Escape the bustle of Istanbul, and discover a popular weekend retreat from the city on a 14-hour day trip to Lake Sapanca and the village of Masukiye in the Gulf of Izmit. Enjoy a relaxed lunch under a canopy of trees, and climb Kartepe Mountain.
You will be away from the trouble of modern life, feel the nature, sounds of birds walk in between the trees have your lunch in very specific place will make you smiling and more happy person. While you are enjoying the highlights of Istanbul escape to nature which is worth even for one day. Hotel transfers are also included in the tour.
Your coach will pick you up you from your central Istanbul hotels around 8:30 am. After around 1 hr or so drive, you'll reach to Darica Zoo, home to around 200 different species of animals, hundreds of different types of plants, an aquarium, and a petting zoo.
Next, you'll be driven an hour to Sapanca Lake, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along its scenic coasts. you will then be impressed by the number of villages and mountains being reflected in its fresh waters.
We will then go further to explore the beautiful lakeside village of Masukiye, where you will taste a traditional Turkish lunch under a canopy of trees beside a waterfall. After viewing the waterfall up close, you'll be driven 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 6 pm to return to Istanbul, and you will be arriving back at your hotel around 8:30 pm.