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Plitvice Lakes National Park Small-Group Day Trip from Split

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On this 12-hour tour from Split, you’ll have the chance to explore the raw beauty of Croatia’s famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not only the largest park in Croatia, but the oldest in the country, boasting 16 cascading lakes, breathtaking canyons, and even Croatia's tallest waterfall. Enjoy a short hike around the Upper lakes, hop on a short sightseeing cruise around the Lower Lakes, and finish with a scenic boat ride and optional lunch at a traditional restaurant. This small-group guided tour is destined to give you the experience of a lifetime.
Highlights
  • Explore with a guide: You won’t lose track of sights or get lost in a large park 
  • Cruise Lower Lakes, hike to Upper Lakes, and see waterfalls
  • Purchase a Croatian-style lunch at a local restaurant
  • Return transportation from Split include for an added conevnience
What to Expect
Get an early start with a morning pickup from your select Split hotel. From there, hop inside a minivan and meet your small group for the drive to Plitvice.
Arrive at the park and begin a hike along the boardwalk. As you walk around the park, stop for photo ops of the lakes, waterfalls, and canyons. Make your way to Upper Lakes and get close to wildlife like brown bears, mink, or wild boar—if you’re lucky.
Your guide waits at checkpoints, ensuring a healthy pace and that no one is left behind.
Then, take a sightseeing cruise around the Lower Lakes, passing towering Veliki Slap waterfall, Croatia’s largest.
Opt for a Croatian-style lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before the journey back to Split. End the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was very disappointed in our tour. We spent a lot of time wasted from the beginning, we were half hour late leaving, stopped at a gas station on the side of the highway for half hour and then once we got to the park...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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I really appreciated the tourguide Petra and the driver (Im sorry I dont remember his name). They're so funny especially Petra, she knows a lot and explained everything not only the park but also nice spots and history of scenes on the way to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views are simply spectacular and this really is a super trip. The national park was extremely busy with a queue for absolutely Everything - bus, toilets, shop, simply walking the path. It would definitely be worthwhile bringing water and food etc with you so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nicr85
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This is a very pretty area and the waterfalls are very nice. I was able to spend some time at the park but was happy the my tour went on to Bosnia. If you have children and want to spend all day at the park...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 333Ann999
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We had a wonderful time, saw very beautiful place, thanks a lot to the best guide - Petra! I definitely recommend this trip!

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Wendi T
August 13, 2019|
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Response from mctravelling24 | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a long trip, about 3-4 hours each way depending on traffic. My group got back to split around about 7:30PM.
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siulingj
August 8, 2019|
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Response from kathycool77 | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up near the "Split" sign. You cant swim at Plitvice but you can swim at Krka.
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Travelandfoodbug
August 7, 2019|
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Response from AKEMILIE | Reviewed this property |
I’m not the tour guide and I’m not sure what secret view you’re speaking of... can you show me a picture and I can better answer your question.
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