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Motovun, Croatia
Truffle hunting adventure

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Experience Croatia's countryside and cuisine with this unique truffle hunting outing in the hills of central Istria. Head into the woods with a local forager and learn how trained truffle hounds sniff out these precious tubers from under the forest floor and dig up prized white and black truffles. Cap off your adventure with a tasting featuring a number of truffle dishes paired with local red and white wines.
  • Connect with a local family of truffle hunters in the Motovun hills
  • Stroll through the woods with a forager and trained truffle dogs
  • Learn about how white and black truffles grow and are foraged
  • Sample local truffles and wines with a celebratory tasting
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Truffle hunting adventure
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Motovun , Motovun, Croatia
This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from all hotels and rooms in Motovun.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Svilicic truffle hunting
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Take this tour - you won't regret
svetlanak8595
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed this tour very much. Everything was great - the hunting with lovely dogs, Mihael's knowledge sharing, good lunch at his Mom's house. This tour was a highlight of our trip. We already recommended it to our friends.
star-5
Totally relaxing day with unbeatable atomsphere, great food and wine!
Darko_D
, May 2022
My girlfriend booked this truffle hunting adventure for us because we love truffles and mycelium of all kinds! The tour was an absolute pleasure. Mihael (our guide) was really fun and personable and we were able to find quite a few truffles with his skilled truffle hunting dogs Mina, Roksi and Lila, who were all really cute! Afterward we enjoyed a 3 course home-cooked meal in a beautiful little place with an amazing view. The day was really relaxing and fun. Highly recommend if you are in the Istria area which is known for its truffles :)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hvala ti Darko. Pozdrav od mame i mene!
star-5
Such an amazing...
Hareesha_S
, May 2022
Such an amazing experience!! Mihael was super friendly and answered all my questions. We found a few truffles and got to explore the forest. There was another group with me during the tour, a couple, and it was the perfect size group for the experience. Michael’ smother was also super warm and friendly and prepared amazing food for us. The entire experience was truly special and I would do it again.
star-5
An amazing stomp in the Istrian countryside!
Samuel_H
, Apr 2022
Mihael is amazingly knowledgable about the area, it's history and (of course) truffles! It was amazing to see the love and care he has for his working dogs and they were amazing to see in action! We had a great time and would definitely advise anyone to do this!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Sam!
star-5
Interesting trip, very...
Jiangnan_Y
, Oct 2021
Interesting trip, very friendly dogs and host, walk through the forest and need to act quickly when dogs start to dig, otherwise they will eat the expensive white truffles :)
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Excellent truffle hunt
Daniel_C
, Oct 2021
Excellent time truffle hunting with Mihael and his dogs. We found a large truffle at the end of our time which was a thrill. The dogs were great. Mihael explained things well and answered all our questions. Well worth the time and money.
star-5
The real thing
Nicholas_J
, Oct 2021
Michael and his 3 fine dogs were a delight to watch working closely together on the hunt. A very personal sort of experience, not at all staged and commercialized. Some have reprtedly been known to plant truffles to be 'found'. Not here Meeting his family, mother Lorena and brother Mario, was a real pleasure and great lunch in a gorgeous pergola both generous and delicious. Heartily recommended
star-5
Outstanding truffle hunting experience and Michelin-rate dinner in Motovun
Svetlana_A
, Sep 2021
It was an outstanding adventure, and we were lucky to find both black and white truffles (thanks to Michael and his dogs)! To learn how to hunt truffles was just a part of today’s experience, then we had delicious Michelin-rate dinner al fresco in Motovun on the top of the hill. Thanks to Michael and his family, passioned and experienced truffle hunters and cooks!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Svetlana!
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Truffle extraordinaire
Bobbi_M
, Sep 2021
We learned so much about truffle hunting. Mihael was fun and knowledgeable . The dogs were incredible. Highly recommend.
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The hunt for truffles in the woods of Motovun
Leontine_B
, Aug 2021
We enjoyed a great hunt to find the truffles, even when it was off season. Great fun with the dogs in the woods (Rocco, Lila and Luna) and when we got to Motovun we received a great, with truffles enriched lunch in the cosy and ancient town. Thanks lovely family for a fantastic day!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you!
star-5
A real Motuvun experience!
Dieter_V
, Aug 2021
After a rainy night, the forrest and the sunny weather was ideal for a hike with the 03 dogs... ready for the truffle hunt! The tour was very good and it was a real experience for us and the kids! Tnx
star-5
Fantastic Experience!
juliette_d
, Sep 2020
We loved this truffle hunt experience! We’ve been truffle hunting a couple of times before in Italy, but this was even better. It was a very private experience with just us, 4 dogs and our truffle hunter, Mihael. He made explained the process very well and answered the many, many questions we had. We found quite a few white truffles and then settled into a charming and delicious four course lunch served by a warm and welcoming hostess.
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star-5
Great truffle experience
Treavor_H
, Aug 2020
Really great experience with Miki. Would highly recommend - particularly the lunch after at his house. My favorite dog was Luna
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you Treavor! 😀
star-5
Impressive
KarMangAda_C
, Sep 2019
He and his family gave us a very good experience in truffle hunting and the time In Motovun, followed by the lovely and delicious lunch. Wonderful!
star-5
Great way to spend an afternoon!
michaelajene
, Sep 2019
We loved everything about this experience! The truffle hunting was fun to watch and a great way to get out into nature. (Wear long pants and long sleeves! You are off path and into the forest). The dogs were cute, and it was great to see firsthand how truffles are found. The lunch back at the family's house was delicious. Beautiful view from their terrace. Then you are already in Motovun - a really unique and cute medieval town high up on a hill. Great to explore after the experience.
star-5
Sehr nett. Kleine Runde...
Peter_R
, Jun 2022
Sehr nett. Kleine Runde leicht für jeden zu gehen es wurde viel erklärt über das suchen und Wachsen des Trüffels.
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Trüffelsuche (weiße) mit Führer und 4 Hunden
ErnstWolfgang_W
, Oct 2021
Wir (3 Paare) wurden von einem sehr netten jungen Führer in die Wälder und Lichtungen in der Nähe von Motovun gebracht. Es war sehr informativ und interessant mit 4 Trüffelhunden unterwegs zu sein. Gefunden haben wir einen kleinen weißen Trüffel, einen mittleren weißen Trüffel und ein Reststück von einem bereits ausgegrabenen weißen Trüffel gefunden. Nachher führte uns der Führer noch in das Städtchen Motovun, dort kauften wir direkt bei ihm noch weiße Trüffel zu einem vernünftigen Preis.

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