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“Note closed on Tuesdays !”
Review of Barac Caves

Barac Caves
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Plitvice Valleys Bike Tour
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Rastoke The Millers Village and Barac Caves Half Day Tour
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

If you arrive and mis the notice board at the upper area of the car park, hike the 600 metres ands it's a Tuesday then you will be out of luck. A lot of people arrived, hiked and found it was closed.... All other days of the week it's open. Given it's a wet day activity not the best needless hike. Can't comment on what's down in the caves due to that special day of Tuesday that occurs once a week....

2  Thank LondonTell
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We tried to view the caves two days in a row. One day it was raining, so we thought, why not go in a cave? Can't be bad in the rain. They were closed. Today we went back to visit at 1515. They close at 1600, and considering :25-35 in the cave, that is perfect, right? Other reviews stated the last tour departed at 1600.

At the parking, we noted the kiosk was open. So we walked to the cave (600m). The ticket office had a sign that said "Last tour in progress in cave" at 1520. We walked fast to the cave and waited inside to talk to the guide about getting a last tour.

The guide returned from the cave and threatened us with €1,000 fine for entering without a guide and €700 for photography. He scolded us for not reading the signs. The only signs we had seen was the aforementioned placard on the kiosk. The cave door was open, it was well lit, and nothing mentioned do not enter.

I understand the guides perspective, but the manner in which it was handled was very poor, insulting, and I would recommend against dealing with these people. Not my first cave, not my last, but I will not return nor will I recommend this place to anyone else.

If you have never seen a cave before, this might be worth a trip on a very hot day when you do not want to walk in the hot sun at the lakes. But as a destination, I would not advise traveling here.

7  Thank Rmbln_macs
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We heard (by concidence) about this sight on an online forum and decided to visit due to great reviews. Given it was the end of September, we were lucky to have a guide just for ouserveles, which was great. Although we went to the caves after the half-day visit to the Plitvice Lakes, I believe it was worth the effort and time. As far as the tickets go, the tour was some 6-7 € per person, but it is still value for money and in line with similar attractions in Europe.

2  Thank Iva S
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We went there on a whim after a tour of the lakes. Since it was out of the season we were only 4 people + guide.
The guide was good, the cave interesting to look at. If you want information on Karst and a first hand look at what water can do inside stone the cave is a good destination. It is not a "WOW" tour with loads of displays.
We saw bats, the obvious gelogical formations, cave crickets, cave spiders, cave butterflies. It is very advisable to wear long trousers, sturdy shoes and at least a sweater, since it is only 9°C in the cave, regardless of the outside temperature.
Our guide was very nice and explained well.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The cave system here is 65 million years old, which makes it pretty interesting by itself. You have to hire a guide and go to the cave with the group (60 KN/person). The tour itself is pretty short - maybe 30min, and the cave isn't that big, but formations and the cave's climate are pretty impressive.

Thank Sathamoth
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