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Truffle Hunting with Dogs in Istria

3-day adventure

Truffle Hunting with Dogs in Istria

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Hunt for truffles and cycle through picturesque villages with me.
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
3-day adventure

Truffle Hunting with Dogs in Istria

3-day adventure

Truffle Hunting with Dogs in Istria

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Hunt for truffles and cycle through picturesque villages with me.
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment

What you'll do

The plan is very simple, world. We will start with our journey from Zagreb and continue down south, to the Istria region. On our way to our temporary home, we will make a short stop in the world's smallest town called Hum. Counting no more than 22 residents, this hidden gem does make it an interesting bucket list item. We will be tasting local liqueurs and food before our dinner and arrival to our accommodation, where day 1 ends. Our first day in Istria begins with a visit to Livade, the world center of truffles. My mission here is to introduce you to the world of truffle hunting, where we will be accompanied by my friend and his loyal dogs. During our quest in the forest, you will learn everything about various kinds of truffles, their seasons, the legacy of truffle hunting, the way dog is chosen to become a truffle hunter, which dogs are the best, why you would not want a pig to accompany you and of course, a couple of anecdotes. Followed by a traditional Istrian lunch, your afternoon of leisure begins. I will be at your disposal for recommendations on what to do and see while in the area, rest assured. The last day of our adventure is reserved for cycling through the picturesque Istrian villages and vineyards. Shortly after, we are on our way back to Zagreb. Thank you for considering this adventure of mine, looking forward to meeting you.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Mario

Mario

Hi there. My name is Mario and it's my pleasure to welcome you to my country, my beloved Croatia. I am a traveler too and I will gladly assist you with spending your Croatian time in the best way possible. Hands on experiences and real life stories are what I'm all about. With my 6th year of work in travel industry, I've mastered a lot of specific skills. From a professional standpoint, I'm a licensed tour guide, adventure guide, skipper, ACA kayak instructor and a few more things. But a passionate outdoor enthusiast before anything. All of this is nowadays called Lighthouse Adventure Travel, my own travel agency. I specialize in tailor made holidays for small groups, from day trips to weeklong adventures with focus on gastronomy, activities and hidden gems of Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. Welcome to my world, friends.

What's included

Accommodations
2 nights in an apartment
Food
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transportation
3 car rides
Equipment
Sports equipment

Where you'll be

King Tomislav Square

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate.

More tips

The time we will be spending in the forests isn't strenuous at all and I find it suitable for all travelers, regardless of their age and physical capabilities. However, I do recommend a pair of sturdy shoes for the walking. Any additional equipment you prefer is more than welcome, of course.

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3-day adventure
Truffle Hunting with Dogs in Istria
From $674/person
From $674/person