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Kornati National Park Full-Day Trip from Zadar
"Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park departing from Zadar.Leaving in the morning make your way to the park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park. Along the way you'll stop twice to go swimming tour an old village on an island and visit the nature park Telašćica with its wildlife and sea creatures.You will also have the opportunity to swim in the salt lake Mir. Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day
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Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip from Rijeka
"Your guide/driver will pick you up at desired place and drive toward NP Plitvice lakes. You can expect approximately 3 hours of pleasant drive. You will have one stop on the way to Plitvice (in Senj) for coffee break. In Senj you built in 1558 on the Nehaj hill upon Senj town (optional - entrance fee is not included)Upon our arrival start exploring the national park. Pick one or maybe a couple of park routes walk along the trails and stroll across the rustic wooden bridges enjoy the stunning beauty of the 'Land of the Falling Lakes'.Referred to as the 'Land of the Falling Lakes' Plitvice Lakes National park is precisely that. Over thousands of years surface and subterranean rivers have carved paths for themselves through the limestone
From EUR88.00
 
Island of Pag Private Tour from Zadar
"The town of Pag has a rich offer of the ancient monuments culinary delights and an entirely different nature with magically beautiful stone scenery. At first glance the Island of Pag is a rough stone made edged with sky-blue sea and placed under the wing of the Velebit Mountain. It is often called ""Island of Rock "" or ""Lunar Island"" because its surface has a somewhat intimidating appearance with a stone white from gale rugged in so many forms that only nature can create that occupies even 86 percent of the island's surface. The island of Pag is known as one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic
From EUR250.00

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Dogs

It is useful to know that the park can be visited in the company of your pet. Many people struggle what to do with the dog when going on a day trip into the "unknown" place. House rules of NP Plitvice allow entry to the park area with a dog, in spite of the fact that there is a strong demand to ban the entry of dogs. And those are probably the same ones that would prohibit children entering the park. These are probably the same ones who object to everything that threatens their selfish perception of the word!
The rule requires that the dog, while in the park, has to be tied to a leash.

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croisbeauty
Sep 06, 2014

No fishing!

This must be a big temptations for those who are passionate fishermen, there is a plenty of fish in the lakes, especially trouts in the Lower Lakes, and yet, fishing is not allowed in the whole area of National Park.
Besides, it is forbidden to enter the water and stand inside the lakes, and feeding the fish. Ducks are not allowed to hunt or to harass, although some parents kindly watch their children while chasing small ducklings in the shallow water.

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croisbeauty
Sep 04, 2014

Walking paths

Plitvice National Park lays down rules of conduct for visitors, primarily to preserve this unique gift of nature but also, for the safety of visitors themselves. It is not easy for any visitor to resist the temptation, in a hot summer days, not to jump into the crystal clear lake water. An even bigger temptation is to resist the desire for "showering" under the dense and cold waterfalls. As well as swimming in the lakes is not permitted, it can be a potentially very dangerous to health. The lake water is cold and the large difference in temperature between air and water, especially in the hot summer days, can be fatal.
Another great lure is the dense forest around the lakes, especially in the section of the Upper Lakes. Every exit off the marked trail and entering deeper into the forest isn't harmless at all. Anyone who do not know the forest can easily go astray. Besides, the forest around the lakes is natural habitat of many wild animals, including wolves and bears.

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croisbeauty
Sep 04, 2014

No swimming

What a pity!!! The water is crystal clear and so inviting. However, you can't jump in :(

I wish I was one of the guards there in the National Park. I am sure they sometimes jump in after the park is closed to public.

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muratkorman
Sep 26, 2007
 
 
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No swiming

Although the crystal clear water of the lakes looks so invaiting, swiming is not allowed inside the area of the National Park. It is strictly protected area where hunting, fishing and swiming are not allowed.
When visiting the park you should respect all the limitations in order to preserve this natural wonder for the coming generations.

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croisbeauty
Jun 13, 2004

People, be humans!

Yes, exactly. Plitvice lakes are so pure that trouts swim in them. It's written everywhere not to feed fishes. And this rule seems to be followed but another tourists' habit makes a lot of harm there. I mean throughing coins to come back. Tourists through coins directly into the lakes, which is strictly forbidden, and fishes eat them thinking it's food. It's deadly for fishes.
You like nature and you want yourself and your children to come there again, then please, be gentle with the nature that gave you such a gift !

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IngaA
Jan 29, 2004

Things you can't do at Plitvice Lakes Park

As I mentioned elsewhere, the level of organization of this national park is pretty fearsome. The brochure that's handed to you when you pay your entrance fee includes a trail map, instructions in six languages on how to visit the park, the park's website address, and so on. It also includes this helpful, exhaustive symbolic depiction of things that are prohibited in the park. Some of them are so obscure that we couldn't figure them out. Here are the things we thought were forbidden:

pick flowers, dig up plants, throw trash, start campfires, scare animals, touch birds' nests (?), shout with megaphones, break off stalactites, carve your name in a tree trunk, throw sticks (?), play music, sleep, camp, walk next to train bridges, wade, swim, fish, let dogs off leash, and walk off the trails.

Scared yet? Apparently, the only thing you can do is use an Olympus camera. Luckily for me, that's the kind I had.

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travelmad478
Dec 06, 2003

It's beautiful, but NO SWIMMING!!

Yes, it looks good enough to drink and swim here, but swimming with the ducks and fish is strictly forbidden.

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xdescendx
Oct 07, 2008

Top 5 Plitvicka Jezera National Park Writers

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croisbeauty

"PLITVICKA JEZERA"
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balhannah

"THE INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS OF PLITVICE"
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Martin_S.

"Plitvicka National Park, pure beauty"
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Aurorae

"P L I T V I C E"
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codrutz

"Plitvice - water wonders"
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don't feed wildlife

Basically, it's forbidden to feed animals, but everybody do it anyway, especially the trouts, so they are very voracious and swim close to the paths, hoping to catch something...

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Aurorae
Nov 11, 2003

What not to do?

There are photos of things, which you are not supposed to do in the park.
All these images could be found at the back of the entrance ticket.

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Imbi
Nov 08, 2003

Things to Do Near Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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Lower lakes (Donja jezera)

We visited Plitvice Lakes on a day tour from Split with Portal Tours. Our tour guide was Mario and driver was Tiho and they were just great After hiking through the Upper Lakes, we took the shuttle...
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Upper lakes (Gornja jezera)

We visited Plitvice Lakes on a day tour from Split with Portal Tours. Our tour guide was Mario and driver was Tiho and they were just great. The park was extremely crowded, even in the "shoulder"...
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Fish, Animals & Wild Life

The park consists of 16 lakes surrounded by beautiful forests. Characteristic of the area are the many rapids and waterfalls that connect the lakes together. The park attracts thousands of visitors...
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The Big Waterfall (Veliki slap) & Sastavci

We follow this boardwalk around a cliff right above the rushing waters and come right before the tall and misty "Great or Big Waterfall" also known as Veliki Slap. The water tumbles for 78metres and...
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Jezero (lake) Kozjak

Hidden treasure is the Plitvice National Park, the oldest national park in southern Europe and the largest in Croatia. With its green hills, azure water and the many waterfalls, the park is a fairy...
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Blue cave & Supljara (Hollow Cave)

Thankgoodness I had shoes on with good grip, because climbing up the steps to Supljara cave, I needed them. I needed to be very careful as the steps were made of stone blocks, were narrow and quite...
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