Plitvice National Park is the oldest and biggest Croatian National Park and it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979. No matter what time of the year it is, Plitvice Lakes always create spectacular scenery.
Plitvice National Park has exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. Total of 1,267 types of plants belonging to the 109 species has been identified within the park, including 75 endemic species.
This park is home to an amazingly wide variety of animal and bird species such as the European brown bear, wolf, eagle, owl and wild cat.
It is one of the last areas in Europe with such a great variety of infauna. You can even find an astonishing number of 321 different butterflies species.
Enjoy a comfortable ride in a brand new minibus in small groups (up to 19). During the entire Plitvice Lakes tour from Split ride, you will have free WiFi access to your electronic devices.
Take a guided walk through the untouched nature of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Enjoy a boat ride on ‘Kozjak’, the largest and deepest lake in the National Park.
Discover the cascades of the Great Waterfall, the highest in Croatia. Take home memories of the amazing landscapes of Plitvice Lakes and relax on an electric train ride on the way back to the starting point.
Includes and Excludes
- All fees and charges
- Entrance tickets
- Boat and tram ride in National Park
- Tour guide
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
MEETUP & DEPARTURE06:45h - 07:30h
Split to Plitvice Lakes tourOur minibus will wait for you on our meeting point, for those traveling from Split meet up and departure is at 6:45 (am). As soon as we all gather up, we will depart for Plitvice National Park. We have a cozy tree hours ride on a highway to the Plitvice Lakes.
PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK11:00h - 15:00hUpon arrival, you will receive your admission to the National Park and your guide will take you on the exploration of the best parts of the Park through trails and charming wooden bridges among lakes and waterfalls.
First, you will visit ‘Gornja Jezera’ or Upper Lakes, a system of 12 lakes which are separated by travertine barriers. Then You will enjoy a half hour electric boat ride through the biggest lake in the park to the second area, called ‘Donja Jezera’ or Lower Lakes that are placed on a limestone canyon.
At this point, you will hear tumbling roar of the water which means that we have reached the Great Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Croatia (78 meters). After that, you will have free time that you can use for lunch, coffee break or you can even continue with exploration. In the end, an electric train will take you back to your meeting point.
RETURN TO SPLIT15:00h - 19:00hAfter we all check in at our meeting point with our guide, we will depart for Split with one stop for lunch.
Good to know
What to bring
- Hat or cap
- Warm clothes
- Appropriate footwear
- Bottled water, snacks
- Insect repellent (just in case)
- Small amount of money in local currency (HRK)
Know before you go
About Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest National Park in Croatia, proclaimed to be National Park in 1949. and it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979.
It's famous for its 16 lakes that are interconnected but separated by natural dams of travertine and more than ninety astonishing waterfalls with ‘Large Waterfall’ going 78 meters in height. The lakes change their colors going from green to azure, gray and blue and it all depends on the mineral composition of the water and the microorganisms living in it as well as on the angle of the light that hits the surface of the lakes.
As the travertine barriers constantly change their shape by the power of the water Plitvice Lakes never look the same but they always look beautiful. That's only one of the reasons why Split to Plitvice Lakes tour is so popular.
Plitvice Lakes National Park rules
Please be advised to follow Park’s rules and don’t do any of following: don’t collect plant materials or take any ‘souvenirs’ of natural origin, don’t feed the animals, don’t swim in the lakes, don’t litter along the trails or anywhere at the Park except garbage bins that are installed in the park. Also, don’t leave marked trails because your safety is everyone's number one priority.
Long walk through the National Park
Since there is a lot of walking and physical activity, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues.
Creation of travertine barriers is the reason why Plitvice National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. Process of their creation dates way back into the geological past in those periods with a warm and wet climate, similar to the climate today.
The age of the active barriers has been estimated at between 6,000 and 7,000 years which mean that they began to grow following the end of the last Ice Age.
Water that runs through Plitvice Lakes dissolves calcium carbonate which settles and sticks to everything in the water. Deposits of that calcium carbonate build dams and that is how lakes, cascades, and waterfalls are created.
Plitvice Lakes tour from Split
7:45 am to 8:00 am
Tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of your tour date and time to receive a full refund of your money. For example, if you book a tour on July 7, 2021 departing at 7:30 a.m., you will have until 7:30 a.m. on July 6, 2021 to cancel.
All clients have the right to cancel their tour with a minimum of 24 hours notice before the tour begins, and the right to a 100% refund of the amount that was paid, although we appreciate further notice whenever possible. We monitor the weather conditions 24/7, however, Mother Nature can be unpredictable at times, occasionally causing unexpected situations that may result in cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the tour.
That may include extreme weather or other extraordinary circumstances that could not have been avoided or foreseen, or incidents that occur suddenly. If such situations result in the cancellation of a scheduled tour, our valued clients have several options: Clients may accept a new departure date, replacement package/excursion of equivalent or similar itinerary, or receive a full refund of all money paid. Before all else, your experience and safety are our primary concerns.
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