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Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Split

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Split

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Lose yourself in the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on this full-day tour from Split. Take a short hike around the magnificent tree-lined Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera); stand in awe before Veliki Slap, Croatia’s biggest waterfall; and enjoy a thrilling cruise around the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera).
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed natural wonders of the Plitvice Lakes
  • Hike around the magnificent Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera)
  • Soak up the scenery with a boat cruise around the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera)
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This small-group tour is both a personal and top-value way to explore Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off in Split selected area on request
Professional guide
Entrance fee
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Obala Lazareta , Obala Lazareta, 21000, Split, Croatia

Meeting point for the tour is at tourist bus terminal and taxi station (NOT MAIN BUS TERMINAL) in the old Split town. It is located between Obala Lazareta and Poljana kneza Trpimira, near "Terminal F" restaurant and red letters SPLIT photo sign. Departure is at 7:15 AM, please be there on time.

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7:15 AM

Please arrive 20 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up possible from several hotels in Split and tourist information center in Stobrec, on request. Please contact the tour operator prior to your travel date if you require this service.
Make an early start with an early morning pick-up from select hotels in central Split and soak up the scenery on the journey to Plitvice. On arrival at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, follow your guide on a thrilling hike along the boardwalks, stopping to take photos of the park’s glittering lakes, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic canyons.

Start with a walk around the Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera), where you can get up close to native wildlife and enjoy dazzling views over the lakes. Then, hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a cruise around the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera) and pass by the awe-inspiring Veliki Slap waterfall, which towers over 255 feet (78 meters).

Finally, tuck into a tasty Croatian-style lunch at a local restaurant (optional; own expense) before hopping back in the minivan and setting out on the return journey. End your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
With its 16 lakes, travertine barriers, largest Croatian waterfall and breathtaking canyons Plitvice lakes will surely drain out the batteries of your camera and leave you with ever lasting memories.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking if possible
  • If you are taking a tour in spring, autumn or winter, don’t forget to bring warm clothes and an umbrella
  • Bring a snack and water with you to make your trip as comfortable as possible
  • Guests must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior the departure
  • Sugaman tours keeps the right to alter or adjust the itinerary due to traffic, or bad weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Entrance tickets to the National Park are not included in the price of the tour and depend on the season and the age.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please do not purchase entry tickets in advance. Tour operator has a group ticket for the Park.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Šugaman Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Split?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Split?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips

  • "Wear comfortable shoes as the place requires lots of walking." See review
  • "If you’re looking for a quiet day in nature, wait til the off season, but even with the crowds and very long day of driving, it’s worth the trip." See review


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Beautiful scenery all year round
, Oct 2021
Our guide Petar was fantastic, his knowledge and passion for the area was unparalleled. We had a wonderful trip with fantastic energy within the group. The tour started from Split, travel was via an air-conditioned coach to Plitvice with a comfort break around 1hr 30 into the drive (same on the return journey). We enjoyed around 4 hours in the park which was just right to do the ‘H’ trail, allowing for a break at the rest stop after catching the electric ferry to P3. There is a tram from Entrance 2 which takes you up to St3, from that start point it’s nearly all downhill to follow the course of the lakes. I would highly recommend this day trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
Plitvice trip
, Sep 2021
It's a beautiful park and the turquoise water is amazing. It was a beautiful day in contact with nature. Domo, our guide was great, very patient answering questions and guiding people to where they needed to go.
Plitvice lakes were...
, Sep 2021
Plitvice lakes were stunning! And our guide Elena was fantastic. This ride is ideal for folks who aren’t able to rent a car, or who don’t have time to do a road trip to the Lakes (the drive itself from Split is quite long, but scenic)
Could be much better
, Sep 2021
Pick up was included in the price, but on the day before the deparute i got the message with basic info. only when i asked, they provided it for me. even though i selected the pick up place during the trip reservation. A guide wasn't very friendly, to be honest.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to write down your feedback. The message you had received at first, was an automatic message about the meeting point. All of the guests always receive it on the day before the tour as a reminder for the upcoming trip. Pickup service from selected hotels is included in the tour price. We always inform our guests about the exact pickup time on the day before departure since we are receiving reservations and pickup requests till the last moment, so we need to make a schedule. Sorry for the misunderstanding about the pickup details. Kind regards from Sugaman team
Waterfall Tour
, Sep 2021
The tour was amazing --- There was only on short "hard" part but the rest was a good walk - our guide was on top of everything kept our group together at a good pace - He offered great suggestions for the balance of our trip and very personable. The waterfalls were beautiful --- there was time for lunch and a bit of shopping at the end. I would bring snacks and water for the bus trip -- but the bus does stop for a bathroom break and you can grab a drink and snack a the service station -- you can buy lunch at the location so no need to pack one
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful place with great guide
, Sep 2021
Plitvice lakes were beautiful and Domo our guide did a great job of navigating the group round the park, especially considering the range in abilities to walk. He was full of energy and put a smile on everyone’s face which made the day very enjoyable. The park was very busy and was a long drive from Split, but if you’re prepared for this then it’s a great day out and we would recommend this tour.
Very beautiful park, with amazing colors
, Sep 2021
Very beautiful park, with amazing colors. Definitely worth a visit. Viator offers the trip for EUR 65, but in addition we paid the guide 250 HRK for Park entrance (the Park charge is HRK 180), per person, and self-paid lunch. Lunch is only after 4 pm, on the way back to Split. It would have been preferable with an hour break after the boat trip, so we could have bought lunch there instead. Our guide was experienced (had completed 300 similar tours) but at times did not have the greatest patience.
Well organised and great value
, Sep 2021
The trip was really well organised and our tour guide Elena was very knowledgeable providing us with interesting facts about Croatia on the journey to and from Plitvice. Whilst at a Plitvice we were able to wander around and take pictures at leisure whilst Elena stopped at key points to share more facts. You do not want to miss this park as the views are incredible and have to be seen to be believed. Great value for money. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Day trip to Plitvice
, Sep 2021
Great trip to Plitvice Lakes from Split. The driver does all the work while our guide, Elena tells us about the sights we pass and history of the area. Plitvice is an amazing park, well worth the time driving there and back. Elena is an outstanding guide.
Beautiful National Park
, Sep 2021
The Plitvice Lakes were very beautiful to see, and our tour guide Ilana was wonderful. We had perfect weather and the park was not super busy. We hiked for several hours, but the trails are very easy to walk. The only downside is that the lakes are 3 hours one-way from Split, so it is quite the drive. If you are into hiking and don’t mind the drive, then this is a great tour for you.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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