Istanbul Full Day Tour - Zoo and Sapanca Lake Escape

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Sapanca has become a popular destination, especially in recent years, with various shades of ever-green, close proximity to Istanbul, clean air and high-quality hotels offering spa and massage facilities for those who are tired of the daily rush. Maşukiye is one a wonderful spot where you can immerse yourself in nature.


  • The biggest zoo in Istanbul - Darica
  • Admire a walk around the beautiful and  peaceful surrounds of Sapanca Lake
  • Masukiye village -enjoy lunch here to entice your taste buds with local cuisine.
  • Enjoy hiking by climbing up the half of the heights of the Kartepe mountain i
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We will pick you up from your hotel between 7.30 and 8am.

We will start the day by visiting Darica Zoo which is a unique zoo in Istanbul located on the Asian side.There are about 200 different species of animals and about 250 different kinds of plants. There are also an aquarium and children's petting zoo.

From there we drive to Sapanca Lake and have a walk around the lake.

We continue to Masukiye Village for lunch and also walk to the waterfall. Kartepe is located about 1700m high above the sea-level with a fantastic view looking over Sapanca Lake on one sight and Izmit Bay on the other.

You will be returned to your hotel around  20.00



  • This is a full day regular tour.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for the walking on this tour of up to 3 hours at a time.


  • Professional Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Aircontioned transportation
  • Entrance fees


  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Any other meals, costs or services not specified in ‘price includes’


  1. Istanbul
  2. Sapanca
  3. Istanbul