Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes continue today. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species. The highest waterfalls are the "Veliki slap" or in english "The Large Waterfall" (78 m) at the end of the Lower Lakes, over which the Plitvica river falls, and Galovački buk or in english "Galovatz Waterfall"(25 m) at the Upper Lakes. Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. We will need aprox 3 hours driving to get to the National Park (departing from Split). Transportation with car, fuel, guide/driver, tolls, entrance fees, short boat ride and taxes are included in the price.