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Plitvice Lakes: Guided Walking Tour and Boat Ride

1. Plitvice Lakes: Guided Walking Tour and Boat Ride

Discover the interconnected lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park. Explore 29,685 hectares of lakes and forest. Encounter a variety of native species that pre-date the arrival of humans. Start your tour at the north entrance of the park. Your sightseeing route is circular, and is designed to show you areas from all parts of the park with a combination of walks and electric-boat rides. Enjoy a relaxing return to the starting point, made mostly by panoramic train, while you admire myriad waterfalls of different sizes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology, and hydrology, it truly is one of the most unique karst landscapes in the world.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

2. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Zadar and be greeted by your tour escort and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you'll be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to change through the sedimentation of calcium carbonate constantly. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine, which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Check out interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional and guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour with Tickets

3. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour with Tickets

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zagreb, and then make your way to the 16 lakes of the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site to take a nature walk through the magnificent woodlands of Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Marvel at a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers and take a closer look at the marble formations of the incredible natural phenomenon. Learn how the lakes, karst rivers and streams are an ongoing process that continue to shape the landscape over time. See some of the magnificent waterfalls and stand in front of the 78-meter high Large Waterfall (Veliki slap) to hear the roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Day Tour, Boat Ride & Ticket Included

4. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Day Tour, Boat Ride & Ticket Included

Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park and its lakes and falls lies northeast of Zadar. With this day trip, save the fuss of self-drive and public buses. Travel by air-conditioned bus and enjoy ample time to experience the scenery, boat rides, and  walking trails as you wish. Meeting is at 07:30 am in the morning at our office, or half an hour before if you need a pickup at your hotel or apartment. Drive to get there takes about two hours. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Time in the park: 10 am - 04 pm Entrance tickets are included. Discover amazing nature of Plitvice Lakes, and enjoy your time in the Park. If you need, we can keep your luggage while you're there. Back to Zadar: Meeting time is at 4.00 pm, drive takes about two hours, and at 6 pm we’re back in Zadar.

From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

5. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

Depart Zadar at 08:30, and journey towards Plitviče Lakes National Park. Drive through the hinterland of the picturesque Lika region for about 2.5 hours, and then enter the park for the start of your 3-hour guided tour. Marvel at the natural scenery of the Upper Lakes area, where 12 of the 16 lakes of Plitvice can be found. Cross Kozjak Lake by boat to experience the largest and deepest of the lakes from a different perspective. Belonging to the Upper Lakes group, Kozjak Lake is the result of 2 smaller lakes merging into one and is the only navigable lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Glide across the serene waters, where the travertine Stephanie`s island was named by the Crown Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (wife of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria) after a visit in 1888.  Admire the idyllic scenery of the Lower Lakes region, characterized by small waterfalls, turquoise waters and surrounding greenery. Nearby lies the underground cave of Šupljara, where the conditions have given rise to an abundance of unusual cave fauna. Go to the Great Waterfall within the Lower Lakes and see the water cascade from a height of 78 meters. Soak up the atmosphere with your guide before boarding the van for the trip back to your meeting point in Zadar.

Plitvice Lakes National Park: Day Trip from Omiš

6. Plitvice Lakes National Park: Day Trip from Omiš

Once you arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park, begin your full-day tour with a guided hike along the boardwalks. See cascading waterfalls, sparkling lakes and canyons. Take a walk around the Upper Lakes and then enjoy a scenic boat ride around the Lower Lakes. Be on the lookout for native wildlife. Marvel at the Veliki Slap waterfall, standing 255 feet high. Before heading back, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a tasty Croatian-style lunch at a local restaurant (optional and at your own expense).

Plitvice Lakes National Park: Walking, Boat, and Train Tour

7. Plitvice Lakes National Park: Walking, Boat, and Train Tour

Guests will meet guide on Entrance 1 which will take them to the National Park. . After entrance guide will take guests through Plitvice. First attraction You will be able to see are Big waterfall and lower part of the Lakes where You can also find couple of interesting monuments. After Lower lakes tour You will get a break at the boat station ( for food and drinks which will be available at local bistros). When You finish with the break the guide will take You to panoramic boat which will transfer You to Upper part of the Lakes. At the upper part You will be able to see 12 lakes interconnected with a series of waterfalls which will leave You amazed. Next destination is a train station where panoramic train is driving guests to panoramic view of Lower part. This tour ends just after panoramic view points at the spot where You have begun Your journey.

Plitvice lakes: Guided walking tour with a boat ride

8. Plitvice lakes: Guided walking tour with a boat ride

Explore Plitvice lakes with a half day (4 hours), or a full day (6 hours) walking tour Have a local guide wait for you at the entrance 1, and guide you through the park Get all the information you want and need to know Experience a panoramic boat ride over the biggest lake Enjoy a panoramic train ride The start point will also be your finish point

Plitvice Lakes National Park: Private Tour from Zadar

9. Plitvice Lakes National Park: Private Tour from Zadar

Explore the magnificent beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Plitvice Lakes with a guided tour of the Upper and Lower Lakes, Kozjak Lake and the Great Waterfall. Discover what many proclaim as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn about life and traditions of the people living in the area. Visit the Upper Lakes, a group of 12 of 16 Plitvice lakes separated by the travertine barriers. See Kozjak Lake, the largest and the deepest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenes of small waterfalls, turquoise water and surrounding greenery of the Lower Lakes, with the underground cave of Šupljara situated nearby. Marvel at the Great Waterfall, with a height of 78 meters, the highest waterfall in Croatia.

From Split: Plitvice National Park Day Trip

10. From Split: Plitvice National Park Day Trip

Experience a special day full of beauty in Plitvice lakes, the UNESCO-protected oasis of untouched nature. Bring your camera and take amazing photos at the Great Waterfall! Your free time will enable you to walk along wooden trails that take you around the edges and above the rumbling crystal clear water You will get a package of Olive Oil & Lavender at the spot along with some bread or crackers, cheese, or prosciutto. Enjoy the panoramic boat ride through turquoise-colored Plitvice lake. After such a full and relaxing day, enjoy your ride back to Split.

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What people are saying about Karlovac County

The trip was a tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Croatia’s oldest and largest park, and Rastoke – a mill village on top of a waterfall. The park is about a two-hour drive from Zagreb. On the way we stopped briefly at Rastoke, part of Slunj, a town in Karlovac County situated above the Slunjčica and Korana Rivers. The rivers flow over travertine rocks creating small lakes, rapids, and waterfalls. We hiked around the upper and lower Plitvice Lakes for about four hours. The path was easy, but there were a few series of steep uphill stone-step climbs, The lakes are only a tiny portion of the huge park, which is over 300 km2 of forests, grasslands and heathlands, fens and bogs, rocks, and underground water grasslands. The forests are home to brown bears, wolves, and rare bird species. The park is heavily forested with beech, spruce, and fir trees, and a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation. Great way to spend a day!

Must do activity while visiting Zagreb. The lakes are picture perfect and beautiful. We visited in the 1st week of November. The Rastoke village is a beautiful, picturesque spot. Our guide, Dino, was nice and provided information on the way about Zagreb and also during the entire tour of the National Park.

This was a fantastic tour. The nature and scenery was so stunning. Our tour guide Ante did an amazing job of being our driver, photographer and tour guide. He has fantastic knowledge of Croatia and the plitvice lakes and we had an amazing day. Thank you so much! See you again!

We had an amazing experience on our trip. We were picked up from our hotel on time and had an awesome trip. We felt cared during the whole time and it was truly worth the reasonable money that we paid. Highly recommended.

The tour was amazing and greatly organized. Our guide Dino was really helpful and told us a lot about Croatia's and Zagreb's history. Rastoke is a lovely tiny village and the National park is beautiful.