Croatian cuisine is based on fresh local produce and seasonal availability, and many restaurant chefs pick herbs and vegetables just before preparation, but there is surely no experience quite like hunting truffles for dinner!
The Motovun forest and surrounding area is home to the precious white and black truffles, which attract food-lovers from all over the world, and the Secret Dalmatia Exclusive Private Truffle-Hunting Tour will bring you a culinary adventure like no other you have experienced.
Our first stop is the pretty village of Vrh overlooking Lake Butoniga, where you will meet the pioneers of truffle hunting in Istria – the Karlić family and learn all about truffle hunting and delicacies produced of various truffles that grow in the area.
You will join the Karlić family and their specially trained dogs, and head downhill through the steep forest, - and try your luck with the valuable black and precious white truffles. After all, this is the region where the largest white truffle in the world was discovered!
Afterwards, your efforts will be rewarded by a hearty lunch prepared exclusively for Secret Dalmatia guests and a tasting of local truffle delicacies including different types of cheese, truffle honey, pâté and even truffle biscuits.
Due to ample time spent in the forest, this tour is best experienced wearing sport shoes and long pants.
*Suggestion – Combine our exclusive truffle hunting tour with a tour of magical hilltop towns of Istria. Nighttime truffle hunting also available! Contact us for more details!