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13 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

36 people


Arabic, English, Turkish

About this tour

Take a break from busy Istanbul with a full-day tour to Lake Sapanca and the village of Masukiye, located on the Gulf of Izmit. Go boating on Lake Sapanca, visit the Masukiye waterfalls, and have lunch in the village. In the summer, stop at the zoo before heading to the lake. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

Pick up from the hotel and join the group. Drive to Masukiye located 120km far away from Istanbul. Masukiye is well known for its nature and green forests. We will spend some free time in Masukiye. For guest who wishes to join the activities, Optional Zipline and Optional ATV Ride are available in Masukiye, ATV Rides are the best way to discover the green nature of Masukiye.

Before driving for lunch, we will have stops in local stores to taste the regional honey produced in Sapanca and regional produced Turkish Delight.

After our lunch, we will visit Ormania Natural Habitat Park and Zoo.

Our last visit will be Sapanca Lake, and we will spend some time in the coast. (Depending on the traffic on our way back to Istanbul, we visit Palladium Shopping Mall) Drive back to Hotel around 21:00 – 22:00.
On this tour can be several shopping breaks like handicraft or production centers.

• ATV and Optional Zip Line Activities are optional and extra charge.
• Ormania Zoo Park ( except December, January, February )
• Palladium Shopping Mall (Depending on the traffic on the way back)


  • Discover a popular weekend retreat from Istanbul at Lake Sapanca
  • Hike up Kartepe Mountain during winter or take the ski lift to reach the top
  • Enjoy lunch under the shade of trees in Masukiye
  • Marvel at the landscapes of the Adapazari Meadow and Gulf of Izmit


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
  • Lunch set menu
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guidance (can be multilingual)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Child discount N/A
  • Optional activities
  • Zoo entry fee
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities (optional)


> Except Ramadan is this tour is all year round available.
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> The pick-up time is approx. 08:00
> Drop off approx. 21:00
> Offered as Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Infants must sit on lap if seats N/A
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

We Suggest
> Hat
> Comfortable shoes
> Camera


Long day (11-13 hours)



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