The most prominent and visited of the eight national parks in Croatia. It represents a special hydro-geological phenomenon which is breathtaking. Plitvice is a forested mountain region where there are 16 smaller and bigger lakes of crystalline teal colour. The lakes collect water from numerous rivers and streams and are interconnected by cascades and waterfalls. Tuff barriers created 10 000 years ago is the distinctive feature of the Park. Locally known as Plitivce, the Park has become the unavoidable stop for the tourists who come to spend their holidays in Croatia, and it is very often one of the main reasons for coming to Croatia. Mother nature has played its role here in the most fabulous and beautiful way. There are plenty of activities that one can do in the Park – walking, taking a trip by an electric boat or train, taking photographs. The surrounding area of the Park is equally attractive and unspoilt and that is why this is an ideal area for the real experience of holidays.
It is worth noting that in 1979 Pltivice was one of the first in the world to be placed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.
Visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Adult 01.11-31.03. – 80 kn
- Adult 01.04-31.10. – 110 kn
- Children 7-18 yrs. 01.11-31.03. – 40 kn
- Childer 7-18 yrs. 01.04-31.10. – 55 kn
Programme visit A
Starts at the northern entrance to the Park (entrance no.1). The circular sightseeing includes the Great cascade (Veliki slap)– the biggest cascade of the Plitvice lakes and the biggest one in Croatia, Supljara cave, and from the view on the eastern and western sight of the kanyon of the Lower lakes (Donja jezera) you can see the lakes Novakovica brod, Kaluderovac, Gavanovac and Milanovac. The farthest point of the programme is the motel/restaurant Kozjacka draga on the lakeshore of Kozjak, where is the gathering point for the return.
- Duration 2-3 hours
Programme – visit B
It starts in the northern entrance to the Park (entrance nr 1). The circular sightseeing includes the walk through the limestone of Donja jezera canyon, trip by electric boat on the biggest lake – the Kozjak lake, ride by the panoramic train and a walk from the top of the easern side of the canyon to the starting point at the entrance no 1. The programme includes the visit to the impressive Big cascade (Veliki slap) and Sastavke, beautiful teal coloured lakes Novakovica brod, Kaluderovac, Gavanovac and Milanovac as well as the vastness of the Kozjak lake.
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Walk, electric boat, panoramic train
Programme – visit C
It starts at the northern entrance to the Park (entrance no 1). The circular sightseeing includes the area of the Lower and Upper Lakes (Donja i Gornja jezera). The programme combines walk, ride on an electric boat and ends with a return by the panoramic train. Enjoy in the beauty of the most beautiful cascades (Veliki slap, Veliki and Mali prstavac), as well as in the numerous smaller cascades and the lakes.
- Duration: 4-6 hours
- Walk, ride by electric boat and panoramic train
Programme – visit E
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). The circular sightseeing includes the area of the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera). The programme includes a walk and a short trip by the boat across the Kozjak lake and the return on the panoramic train. Experience the idyllic beauty of the vast and calm Upper lakes, forest shores and the most attractive cascades – Veliki and Mali prstavci, as well as numerous smaller cascades.
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Walk, ride on electric broad and panoramic train.
Programme – visit F
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). After a short walk, the circular sightseeing continues with a ride across the Kozjak lake on an electric boat, and then follows a walk along the limestone Donja jezera canyon to Veliki slap (The Big Cascade). From Veliki slap to the train station there is a steep serpentine that leads to the eastern part of the canyon from where you have numerous unforgettable views on the crystalline teal coloured lakes and high nearby cliffs. The return to the starting point is by the panoramic train.
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Walk, ride on electric boad and panoramic train
Programme – visit H
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). The short walk is followed by a ride on a panoramic train. The circular sightseeing continues with a walk along the Gornja jezera (Upper lakes), ride on an electric boat across the Kozjak lake, walk down the Donja jezera canyon, to the Big cascade (Veliki slap), walk along the eastern side of the canyon and a repeated ride on a panoramic train. This programme offers you to enjoy the beauty of the whole lake region of the Park.
- Duration: 4-6 hours
- Walk, ride on electric boat and panoramic train
Programme – visit K1
It starts at the northern entrance (entrance no 1) and enables the tour of the whole area of the Park. The programme includes the visit to the Great cascade (Veliki slap), walk on top of the western side of the canyon and the western side of the Kozjak lake, and then the path ascends to the plain Stubica where from Tomiceva pogledala you will have a most beautiful view on Ciginovac and the vastness of the Proscansko lake. Upon return you will enjoy walking along the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera) and the eastern lakeshore of Kozjak which you will reach in a short boat trip. The programme continues with a short walk on the top of the eastern side of Donja jezera canyon, till you reach the starting point at the entrance no 1.
- Duration: 6-8 hours
Programme – visit K2
It starts at the southern entrance (entrance no 2) and includes the visit to the whole lakeside area of the Park on foot. The programme consists of a walk on the eastern side of the lakeshore of the Kozjak lake; it then ascends to the top of the eastern slope of the Donja jezera canyon all the way to the Big cascade (Veliki slap). Upon return you will enjoy the tour of the top western slope of the canyon along the western shore of the Kozjak lake, and then follow the footpath to the elevated plain of Stubica where from Tomiceva pogledala you can have a most wonderful view on Ciganovac and the vastness of the Proscansko lake. While descending from Stubica, the walk continues along the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera) and then follows the short boat trip across the Kozjak lake, and arrival to the starting point (entrance no 2).
- Duration: 6-8 hours
Adrenaline park is a track which consists of various excercises (elements) taken from alpinism and which are distributed along the cables that go around the trees in a forest at an altitude that varies from 1 to 6 metres. The participants have got the safety equipment (the belt and the helmet) and are secured with a double safety line to the cable which follows above all exercise tracks. All exercises are made under strict supervision of the instructor – professional and members of the alpine rescue team.
Descent by ZIP line – Here you can take a ride fastened to the 150 metre long cable, starting from a cliff and riding through the tree tops, across the fields and experience the rush of adrenaline. We recommend it for those who want to face the fear of height and speed.
Mission of conquering the central flag
The scenery from this mission is on a test track whose dimensions are 50m x 100m, and the flag is placed in its centre. The players come to the scenery from their respective basis situated on the sides of the test track. The aim of each team is to take the flag to the enemy’s base. The approximate time of the game are 10 minutes, after that the teams switch sides.
Mission of taking over the military base
This mission is played in the area with two hills in the forest and their surroundings. On one plateau is the military base (the trenches from World War II, sentinel tower, sentry box, bridges, command base …). The aim of the first team is to defend the base, whereas the other has as its aim the takeover of the enemy base. The base is conquered when any one player form the opposite team enters the command base and takes over the flag. This scenery is very interesting as the opposing teams don’t have to be in the tower when they defend it, as they can be anywhere in the woods. The average time of play for this mission is 30 minutes depending on the tactics and the skills of the players.
- The price of the paintball adventure: KN150 per person
Free climbing on an artificial rock wall
Free climbing is becoming one of the most attractive sports in the world. The rock 10 metres high and the total surface of 50 square metres are suitable for everyone – those who have never climbed as well as experienced climbers. Try climbing with the help of an experienced instructor who will explain the basics of climbing and be there for you when you take to the skies. After that you will be ready for climbing the wild areas of Velebit.
This one hour tour across the fields and woods offers an unforgettable experience of driving. In the quad safari you will first be introduced to the quad bikes and the techniques of driving. After that we start the one hour ride. Along the route we will encounter an old mill on the stream where we will take a short break. The helmet will protect you well from the branches and the bushes, but be prepared for the splashes from the muddy puddles and clouds of dust at the end of the caravan.
- Price: KN 250
Riding the macadam roads of the Velebit region, you pass areas of astounding beauty. There are various stops with beautiful sceneries, and besides, you learn about the way of life in the past. You will experience Velebit in a completely different and way, get the answers why Velebit has a status of the Park of nature and why their northern and southern parts have the status of national parks. The jeep safary is an unforgettable adventure in all-terrain vehicles where you learn about its natural and cultural heritage and maybe you will also get to meet the Fairy of Velebit.
The wilderness of Dabarski kukovi
We start from the village of Rizvanusa (at the foot of Velebit, at 10 km distance from Gospic), and we ride the main asphalt road to Baske Ostarije. When we get off the main road we ride to the village Stupacinovo and get to the foot of Dabarski kukovi. We continue the ride and come to the belvedere Ura (Kubus) from where you have a wonderful panoramic view on the island of Pag and the channel of Velebit. We turn towards the village Ledenik. Then, the macadam road continues with views on Pag and Dabarske kose from which you can see the valley of Ravni Dabar and the old school turned into a mountaineering house. We continue on the road through the hand made Austro-Hungarian tunnel. We drive above Dosen Dabra, Dosen – dulibe and Bacic- dulibe (all of which were once inhabited and cultivated lands). After some time we arrive to a spot from which we can have an astonishing view on Dabarski kukovi (geo-morphologically most interesting part of the central Velebit region). We can then enjoy the panoramic view to the full and continue our trip in the all-terrain vehicles. We stop by the cave Snjeznica in which there is snow all year round (It is very impressive as Velebit is full of caves and abysses.). After that we make a trip around Dabarski kukovi and get to a deserted village of Skorpovac in which there once lived the real highlanders of Velebit. We continue then with the ride towards Ledenik and return to Rizvanusa.
- Duration of the route: 4-4.5 hours
Clay is one of the first materials in the creation of the world. Many religious texts mention how God made man out of clay and then breathed the soul into him. Through studying clay many facts about human history was gathered, which is part of our own past, our everyday life and our future. The contact with clay brings us in touch with the universal forces and norms which govern nature from the very beginnings of creation. To take a piece of clay in the hands, express your personality, your hopes, ideas, relax and release the stress caused by a fast-paced life, imprint a part of your personal knowledge and creativity – all these are the values of the workshop. It is not important whether you have any talents. The important part is the will to let go and let the hands express your inner being through the path of the unconscious. During the creation of clay objects you get to know the basic techniques of working by hand or on the work surface, as with the total process of preparing clay which is found in the nature. You can also experience the search for clay in nature and its excavation.
Rastoke – A village near Slunj, with wonderful surroundings which makes the river Slunjcica which flows over tuff cliffs into the river Korana. In its flow through Rastoke it creates numerous small lakes, currents and waterfalls of which the most known are Buk, Hrvoje and Vilina kosa. Due to its location and hydrologic type, Rastoke are the gates of the Plitvice lakes and are very often called Male Plitvice (Little Plitvice). With its beauty and fabulous surroundings they really deserve to be called like that. In every part you can smell the green and listen to birdsongs, and the freshness from the waterfalls mixed with the warmth of the Sun give a unique sense of union with nature and a delightful relaxation.
The ecological village Rastoke offers various ways of relaxation and experience of nature. This magical miller settlement is situated in the area where the teal coloured stream Slunjcica flows into the river Korana. The largest number of buildings date from the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. In 1962, the village Rastoke were listed as the state protected cultural and historical site due to its exceptional natural beauty and historic tradition.
The visit includes village sightseeing, the walk across the field and the visit to the three biggest cascades in Rastoke: Buk, Hrvoje and Vilina kosa, as well as the visit to the beautiful views from the top of the cascades. The view extends to the Korana canyon. In the village there is an interesting spoon mill from 18th century, “basket” (the traditional washing machine) on the river Slunjcica, Winnetou totem (the original scene dock from the 1962 film The treasure in the silver lake), ethnological collection and the cave, a trout fish pond and a souvenir shop where there is a little museum like exhibition of the weaving tradition. In the souvenir shop it is possible to get to know the objects which were once used in everyday life and work of the inhabitants of these areas. At the end of the sightseeing there is a gastronomic delight of the traditional meals. Specialties of the region are dishes made of fresh trout from the village lake served with homemade bread made of flower from the local mill. The bread is called “proja” (contains no yeast and it is made of 5 different cereals).
- Price for the visit to the ecological village: KN 25 adults, KN 12 children