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An authentic and wonderful truffle hunting experience

Nicola has truffle hunting heritage in his family, hunts them for a living and has a love for his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee H
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Bradenton, Florida
Truffle hunting experience

Went truffle hunting with Nicola. An excellent experience with him explaining the process and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meijisawdust
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Singapore, Singapore
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Motovun 52424, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicola has truffle hunting heritage in his family, hunts them for a living and has a love for his dogs that is contagious. This year truffles were scarce, since there was no rain in September, a prerequisite for abundant truffles. He walks the forest several...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went truffle hunting with Nicola. An excellent experience with him explaining the process and details. Nicola is very accommodating and fun to spend time with. His 3 dogs are fantastic and a joy to be around

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The truffle hunt with Nicola was great, his dogs are amazing! We were even able to take our little dog with this truffle hunt. Nicola was really explaining well how dogs are being trained already when they are puppies to become perfect truffle hunters :)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group booked the truffle hunting with Nikola for a friends birthday. First time to Motovun and this was a unique experience. Although there were no truffles found, Nikola then showed us ones that had been previously found and had us plant those for the...More

1  Thank LeZee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 6 on a truffle hunt with Nikola, he was very knowledgeable and informative about how to look for truffles and how to train the dogs. When we could not find any he had us hide some so that he could...More

1  Thank TripMember01272015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time learning about Truffle Hunting. Nikola is probably the only full time truffle hunter in the world with a university education! His passion for having an office is the forest and his love of dogs is very moving. Truly and educational...More

Thank Grant J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nikola, was a great host and educator. He told us when we booked and at the start of the hunt he could not guarantee we would find truffles. If we did not find any he would give us some hide so we could see the...More

1  Thank LifeOfDUG
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Lynette and I did a truffle hunt with Nikola in mid-September. We love dogs and it was great fun trying to challenge these dogs by hiding truffles in the woods and then watching them work. We even learned a great deal about truffles from Nikola....More

1  Thank Casey22302
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

While Nikolai was very knowledgeable in his demonstration of truffle hunting, it was his three dogs who stole the show. Loki, still a puppy, was chasing butterflies while his master explained training methods and the process of finding truffles. But when called to task the...More

2  Thank kimbirum
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time truffle hunting with Nicholai and 3 of his friendly dogs. He did a great job explaining the process and how he trains the dogs to sniff out the truffles and dig just far enough to uncover but not damage them....More

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CaliforniaEllen
May 5, 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
March 20, 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
March 20, 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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