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From Zadar: Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour

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From Zadar: Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour

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Spend the day in the breathtaking beauty of Croatia’s Dinaric Mountains on an 8-hour tour of Plitvice Lakes. See the terraced lakes and crystal-clear waterfalls flowing through a vast and lush environment.

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  • Spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of Plitvice National Park
  • Walk by the side of terraced lakes and waterfalls
  • Look out for shy wildlife, such as wolves and deer
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Park's biggest lake
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Visit  Plitvice National Park on a full-day tour departing from Zadar. Granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979, Plitvice is marked on old maps as the “Devil’s Garden" and consists of 16 interconnected terraced lakes gushing over moss-covered rocks. Depart from Zadar early and drive for about 1 hour and 45 minutes before reaching Plitvice National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, including wild boar, wolves, and even bears. Once at the national park, begin your 4-hour guided tour, visiting Upper and Lower lakes and enjoying the unspoiled nature of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

Although you can’t swim in the protected lakes, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax in this paradise of natural wonders. Your tour also includes an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake. Return to Zadar at around 18:00.

  • Transport
  • English-speaking driver
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Boat ride (about 20 minutes)
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fee to the National Park (between 80 kn and 300 kn) payable to your guide in kuna or euro
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Flip flops are not permitted
  • Warm clothes are recommended because the temperature in the Park may be cooler than in Zadar
  • Plitvice has a very different climate from Zadar; please check the weather forecast before your trip and dress accordingly with waterproof gear in case of rain
  • The charge of the National Park is 180kn. From April 1 to May 31 is €24
  • From June 1 to September 30 is 300kn
  • From June 1 to September 30 is €40 with 50% off for children 7-18 years, entrance for children under 7 years is free of charge
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based on 497 reviews

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I paid a bit extra as the trip description said it was limited to 40 % capacity. Instead the full sized bus was full. Also the breakfast box was a Salami and cheese sandwich. Who eats salami for breakfast? The industrially packaged croissant was inedible. They also distribute this when the bus arrives 2 hours after meeting and you don't get a chance to eat it for another 30 to 40 minutes. Not at all what a breakfast should be or expected. The guide was very good but I feel cheated by winding up in a large group after paying for a smaller one and for the awful late breakfast.

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June 13, 2022

I really enjoyed the tour - I was initially a bit worried that it would be a hard walk but its generally very flat and did not require much fitness. Some of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen and I loved the quick boat ride. I think the experience was really good value for money in terms of the bus, food, and guide. Overall, it was worth every penny and I would do it again.

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May 30, 2022

This is a fabulous day trip. Ante, the tour guide, is extremely friendly and well spoken. He gave great information about the park and really enhanced the experience at the park making sure that we didn’t miss any main areas of the park. The trip was well organized, the sack lunch was as described, and I would definitely recommend this activity to someone who would like to take the guess work out of going to Plitvice.

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May 20, 2022

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