Guided Day Trip to Sapanca and Masukiye From Istanbul

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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

Guided Day Trip to Sapanca and Masukiye From Istanbul

Join an amazing full day excursion that combines multiple aspects and spend a day full of excitement, fun and laughter. The Sapanca Lake & 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.

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.


  • 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

Hotel Pick-up

Istanbul Hotels – 08:00

Visiting Sights

Sapanca Lake, Masukiye, Ormania Zoo Park, Palladium Shopping Mall.

What's Included

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

What's Excluded

  • Personal Spendings
  • Entrance Fees
  • 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
  • Palladium Shopping Mall (Depending on the traffic on the way back)

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

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Tour Program

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 Lake & 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 Lake & 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 hours, 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: 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.

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.

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Megan Hunt

Family Traveller

The Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Tour seems like a wonderful experience filled with nature’s tranquility, animals, and the authentic village atmosphere. It appears to be a perfect opportunity to explore everything from the energetic lunch break to the captivating beauty of nature.Guide showed great interest in us throughout the trip, making each moment even more special.

William Jackson

Couple Traveller

Perfect !
If you like nature and animals, this tour is for you.
I advise you not to miss the opportunity to breathe in the pure oxygen and see the wonderful forests and zoo.
The trip was very high quality and enjoyable.

Jenny Dens

Family Traveller

What an incredible place! The lake was out of this world, so much beauty concentrated in one place!!! We had some time there and we went around to explore this magnificent place and take photos. The waterfall was also nice. Hearing the waters splashing and being surrounded by an amazing beauty, gives you a whole different blend of emotions! By the end of this tour, I felt so relaxed, and I was smiling all the time. Best day ever, beautiful locations, unparallel natural beauty, and super guide!!! 5 stars review, well done!!!!