The oldest and most popular National park in Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park (colloquial Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. Plitvice lakes were added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979, but the national park was founded in 1949. It is situated in the mountainous area of central Croatia just on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The Plitvice Lakes National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometers, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of 8200 meters.
More than 1.1 million visitors
The basic kinds of stone are limestone and dolomite. Formation of the relief is the result of numerous occurrences in the geological past, which took place in a large area of Dinaric ranges during the formation of mountain ranges such as today’s Velebit, Velika, and Mala Kapela and Lička Plješevica. During the Pleistocene era, water was penetrating into the rocky base and by incising gradually formed what is today’s relief. For centuries, water has changed the limestone and thus the landscape of this area. The emerging travertine barriers decelerated and retained the flowing water. These dams are continuously growing in height. The color of the lakes is emerald green or turquoise.
FUN FACT: Swimming has not been allowed in the National Park since 2006, however, there are a few spots around the Park where you can enjoy the freshness of the river. Mreznica is one of them, and just a 45 minute drive from the park to the north.
Una Rafting in Bosnia
Jump aboard to a wonderful day’s adventure, Rafting on Una river in Bosnia, natural border between Croatia and Bosnia. Without previous rafting experience, rafting the Una River in Bosnia will steal your heart with its virgin beauty and clear water.
Packrafting escape tour in Croatia
Jump in for a thrilling adventure in a safe, small group setting. Enjoy swimming, visiting Plitvice lakes and Velebit nature park and packrafting through narrow river canyons with more freedom to explore Mreznica and Zrmanja rivers’ natural oases, rapids, and waterfalls.
Multisport Adventure Croatia
Join us on a Croatian multisport adventure! Kayak around Kolocep Island, raft, kayak and canoe the Cetina, Zrmanja, and Trebizat rivers, and bike around stunning lakes and waterfalls in Krka and Plitvice National Parks. Explore the south and inland of Croatia in a unique adventure holiday.
National Parks Hiking in Croatia
This multiday tour will take you on a magnificant hiking tour from day to day in a different Croatian National Parks: Risnjak, North Velebit, Paklenica, Krka and Plitvice Lakes.
Plitvice Lakes and Rivers
The highlights of this activity holiday includes kayaking, rafting, walking and cycling in the area around Plitvice Lakes National Park. While experiencing breath-taking views and stunning scenery, Plitvice Lakes are a World Heritage Site with 16 lakes and numerous waterfalls.
Multi-country trip and multisport tour
Sea kayak on clear blue Adriatic Sea watching over a spectacular Elaphiti archipelago, raft and kayak on three different amazing rivers: Tara, Zrmanja and Trebizat River, cycle in National Park Krka River and finally hike in the exquisite National Park Plitvice Lakes known for its turquoise waters.
River Adventure in Croatia
Venture away to refreshing continental vacation in Croatia, exploring the Mreznica River and Plitvice Lakes National Park with clear green water, unspoiled woods, and magical landscapes. Try walking, cycling, SUP, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, and rafting around 93 waterfalls and warm water pools.
Cycling Croatian National Parks
This Cycling Croatian National Parks tour will take you to Croatia’s inland mountain region. The five national parks you will visit are: Risnjak, North Velebit, Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica and Krka River.
Cycling Croatia Adventure
Spectacular e-cycling adventure week trip that provides an ideal opportunity to experience the natural wonders and breathtaking views of the Plitvice Lakes region. Daily cycling routes are between two and five hours on moderate to challenge terrain and leave enough time for relaxing in the evening.
Plitvice Lakes walking trip in Croatia
Walking Plitvice Lakes will lead you through the premier Croatian national park. Spend your day walking along the wooden paths and bridges, in and around the park area. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and blue travertine lakes and more than 90 waterfalls make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Plitvice Lakes Cycling Tour Croatia
Cycling Plitvice Lakes area provides an ideal opportunity to experience the natural wonders and breath-taking views in a not so developed area. The cycling is 2-6 hours long on moderate to challenging terrains, passing through beautiful canyons and rural bike trails.
Zagreb Adventure Tours
This active holiday is all about exploring Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Famous for its cultural beauties. Often ignored as tourists make a detour for the coast. You will also visit Plitvice Lakes area and all its beauties.
The Raftrek Adventure Travel Croatia team consists of travel enthusiasts and profesionals who
will bring you the best adventures in Croatia. Find a combination from our
one-day trips or multiday tours to create your own experience!