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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.

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

2. Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Enjoy a full-day tour away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul on a day trip to the Gulf of Izmit and the freshwater lake of Lake Sapanca. Following a pick-up from your hotels in the city center, transfer to Lake Sapanca for a walk in nature. Located on a tectonic hole, between Izmit Bay and the Adapazari Meadow, Lake Sapanca is known for its scenic beauty. Continue to the picturesque village of Masukiye to enjoy lunch under a canopy of trees. Then, drive to a waterfall before climbing Kartepe Mountain. Hike in the mountains, or take the ski lift if you prefer. Discover a popular area for picnics in summer and ski breaks in the winter. Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul for the end of tour services.

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

3. 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: Guided Day Trip to Sapanca and Masukiye

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Sapanca Lake

this trip was one of the best decisions we made while in Istanbul. We had the best tour guide we could ask for. We got to do so much in one day and everyone was just so happy and full of excitement. Everything was amazing, you have to experience it for yourself. I think this is best suitable for friends, families and couples who are into road trips adventure and activities but also nature.

Everything was fine, thank you very much for the route and plan! I will add only one thing — I wanted to spend more time on the lake and less in the shops))

It was an amazing tour, it covers a lot of activities, and the tour guides were vey helpful. Sapance is an amazing gateway from istanbul.

Over all experience was so good. Guide Tallah was so amazing and patient enough. Loved it

Literally so amazing, was my highlight of my entire stay in Istanbul.