Lose yourself in the stunning wilderness of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this full-day trip from Zagreb. With an expert guide leading the way, walk along scenic trails amid the dense forest and marvel at the web of vivid turquoise lakes, linked by crashing waterfalls and trickling streams. Get up close to these beautiful lakes on an electric boat, then finish the tour with a panoramic bus or train ride. The walk covers a distance of approximately 5 km. Numbers limited to 19 to ensure a great experience.
Start your day with a pickup from your Zagreb hotel, then travel south by air-conditioned vehicle to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. The oldest and largest of Croatia’s national parks, Plitvice is an oasis of interwoven azure-green lakes, thundering waterfalls, gushing streams, mossy caves and dense forest.On arrival, after roughly two hours on the road, set off at a leisurely pace to explore the surrounding forest with your expert guide. Walk amid the towering beech, spruce and fir trees, and hear the rustle of wildlife stirring below the carpet of lush ferns. Admire the rare wild flowers that line the forest trails and have your camera ready as you pass over the pretty wooden bridges that offer jaw-dropping views of the lakes. While the trails are steep and the route takes in some 300 steps, it is well worth it for the excellent vantage points.Next, give your legs a well-earned rest and take a ride in an electric boat around one of the lower lakes. As you glide across the water, notice how clear it is despite the lake's vivid turquoise appearance from afar.Following your boat ride, continue your route on foot, taking in ever more stunning views as you ascend to the higher lakes. Then, dependent on your preferences, hop aboard a bus or train for your final panoramic tour of this magnificent geological wonder.After, enjoy around 1 hour of free time. Perhaps stop off at a cafe inside the park to recharge with some lunch (own expense). Then, return to your vehicle for the journey back to Zagreb, where you tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.List of selected hotels that offer pickup and drop-off:Hotel Astoria - Petrinjska ulica 71, 10000Hotel Hilton - Ulica grada Vukovara 269A, 10000Hotel Esplanade - Mihanovićeva ulica 1, 10000Hotel Westin - Ulica Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000Hotel Sheraton - Ul. kneza Borne 2, 10000Hotel Panorama - Trg Krešimira Ćosića 9, 10000Hotel Dubrovnik, Gajeva ul. 1, 10000