If you are a person who loves scenic sides of a place then discovering Turkey’s stunning countryside and getting to see all scenery on a full-day tour to Sapanca Lake, Masukiye and Kartepe from Istanbul would be the best decision to take. Experience the serenity of these beautiful places and treat yourself with the beauty of nature. Walk along the picture-perfect lake shore and take as many pictures as you want. Visit the animals at the zoo, get a glimpse of local life in the village of Masukiye and get to know how people live there. Enjoy an outdoor, delicious lunch by a shady waterfall, and hike Kartepe mountain with an option to join a ski lift tour before returning to the city.
You will be taking countryside tour from istanbul for a whole day. Going there and being around the beauty of nature, you will realise how coming to this tour was the best decision. From exploring a scenic lake to visiting local zoo, roaming around the village of Masukiye, going hiking on a mountain, to having a perfect lunch, what else one want? Hotel tranfers are also included in the tour.
Your coach will collect you from your central Istanbul hotels around 8:30am. You will be on the ride for for an hour or so to reach Darica Zoo. This conservation center is home to around 200 different species of animals, hundreds of different types of plants, an aquarium, and a petting zoo. Roam around this center and explore the wilde life. After taking a clear look at the place and exploring it, next you'll drive an hour to Sapanca Lake, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along its scenic shores and while you are there, try to capture the moment. Admire the number of villages and mountains being reflected in its fresh waters.
Further go on and explore the pretty lakeside village of Masukiye, where you'll be served a traditional Turkish lunch under a canopy of trees beside a waterfall. Enjoy the taste of Turkish meal. After viewing the waterfall up close, drive up to Mount Kartepe, which is a ski resort in winter time, for people to enjoy stunning views across Lake Sapanca. It’s also up to you if you can want to ride the chair-lift to the peak of the mountain which will have additional charge. You'll get back on the coach around 6pm to return to Istanbul, and you will be arriving back at your hotel around 8:30pm.