Veliki Slap Waterfall: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Fully-Guided Day Tour

1. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Fully-Guided Day Tour

Discover the spectacular scenery Plitvice Lakes National Park on a day tour from Split. Admire the beautiful lakes, canyons, and waterfalls of one of the most popular natural landmarks of Croatia, with a guided walk through the park and boat ride on the Lower Lakes. Depart Split in an air-conditioned bus for a scenic ride to the Plitvice Lakes. Take in the beauty of 16 terraced lakes laced together by waterfalls and walking paths. Learn about the lakes from your guide. Cross the 12 interconnecting lakes at the Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera) and gaze in awe at the changing color of the water, depending on the mineral composition, microorganisms that live in them and angle at which the sun hits the surface. Stroll across wooden bridges and paths that cross the cascades. Next, journey to the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera) by boat and enter a fairytale world of natural limestone dams. Take in the views of the Great Waterfall (Veliki Slap) and the surrounding forest.

From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

2. 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

3. 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).

Split: Plitvice Lakes & Željava Airbase Tour with Entry Fees

4. Split: Plitvice Lakes & Željava Airbase Tour with Entry Fees

Travel from Split or Trogir to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, founded in 1949, making it one of the oldest national parks in southeastern Europe. Discover the sprawling network of beautiful waterfalls, lakes, and forests on a guided tour and boat ride. Start with pickup from central meeting points in either Split or Trogir. Upon arrival at the park, enjoy a guided tour of its most picturesque spots. Marvel at one of the main attractions, the 78-meter-high waterfall known as Veliki Slap, which is the highest waterfall in Croatia. In addition to the guided walks along wooden paths, you’ll enjoy a boat ride across the biggest lake, and also a short train ride. During your visit, you may encounter a variety of species that have lived in the area since before the time of human arrival. After visiting the park, make a short photo stop at the Željava airbase. Learn a bit about the technological achievements of what was once the largest military complex in Europe, which operated during the era of Yugoslavia. Afterwards, be dropped off back in Split or Trogir.

Plitvice Lakes National Park: Private Tour from Zadar

5. 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

6. 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 Veliki Slap Waterfall

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 190 reviews

I remember Petra is our tall, handsome 6 ft 3 inches tour guide on our trip from Split to Plitvice on 26 September 22. Petra spoke well in excellent English. On the coach from Split, Petra provided running commentaries of some of the sights along the way and an excellent account of the History, Economics and even some Politics of his lovely country, Croatia. Plitvice, National Park, my experience and not forgetting the beautiful photographs taken at Plitvice is definitely a visit not to be missed. I would strongly recommend seeking the help of Petra and his company as your guide on your next trip to Plitvice and or other sites in Croatia.

The park was very beautiful. The tour guide Elena and the driver were kind and accommodating. Elena provided vast information about the region history also, gave us recommendations for places to visit and things to do while are in Split, Croatia. We highly recommend the tour!

Easy hike, beautiful, well organized tour with good food options and plenty of stops to stretch and go to the bathroom, great guide, brilliant to have all of the logistics taken care of so you don’t have to figure everything out or wait in queues.

I have no words to describe how amazing is Plitvice! Really nice trip everything went according to the schedule. I loved our guide Bruno,because he tried to envolve us all!

Overall great trip, friendly and helpful guide. Could wish we did slightly more hiking, but it is created so that most age and activity level can keep up.