The Plitvice Lakes National Park is without doubt one of Croatia’s major attractions that has been recognized world-wide for its beauty and intact nature. With the aim to protect and preserve its state for future generations, it was named a national park in 1949. Further affirmation of its importance came in 1979 when UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is not only Croatia’s largest national park, but also one of the oldest in the region.
The Plitvice Lakes are a perfect blend of stunning landscapes, pristine nature and an abundance of flora and fauna. Mother Nature gave surely her best when she created this scenery of breathtaking waterfalls, lush forests and mesmerizing lakes, in which the colors are constantly changing in dependence of the season and the time of the day. Overall there are 16 lakes in the park, all connected to each other and formed by the confluence of various small rivers and many underground rivers that are still flowing through this karst region. The number of waterfalls on the other hand is barely countable as they seem to appear along each step you take through the park, each one more beautiful than the other. Make sure to have your cameras at hand as this scenery is truly something unique and worth saving on your memory card.
Your Plitvice Lakes private tour from Split along the H trail will start off, after a short descent, with a pleasant train ride around the Upper Lakes, where your personal licensed guide will tell you not only about the history and nature of the Plitvice Lakes, but also some myths and legends connected to this area. Your licensed guide is a professional with more than 12 years of experience that knows the park by heart as she is not only a local, but also as she has been accompanying her mother, who is a guide as well, since her early childhood.
After the train ride, you will continue your tour along the wooden walkways that will take you over some calm, but occasionally also blustering waters, where you will experience up close and personal the lakes’ finest attributes. Our hike ends at the southwestern shore of Lake Kozjak, from where you will take a joyful ride on the electric boat to the northern shore. There, in the surroundings of this fantastic scenery, you will be able to enjoy a lunch break at the Plitvice Lakes National Park restaurant. After a fortifying meal and some refreshments, we will resume our tour to the Lower Lakes and the splendid 78 m high “Great Waterfall” (Veliki Slap).
There are, by no means, many sites in Croatia that are popular or famous, but none of them matches the magic and beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. It is a place that embraces its visitors with all what Mother Nature has to offer, a voluptuous vegetation interwoven with blue and turquoise waters of lakes and waterfalls and an intact fauna in its preserved habitat. Allow us to take you on an unforgettable Plitvice Lakes private tour from Split to this fascinating national park and show you why the Plitvice Lakes deserve their fame!
This customer-tailored Plitvice Lakes private tour from Split is particularly recommendable to those, who prefer a more personal approach in guided tours. During the private tour we are able to focus on your individual preferences and personal demands, so you can make the most of this incredible experience and thereby enjoy maximum comfort. In this regard, we can adjust the timetable to your needs and wishes, in particular the departure times, stops along the way to the park and the amount of time within the park itself.
7:30 Pick-up by your private tour vehicle and guide at the meeting point of your choice in Split, brief welcome and introduction by the guide, departure
The first stop on our private guided tour is the Krka resting area, which is planned after a one-hour drive on the A1 motorway. On the way to it you will have the chance to hear more about the upcoming itinerary by your personal guide. This drive might also be a good opportunity to take a short nap or relax as we are heading for a day full of action and fun.
8:30 – 8:45 Short break at the Krka resting area
The Krka resting area is considered to be one of the most impressive resting areas in this region due to its location. Perched above the mouth of the Krka River, it offers spectacular views over Lake Prokljan on one side and the Krka River and the charming little town of Skradin on the other side. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this fantastic panorama.
The resting area offers various amenities, including a coffee bar, restaurant, money exchange office, shop and restrooms. There is also a small playground in front of the building, which you will certainly appreciate if you are travelling with children. After getting some refreshments and stretching our legs, we will continue our journey to the Plitvice National Park.
8:45-10:45 Krka River to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
After the short break at the Krka River, our private guided tour will head towards Croatia’s interior, precisely the Lika-Senj County, in which most of the Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in. During the trip, you will be able to see an ever-changing landscape. Within the two-hour drive you will witness the tranquility of the Krka River, the fertile plains of Ravni Kotari and the majestic Velebit mountain range, which divides the coast from the hinterland. While climbing up the serpentines to the longest tunnel in Croatia, 5821 m long Mala Kapela, you might take a glimpse at the Paklenica National Park, but also see island Pag in the distance that is reminiscent of the moon’s surface due to its rocky formations. Once through the tunnel, you will find yourself rolling through Lika’s green forests and fertile valleys all the way to the Plitvice Lakes.
11:00 – 15:00 Plitvice Lakes private tour with licensed guide
Finally, upon arrival at the national park you will be able to experience at first hand why this place is among the most popular sites in Croatia and the highlight of this private tour. The breathtaking beauty of the 16 interconnected lakes and numerous waterfalls is just one of the reasons why it was declared a national park in 1949 and placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Due to its well-preserved and protected ecosystem, the Plitvice Lakes are home to many animal and plant species, of which some are endemic and can only be found here in the park.
Your personal guide through the national park will be our local and licensed colleague, who has over 12 years of experience in her professional career. She will welcome you at Entrance 2 and give you an insight of the upcoming itinerary and some more information on the national park before starting your tour along the H-Trail. We chose this trail as it includes all must-see attractions of the national park that you do not want to miss. Upon request, we can arrange another sightseeing program within the park that is more suitable for your wishes and demands. The H-trail starts with a short walk that is followed by a relaxing train ride along the spectacular Upper Lakes and a pleasant boat cruise over Lake Kozjak.
Before heading down to the Lower Lakes, we will stop for 45 minutes to relax and enjoy lunch at the Plitvice Lakes National Park restaurant, where you can refresh at the sanitary facilities and purchase some souvenirs and gifts to take home.
You will continue your guided tour to the Lower Lakes and Croatia’s highest and world-famous “Great Waterfall”, where the water rushes down from a height of 78 m. On your walk through the park and along the shores of the lakes, you will pass over thunderous waters on wooden footbridges and walkways, view beautiful waterfalls from close up and see some unique creations Mother Nature has provided us with. Your personal tour guide will provide you with detailed information on flora and fauna and point out some of the park’s hidden gems. Prepare yourself to step into a breathtaking landscape of green forests, turquoise waters and blue skies and re-charge your body and mind with new energy in the stunning and tranquil surroundings of the Plitvice Lakes!
15:15 – 18:30 Return from the Plitvice Lakes to Split
The comfortable trip back in your private tour vehicle is certainly a good time to reflect on this incredible day and view the photos you have taken. Sit back and enjoy the passing landscape while heading back to Split.
- Pick up and drop off service
- Travel Insurance & fuel surcharge
- All taxes and highway tolls
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Small group tour (up to 8 persons)
- Professional driver and guide
- Guided tour of NP Plitvice Lakes
- River cruise over Kozjak lake
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- National Park entrance ticket
Entrance ticket price:
250 HRK July/August
150 HRK May/June/Sep.
Children under 7 years free
Meeting point for the Plitvice Private tour
Meeting point for all tours with departure from Split is in front of the bronze city map, at the Eastern end of the boardwalk, across the Southern entrance of the Diocletian’s Palace.
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Plitvice Lakes Private Tour
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