Plitvice Lakes - Croatia Photo Tour - spelic

Plitvice Lakes - Croatia Photo Excursion

Tour details :

Dates: May 12 - 14, 2015

Guides: Valentino Valkaj, Matija Špelić

Cost: 500.00 €

Physical difficulty: easy, participants must be able to walk for throughout the day, all locations are on or near the trails

On this 3-day photography excursion you will creatively explore long exposure photography of the many waterfalls that Plitvice has to offer with Croatian landscape photographers Matija Špelić and Valentino Valkaj. We have been there many times and always it is one hell of an experience. In May weather is perfect in that part of Europe, not too warm and not too cold, vegetation will be in it’s best spring state and there will not be too many people and tourists walking around, as Plitvice are very crowded in June, July and August.

Some facts about Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's most popular tourist attraction. It was granted Unesco World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the lakes are a definite must-see in Croatia.

The beauty of Plitvice lies in its 16 lakes, connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deers, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. National Park covers a total area of 300 square km, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of 8 km. Total distance in trails along the lakes is 18 km.

There is also quite an altitude difference - the highest point is at 1280 m, the lowest at 380 m, altough the total height difference between the lakes themselves is only 135 m. Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall, is 70 m tall.


Must have:

Digital camera with manual mode (plus extra batteries)


Wide to standard zoom lens

Cable or electronic shutter release


Circular polarizing filter

Graduated neutral density filters

Standard neutral density filters

Micro-fiber cloths for keeping glass surfaces dry and clean

Laptop with Photoshop and/or Lightroom for post-processing discussion


Cancellation after the initial fee payment will be charged 50%

Cancellation after March 31st 2015 will be charged 100%

Min 5 and max. 10 participants

In case of not enough applied participants, tour will be cancelled and reservation fees refunded.

Excursion will be held in any weather conditions


Photo excursion costs: 500 € / participant

Initial Reservation fee: 100 € / participant

Registration deadline: March 31st 2015.

The remaining amount must be paid until April 15th 2015.

*Amounts represent travel and accomodation expenses equally split among all participants including guides

Tour includes:

accomodation in Hotel Plitvice with dinners and breakfasts

transportation with pick-up from Zagreb and the same for return

entrance fees

park permission

fees tour guidance

Not included:

alcohol and any drinks except during arranged breakfasts and dinners in hotel

gear insurance

travel insurance

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