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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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Duration 8 hours
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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 from Zadar. Visit the Upper and Lower lakes, and see the variety of flora and fauna before enjoying an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake. 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 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.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Boat ride (about 20 minutes)
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • National park entry fee (80-300 kn, payable to your guide in kuna or euro)
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • 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
  • From April 1 to May 31, the entry charge of the National Park is 180kn (€24)
  • From June 1 to September 30 is 300kn (€40)
  • Children aged 7-18 years pay half price, and children under 7 enter free of charge
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 599 reviews

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Had an amazing day on this trip. The Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls are breathtaking but what really set the Tour apart was our guide, Anton. His awareness of the best spots and pathways kept us, as much as possible, out of the biggest hordes of tourists, and his knowlegde was unparalleled. I learned so much during our bus ride about Zadar, about Dalmatia, about Croatia, its geography, history, food...Truly a pleasure.

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March 26, 2023

Overall good experience. Guide was helpful and friendly, but when we got there the place was busy and it felt a little like herded sheep, so there wasn't too much opportunity to hear from him. Most of the stops were at junctions, so it felt a little hurried through the bits we had gone to see. I know it wasn't the fault of the guide, but it did seem a shame. On a good note, we drove there through a very scenic route and heard lots about Zadar and its surroundings. There were a couple of silly drivers on the road and the coach driver excellently avoided a collision.

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March 26, 2023

Fantastic tour and adventure! The park is amazing and very peaceful and the Plitvice Lakes are definitely the Croatian must-see. The color of the water is absolutely mind-blowing. Beautiful place! The tour itself is very well organised and it is as written in the description. One clarification - it is 4-hour tour (with break and boat trip included), not only walking. Last but not least, big big THANK YOU to our tour guide Lydia - incredibly positive, smiling and warm person. She gave us a lot of interesting and important informations about park and lakes. This tour and the whole experience wouldn't be the same without her.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 27609