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Sapanca & Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

Kartepe Mountain
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  • Adult20€
  • Child (3-7)15€
  • Infant (0-2)Free
  • Tour Duration 08:00 /20:00
  • Hotel Transfer Yes
  • Tour Guide English, Arabic

Sapanca & Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

Join an amazing full day excursion that combines multiple aspects and spend a day full of excitement, fun and laughter. The Sapanca & Masukiye Tour from Istanbul and gives you the chance to visit a charming village, a serene lake, a waterfall, and an interesting zoo. You will also have the opportunity to visit a shopping mall outlet and shop some gifts to take back home. This full day tour is ideal for people of all ages as it combines everything you need for a joyful and pleasurable day.

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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.

Sapanca & Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

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. The next stop of the tour takes place at the top of Kartepe Mountain where you can enjoy some breath-taking views. During the winter, this mountain is a popular resort for sky, snow bikes and of course snow fights!

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.



  • Take a break from the busy streets and noisy traffic of Istanbul on this day-long escape into the countryside
  • Discover Turkey’s stunning countryside and scenery on a full-day tour to Sapanca Lake, Masukiye and Kartepe from Istanbul
  • Hike along the picture-perfect lake shore, visit the animals at the zoo then get a observe of local life in the village of Masukiye
  • Enjoy an outdoor lunch by a shady waterfall, and walk to Kartepe mountain with the option to join a ski lift tour before returning to the city

Hotel Pick-up

Istanbul Hotels – 08:00

Visiting Sights

Sapanca Lake, Masukiye, Ormania Zoo Park, Kartepe Snow Resort, Palladium Shopping Mall.

What's Included

  • Bus with Full A/C
  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Guided Tour
  • Lunch

What's Excluded

  • Personal Spendings
  • Drinks

Don't Forget

  • Buggies, zip-line and chair left on Kartepe hill are unpaid and our agency is not responsible for guest’s safety
  • Kartepe Snow Resort (Visiting winter season between December to February)
  • Palladium Shopping Mall (Depending on the traffic on the way back)
  • Ormania Zoo Park (except December, January, February)

If you are planning to spend more days in Istanbul please check our Excursions in Istanbul page for more excursions.

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Get away from the crowds of Istanbul by joining a full day excursion that is able to upgrade your vacations, and offer to you plenty of memories. The Sapanca & Masukiye Tour From Istanbul aims in demonstrating the beauty of the natural setting, while keeping your excitement high. Visit a mountain top, an impressive waterfall, a charming village, a tectonic lake, a zoo, and at the end shop till you drop at one of the city’s largest shopping malls.

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Sapanca & Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

Pick up: For your own comfort and safety, a fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel during the morning. An English speaking guide will welcome you in the bus and explain to you the finals details of the schedule. The road trip towards the first stop is almost 2 ours, so take your time to enjoy the views and relax.

Sapanca Lake: This tectonic lake is a truly phenomenal spot and forms a feast for your eyes. The serenity of the setting and the lush greenery surrounding it, make this lake the place to be for every season of the year. There, you can enjoy walking, taking photos, or join some activities in the lake at an extra cost.

Sapanca Zoo: The next stop of the tour takes place at Sapanca Zoo. The facility hosts a variety of animals from different geographic locations. In fact, the zoo aims in raising awareness about these animals, their habits, and their natural environment in general. As you explore the zoo, you will receive some interesting insights from the tour guide. Do take photos of the animals as they are really impressive and cute.

Masukiye Village: Wooden charming houses, a tranquil setting and authentic atmosphere are some of the things that better characterize Masukiye village. As this is our next stop, you will also take this opportunity to have a lunch break made with organic products.

Masukiye Waterfall and Kartepe Mountain: Energized and relaxed from the lunch break, you will continue with a visit at Masukiye waterfall. Set yourself free to receive the positive vibes of nature and snap some breath taking photos of this place. Another interesting stop will take place at the top of Kartepe Mountain, which is a famous winter resort. Take your photos and enjoy exploring the hill top.

Shopping mall: The last stop of the tour is set to take place at one of Istanbul’s largest shopping malls. Increase your enthusiasm and excitement as there are multiple shops to visit and make your purchases for your loved ones. After spending some time there, the bus will take you back to your hotel during the afternoon.