Walking about 5 miles roundtrip at Plitvice Lakes National Park; one way loop around lakes; about 2 hours. Long steep incline, no railing, to get to/from the lakes, as well as to/from parking area; narrow boardwalk over water in many places; often no railing up/down steps/inclines. Walking shoes and sticks recommended.
In the hotel dining room, we’ll enjoy a European style buffet breakfast with milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
We will head out to explore Plivitce Lakes in the morning on a field trip led our Group Leader. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s first National Park, was established in 1979 and is spread out over nearly 300 square kilometers of breathtaking natural splendor. The park features a grand collection of waterfalls, lakes, forests and diverse wildlife. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure blue to emerald green, grey to turquoise. The colors change constantly, depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.
On you own in Plitvice National Park.
Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Zagreb.Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities, which can be found in the first Information Packet. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
At the hotel, we’ll have plated meals with coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.