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Truffle Hunting

Motovun 52424, Croatia
+385 91 569 6835
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Really fun authentic experience

Nikola is the real deal. He makes his living truffle hunting in the forests of Motovun. Because... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A A
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Mill Valley, California
Croatia!

Nikola, Zara, and Mala were amazing! My family and I loved this experience and it was great to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
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Menomonie, WI
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“white truffle” (10 reviews)
“great morning” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Motovun 52424, Croatia
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+385 91 569 6835
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nikola is the real deal. He makes his living truffle hunting in the forests of Motovun. Because he is not planting and growing truffles for you to find, there is no guarantee you will find any on his tour. To account for this, he actually...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nikola, Zara, and Mala were amazing! My family and I loved this experience and it was great to learn all about truffles from Nikola and his talented dogs. We topped it off with a great truffle based meal recommended by Nikola.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the point of booking 3 months in advance via email to Nikola, he was friendly and professional and very pleasant to deal with. He helped us arrange a private transfer from our hotel in old town rovinj and also a degustation meal at a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun time learning about truffle hunting and all that it entails. Nikolas’s approach makes it clear what the dogs can do. Successful in our hunt even though it was hot; early morning or later in the afternoon would have been better for the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nikola and his helpers Mala and Zara made this a fun and enjoyable morning. It was so good to learn about truffles and truffle hunting from an honest, enthusiastic professional. One can get a sense of the hard work that goes into training the dogs....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We participated for Nikola’s truffle hunting tour today in Livade village, near Motovun, Istria. Nikola and his experienced dogs, Zara and Mara were cute and funny. Nikola explained us, how he has trained his dogs and about truffle hunting. It was really interesting! After his...More

1  Thank SatuKivist
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Super cool, loved our guide and his dogs and the tastings.... will soon bei back👍😁. Motovun next to this location is also Wörth atry

1  Thank SchiPi
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This was an unusual and very rewarding experience. We knew nothing about how truffles are found. Nicola is an experienced truffle hunter and guide. His explanations were very clear and informative. He obviously has a great relationship with his dogs and we really enjoyed walking...More

2  Thank RayandAnn
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We met Niko at noon in a small town in Istria, Croatia. He was punctual and we followed him to the forest. We asked him if it was OK for our dog to come along for the hunt and he said sure. So Niko started...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was easy to arrange an tour with Nikola via his contact form, and the price was very reasonable. We arrived at the forest from Rovinj and were greeted by Nikola and his two dogs, Zara and Mara. The food afterwards was amazing too -...More

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CaliforniaEllen
5 May 2018|
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Response from Nikola T | Property representative |
Hi Ellen, I'm available for truffle hunt in June. You just need to let me know when you will like to come day/date and then we will settle time for tour. The meeting point is in village Livade 3km away from Motovun. The... More
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Fletchsc
21 March 2018|
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Response from SmilingBreeze | Reviewed this property |
No. We got to taste a bit of a fresh truffle, that was fantastic. But no, if the dogs find a large truffle, it goes to market in care of the guide.
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Fletchsc
21 March 2018|
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Response from Susan T | Reviewed this property |
no, you do not get to keep them but the guide will sell you clean ones at a very discounted price
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