Full Day Tour in Sapanca & Masukiye from Istanbul

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Sapanca, TR
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Sapanca, TR
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Sapanca and Masukiye. This full-day tour takes you on a journey through picturesque landscapes, from the breathtaking Sapanca Lake to the majestic Kartepe Hill. Explore the charming village of Masukiye, where you can indulge in thrilling activities like ATV safari, zipline, and a gigantic swing. Take a moment to relax and enjoy a traditional lunch in the natural paradise of Mahmudiye. Don't miss the chance to visit the renowned Faruk Yalcin Zoo and encounter a fascinating array of animals (additional cost applies). With opportunities for shopping and a visit to the glass terrace with stunning views, this tour offers the perfect blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation. Book now and create unforgettable memories amidst Turkey's enchanting countryside.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic wonders of Sapanca and Masukiye
  • Breathtaking Sapanca Lake
  • Panoramic vistas from Kartepe Hill
  • Encounter fascinating array of animals at Faruk Yalcin Zoo
  • Forge unforgettable memories amidst nature's embrace
  • Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Licenced local guide
  • Lunch with one soft drink
  • ATV Safari , Zipline and Swing
  • Personel expenses during the Tour
  • Tips (Optional) - Gratuities
  • Darica Zoo Tickets
  • Glass Terrace Entrance Fee

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Introduction: Discover the Serene Beauty of Sapanca and Masukiye on a Full Day Tour

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and immerse yourself in the picturesque wonders of Sapanca, Maşukiye, and their surrounding areas. This full day tour takes you on an enchanting journey through the Turkish countryside, where tranquility intertwines with natural splendor. Prepare to be captivated as you explore the breathtaking Sapanca Lake, drink in the panoramic vistas from the majestic Kartepe Hill, and indulge in the beauty of Mahmudiye village with its serene river and waterfalls.

What to expect: A Day of Natural Beauty and Adventure

During this tour, you can expect a full day of exploration and immersion in the wonders of Sapanca and Masukiye. The itinerary includes visits to Sapanca Lake, which is the second largest lake in the Marmara province, and Kartepe, a ski resort perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. You'll also have the opportunity to visit Darica Zoo (summer season) or Sea Lion Park and Aquarium (winter season) for a fascinating encounter with animals. Additionally, the tour includes stops at the charming Mahmudiye village and the activity-filled Masukiye, where you can enjoy thrilling experiences such as ATV safari and ziplining.

Who is this for? Discover the Perfect Getaway for Nature Lovers

This full day tour to Sapanca and Masukiye is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers seeking a break from the bustling city life of Istanbul. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour offers a chance to experience the scenic wonders of the Turkish countryside. The diverse range of activities and attractions caters to different interests and preferences, making it suitable for all age groups. So, no matter if you're an experienced traveler or someone looking to embark on their first outdoor adventure, this tour is designed to provide an unforgettable experience.

Why book this? Immerse Yourself in the Tranquil Beauty of Sapanca and Masukiye

By booking this full day tour, you'll have the opportunity to escape the city and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Sapanca and Masukiye. Uncover the hidden gems of the Turkish countryside as you navigate through stunning landscapes, encounter diverse wildlife at the zoo, and indulge in thrilling activities at Masukiye. The tour offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, allowing you to forge unforgettable memories amidst nature's embrace. With experienced guides leading the way, you can simply sit back, relax, and let the magic of Sapanca and Masukiye unfold before your eyes.

Good to know: Important Details for Your Journey

It's essential to know that the tour lasts for approximately 10 hours, providing ample time for you to fully experience and appreciate each destination. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Don't forget to bring your camera along to capture the breathtaking landscapes and memorable moments. During the tour, lunch will be provided at a traditional restaurant in Mahmudiye village, offering a chance to savor authentic Turkish cuisine. You'll also have opportunities for shopping, including the chance to purchase local Turkish Delight and natural honey.

Reviews: Insights from Previous Travelers

Travelers who have embarked on this full day tour to Sapanca and Masukiye have shared overwhelmingly positive feedback about their experiences. They have praised the mesmerizing beauty of Sapanca Lake, the exhilarating activities available in Masukiye, and the peaceful atmosphere of Mahmudiye village. Many have commended the knowledgeable and friendly guides, who have enriched the tour with their insights into the region's history and culture. Overall, previous travelers have expressed their satisfaction with this tour, considering it a worthwhile and memorable addition to their Turkish experience.

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Your Itinerary


08.00-08.45 We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul then we will drive to Maşukiye stop, which is known for its natural beauties, preferences such as village.


Darica Zoo; Visited during summer season only (Optional) Via Sea (Lion Park, an Aquarium); visited in winter season (Optional

Sapanca Lake

Sapanca lake; is a tectonic freshwater and the second largest lake in Marmara province


Mahmudiye; is a small natural lovely village with river and waterfalls. We have our lunch there in a traditional restaurant.

Masukiye Selale

Masukiye; is an activity area where you can drive ATV safari, zipline and gigantic swing.


(Pass by)

Kartepe; is a ski resort to enjoy the snow (visited during the winter season only)


Glass Terrace; Altitude of the terrace 185 meters.


Shopping time for local Turkish Delight and natural honey.


The last stop of our tour is Sapanca Lake. It will be good to have some rest by drinking tea and coffee on the shore of Sapanca Lake, which is known for its unique natural beauties. There are activity and amusement parks on the shore of Sapanca Lake for our guests with children. ATV tour can also be done along the lake shore. This stop, which has a unique view intertwined with nature, is indispensable then after 2 hours stop we will return to Istanbul and transfer you to your hotel.



3.5 (13)


I don’t even know where to start. So, the day before the tour, we were told to meet at point A, but as we were reaching point A the next day, the guide texted me saying to meet at point B. We got to point B, then we were put on the wrong bus. Lucky there was just too many people to fit in that bus so they realized we were on the wrong bus. Once we took off, the guide just said “I won’t be talking much because I’m fasting.” Um… no offense but either this job isn’t for him or Ramadan isn’t the best time for tourists. The itinerary says there would be cable car ride and hobbit house, but somehow we didn’t go to those places, the guide said cable car was closed but it was operating with passengers on it that we saw other tour groups went to. At the end of tour, the guide sort of made a joke saying “so our tour has cut short, we’ll be back to Istanbul early, just in time when my fasting ends. Haha.” It really made me feel like the tour was catered to him and the tour was no more than just a transportation service. One great thing I must compliment about this tour was Aslan Park we visited. It was part of an amusement park and they had kept quite some big cool cats in good condition(of course they could use more space but after all this ain’t Africa) unfortunately we had only 45min there. I will definitely visit this park again. After the park we went to this zip line spot, which is 150m back and forth(200TL) end in 2 min, I wasn’t even allowed to take video/photos of my child going down the zip line because they wanted to sell photos to me afterwards, and the photos they took were just not good at all, I was not going to pay for only half of my kid’s face for the photo. I was a bit annoyed and it got even worse when we spent the money(1000TL/2p)for the ATV ride, finally got to the scenic point, but the whole spot where you can take unblocked view photo is a prohibited blocked area, only their authorized photographer is allowed to take photos, and of course that costs extra money. Long story short, aside from the animals and the nature, I don’t know what to recommend.


Pick up and Drop was nice. Vehicle was comfirtable. We need to keep cash to participate in all activities where ever bus stops. Lunch was okey. Didnt get time to see vilage that was included. Also Glass bridge was not included. Its an average tour and can go when you want to add some activities in your Turkey trip.


Not as advertised! Didn’t get any notification of time of pick up. Had to contact your operator to be collected, subsequently waited an hour in hotel lobby as just forgotten. Waited 6hrs before seeing any countryside! Every stop (6 in total) required additional money for activities. If you didn’t participate in activities you just had to wait around until participants finished. Tour guide nice enough chap but didn’t give any commentary, just simply his name! Worst trip I have ever experienced wanting a full refund. Waste of a days holiday!


For the Sapanca tour, we were picked up from our hotel in the morning at approximately 8:30 and set off towards Sapanca. Our guide, Rasim, was a very good person. He informed us about Sapanca. We ate fish for dinner in Sapanca, it was delicious, I recommend it to everyone.


We participated in the Sapanca tour with my girlfriend, the tour operator contacted us via Whatsapp 1 day before and informed us about the pickup time, he picked us up from our hotel at 08:45 in the morning. He participated in the Sapanca tour. The place that caught my attention the most was the hobbit houses. In general, it went well. I recommend it.


The zoo was the first stop, and it surprisingly turned out to be enjoyable. There were a couple of touristy stops for shopping, but we only stayed briefly. We had several breaks throughout the trip for restrooms and refreshments. Lunch was quite delightful, with extra drinks and dips available. The two activity stops, the cable car and quad biking/ziplining, were a lot of fun. Make sure to bring some extra Turkish Lira for these additional activities.


We arrived at the lake around 4:45 PM, spending roughly 40 minutes there before returning to Istanbul. The day began with some disorganization, with my pick-up being 30 minutes late, and some confusion about my location. Thankfully, everything got sorted out, and we had a pause where passengers switched buses to ensure everyone was on the correct one. This transition took quite a bit of time.


I had a wonderful time during my experience. The arrangements were top-notch, and the tour guides were especially welcoming and amicable.


Undoubtedly, this excursion was a standout among our options in Istanbul. Our tour guide was truly exceptional, elevating the day to something truly extraordinary. The itinerary was jam-packed with exhilarating activities that left us overflowing with joy. It was an unforgettable experience – you absolutely have to give it a try. This adventure is perfect for friends, families, and couples who have a passion for road trips, nature, and thrilling activities.


Our visit to Sapanca for an ATV tour and the mesmerizing waterfalls in Maşukiye was an extraordinary addition to our trip. The Maşukiye waterfalls were absolutely enchanting. Lounging by the serene waters while listening to the sounds of nature was truly therapeutic. I highly recommend this tour for all nature and adventure enthusiasts
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 10:45