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Price from £ 530  per person based in double/twin room sharing including :
10 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast
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Car hire in group  EDMR  basis for 8  days, pick up Zagreb and Drop off  Split
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The Plitvice Lakes are situated in the karst region of Croatia 190 km from Zagreb and 40 km from the nearest Adriatic city of Senj. The lakes were shaped by limestone sediments and minerals spread by water flow and absorbed by plants and trees. Over time these turned to stone, a unique phenomena of this karst region. The area of Plitvice, declared a National Park in 1949, comprises densely forested mountains and a string of sixteen crystal clear emerald lakes and waterfalls. Alongside the lakes there are over 50 miles of walkways allowing nature lovers a rarely seen abundance and diversity of plants and animals.  In 1996 the Plitvice Lakes were entered in the UNESCO Register of World Natural Heritage Sites.



The awe-inspiring torrent gorges of  Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica which run parallel to each other offer an insight into the unspoilt wilderness that exists not for from  the beaches of the Croatian  side of the Adriatic Sea, and  rank among the most attractive  natural areas in the whole of  the Mediterranean: dense forests of black pine and beech, watering points for game and delicious springs issuing from beneath  the highest peaks of Velebit. Velika  Paklenica is a veritable climbers' Mecca,  cave lovers are drawn by the formidable Manito pec. A rocky trail leads to the entrance into the park, through  the gorge to a mountain lodge (6 km). several other organized shelters are to  be found across the mountain. Mala  Paklenica, with its dry bed and untamed wilderness of rugged karst and exotic  plants and animals, should be negotiated only by experienced hikers.

A striking natural attraction not far from the North Dalmatian town of  Sibenik. The Krka National Park lakes, rivers, waterfalls and gorges can be toured  by road, by boat or on foot.
For two-thirds of its course this virginally pure karstic river, with its seven magical waterfalls which rises near the town of Knin, flows through canyons. The area is exceptionally rich in endemic flora and fauna, containing 222 types of birds. The watermills run along the rivers and above the waterfalls are ruins of fortifications rising above the canyons, the picturesque mouth of the River Cikolc above Skradinski Buk waterfall - all are specific features of the river landscape. The Krka's estuary, the 23.5 km-Iong Lake Pruklja, which reaches up to Skradinski Buk is rich in shellfish, freshwater and saltwater fish. Sitting in Lake Visovac, between Roski slap and Skradinski Buk (13 km) waterfalls, is a tiny island upon which , set among park of sylvan charm is a Franciscan  monastery with long history .

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