Krka And Plitvice Tour From Split
OverviewKrka NP is one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia. It is located in Central Dalmatia (ibenik-Knin county), 80 km ride from Split, where it spreads on over 109 km2 Krka river has 7 travertine barriers and its beauty represents natural karst phenomenon. It is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystemBy the peculiar beauty of its lakes and waterfalls, Plitvice are one of the most beautiful and most popular excursion areas in Southern Europe. This famous national park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. The lakes are a definite must see in Croatia.This combination includes sightseeing of the two most famous national parks in Croatia.You will have one day for Krka NP and other day for Plitvice lakes. Both tours are starting from Split.
Know More about this tourMaybe you will be surprised to know that one-hour drive from Split is one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia - Krka Waterfalls.
It is located in the area of 109 square kilometers along the Krka river. You will start our adventure from Split driving in air-conditioned minivan/bus to the beautiful little town Skradin where you will be taken in a short boat ride down the river to attractive Skradinski buk waterfalls. Skradinski buk is the largest travertine cascade system in Europe with 17 steps up to 400 meters wide.
There you will have 5 hours of free time to spend as you like it. You can enjoy swimming in the lower lake in the crystal clear water as the Krka Waterfalls is the only National Park in Croatia where swimming is allowed and explore the falls by wooden walkway. Enjoy the fresh air, wild nature and explore the Park by visiting NP Krkas ethno museum, small stone houses and an old watermill or the first hydroelectric power station in Europe.
Day after or when it suits you, you will head to Plitvice Lakes.
Plitvice National Park was founded in 1949 and became famous during the 1960s and 1970s through several Western film productions of Karl May novels. Many scenes have been shot at the lakes or waterfalls. The particular geographic position of the Plitvice Lakes and the specific climate features contributed to the emergence of many natural phenomena and a rich biodiversity within this area.
Despite the vicinity to the Mediterranean, a moderate mountainous climate prevails due to the Velebit mountain range, which acts as a climatic separator between the coastal and continental region. For centuries, legends have been created about these mythical lakes, rivers and waterfalls. According to one particular legend, inhabitants of this region were craving for water and thus called upon the magic queen to help them, which she did. This is the reason why Plitvice lakes have emerged.
The availability of water has a great impact on the biodiversity of this area. The afforested mountain slopes serve as water reservoirs and as a refuge for many animal species. The wider area of the national park is one of the last areas in Europe, in which a great number of wolves and brown bears can be found. As a whole, there exist about 50 species of mammals. Also, 321 different species of butterflies have been discovered. Although biodiversity loss continues globally, many countries including Croatia are significantly slowing the rate of loss by expanding national park system with tighter management and secure funding.
Go beyond textbooks, explore the bypaths and untrodden depths of Plitvice and tell the world the glories of your journey.
Inclusions for Krka And Plitvice Tour From Split
- Professional guide
- River cruise
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for Krka And Plitvice Tour From Split
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.