Did you know that Istrian peninsula is known for its 229 bird species, 111 of them are nesting birds, and even 109 species are endangered? That huge diversity of species that reside here in symbiosis with diverse flora and fauna makes this tour an unforgettable experience! Visit with us the nature park of Učka, the valley of the river Raša and Čepić field, and get the most important information about many endangered plant and animal species that live in this area. After a long day of exploring flora and fauna, relax in the company of your hosts and enjoy the wine and gastronomic specialties of this region!

Photo: Dražen Stojčić, HTZ

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Enveloped by the transparent waters of the Adriatic, the peninsula of Istria will amaze you with spectacular natural scenery in constant transformation over the course of the year. Coastal villages such as Rovinj, with its simple ports, fishing boats and narrow streets, reflect the spirit of the Mediterranean, while moving inland gives way to the kind of green and fertile hues associated with the landscapes of Provence and Tuscany.

Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.

As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.

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