Wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Croatia's masterpiece of nature!


Plitvice, with its luminous lakes and spectacular waterfalls, are one of the most popular destinations in this part of Europe! The water has been flowing over the limestone and chalk have over thousands of years creating natural dams which resulted in a series of 16 beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forest in the park is home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species and the entire area around the lakes is so lush and wildly pristine that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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Duration:   full day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Split, Zadar, Zagreb

Available all year round

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Plitvice Lakes are known for its fauna and the turquoise waters
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Plitvice Lakes are Croatia's oldest and largest National Park
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Beautiful planked trails
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Crystal waters of Plitvice Lakes and hundreds of waterfalls
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Crystal waters of Plitvice Lakes and hundreds of waterfalls
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There are eight different hiking routes
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Waterfall at Upper Lakes

Tour description


 

The lake system of Plitvice is divided into the upper and lower lakes which receive most of their water from rivers called the Black and White River River. After it rushes past the Sastavci waterfall on the lower lakes, water continues to flow to the Korana River and the Plitvice brook, dropping from an elevation of 76m. Home to 120 bird species and 75 plant species endemic to the park, this wonder of nature is both a beautiful en route stop as well as an incredible destination.

Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing tour of Plitvice National Park with a local guide. You will explore the chain of 16 beautiful lakes and waterfalls and learn of the circumstances that led to their formation. Immerse in the depths of the regional history, heavily hit in the 1990's conflict. The surrounding forest of the park is home to a great variety wildlife and some rare bird species; the nature so pristine that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979.

The Lakes stun in all seasons, lovely and cool during summer, icy and calm in winter, yellow and ochre in autumn, green and fresh in spring. Most of the region gets covered with snow from November until the end of March while in December and January all of the lakes freeze over, creating a magical winter landscape.

Conveniently located near the main road that connects Zagreb with the Adriatic Coast, Plitvice are a great visit from most regions of Croatia, including Istria, Zagreb, Split and Zadar. Please note, tour from Zagreb includes a visit to the very picturesque Rastoke. Rastoke is located on Slunjčica River, right before it flows into the river Korana. In Rastoke, Slunjčica creates a series of small lakes and picturesque waterfalls, portraying a rare symbiosis of beautiful nature and well preserved 17th century mills.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation by our professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van from Zagreb, Zadar, Šibenik, Split or Istria, local guide and entrance tickets to National Park.
  • Bring your camera, slip-proof comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Kindly note that this experience is not suitable for guests with mobility issues!

The Legend of Plitvice

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According to legend, Plitvice Lakes were created after a long period of drought. Longing for relief, people, animals and nature prayed for their salvation. The Black Queen appeared bringing along a strong wind that blew furiously. Soon after, the rain poured down in such volume that it created Black and White rivers, the source for the lakes and waterfalls that Plitvice are famous for today. The actual size of the park is 300 square kilometres and the surrounding wilderness is home to bears, wolves, deer, wildcats, lynx and wild boar. The largest fall is over 70 metres high and has a stairway that leads to the top for a picture-perfect view. Plitvice Lakes have been used as location for numerous German 'spaghetti western' films!

Quick Info

AIRPORT NEARBY

Zadar, Zagreb

WEATHER

48°F  /  9°C

LOCAL TIME

8:12 PM

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Wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Wonders of Plitvice Lakes


Croatia's masterpiece of nature!

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