Wildland Adventures Guides Guests Beyond Over-Touristed Sites on Explorations of Turkey

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SEATTLE - Aug. 14, 2019 - PRLog -- Over-touristed sites are now the new norm throughout the world.

For example, this year in record numbers, tourists are queuing up at the Blue Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul.

"Travel is an investment in time and money. Istanbul has cultural and historical treasures that extend beyond the Blue Mosque. So why waste hours just to get inside a building you have been told you must see?" asks Kurt Kutay, CEO and President of Wildland Adventures (http://www.wildland.com/).

Instead, guides with deep knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey will share the Blue Mosque story with fine-tuned timing that skirts crowds and by introducing historical/cultural takeaways at less selfie-prone places.

"This resurgence of interest to visit Turkey is keeping us on our toes," Kutay says. "We have to be aware, well in advance, where the maddening crowds will gather next. Then we plan contingencies that will connect the same cultural dots that the hot spots do – but perhaps even more effectively without the distractions that come with crowds." Turkey has 100,000 registered historic spots. If a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site is over-run by crowds, Kutay's team will choose the best hours to visit or designate a comparable place to fulfill a similar interest and expectation.

Wildland Adventures to Turkey (https://www.wildland.com/trips/mediterranean/turkey.aspx) embrace the culture people flock here to experience. "We bring our guests as close as possible to real worlds, freed of artifice, must-sees and must-dos," Kutay explains.

The tours Wildland Adventures offers in Turkey are

·         Turquoise Coast Odyssey (https://www.wildland.com/trips/mediterranean/turkey/Turqu...) - a 13-day itinerary from $4,965 per person double. Accommodations include a restored Ottoman home in the heart of a mountain village, a boutique cave hotel and Istanbul inns with rooftop restaurants. Highlights are Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kas, an Anatolian village, Ephesus and a voyage along the Turquoise Coast in a traditional gulet yacht.

·         Highlights of Turkey (https://www.wildland.com/trips/mediterranean/turkey/Highlights_of_Turkey/overview.aspx) - a 9-day exploration from $3,695 per person double. This itinerary embraces Turkey's three most important cultural and political centers: Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus on foot along ancient pathways and by boat. Guests enjoy well-appointed friendly hotels, a boutique cave accommodation and a renovated historic hotel in the Aegean highlands.

For more information on these itineraries and all of Wildland Adventures' worldwide offerings, availability and reservations, call 1-800-345-4453 or email info@wildland.com. Visit http://www.wildland.com/. Kutay has also recently published 6 Ways to Travel Responsibly in an Age of Overtourism (https://ww2.wildland.com/travel-blog/6-ways-to-travel-responsibly-in-a-time-of-over-tourism.html).

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