Get picked up at your hotel in Dubrovnik for the 5-hour ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. During the drive talk to the driver, learn about the history of the area, and make a plan for what you'd like to see. The great thing about this private tour is that you can tailor it to your own interests.
The oldest and largest national park in Croatia, Plitvice is an eye-pleasing swath of nature that should not be missed. Walk along the trails, which are flanked by colorful flowers, and take in the gorgeous nature: the beech and spruce trees, the fern-covered forest floor. Stroll across rustic wooden bridges. And then get to the lakes and streams and waterfalls: a brightly colored turquoise waters of Plitvice are a remarkable sight.
If all this nature gawking has built up a hunger, sit down at one of the eateries in the park and tuck into a local specialty (at own expense) or opt to take an electric boat ride (at own expense) to get a closer look at the colorful waters of Plitvice.
Later, meet up with your guide again and stroll through the forest or choose to go on a train ride (at own expense) through the forest to get a different vantage point of the breathtaking nature.
Then head back to the comfortable vehicle and relax on the ride back to Dubrovnik where you'll be dropped off at you hotel.