Is the zoo in Istanbul worth a visit

Day Tour in Istanbul: Day Trip to Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Waterfalls


How about a whole day away from Istanbul and explore the nature, people and country?


  • Istanbul Zoo
  • Waterfalls in Masukiye
  • Sapanca lake
  • Great day out with nature
  • People and country


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Would you like to discover something of Istanbul?
in Istanbul, a little out of town, has some very interesting places that are well worth visiting. Nature lovers will love it so much!


Sapanca is like a paradise between cities with their natural beauties. With its nature, clean and pure air, greenery, lake and hills, Sapanca offers peace to everyone. When you go to Sapanca you can enjoy the natural beauties of the region as well as the historical sights. There are also very nice villages around Sapanca. You can think of Sapanca in Istanbul, which is full of beauty and tranquility, away from the stress of the city. You can discover all the beauties of nature there. These places, very suitable for tourism in terms of geographic location, are becoming favorites of nature lovers in terms of places to visit.

We have a full day tour to Masukiye, Sapanca and Darica Zoo from Istanbul for the people looking for something different from Istanbul.

To be away from the crowds and stresses of modern life and to feel nature with the sounds of birds walking between the trees and to have your lunch in a very specific place, you will relax completely.

While enjoying the highlights of Istanbul, treat yourself to the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating nature that is well worth it. So the local life with pure nature is not too far from you in Istanbul.

The Istanbul Zoo is located in Darica on the Asian side of Istanbul. The zoo is the largest zoo in Turkey with 200 different animal species and 250 different plant species in its botanical park. There are around 2000 animals as well as an aquarium and petting zoo for children.

Lunch in the forest under a canopy of trees next to a waterfall in Masukiye.

On the way back to Istanbul we will have tea by the breathtaking Sapanca Lake.

In this case the coach is mixed countries and the majority could be Arab countries.

Due to the rainy season, the views of the places visited may differ from the tour images in the summer months.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches
  • Having lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service fees

Not included

  • beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

What to watch out for

The actual pick-up time, which depends on the hotel location, will be communicated after booking. The meeting point is also being considered for some of the hotels that are inaccessible by the tour bus due to closed roads or oncoming traffic.

The tour bus is made up of mixed countries and the majority could be Arab countries.

Due to the rainy season, the views of the places visited may differ from the tour images in the summer months.

In summer we do not visit the Kartepe Mountains and in winter we do not visit the zoo.

Product ID: U7-188

"The worse trip ever, very upsetting and disappointing for the kids"
Reviewed by Sahar K **** United Arab Emirates 30-06-2017
Old bus, very uncomfortable with NO AC working in very hot day. Zoo is one of the worse ... the kids very disappointed because of it, Lake visit nothing significant and NO enough time to do snything. waterfall with NO real waterfall in the area. Photo in the brushure sure from other place and not the one that we have visited.
This trip was very uncomfortable, tiring from sitting in old uncomfortable bus and disappointing for kids
Experience date: 30-06-2017