Private Sapanca tour - Fat Taxi
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The touristic area of Sapanca is located in Sakarya, a city located close to Istanbul. Adorned with natural beauties and a famous zoo, Sapanca is a great place to visit with your family or friends.

The Sapanca Tour package includes the below steps, but you can customise your trip by letting your driver know which places you want to see. Your driver will be knowledgeable about the areas you will be visiting, so you can also ask him for a little info about each of your stops along the way. At the same time, you can enjoy the city from the comfort of your private vehicle, use the complimentary WiFi and enjoy snacks and refreshments during the ride.

Your driver will be waiting for you in the vehicle during each visit to the below steps.



1. The Pick-up

Your designated driver will pick you up from your desired location in Istanbul and you will start your journey to Sapanca. The ride to Sapanca will take around 2 hours.



2. Darica Zoo

Your first stop will be the Darica Zoo. This is one of the largest zoos in Turkey with over 280 animal species and around 3.800 animals. There’s also a botanical garden where you can see over 600 different plant breeds. It’s a wonderful experience with exotic animals and plants as well as species that you can only see in Turkey.

Following your visit to Darica Zoo, you will head to Sapanca Lake. The ride to Sapanca Lake will take around 1.30 hours.



3. Sapanca Lake

Sapanca Lake is a fairly large body of water. You can find secluded and peaceful areas on its shore to sit on the grass and enjoy the view or visit one of the many cafes and restaurants on the shoreline to enjoy a meal and beverages. The lake is famous for its trout and you can also find some fresh and delicious trout to enjoy in the fish restaurants.
Following your visit to Sapanca Lake, you will head to Dogancay Waterfall, which is located at a 50-minute drive distance from Sapanca Lake.



4. Dogancay Waterfall

Enclosed inside the rocky hills of Gevye, Dogancay is a 3-level waterfall and also a national monument of Turkey. The waterfall is reached through a trekking track, so it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Following Dogancay Waterfall, you will head to Seyir Terasi (Observation Terrace). The ride from Dogancay Waterfall to Seyir Terasi will take around 50 minutes.



5. Seyir Terasi (Observation Terrace)

Seyir Terasi is located on one of the highest hills on the shore of Sapanca Lake with a wide view of the entire territory. It is also a restaurant where you can enjoy different delicacies while watching the majestic view of Sapanca with all its glory.
After Seyir Terasi, you will start your return ride from Sapanca to Istanbul, which will take around 2 hours.



6. Drop-off

Your designated driver will drop you at your desired location once you arrive in Istanbul.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car
  • Free WIFI
  • English speaking & knowledgeable driver
  • All taxes and fees
  • Water and snacks for all passenger
  • Fuel and tolls

  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Official tour guide (our drivers have local knowledge of the places visited, but they are not tour guides)
  • Tips and gratuities

  • Make sure to check the weather forecast and wear suitable and comfortable clothing and shoes
  • You may want to take sunscreen with you if your tour date forecast is sunny
  • It is recommended to have local currency as local shops and merchants may not accept Euro or credit cards
  • Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will plan your tour to suit your needs

What is the process after booking?

Following your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a second mail 1-2 days prior to your journey, containing your driver’s details and pick-up/drop-off information. You can always reach out to us via email or phone if you have additional questions.

Can my pick-up and drop-off places be different?

Yes, though there may be additional charges for certain places such as airports. Detailed info will be provided during the booking process.

Can we stop by a restaurant, café or an additional attraction that we come across along the way?

Of course, the tour is fully customisable during the ride.

What is the cancellation policy?

We provide 100% refund in cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour date and time.

Can our driver join our visit to attractions and tell us about the places we see?

While our drivers have local knowledge of the areas of visit, they are not qualified tour guides. The drivers will readily wait for you in the vehicle while you visit attractions.