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From Istanbul: Sapanca and Masukiye Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Istanbul: Sapanca and Masukiye Day Trip with Lunch

Follow your guide and discover the natural scenery of Sapanca and Masukiye on a tour departing from Istanbul. Relax in cozy transportation and visit landmarks such as the Wildlife Park, Sapanca Lake, a Turkish Delight factory, Maşukiye, and much more. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or agreed meeting point between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and travel to your first destination. Tour Itinerary: • Darica Zoo: Visited during the summer season (optional) Locations reached by sea (Lion Park, an Aquarium): Visited during the winter season (optional) • Sapanca Lake: The second-largest tectonic freshwater lake in the Marmara province. • Mahmudiye: A charming natural village with rivers and waterfalls where we have lunch at a traditional restaurant. • Masukiye: An activity area where you can enjoy Atv safari, ziplining, and a gigantic swing. • Kartepe: A ski resort for winter snow enjoyment (visited during winter only). • Free time for shopping local Turkish Delights and natural honey. This tour combines stunning natural beauty with exciting activities. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you'll explore the most scenic spots and immerse yourself in the region's natural wonders. Finish your journey with a trip back to your starting destination.

From Istanbul: Guided Day Trip to Sapanca and Masukiye

2. From Istanbul: Guided Day Trip to Sapanca and Masukiye

Discover Sapanca and Masukiye on this guided day tour. Visit the infamous lake and zoo in Sapanca, and learn about the region's history and culture as you stroll along Masukiye village. After being picked up from your hotel in Istanbul in the morning, go on a two-hour road trip to Sapanca Lake. Allow the exceptional natural beauty of this tectonic lake to take your breath away. Unwind and snap photos, or try lake pedaling at an extra cost. Next, head to Sapanca Zoo where you can observe different kinds of animals hosted in the facility and learn about the care they receive. Feel free to take photos, and understand how intelligent the animals are. After your trip to the zoo, visit a village that is famous for its authentic atmosphere. Masukiye village is particularly popular for being surrounded by tranquil landscapes. See houses made of wood and enjoy a freshly made lunch at a local restaurant. Energized and relaxed, you will then make your way to Masukiye waterfall and Kartepe Mountain. The latter is a famous ski resort that offers stunning panoramic views. Explore the beauty of nature at these majestic locations. End your day at one of Istanbul’s largest shopping outlets. Visit a variety of local and international brands where you can get your souvenirs. After shopping, you will then be dropped off at your hotel.

Istanbul: Sapanca Tour , Cable Car, Quad & Zipline

3. Istanbul: Sapanca Tour , Cable Car, Quad & Zipline

Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and head to the Sapanca area, known for its picturesque lake and natural beauty. Your first stop will be at the Tuzla Marina, where you can have a break and enjoy shore with many cafe&restaurants and shopping areas at your free time . Afterward, get back on the road to head to your next stop. Along the way, stop for a rest break, where can sample some Turkish delight and browse for souvenirs. Next, ride a cable car 1500 meters over the sky (if option chosen), observing beautiful Kartepe and surroundings. Have some free time at the summit to take photos of the spectacular views. Then, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before moving on to the zipline (if option chosen). Otherwise, take in breathtaking waterfall views in a scenic viewpoint. After the waterfall, have the opportunity to ride through nature and discover more about the area on a Quad bike, led by a local guide (if option chosen). Finally, arrive at Lake Sapanca for an hour of sightseeing and photo opportunities. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Istanbul Transfer Airport with multilingual driver

4. Istanbul Transfer Airport with multilingual driver

Enjoy reliable, hassle-free transportation and be warmly welcomed upon arrival. Sit comfortably in a vehicle reserved exclusively for you and go directly to your hotel, apartment or private residence with complete peace of mind. For transfers the pick-up time will be 4 hours before your scheduled flight time. Depending on the number of people booked, you will be assigned a suitable private vehicle such as Mercedes Vito, or Mercedes Sprinter etc . Please note that waiting time for arrival transfers at airports is limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes after the flight landing time. Feel free to contact with us for more information . Language speak French, English and Turkish .

Istanbul: Full-Day Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour with Lunch

5. Istanbul: Full-Day Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour with Lunch

Following a pickup from your hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet area, transfer to the picturesque village of Masukiye, located 120 kilometers east of Istanbul. Marvel at Masukiye's beautiful natural landscapes and green forests. If you're interested, join the various optional activities at the park such as ziplining, ATV rides, or take a visit to the zoo. Make a stop to taste the locally produced honey and Turkish delight in Sapanca. Following the tasting, enjoy your lunch break. Then, head to your next destination. This tour takes you to Ormania Natural Habitat Park during the summer season and to Kartepe Snow Resort to enjoy the snow games during the winter season.  The last stop takes you to Sapanca Lake where you'll get to spend some free time on the beautiful coast. Here, take in the fascinating views of the surrounding green mountains before heading back to your hotel where you will arrive between 9 and 10 PM.

From Istanbul: Day Tour to Sapanca and Masukiye with Lunch

6. From Istanbul: Day Tour to Sapanca and Masukiye with Lunch

This excursion starts during the morning with a pick-up service. For your own comfort, a modern and fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards the first stop of the day. A tour guide will also be available for you in order to give you some important information about the places of interest. The first spot to visit is the tectonic Sapanca Lake, which is located approximately 2 hours away. The spot will impress you since the very first moment due to its tranquil setting. During your time there you can walk around to explore it or proceed with a pedal activity at an extra cost. The tour continues with a visit at Sapanca Zoo. The facility aims in raising awareness about animals and nature in general. During your exploration there, you will be able to observe different types of animals and learn interesting facts about them. In order to make your experience even better, you will also stop at the charming Masukiye Village. The settlement has a flawless tranquil atmosphere that is perfectly paired with the sounds of nature and the picturesque wooden houses. A lunch break will take place there which is made from all organic ingredients. Right after your lunch, you will also visit the Masukiye Waterfall. Take a moment to admire the beauty of nature as you are there and do not forget to snap some photos of this magical place. After spending some time there, the bus will start driving you towards the last stop of the day, which is a shopping outlet. You will have some time to explore one of Istanbul’s largest malls according to your interests and don’t forget to purchase souvenirs and gifts from there. The excursion finishes during the afternoon, when the bus drops you off back to your hotel.

From Istanbul: Sapanca and Masukiye Tour

7. From Istanbul: Sapanca and Masukiye Tour

Hotel Pick-up (8:00 - 8:30 AM): Our professional team will pick you up from centrally located hotels, ensuring a prompt and comfortable start to your day. Darica Zoo: Upon arrival, you'll have the option to delve into the vibrant world of Darica Zoo, boasting 255 species of animals (available only during the summer season). Alternatively, opt for a visit to the LION PARK AND AQUARIUM via a picturesque sea route. Sapanca Lake: Discover Sapanca Lake, the second-largest lake in the Marmara province of Turkey. Formed during the Earth's crust deformation, the lake offers a serene backdrop for exploration. Your tour guide will grant you ample free time to absorb the beauty of the surroundings. Adventure Stop in Mahmudiye: Our journey continues to Mahmudiye, a charming village in Sakarya city. Here, indulge in ziplining and various water activities, adding a touch of thrill to your day. Lunch in Nature's Embrace: Relish a delectable lunch in a picturesque setting, surrounded by cascading water from the mountains. Immerse yourself in the flavors of local cuisine, a perfect complement to the stunning scenery. Discover Masukiye: The Love Village Masukiye, also known as the Love Village, awaits with activities like ATV Safari, Ziplining, and the Gigantic Swing. Dive into the adventure or simply soak in the tranquil atmosphere. Cable Car Adventure: As part of the tour, ascend to new heights with a round trip on the cable car. Marvel at breathtaking views of Sapanca and Kartepe Mountains, elevating your experience to new heights. Local Treasures: Wrap up your day with a visit to a local venue, offering an array of regional products such as Turkish Delight, soaps, herbal goods, honey, jams, nuts, and more. Indulge in a bit of local shopping and take home a piece of the region's charm. Afterward, we will head back to Istanbul and transfer you to your hotel by 18:00 PM.

Full-Day Sapanca & Kartepe Adventure with Activities

8. Full-Day Sapanca & Kartepe Adventure with Activities

Overview: Embark on an unforgettable journey to Sapanca and Kartepe, where nature's tranquility meets adventure. This day trip is an ideal blend of serene landscapes at Sapanca Lake and exhilarating activities in Kartepe. The tour's unique appeal lies in combining peaceful nature exploration with adrenaline-pumping experiences, perfect for all ages. Itinerary and Features: Morning: Begin with a scenic drive to Sapanca, admiring the lush landscapes. At Sapanca Lake, indulge in a leisurely walk or a lakeside relaxation session. Midday: Head to Maşukiye, known for its natural beauty and charming tea gardens. Enjoy a delightful lunch here (not included in the tour price). Afternoon: Arrive in Kartepe, renowned for its outdoor activities. Engage in zipline adventures, Atv rides, and horse riding, immersing yourself in the thrill of the outdoors. Evening: Conclude the day with a visit to Ormanya Nature Park, a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Conclusion of the Tour: The tour ends with a comfortable drive back to your hotel. You'll return enriched with memories of picturesque landscapes and heart-pounding adventures, all within the span of a day. Key Points: Duration: Full day. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel. All transportation included. Activities suited for all age groups

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What people are saying about Sapanca

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

We had an amazing experience! The serene atmosphere of nature and the breathtaking view of the lake truly mesmerized us. Although the ATV and zipline activities were not initially included, they were definitely worth it. Visiting the animal park was also a memorable experience for our children. This tour provided us with a delightful and unforgettable day spent together as a family. We highly recommend it!

It was amazing, sapanca is beautiful and our tour guide "Anas" was very professional, helpful, very informative and made the trip real fun. The organizer and driver as well was very professional, kind and helpful, the waterfall zipline is a must do and the cable car view was lovely. I strongly recommend this trip.

Definitely worth the price. The activities were not included in the price but were great. is described.

It's a great day trip for families and our guide was great. The food was good.

not having to wait around to pick up other passengers who were late