Truffle Hunt in Istria

Unique foodie experience in the enchanted forest

Istria, the home of the second largest white truffle ever found – that of 1.31 kilograms from 1999, offers an exciting experience to its curious visitors – the truffle hunt. You had probably already picked many fresh things for your dinner, but none of those experiences is likely to come close to the truffle hunt with the Karlic family, pioneers of truffle hunting in Istria.

After meeting the family, and learning all there is about to know about truffles, truffle hunting and truffle delicacies in Croatia and around the world, embark on the adventure of a lifetime: join the family and their specially trained dogs on a hunting spree to find your own truffle - for lunch. In steep Motovun forests, home of that large truffle, open your eyes and ears as dogs roam around sniffing for black or white truffles, and enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time in the beautiful Istrian nature. Irrespective of hunting results, you are up for a rewarding finish: a culinary feast prepared exclusively for our guests, featuring a variety of truffle delicacies such as different types of cheese, truffle honey, pâté, even truffle biscuits, and a hearty, home cooked meal coupled with some wonderful Istrian wines.

Enjoy! And yes – do come prepared: given the occasionally slippery walk terrain in the forest, wear long trousers and comfortable walking shoes! Please note that black truffles are found almost year round but the highly valued white truffle is usually found only in September and October.


Food theme: Truffles

Tour style: Walking tour with tasting

Period: May to October

Duration: cc 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Children friendly: Yes

What to bring: Sports shoes for walking in the woods, camera

Location: Vrh, Istria


Private transfers, truffle hunt with an experienced dog, tasting, light lunch with wine

For your inquiries and reservations, please contact us at [email protected]

Available options:

Available en route when traveling to or from Istria and can be combined with a wine tasting. Combine our exclusive truffle hunting tour with a tour of magical hilltop towns of Istria. Nighttime truffle hunting also available!