For all those who want to make different and unique experiences by exploring the real Istria with the locals, truffle hunting with truffle dogs is the experience that you should not miss during your visit to Croatia.
Gathering in the village Paladini near Buzet. Registered truffle hunter will introduce you the world of truffles and truffle hunting. You will have the opportunity to hear a story about tradition of truffle hunting in Istria and the general story about the truffles and other Istrian natural products. After a story about truffles and truffle hunting tradition in the family, Kalić family serves three typical Istrian bandies: honey brandy, mistletoe brandy and cheery brandy. When you open your appetite it’s time for truffle delicacies such as Istrian cheese with truffles (three different types), sausages with truffles, canapes with truffles, truffle honey, truffle oil, scrambled eggs with fresh truffles (which are prepared in front of the guests so they can participate in the preparation).
The experience is fulfilled by the stunning view on Motovun town and lake Butoniga featured by tasting of the homemade wines, Malvasia and Teran, from the cellar.
The most attractive and most interesting part of the tour is real truffle hunting in the nearby forest with specially trained dogs what concludes the whole truffle hunting experience. Tourist are entering the forest with one of the members of Karlić family and the tour is in English language.
The entire program takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.