first trip to Costa Rica they have visited different countries in Africa, South America and Asia. For their 13th trip with us they wanted to learn about the history and culture of Greece and explore the Cyclade Isl...
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"We nearly hijacked the gulet!"

"We nearly hijacked the gulet!"
You know a trip has gone well when the travelers nearly mutiny and refuse to leave! That was the resounding message we received from our October guests onboard the season's last Turquoise Coast Odyssey , beginning with arrival to Istanbul on 4 October and ending with a very reluctant departure on the 18th. In between, 12 exceedingly happy travelers strolled through Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district, spent 3 beautiful days exploring the underground cities of Cappadocia, hiking the lush river valleys and floating above the iconic fairy chimneys in a hot air balloon at dawn. But it was when they boarded the Kaya Guneri II gulet that things got really interesting! Said multiple-time Wildland Adventures Alumni traveler Denise Hastings: The sailing was great! The boat was perfect, cabins are great with plenty of space, nice bathrooms. There was plenty of space to relax on deck, too. The crew was exceptional, and the...
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Unlocking the Mediterranean

Unlocking the Mediterranean
What's my favorite Wildland Adventure? I'm often asked what my favorite Wildland Adventure is...and I have to say, I love Turkey! And I'm not alone, our  Turquoise Coast Odyssey  consistently receives  rave reviews  as one of the most culturally rich trips of a lifetime. I admit. I'm biased. I have traveled to Turkey all my life to visit my Turkish relatives . Travel with us to Turkey and you're greeted as family by our exceptionally knowledgeable and fun-loving guides. Meet Alper Ertubey!  He has been leading Wildland Adventures for 29 years, and has introduced scores of our travelers to their favorite home away from home.  He's also the one to talk to about food...passionate about the cuisine of his homeland, there is no one better to share a meal and a drink (or two) with, Şerefe! The combination of experiences on our  Turquoise Coast Odyssey  is second to none; exploring the bazaars and backstreets of Istanbul, hiking surreal landscapes leading to subterranean churches in...
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