Nested in mountainous Lika region, half-way between the coast and the capital Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park is, along with Dubrovnik, the single most visited site in Croatia.
Plitvice Lakes became protected national park back in 1949, and since 1979 the place is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This wonderful natural phenomenon consists of 16 interconnected lakes and over 90 waterfalls of different size. To make this nature’s master peace complete, the lower lakes have two amazing waterfalls with the large one being 78 meters high.
Your private van with professional driver will pick you up in front of your hotel and drive you to the NP Plitvice. Licensed tour guide will welcome you in Plitvice and walk you through this magical wonder of nature. The national park is the perfect place to see geology in action, as the rivers and streams that flow through the Plitvice Lakes continue to shape the karst formations and rock landscape visible during your tour.
Due to diversity of flora, presence of endemic, rare and protected species, the Park is designated as an exceptionally valuable floristic area not only in Croatia, but also in Europe and the world. With 157 bird species recorded so far it is the third largest population of birds among the national parks of Croatia.
You will wander along the boardwalks and bridges, pass by the waterfalls, explore the diverse plant and animal life, watch the fishes swimming in turquoise clear water and have many breathtaking views perfect for making memorable photos.
Take an electric boat ride across Lake Kozjak and park’s panoramic train for the full experience. You might also enjoy homemade Croatian specialties typical for that region in one of the recommended restaurants. Late afternoon your driver will take you back to your destination and if going north you might stop by another beautiful place Rastoke, often referred to as “little Plitvice”.
If you want to see the Lakes from another perspective we can organize a biking/hiking/horse riding/bird watching tour as all 90 waterfalls are linked by network of different types of trails.
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