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  • Hours: Open daily.
  • Admission: $15.00-21.00

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

A national park since 1949 and a World Heritage Site since 1979, Plitvice (prounounced pleet-wee-cheh) is still relatively new on the European tourist trail, but certainly not undiscovered. Set at the top of Croatia’s Adriatic region in a karsted area of the Dinaric Alps, just two hours from the capital city of Zagreb, the park is visited by over 1.2 million people each year.

A sprawling limestone and dolomite chalk landscape of blue-green lakes, mossy caves, trickling streams and spectacular waterfalls, this geological wonder formed at the confluence of two rivers dates back as far as the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Most of the 16 lakes within the park are rimmed with curvilinear boardwalks that wend alongside the most scenic waterfall areas, allowing visitors to get a closer look at the craggy travertine formations created by the constant rushing of water over mineral-rich rocks. Humans are not allowed to enter the clear, clean water here, and the buses and boats that transport visitors through the park use quiet, non-polluting electric energy.

Surrounded by a pristine forest of beech, spruce and fir and carpets of lush ferns, the park is home to brown bears, wolves and rare eagle owls, as well as over a hundred endemic species of both birds and flowers. For fans of orchids, this is a floral mecca: botanists have so far identified 55 species within the park.

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Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar, Zadar, null
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Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover the Plitvice, selected as one of the best European National Park in 2016. Spend the day in the breathtaking beauty of Croatia’s Dinaric ...  Read more

Location: Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.67
Zagreb Super Saver: Zagreb Walking Tour and Small-Group Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip, ... 
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Zagreb Super Saver: Zagreb Walking Tour and Small-Group Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Combine a 1.5-hour city walking tour with a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park with this Zagreb Super Saver. On one day of your vacation in Croatia’s ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration:

1.5 hours (Zagreb walking tour) and 11 hours (Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip)

From USD $87.79
$109.74 Save $21.95
Romantic 2-Nights in Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Super Savers
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Romantic 2-Nights in Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy one of the most beautiful and unforgettable European national parks on this independent 2-night stay. You will stay in a villa located only a few steps ...  Read more

Location: Plitvička Jezera, Croatia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $90.51
Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Split, Split, Multi-day Tours
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Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Split

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the outstanding natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this day trip from Split. With an expert guide, wander ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.90
Split Super Saver: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour plus Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip, ... 
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Split Super Saver: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour plus Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Combine history and nature on this Split Super Saver, combining two tours at one discounted price. Explore Split’s UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and see ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: Diocletian's Palace: 1.5 hours; Plitvice Lakes: 12 hours

From USD $94.13
Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip from Rijeka, Kvarner, Super Savers
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Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip from Rijeka

Enjoy the services of your own personal driver and guide on a private day trip to Plitvice Lakes.  Founded in 1949, Plitvice Lakes is the oldest ...  Read more

Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.56
Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split, Split, Private Day Trips
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Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover this UNESCO World Heritage National Park with our expert local guide, take home memories and pictures of the amazing landscapes and relax in the ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.56
Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on a private day trip from Dubrovnik. With your very own guide (if ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.13
Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Zagreb, Zagreb, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Zagreb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Spend a day at the breathtaking Plitvice Lake National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a private day trip from Zagreb! The Croatian stunner is home to ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.76
Plitvice Private Excursion from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Plitvice Private Excursion from Dubrovnik

This is a private tour of the largest and most famous national park in Croatia with the Mercedes E-Class luxury sedan or Mercedes Vito/Viano luxury van.  ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $756.57

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